Avid Adventures Japan works closely with the race organizers of Japan's premier trail running races to help them introduce their race to a broader international audience. Trail running is a wonderful way to come and experience the beautiful mountains and local culture of Japan and we're excited to be able to open up opportunities for racers coming from overseas to participate in these amazing races!
Depending on the race, we provide some or all of the following services:
- Overseas racer registration
- International help desk & communications
- International media support
- Race Packages that include accommodations and transportation to/from the race
Here's our race lineup for 2017 & 2018!
We are proud to present three of the most iconic and popular races in Japan.
If you have any questions regarding the race, registration and/or the packages, please feel free to contact us anytime.
We look forward to making your trip to Japan an unforgettable one!
ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF)
UTMF 170km / STY 92km
April 27 - 29, 2018 (Yamanashi & Shizuoka Prefectures)
Official race website: www.ultratrailmtfuji.com
The UTMF is one of Japan's premier ultra-trail running races that takes racers around the mountains surrounding Mt. Fuji. It's part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT) international ultra-trail running series and is the largest trail race in Japan.
Although the race skipped one year and wasn't held in 2017, it's back in full force for 2018 with an exciting new course! There are two races, the UTMF (170km) & STY (92km) and both are expected to sell-out quickly.
As the UTMF's official international tour partner, Avid has been providing racer support packages every year since the start of the race and will be doing so again for 2018.
Registrations start on Monday, October 16, 2017.
International entries are based on a first come first serve basis.
See official website for link to registration site.
IZU TRAIL JOURNEY (ITJ)
December 10, 2017 (Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Official race website: www.izutrailjourney.com
The Izu Trail Journey (ITJ) is yet another popular race in the stunningly scenic Izu Peninsula. Starting in 2017, it's now a part of the Asia Trail Master Series and is the Final Championship race in the series.
This year, the race has added an English website and we've translated all the race details and registration information on the official race website (www.izutrailjourney.com ← Click on the "English button on the upper right hand corner)
Race accommodation packages are now available through Avid.
Registrations started on June 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon (JST) and closed on July 31, 2017.
SHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL
110km & 100 miles
September 16-18, 2017 (Nagano & Niigata Prefectures)
Official race website: www.sfmt100.com
The Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail (SFMT) race is one of the most popular ultra-trail running races in Japan that sells out within minutes every year. 2017 was an extra special year though because a new 100 mile (160km+) category was introduced in addition to the 110km race.
As the race does not have an English website, the race organizers have asked us to provide an official translation on our Avid website. As the official SFMT International Help desk, we will also be responding to any questions you might have about the race so feel free to drop us a line anytime!
Overseas racers can sign up for the race through this website (30 slots available on a first come first serve basis).
Registrations started on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 21:00 JST (Japan Standard Time) and is now closed.