RACE COURSE


 

 

The following is a translation of the Race Course section from the official Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail race website.

 


RACE COURSE MAP

The race course map can be downloaded from here.

Detailed topographic maps will also be distributed at racer check-in.

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SFMT Course Map
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ELEVATION CHART


RACE COURSE SUMMARY

1) Aid Stations

 

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

  1. Banff (24km)
  2. Akaike (37km)
  3. Apa Resort Joetsu Myoko (56km)
  4. National Myoko Youth Outdoor Learning Center (71km)
  5. Akakura (89km)
  6. Kurohime (102km)
  7. Sasagamine Kougen Green House (113km)
  8. Ohashi Forest Road (131km)
  9. Togakushi Ski Area (143km)

 

110km

  1. Banff (24km)
  2. Kumasaka (39km)
  3. Kurohime (52km)
  4. Sasagamine Kougen Green House (63km)
  5. Ohashi Forest Road (81km)
  6. Togakushi Ski Area (93km)

 

 

2) ASSISTANCE POINTS

 

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.

 

 

 

 

3) DROP BAG POINTS

 

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.

 

 

4) RACE COURSE MARKERS

 

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.

 

5) WASHROOMS


 

There are toilets/washrooms at the aid stations and along part of the course.