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Fundraising Challenge

We invite all teams to take part in our Fundraising Challenge, through which we are committed to raising awareness and funds for seafarers globally.

We encourage all teams to raise a minimum of US$5K, contributing to our overall target of US$1 million raised.

Each team’s final score will be calculated both on their performance in the Dragon Race and in the fundraising element of the event.

Important Information for Teams – Fundraising and Awards

  • Fundraising Statement – aim to raise US$5,000 for our frontline work with seafarers.

There will be an Award for the Highest Fundraising team.

The Mission is asking all participants in the Adventure Race Japan to aim to raise US$5,000 in fundraising. We appreciate that team registrations have already been paid by your company, which cover the running of the event, but we are sure you will want to help raise this money to help with our frontline work which directly helps seafarers. The aim of the event is to raise valuable funds for our on-going operational work, as well as raising the profile of the Mission.

In order to raise the additional US$5,000+ we ask you to reach out to your contact list – of clients, suppliers and network – explaining that you are undertaking a challenge to help seafarers’ welfare and to ask if they would sponsor you to do this. We know that some companies will raise in excess of this amount.

There will be a prize for the team which raises the most money. Consequently, we ask you to update us monthly on your progress, if you can. We will publish the top ten leaders in a leader-board, on our website. At the event we will make this visible and announce each day the top four leaders. You will have until 30 days after the event to encourage those who have pledged to send their funds to us.

It is crucial that in asking companies to support you, they use the Team Reference in their bank references, so we can be sure to identify and allocate to your team.  Companies may prefer to use a Just Giving site and if you need help with this, Krishna can assist. adventurerace@missiontoseafarers.org

  • Awards

The following Awards will be given:

  • Green Dragon Race overall winner – Highest Fundraiser in Green Dragon Race with the fastest time.
  • Black Dragon Race overall winner – Highest Fundraiser in Black Dragon Race with the fastest time.
  • Fastest Green Dragon Race
  • Fastest Black Dragon Race
  • Highest Fundraiser in the Green Dragon Race
  • Highest Fundraiser in the Black Dragon Race

Points system

to decide on the overall Green Dragon Race Winner and Black Dragon Race Winner.

  1. Green Dragon Race overall winner – combination of fastest race winner and highest fundraising team.
    1. If we have 50 teams in the race, the fastest team gets 50 points and the slowest team gets 1 point.
    2. Of the 50 teams in this race the highest fundraising team gets 50 points and the lowest fundraising team gets 1 point.
    3. Points are therefore allocated against finishing time and fundraising achieved throughout the 50 teams.
    4. The points are added together to give the team with the highest number of points.
    5. The winner gets the overall Green Dragon Race Award.
  2. Black Dragon Race overall winner – combination of fastest race winner and highest fundraising team – based on the same principles as the Green Dragon Race above.

Other Challenge elements 

Separate points will be awarded for the paddle boarding and team challenges – to be advised.