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Okayama University To regular schools nationwide! Okayama University Track and Field Club challenges crowdfunding

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] To regular schools nationwide! Okayama University Track and Field Club challenges crowdfunding
June 2, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University
[Image 1:×1124.jpg] ◆ Overview The middle-distance and long-distance part of the track and field club of Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Yasutomo Nasu) will be available on the cloud on READYFOR Co., Ltd.’s website from April 19, 2024. We are taking on the challenge of funding “The first Izumo Ekiden participation in university history! Okayama University Athletics Club Ekiden Strengthening Project.”
The Okayama University Track and Field Club won second place for the first time in 38 years at the 67th Chuo-Shikoku Student Ekiden Race held in November last year, and is one of the three major student relay races to be held in October of this year, “Izumo.” We have decided to participate in the “Ekiden” for the first time in our school’s history.
This time’s crowdfunding aims to use this first participation in the Izumo Ekiden as an opportunity for the club to become a “regular school in the country” that can participate in the student ekiden every year. This is a project created only by members.
The funds raised through crowdfunding will be used for training expenses such as transportation costs on the day of the Izumo Ekiden and training camps at cool highlands during the hot summer months. For crowdfunding, unique course names related to the story of “Momotaro” are set depending on the amount of support, and original goods such as “Izumo Ekiden participation commemorative Okaya University support sports towel” are planned as return gifts.
Shinnosuke Fukunaga (3rd year, Faculty of Education), who is in charge of crowdfunding and long-distance part leader of the club, said, “I don’t want this Izumo Ekiden to end with just my first appearance.Like every year, Okayama University’s yellow Our goal is to build a strong team that can run through Izumoji and Iseji in this uniform.” As of May 23rd, we have received over 2 million yen in crowdfunding support, exceeding our initial goal of 1 million yen and now aiming for our next goal of 3 million yen. The implementation period is until 23:00 on June 17th, so we appreciate your continued support. This information was disclosed at the Okayama University regular press conference held on May 23, 2024.
[Image 2:×450.jpg] ○For details on crowdfunding, please see the page below. First time in university history to participate in Izumo Ekiden! ! Okayama University Track and Field Relay Reinforcement Project (READYFOR)○Reference media: Sanyo Shimbun Upper Okayama Mainland Strengthens Izumo Ekiden 75th anniversary of founding CF raises training camp expenses
・RSK Sanyo Broadcasting “Hakone Ekiden powerhouse” Failed at Seigaku → Transferred to Okayama University School of Dentistry → Track and Field team became the club’s first “Izumo Ekiden” 24 years old, story of “Haisha revival” at national university
[Video 2:] ◆Reference: Okayama University Athletics Club ◆Reference information
・[Okayama University] Track and field club takes 2nd place in the Chugoku-Shikoku Student Ekiden for the first time in 35 years! Participating in Izumo Ekiden for the first time as a team
・[Okayama University] Athletics club wins 4th place in Chugoku-Shikoku Student Ekiden
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Okayama University Tsushima Campus (Kita Ward, Okayama City) ◆For inquiries regarding this matter: Okayama University Academic Affairs Department, Student Support Division TEL: 086-251-7179

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