Support Habitat's Efforts to Improve the Living Conditions of
Orphanages in the Greater Tokyo Region

Home Run 2021 is a week-long virtual and in-person running event to raise funds for orphanage repairs in the greater Tokyo area. From Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18, participants can run or walk wherever and whenever they like. On Sunday, April 18, the last day of the event, there will be an in-person run at the Imperial Palace. Join us in any way you can to make a difference in a child’s life.

Ways you Can Join Home Run 2021

Virtual Run – Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18

Run or walk anytime, anywhere and share your performance with others.

Habitat will use the free STRAVA app to share your activities witih other participants through the Habtiat Club page.  Click here for more information about STRAVA.

In-Person Run - Imperial Palace on April 18, 2021

Registration begins at 12:30 pm.
Run begins at 13:00 and ends at approximately 15:00

Join our in-person event and run together!
Shingo Inoue, the Habitat Home Run Ambassador, Marathon Coach, and 24 Hour Run World Champion will be your host. You can choose to run or walk 5 or 10 km while Habitat youth volunteers cheer you on.

Sponsoring a Participant

Get your friends, family, co-workers, and business associates to sponsor you for every kilometer you run or walk or make a fixed donation amount. It will be a great way to maximize the impact of your participation. Share  this link where they can make a donation on your behalf.

How to Join the Event

Event Fee
¥5,000 for Adults
¥1,000 for Students



Home Run is a charity run for fun and health.  However, we have a few exciting prizes including an Apple Watch and an AirPods, to recognize special achievements for the following categories: Top Fundraiser / Longest Distance Runner / Fastest 10K Runner. More details to come!


Home Run 2021 Special Ambassador
Shingo Inoue, Marathon Coach, and 24 Hour Run World Champion

Shingo Inoue is a Japanese marathon and ultramarathon runner. He won the IAU 24 Hour Run World Championship held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France in 2010 with a distance of 273.708 km (170.074 mi). He is currently a Marathon Coach. Mr. Inoue has been dedicated to supporting orphanages for more than ten years.

Mr. Inoue will hold a special online training session on ZOOM on Sunday April 11, from 9:00 am - 9:45 am to kick off the event. He will provide running tips as well as advice on how to make running a regular part of your routine. This lesson will be available to all registered participants. Please sign up from here.

  • Habitat welcomes you to make a donation to our campaign even if you are not participating in Home Run 2021. If you would like to contribute, please indicate the amount below. The minimum donation is ¥500.

※ If you are making a donation in support of a runner or walker, please fill out their name in the remark section of the payment page.
※Click here to see the details for bank or postal transfers.
※Habitat for Humanity Japan is registered as a "Certified Non-Profit Organization (Nintei NPO)". Your donation is tax deductible in Japan. For more details, please contact your local tax office.


Your financial support will help families create safe and secure places to grow, be healthy and thrive. With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.