Manny Pacquiao Foundation to Organize Charity Run in Japan for Poor Children in Philippines

TOKYO – The Manny Pacquiao Foundation has joined forces with H3 Co., Ltd. to host its first charity marathon event to help children who are in dire conditions in the Philippines.

The “Manny Pacquiao Charity Marathon,” to be spearheaded by Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, will be held at the City Football Station in Iwafune Sports Park, Tochigi City on May 22.

Participants can choose from three distances, namely the 3-km course, 5-km and 10-km. Pacquiao will run the 5-km route.

In addition, a charity concert will be staged with live performances from Pacquiao, The Brow Beat, Sho Kiryuin (Golden Bomber), CyberJapan Dancers, AKB48 (Saho Iwatate, Shinobu Mogi, Ayana Shinozaki, Kaori Inagaki, Minami Sato, Mizukii Yamauchi, Nanami Asai and Erii Chiba) and MNL48 (Sheki, Jan, Coleen and Amy).

Proceeds from the one-day sport and entertainment event will be used to build schools for poor children in the Philippines and also reconstruct infrastructure damaged by Typhoon Odette.

For more information on how to purchase tickets and other details, please visit the website ( - Florenda Corpuz