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24APR. 2014THU
UTMF & STY Live Broadcast and You Tube

An official UTMFmovie is being made again this year. Video clips of some of the highlights will be available on You Tube. There will be live coverage of the event as well. http://runnet.jp/project/utmf/index.html – Video footage of the race is not available yet (of course!) – There will be 3 channels CAM 1: Live coverage…

21APR. 2014MON
RUNNER’S UPDATE

The Runner’s Update site will be available starting from 12 noon on April 25, 2014. Updated information about racers can be looked up on the Runner’s Update site using the internet, a smartphone and/or cell phone. In order to look up a runner, enter the person’s name (the name under which the person registered for…

17APR. 2014THU
Just 10 days are left before you start in UTMF/STY.

The UTMF/STY are races as well as opportunities in which you will challenge your body and mind in a natural environment. Are you well prepared? Have you carefully thought through what may happen during those 100/50 miles and are ready to solve any problems you may encounter? Please read the race regulations once more and…

15APR. 2014TUE
Email with download instructions for important race documents.

An email was sent out today with instructions on how to download the following documents. 1) Racer Information Package 2) Mandatory Gear List, Health Checklist and Waiver form 3) Parking passes (for racers and supporters) 4) Entry tickets for Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni (for STY racers and supporters) Out of the 2630 emails sent, 71 emails bounced…

12APR. 2014SAT
UTMF EXPO

UTMF EXPO There will be booths selling trail running and outdoor gear at the UTMF EXPO. The EXPO booths will be open at two locations during the following dates and times. YAGISAKI KOUEN (FUJI-KAWAGUCHIKO) · Thursday, April 24 13:00~18:00 · Friday, April 25 10:00~15:00 · Saturday, April 26 10:00~17:00 · Sunday, April 27 10:00~14:00 FUJISAN…

8APR. 2014TUE
New-Hale Athletic Taping Care Station

New-Hale Taping Care Stations will be available at the following locations. Skilled trainers will provide free athletic/kinesiology taping at these stations as well as stretching advice so that you can continue the race injury-free! There will also be a massage booth within the care stations. Location: A8 NISHI-FUJI Available: Apr. 26 1:00 -16:00pm (aid station…

7APR. 2014MON
CLIF BAR booth will be available at UTMF!

CLIF BAR booth will be available at UTMF! CLIF BAR will open a special booth at A6 MIZUGATSUKA aid station. The section before A6 is where the racers pass through in between the night time to early morning, and it is located up high 1200 meters. It will be freezing cold! Location: A6 MIZUGATSUKA Available:…

5APR. 2014SAT
Petzl Headlamp Stations

Petzl Headlamp Stations will be available at the following locations. A3 YAMANAKAKO Apr. 25 18:00 – 23:30 A9 FUMOTO Apr. 26 18:00 – 23:00 Please feel free to stop by if you run into any troubles with your headlamp (even if it’s not a Petzl headlamp). They will be there to assist you with your…

4APR. 2014FRI
STY shuttle bus reservations

The deadline for reservations for the STY shuttle bus is on Monday, April 7, 6:00 pm. The reservation form can be found at the very bottom of the ACCESS page. Supporters who wish to go to the STY start area are also welcome to use the bus but must reserve a seat. (In the reservation…

3APR. 2014THU
Detailed Map and Supporter Shuttle Bus Schedules are now available.

Detailed Map and Supporter Shuttle Bus Schedules are now available. Detailed Map http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/racers/course/ Supporter Shuttle Bus Schedules http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/supporters/transportation/

3APR. 2014THU
Special discounts for “Onsen” hot springs for UTMF racers and volunteers!

Special discounts for “Onsen” hot springs for UTMF racers and volunteers! To all ULTRA-TRAIL Mt FUJI 2014 race participants, as well as all the race staff and race course clean-up volunteers ! We want you to relax and enjoy yourselves before, during and after the race. We’ve arranged special discounts for you so that you…

2APR. 2014WED
Race Entry List

Click on the links below to view the entry lists for the 2014 UTMF and STY.   http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/about/entrylist/

1APR. 2014TUE
THE“ 11 TOWNS, 100 MILES” BOOTH & WELCOME TO JAPAN! THE UTMF“ OMOTENASHI” TEA HOUSE

THE“ 11 TOWNS, 100 MILES” BOOTH The UTMF 2014 is a race jointly held by 11 different towns, villages and cities surrounding Mt Fuji. These municipalities will be represented at the “11 Towns, 100 Miles” booth located at the race main venue in Kawaguchiko and will be providing useful and interesting information such as recommended…

27MAR. 2014THU
Downloading race package documents and information about racer check-in.

