Missions to Seafarers Adventure Race Japan brings in $1.3 million

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The Adventure Race Japan, held on the Izu Peninsula, raised $1.3 million for the Seafarers’ Welfare Support Mission (MtS). The race featured 192 participants in 64 teams from 19 countries, engaging in trekking over mountainous terrain and completing mini-challenges. The fundraiser exceeded its $1.2 million goal and was a landmark event for the Japanese shipping industry and MtS frontline work, with $900,000 being allocated to the initiative. A significant portion of the funding will go towards MtS’ Emerging Port Strategy 2022-2026, including the construction of new welfare centers. The event was hailed as the most ambitious and successful event organized by a maritime charity, bringing together diverse cultures and styles and uniting the international maritime community and Japanese shipping industry.
At the awards ceremony and gala dinner, teams were recognized for their outstanding achievements in several categories, including the overall winner, fastest finish times, highest fundraiser, as well as the winners of the squat challenge and creativity challenge. Gold sponsors included Swire Shipping, Swire Bulk, APM Terminals Japan, Arrow Sale & Purchase (UK), Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, Fleet Management Limited, Mitsui OSK Lines, and Ocean Network Express. Guests attending the dinner included President and CEO Takeshi Hashimoto of MOL and President Yukito Higaki of Shoei Kisen Kaisha.
The winners of the Green Dragon Race, which had the highest total donation and fastest race completion time, and Black Dragon Race, which had the highest fundraiser and fastest race completion time, were celebrated for their remarkable accomplishments and fundraising efforts. The Green Dragon Race Fastest Team title was won by TST, whereas Norstar Green Dragons were the team that raised the highest amount of funds for the Green Dragon Race Highest Fundraiser title. Keido and IDO joint-won the Black Dragon Race Highest Fundraiser title, whereas ISC lifted the Black Dragon Race Fastest Team trophy.
The Rev. Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General of The Mission to Seafarers, said the Japan Adventure Race was an absolute privilege and a challenge for all ages and abilities. He was the oldest competitor and congratulated everyone who took part. He felt especially wonderful to be in such a beautiful part of Japan and was glad that the event brought the Japanese maritime shipping together with the international maritime community.

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