Still new but well recognized by Japanese serious racers
The Izu Trail Journey is a scenic trail race going across four major regions within Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu Peninsula. The race is produced by Tsuyoshi Kaburaki who also successfully produced UTMF (Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji) since 2011.
The Izu Trail Journey is organized by the local people as part of an effort to boost sustainable development of these rural areas. The beautiful area is very popular even amongst the Japanese and last year almost 90% of the participants came from outside of Izu.
The Izu Trail Journey race committee has decided to allocate a limited number of race slots for international racers from other countries next year. This is the very first step towards making this an international race in the future!
Since the race is still new and one of many local trail running races in Japan, you have to expect that all the information about the race is provided in Japanese.
Even its official website is written in Japanese without official translation in other languages!
However, the race is still worth running to enjoy varied trails with beautiful sceneriers in Izu Peninsula and well-cared support by local people.
Avid Adventures Japan, together with the race organizer, will help you join the race safely and smoothly. You can obtain necessary information about the race in English from us, and we are happy to answer to your questions if any.
Mar. 14, 2014
Detailed Information about Cancellation
The race committee provided detailed explanation about the race cancellation. Please see this page.
Feb. 26, 2014
Race Canceled due to Heavy Snow
We regret to announce that the race has been canceled due to heavy snow on the course.
More details will be notified later once determined.
Feb. 21, 2014
As reported by some local media, on February 19 the Izu City officially advised the race committee to cancel the race due to safety concerns caused by heavy snow we experienced in mid February.
The race committee will make a final decision on Wednesday February 26 whether the race is held as currently scheduled.
We appologize possible inconvenience of the race participants and those who are invlolved in the race.
We will keep you posted about this issue.
Tatsuo Chiba, Race Producer
The Izu Trail Journey Race Committee
Ｊａｎ. 15, 2014
Race registration was closed.
Race details will be informed directly to the participants soon.
Nov. 20, 2013
Race registration for overseas runners starts today!
Click here for registration --> Registration Form
Nov. 11, 2013
Race registration for overseas runners will start soon!
Registration start date & time: Nov 20 at 10:00 Japan Standard Time