The following is a translation of the Race Schedule section from the official Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail 110km race website.


Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016 


12:00                Racer check-in opens at Madarao Kougen Restaurant “Heidi” (*1)

15:30 - 16:30   Course overview by Hiroki Ishikawa (in Japanese)

16:00 - 16:30   Racer briefing for racers, pacers & supporters (in English)

16:30                Racer check-in closes

16:30 - 17:00   Racer briefing & information for pacers (in Japanese)

17:00 - 17:30   Racer briefing for racers, pacers & supporters (in English)

18:00 - 19:30   Welcome Party


The Welcome Party which will be held at Madarao Kougen Restaurant "Heidi", is open to all racers, supporters and race staff. There will be plenty of food and refreshments as well as regional entertainment.


Shuttle Buses

(*1) Race shuttle buses from JR Iiyama Station departs at 12:00/14:00 13:00/14:30 for Madarao Kougen



Sunday, Sep. 18 - Monday, Sep. 19, 2016


Sep. 18     5:30    Race start  (*1) (*2)

Sep. 18   15:30    Race cut-off #1 

Sep. 18   18:00 17:30    Race cut-off #2  

Sep. 18   24:00    Race cut-off #3  

Sep. 19     3:30    Race cut-off at finish line (*3)

Sep. 19  11:30-13:00  Awards ceremony at Myoko Akakura Gymnasium

All racers, pacers and supporters are welcome to the awards ceremony. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.


Shuttle Buses

(*1) A race shuttle bus will be stopping at bus stops near the various accommodations to take racers and pacers to the race start line.


(*2) Pacer shuttle bus (for pacers only):  Departs Madarao Kougen at 7:00  ~ spectator stops in between ~ arrives at Akakura Gymnasium at 9:00 ~stops by convenience store & spectator stop ~ arrives at 11:00 Sasagamine Kougen Green House ~ 12:00


(*3) Race shuttle buses available from Iizuna Kougen (finish line) to the various accommodations in the Myoko area / Departs once an hour from 16:30 to 4:30 next day


(*4) Race shuttle bus departs 13:30 from Myoko Kougen to Madarao Kougen. A bus will also depart Myoko Kougen at 13:30 for JR Joestu Myoko Station.





  • You can check-in any luggage or belongings you don't need during the race at Madarao Kougen "Heidi" on Sep. 18 between 4:00 and 5:30am.
  • Your checked-in luggage will be transported to finish line by the race organizer.
  • Drop bags can also be dropped off at "Heidi". Your drop bag will be transported to  Aid Station #5A (Sasagamine Kougen Green House)
  • Please make sure you check in these two items separately at the check-in counter.
  • You can pick up your drop bag at Myoko (at the awards ceremony area) on Sep. 19. between 11:30 - 13:00
  • Please do not check in any valuables.



A hot springs (onsen) with a bath/showers will be available between Sep. 18 @16:00 to Sep. 19 @4:00 at the "Azalea Iizuna" located near the finish line. (Hot springs admission fee: 500 yen)

Website:  http://www.azeiria.com/yu/