Welcome to Avid Adventures Japan!


Avid Adventures Japan works with the race organizers of some of Japan's premier trail running races to help them introduce their race to a broader international audience.


Depending on the race, we provide some or all of the following services:

 - Overseas racer registration process

 - Communications with racers/media in English

 - Racer Support Packages that include accommodations and transportation to/from the race



Here's our race lineup for 2017!

All of these races are extremely popular in Japan and sell out within hours/days. Trail running is a wonderful way to come and explore the beautiful nature 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. If you have any questions regarding the race, registrations and/or the packages, please feel free to contact us anytime. We look forward to making your trip to Japan a very memorable one!



 (Yamanashi & Shizuoka Prefectures)

Click photo for UTMF Official Race Website
Click photo for UTMF Official Race Website


The UTMF is one of Japan's premier ultra-trail running races that takes racers around Mt. Fuji. There are two races - the UTMF (165km) & STY (72km) and we'll be providing racer support packages again this year for both!


The 2017 UTMF has been postponed until Spring 2018.

We will provide updates as soon as we receive official announcements about the new race dates.


Tentative dates:  September 16-18, 2017   (Nagano & Niigata Prefectures)

Click photo for SHINETSU Race Website
Click photo for SHINETSU Race Website




The Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail race is one of the most popular ultra-trail running races in Japan that sells out quickly. Avid will be managing their oversea racer registrations and will also be providing racer accommodation & support packages.


Detailed information about the 2017 race is not confirmed yet. We'll keep you updated on this website.


December 10, 2017   (Shizuoka Prefecture, Izu Peninsula)

Click photo for ITJ race website
Click photo for ITJ race website


The Izu Trail Journey (ITJ) takes place along a very scenic route in Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. Overseas racer registration can be done through Avid. Race accommodation and support packages also available.

Racer registration open on June 1, 2017!