Harry Ohara

Avid Adventures Japan, CEO


Harry will be in charge of supporting you during your stay in Japan. Although his name may sound a bit Irish, Harry (his Japanese name is Hisanori Ohara) is native Japanese and having lived in Vancouver, Canada for 6 years and Williamsburg, Virginia for 2 years, he is also fluent in English. Harry also works with Adventure Divas, an outdoor adventure company located out of Tokyo, as their Chief Operations Officer. While normally he runs trail running, hiking and backpacking trips up in the mountains of Japan, he also has extensive experience arranging custom trips and supporting visitors from other countries. Harry and his enthusiastic team are looking forward to providing you with excellent service and hospitality as well as dependable support during the race!

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Pauline Kitamura

Adventure Divas, CED (Chief Executive Diva!) 


Pauline is originally from Toronto, Canada. She is third generation Japanese-Canadian and has lived in Japan for the past 12 years. She is the founder of Adventure Divas, an outdoor adventure company closely affiliated with Avid Adventures Japan.

Pauline is part of the UTMF race organization and has been working with the race committee since the start up of the race. From 2011 - 2014, Pauline was the International Racer/Media Coordinator, and is currently the Finance Director for the UTMF. While her main focus will be on the UTMF, she will be providing assistance to Avid Adventures during the race.

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