SHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL 100 mile/110km
Shinetsu Gokaku Trail Running Race 2019
Shinetsu Kougen (Niigata Prefecture - Myoko City; Nagano Prefecture - Nagano City, Shinano Town, Iizuna Town, Iiyama City)
100 miles (160km): Saturday, September 14, 2019 / 18:30 race start
110km: Sunday, September 15, 2019 / 5:30 race start
・100 miles (Approximately 160km)
・100 miles - 33 hours (with 5 cutoff points)
・110km - 22 hours (with 3 cutoff points)
# of Racers:
100 miles: 500
Entries are filled on a first come first serve basis with priority given to last year's top finishers and volunteers, as well as 100 entries for 110km with local contribution (furusato nouzei). An additional 30 priority race slots are also given to local residents (residents of Myoko, Shinano, Nagano, Iizuna and Iiyama) who've volunteered their time for race preparations, trail maintenance, etc.
There will be 30 slots (in total) 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. May 19, 2019 / 22:00 until Fri. May 31, 2019
International entries: Sun. May 19, 2019 / 22:00 (Japan Standard Time)
International entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and will be closed once all the race slots are filled.
For both race categories
(*) Accommodation requirements: With the exception of local residents, all racers must stay in accommodations arranged by the race. We ask for your understanding and cooperation as these accommodations are members of the local tourism associations that organizes and provides the staff that makes this race possible. (For international racers, see "Race Packages" for details)
The race organizer will be the one to make the final decision as to whether a specific race qualification is acceptable or not.
Note: You can also reserve your shuttle bus from Iiyama Station to the race venue from the above link as well. (Shuttle bus is free but reservations are required.)
JPY 38,000 (racer) JPY 10,000 (pacer)
JPY 25,000 (racer) JPY 8,000 (pacer)
* 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.
Pacers are allowed to accompany the racer from the following sections:
100 miles: Cutoff point #3 KUROHIME ~ Finish Line (IIZUNA KOUGEN)
110km: Cutoff point #2 SASAGAMINE KOUGEN GREEN HOUSE ~ Finish Line (IIZUNA KOUGEN)
Note - Pacers are optional
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.
For both racers and pacers:
For racers only:
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
Trail Butter, Samsonite Japan, Nihon Yakuhin Kaihatsu Ltd. (JPD Co., Ltd.), PETZL, Impact Trading, KatsuSup, New-HALE, SUUNTO
MEDALIST, Hiziri Seitai-in, A&F Ltd., Kona-Ame, Hokushin Farm
Race Organization Support:
International Nature & Outdoor Activities College (INAC)
Kokuritsu Myoko Seinen Shizen-no-ie
NPO Inside-out Ski Club