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Ultra Trail Mt Fuji

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Distance Ultra marathon

About Ultra Trail Mt Fuji

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art.

The Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji is a race around Mt. Fuji and is an incredible 160 km journey.  It is an unprecedented event that aims to communicate the importance of challenging the human spirit through the outdoor sport of trail running and to provide the opportunity for people to enjoy and discover the natural beauty and culture of the Mt.Fuji region. The course connects mountain trails, local footpaths, and forest roads, so that participants can run and walk, right around the perimeter of Mt.Fuji while enjoying 360 degree views of the majestic mountain.

Distances

Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji

  • 161km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Japanese Guesthouse (Sanpuku), Bed & Breakfast Inn, Japanese Ryokan (Nagahama),

After Race Services

There will be a resting area at the finish area but you may not sleep there as this space is very limited and will be used by many racers. There is also an Awards Ceremony & Closing Ceremony.

Aid Stations

Food and drinks will be provided at the aid stations. Only drinks will be provided at water stations. All aid stations will have an emergency medical tent where there will be a doctor and nurse on standby to provide medical assistance.

Award Medals

Men's Overall: 1st - 10th place, Women Overall: 1st - 5th place. Veterans Category (40-49 years old): Men's: 1st - 5th place, Women's: 1st - 3rd place (Age as of race day). Masters Category (50 years of age or older), Men's: 1st- 5th place, Women's: 1st - 3rd place (Age as of race day). Overall award winners will be excluded from age group category awards.

Equipment Storage

UTMF racers can prepare one drop bag that can be picked up at the Kodomo-no-Kuni aid station. You may leave unneeded items in your drop bag during the race. Your drop bag will be transported to the finish line after the cutoff time at Kodomo-no-kuni.

Maximum Time

46 hrs

Parking

Parking available at the Hokuroku-Chushajo parking lot.

Timing

Chip Timing

Transport

Free shuttle bus available to racers and crew members between Yagisaki Kouen (Kawaguchiko) and Fuji-Hokuroku Parking lots.

Ultra Trail Mt Fuji Route Map

Ultra Trail Mt Fuji Route Map

Start:

Ohike Kouen

Mt Fuji - Ohike Kouen,jp

Difficulty

mountain

Highlights

Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi)

Mt. Fuji

Lake Yamanaka (Yamanakako-mura)

Tenshi Sanchi Mountain Range 

Makuiwa

Overview

Ultra Trail Mt Fuji is a 100-mile ultra trail race which sends runners orbiting around the spiritually significant and Japan’s highest peak, Mt Fuji. It is the sister race to Ultra Trail Mt Blanc, and as such the race attempts to replicate as many of the features of UTMB. The UTMF takes racers over mainly off-road terrain, including the challenging Tenshi Sanchi Mountain Range and Makuiwa, which at 1,800 metres elevation is the highest point of the race. The course has a total elevation gain of 9,164 metres. .

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.