Sunday, December 11, 2016
Race Start: 6:00 / Race Finish (Cutoff): 20:00

*Racers are required to complete a gear check, racer check-in and attend the race briefing scheduled on Saturday, December 10.




Matsuzaki to Shuzenji / Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture

(Matsuzaki Town, Nishi-izu Town,  Kawatsu Town, Numazu City, Izu City)

Izu Peninsula (called "Izu Hanto" in Japanese) is located approximately 100km southwest of Tokyo. It's a very famous resort area known for it's beautiful coastal scenery and abundant hot springs. The Izu Trail race is a one-way course starting from Matsuzaki on the southwestern coast and ending in Shuzenji in northern Izu.



72.4km 71.7km

* International Trail Running Association listed race

* UTMB Qualifying Race (4 points under the new point system)

Cumulative Altitude Gain:


Time Limit:

14 hours (6:00 - 20:00)

# of Racers:


Race Entry:

  1. International racers can register for the race from the link below (scroll down to "Race Registration" section below)
  2. Entries accepted on a first come first serve basis and will be closed once all the race slots are filled.
  3. International registration only available to racers coming from outside of Japan and non-Japanese racers living in Japan.

Racer Qualifications:

  1. Any male or female 18 years of age or older as of race day.
  2. You must have confidence to complete the race within the time limit without getting lost.
  3. You must have completed at least one trail running race that is 30 km or longer during the period between June 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. (*) You will be required to provide the name, date and distance of the race as well as your finish time on your registration form. 

(*) The qualifying trail running race must meet the following conditions outlined by the Izu Trail Journey:

1. The course and distance is officially announced by the race organizer.

2. Results must be timed and be confirmable by the race organizer.

3. The course must be at least 70% or 21km on non-paved trail.

4. The cumulative altitude gain must be greater than 1000 meters or have an altitude difference of a minimum of 500 meters.


Conditions to Participate:

  1. You must be capable of coping with difficulties on your own without outside assistance (whether it be altitude, weather, mental or physical issues). You are responsible for your own safety and well-being.
  2. You must agree to abide by the all rules and regulations set out by the race. The race is being held in an environment where there are animals, vegetation as well as other people, and these rules are intended to minimize the environmental burden and impact on the trails. Also please give way to hikers and other people using the trails.


Entry Fee:

JPY 19,000 (includes tax & insurance)
*Please note that entry fees cannot be refunded .

*It is customary in Japan for race registration sites to charge a system usage charge. This 10% fee (JPY 1900) will be added to your entry fee when registering.



Group accident insurance is included in the entry fee however if you are coming from overseas, it is highly recommended that you enroll in an overseas travel insurance plan that will cover you for the duration of your stay in Japan.

The coverage provided by the race’s group accident insurance plan is nominal as it is a supplemental plan geared towards Japanese residents who already have Japanese Health Insurance coverage.
Please bring a copy of your insurance policy with you.



Awards & priority entry rights for next year's race for the top 10 finishers in the men's category and top 5 finishers in the women's category.


Race Rules & Regulations

Important!!  All racers must read the race rules and regulations before registering for the race. You can read through the rules by clicking here or by scrolling back up to the top of the page to click on the sub-menu on the right hand column.


Race Concept



  • The concept of the race is to have racers experience a journey across the Izu Peninsula by connecting "Sea to Mountain" and "Town to Town". The race course will pass through historical areas, mountain ridge tops allowing racers to experience the many beautiful features unique to the Izu Peninsula region. 
  • Race starts at the ocean, 0m above sea level
    • Reuse and renewal of historical trails
    • Passes through a restricted area connecting Nishi-Izu and Amagi that can only be entered with special permission
    • Takes racer on historically significant trails connecting old Shimoda Kaido and Nihonsugi Pass (Amagi-goe).
    • Located within the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park - a diverse natural environment with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji
    • Race finishes at Shuzenji Spa - Izu's oldest hot springs area
  • The overall race producer is Tatsuo Chiba. Race course produced by Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, one of Japan's top international trail athletes.
  • This trail race is organized and supported by the local communities of Izu and is part of a long term mission to support sustainable growth in the rural areas of Izu Peninsula.


Race Organizers & Sponsors

Race Office:

Izu Trail Running Race Committee

PJ-01 Shuzenji, Dot Tree Project

75 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture, JAPAN 410-2407
Phone: 0558-99-9118  /  Fax: 0558-72-8466 

E-mail: info@izutrailjourney.com (in Japanese)

E-mail: info@avid-adventures.com (in English)


Race Director/ Producer:

Overall Race Director - Tatsuo Chiba

Race Course Producer - Tsuyoshi Kaburaki - Trail Runner (Professional Athlete)


Race Organizer:

Izu Trail Running Race Committee

Consisting of: Matsuzaki Town, Nishi-Izu Town, Izu-shi, Matsuzaki Tourism Association, Nishi-Izu Tourism Association, Izu Tourism Association, Izu Commerce & Industry Association, Izu Athletic Association, Hana-Roma General incorporate Association, Nishi-Izu Historical Trail Revitalization Project、NPO Surprise, Sotoe Ltd.




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