The race scheudle was officially announced by the race committee on May 25th.
Detailed information on international registrations will be announced as soon as we are ready.
The Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail race (SFMT), produced by one of Japan's top trail runners - Hiroki Ishikawa, is one of Japan's most popular ultra-distance trail races . Last year a new 100 mile category was added to the race in addition to the original 110km kategory. Unfortunately the longer category was shortened due to bad weather in 2017 though. The 10th edition of SFMT 2018 should be the very first year to invite all challengers who are willing to explore the new 100 mile catregory!
International/Overseas Race Entries
The official Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail website is only available in Japanese. However, the race organizers would like to welcome participants from around the world and has asked Avid Adventures Japan to provide information about the race in English and to manage their international/overseas race entries.
This year the race will be held from September 15 -17.
Non-Japanese racers living outside of Japan (or temporarily living in Japan) can sign up for the race shortly. Race slots of 30 will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Official SHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL Website:
Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail
Mt. Madarao ~ Mt. Myoko ~ Mt. Kurohime ~ Mt. Togakushi ~ Mt. Iizuna
The Race Course
Consideration for the Environment