The following information is for 2017.
Details of the 2018 race will be announced in early June.
SHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL 100 mile/110km
Shinetsu Gokaku Trail Running Race 2017
Shinetsu Kougen (Niigata Prefecture - Myoko City; Nagano Prefecture - Nagano City, Shinano Town, Iizuna Town, Iiyama City)
100 miles (160km): Saturday, September 16, 2017 / 19:30 race start
110km: Sunday, September 17, 2017 / 5:30 race start
・100 miles (Approximately 160km)
# of Racers:
100 miles: 400 (*1)
110km: 500 (*2)
*1 First come first serve basis. Racer qualifications must be met in order to enter.
*2 First come first serve basis. Priority race slots are available for local residents (residents of Myoko, Shinano, Nagano, Iizuna and Iiyama) and last year's race volunteers who assisted with race preparations, trail maintenance, etc.
There will be 30 slots available for the 100 mile and 110km races for racers signing up through the Avid website (available only for racers coming from overseas and foreign residents in Japan. These slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Japanese entries: Sun. June 11, 2017 / 21:00 until Sun. June 18, 2017
International entries: Sun. June 11, 2017 / 21:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and will be closed once all the race slots are filled.
*A link to the overseas racer registration page will be added to this website on June 11, 2017.
JPY 38,000 (racer) JPY 10,000 (pacer)
JPY 25,000 (racer) JPY 8,000 (pacer)
* Pacers are optional
* No refunds provided once you've registered for whatever reason.
* Race bibs are non-transferable and race category may not be changed.
* Part of the entry fee will be used for trail maintenance and environmental conservation activities.
* Please note: It is customary in Japan for race registration sites to charge an admin fee & system usage charge. This fee of 10% for international entries will be added to your registration & accommodation /transportation package fee when signing up for the race.
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 a supplemental plan geared towards Japanese residents who already have Japanese Health Insurance coverage. Please bring a copy of your insurance policy with you.
・100 miles - 32 hours (with 4 cutoff points)
・110km - 22 hours (with 3 cutoff points)
Hiroki Ishikawa - Trail Runner (Trail Works, Founder)
Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail Running Race Committee
Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture
Shinetsu Kougen Liaison Council (Myoko City of Niigata Prefecture, Nagano City, Shinano Town, & Iizuna Town of Nagano Prefecture)
Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
Gregory, Nihon Yakuhin Kaihatsu Ltd. (JPD Co., Ltd.), Superfeet, Alteria Ltd., New-HALE, Stamina Sports Ltd., Coleman Japan Ltd.
Race Organization Support:
International Nature & Outdoor Activities College (INAC)
Niigata Outdoor Kikaku
JTB Chubu Ltd.
Avid Adventures Japan (for international entries)
Amer Sports Japan Ltd., Arist Ltd., A&F Ltd.