The following is a translation of the Race Course & Pacers section from the official Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail race website.
The race course map can be downloaded from here.
Detailed topographic maps will also be distributed at racer check-in.
100 miles: 9 aid stations
110km: 6 aid stations
Food and drinks as well as local specialties will be available at the aid stations. There will also be points along the way where water will be available. (See detailed course map)
Names of Aid Stations (distance from start)
100 miles: 7 assistance points (excluding Akaike & Ohashi Forest Road)
110km: 4 assistance points (excluding Akaike & Ohashi Forest Road)
Racers can receive support from family and friends at the support areas located at the aid stations. Support crews may not enter the aid areas managed by the race and can only assist racers inside the designated support areas. There will be parking space and at some points, tables and chairs available.
100 miles: 2 drop bag points (Apa Resort Joetsu Myoko, Kurohime)
110km: 1 drop bag point (Sasagamine Kougen Green House)
Drop bags will be transported and given to the racer at the drop bag points. You can also leave unnecessary items in your drop bag. Drop bags will be returned to you after the race at the awards ceremony venue.
The course will be marked with arrows, signs, marking tape and flashing reflector lights. In addition, there will be staff and security personnel along the route.
There are toilets/washrooms at the aid stations and along part of the course.