RACE INFORMATION


Race Name:

SHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL 100 mile/110km

Shinetsu Gokaku Trail Running Race 2017

~Patagonia Cup~

 


Location/Area:

Shinetsu Kougen (Niigata Prefecture - Myoko City; Nagano Prefecture - Nagano City, Shinano Town, Iizuna Town, Iiyama City)

 


Race Dates:

100 miles (160km):  Saturday, September 16, 2017 / 19:30 race start

110km:  Sunday, September 17, 2017 / 5:30 race start

 


Distance:

・100 miles (Approximately 160km)

・110km

 


# of Racers:

Japanese 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.

 

Overseas racers

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.

 


Registration Period:

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.

 


Race 

Requirements:

100 miles

  1. You must be 18 years old or above.
  2. You must stay in an accommodation arranged by the race the day after the race (Sun. Sept 17) with the exception of local residents. All 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)
  3. You must have finished a minimum of 2 trail running races over 100 km long within the cutoff times during the past 3 years (May 31, 2014 - May 30, 2017).  (Racer qualifications will be checked upon registration. The trail races can be either in Japan or overseas. Ultra road marathons/road races even if they are over 100km will not be accepted.)

110 km

  1. You must be 18 years old or above.
  2. You must stay in an accommodation arranged by the race on the day before the race (Sat. Sept 16) and after the race (Sun. Sept 17) with the exception of local residents. All accommodations are members of the local tourism associations that organize and provide the staff that make this race possible. (For international racers, see "Race Packages" for details)
  3. You must have confidence to be able to complete the race within the time limit and without getting lost. 

Accommodations:

 Click here for Accommodation Packages and Transportation Packages for racers and supporters.

 

 


Entry Fees:

100 miles: 

JPY 38,000 (racer)      JPY 10,000 (pacer)

 

110 km:

JPY 25,000 (racer)      JPY 8,000 (pacer)

 

Note

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.

 

 


Insurance:

 

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.

 

 


Awards:

  1. Awards for the top 10 finishers in both the male & female categories. (Prizes for the top 3 finishers)
  2. Wooden trophies engraved with your name and finish time for all finishers who complete the race within the time limit. Trophies will be mailed to you after the race.
  3. Priority entry rights for next year's race for the top 10 finishers in both the male & female categories.
  4. Patagonia race t-shirt and a gift from New-HALE for all racers and pacers.

 


Time Limit:

・100 miles  - 32 hours (with 4 cutoff points) 

・110km - 22 hours (with 3 cutoff points)

 

 


Race Producer:

Hiroki Ishikawa - Trail Runner (Trail Works, Founder)

 


Race Organizer:

Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail Running Race Committee

 


Backed by:

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

 


Special Sponsors:

Patagonia Japan

 


Sponsors:

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

Directions Ltd.

JTB Chubu Ltd.

Avid Adventures Japan (for international entries)

 


Support:

Amer Sports Japan Ltd., Arist Ltd., A&F Ltd.