We work closely with the race organizers of Japan's premier trail running races to help them introduce their races to an 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
- Race Packages that include accommodation and transportation to/from the race
- Racer support during the race
- International media support
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!
KIRISHIMA EBINO-KOUGEN EXTREME TRAIL RACE
63km & 37km
July 20-21, 2019 (Miyazaki & Kagoshima Prefectures / Kyushu)
Official race website: http://universal-field.com/event/kirishima-ebino-extr/
The Kirishima Ebino-Kougen Extreme Trail is an exciting trail race located in the Kyushu area in southern Japan. There are two categories - a long and short course, and both courses will take you some of the most beautiful mountains within the Kirishima National Park.
The official race website has added an English website where we've translated all the race details and registration information.
Overseas racers can register for the race from the Avid website now.
Race accommodation & transportation details will also be available on the official website.
SHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL
110km & 100 miles
September 14-16, 2019 (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. Last year a new 100 mile (160km+) category was introduced in addition to the 110km race. Unfortunately the 100 mile category was shortend due to bad weather so the 2018 race should be the very first challenge for this particular distance.
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).
IZU OSHIMA GEOPARK ROGAINE
Sat. November 2, 2019 (Izu Oshima Island, Tokyo Islands)
Website (in English): www.izuoshima-rogaining.com/english/
Come and join us for an exciting navigation game on one of Japan's most scenic and dynamic islands!
Located approximately 120 km south of Tokyo, Oshima can be reached via high speed ferry in just 2 hours or by cruise boat (with sleeping rooms) in 6 hours.
Here's a few articles about Izu Oshima where you can read about just how amazing this little "big" island is!
ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF)
We no longer feel confident to recommend UTMF to international racers for the present race quality.
Therefore we have decided not to provide the Avid racer support packages for UTMF 2020.
Although it is a big departure from the past scheme and a tough decision for us, we'd appreciate your understanding.
Thank you very much for those who joined the Avid team for UTMF in the past 8 years.
For those who are considering signing up for the race next year, good luck on your great challenge.