"Thanks for checking us out! KIWL welcomes anyone in Japan seeking to 'get fit & give back' through sport & leisure. Cycling, walking, running, Futsal, golf, pub quizzes, social nights, there's something for everyone! Watch our short video for a taste of KIWL!
Our chosen charity, YouMeWe NPO, educates children living in care in Japan, giving them skills for a better trajectory in adult life (see below). KIWL is indebted to its participants, sponsors, supporters and volunteers, who together have raised an astonishing Y66.5 million (US$610,000/GBP468,000) since our humble beginnings in 2013. Join KIWL and make getting fit & giving back your 'to-do' thing for 2020!".
Rob Williams, Chair & Co-Founder, KIWL
Applications for KIWL's flagship event, the 500km cycle ride from June 11th-14th have closed. A record-breaking 48 riders have been accepted, men and women of all ages and abilities from 13 countries, and 8 complete beginners! Four months of training now await the intrepid Knights & Knightesses, in order to overcome the very challenging route. Starting in Echigo Yuzawa, it heads north to Niigata City, then Sado Island before moving inland over the mountains to Yamagata, ending in Sendai. 500kms over 4 days, not for the faint-hearted!
KIWL'S 2020 SPONSORS:
We are exceptionally fortunate to have the support of many companies. Their donation goes directly to our chosen charity, ensuring disadvantaged children are given the opportunities which otherwise may not be afforded to them. We warmly welcome these new sponsors in 2020:
OUR CHOSEN CHARITY:
YouMeWe educates care home children, giving them employable skills for adult life (click on logo for more). They offer support programs to allow a child to become a productive and independent young adult in their community. They develop skills like language, financial literacy, and digital skills like programming and coding. In addition, help is given with career counselling and guidance on higher education. Attained skills, improved communication, and an understanding of options give the kids a clearer future. Not only that but the kids give back themselves by educating the elderly in their communities in the use of modern day devices. A complete cycle of giving back!