Racer packages will be available for download at the beginning of April. Details about how/where you can download this package will be announced shortly. (This year racer packages will not be mailed out to you by post in concern for the environment.) Documents included in the racer package: 1) Race information 2) Mandatory gear list,…

24MAR. 2014MON
An announcement regarding the UTMF/STY race courses

An announcement regarding the UTMF/STY race courses March 24, 2014 Ultra-Trail Mt Fuji Race Committee Tsuyoshi Kaburaki We are finally able to officially announce the race courses for the 3rd edition of the Ultra-Trail Mt Fuji (UTMF) and Shizuoka to Yamanashi (STY). As the race director and head of the UTMF Race Committee, I would…

3MAR. 2014MON
Announcement from the UTMF Race Committee regarding the 2014 UTMF/STY race courses

March 3, 2014 Announcement from the UTMF Race Committee regarding the 2014 UTMF/STY race courses It’s now less than two months until the start of the UTMF/STY race and we realize that many of you have been anxiously awaiting the official announcement of the UTMF/STY race course. Our team had been working very hard to…

16JAN. 2014THU
Race Entry List

Click on the links below to view the entry lists for the 2014 UTMF and STY. (The official entry list will be posted to this website under the About UTMF/Entry List menu once all the Ultra-Trail® World Tour participants are finalized.) 2014 UTMF Men 2014 UTMF Women 2014 STY Men 2014 STY Women

26DEC. 2013THU
NHK WORLD selected UTMF2013 for re-broadcast on Dec 29 (and 30)!

The documentary “ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI 2013″ ranked 3rd amoung Group E in NHK WORLD’s “VIEWERS’ CHOICE THE BEST OF 2013,” and selected to be one of the encore screening in this year end!! It will be onair several times on Dec 29, and 30. Thank you for those who have voted for UTMF2013. GMT (London)…

7DEC. 2013SAT
The NHK World is now calling for an encore screening vote!

NHK World, Japan’s International Broadcast station, is now calling for a vote to choose the year ending encore screening from this year’s hit programs. If any of you have missed the “Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji 2013” TV program (in English), which was broadcast in August, or wish to watch again, here is the website where…

21NOV. 2013THU
Overseas registrations are now closed.

The overseas race slots are now completely full and the registration site is closed. For those who have already registered, we are checking all the race qualifications and will be contacting you by email.

19NOV. 2013TUE
Overseas registration for both UTMF and STY will be closed soon.

The overseas race slots are about to reach its maximum for both UTMF and STY, and the registration site will be closed soon. For those who wish to participate in UTMF or STY race, please register now.

30SEP. 2013MON
2014 UTMF race registrations begin on Oct. 1, 2013 at 12 noon JST!

The 2014 UTMF Race Registrations begin on October 1, 2013 at 12 noon Japan Standard Time. You will be able to enter the race registration site by clicking on the big blue “ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI 2014 Race Entry” box located on the top page of this website. (If you click on the Race Registration button…

30SEP. 2013MON
Official DVD “UTLRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI 2013″ is now available on Amazon.jp.

Official DVD “UTLRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI 2013″ is now available on Amazon.jp. http://p.tl/nUFt In this DVD you will be able to watch an English version with subtitles of the documentary covering both the UTMF(Ultra-Trail Mt.Fuji 161km) and the SYT(Shizuoka to Yamanashi 87.4km). We recommend 2013 participants as well as future participants of UTMF 2014 to watch these…

1SEP. 2013SUN
UTMF selected to be part of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour!!

An announcement was just made in Chamonix (home of the UTMB) that the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI has been selected to join the world’s top ultra-trail races as part of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour. See the official website for details. ULTRA-TRAIL WORLD TOUR Official Website  http://www.ultratrailworldtour.com/

1AUG. 2013THU
UTMF 2014 Race Dates and Race Qualifications

The race dates for the 2014 Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI have been announced. Race qualification requirements based on a new point system have been also been announced. ■RACE DATES Friday, April 25 – 27, 2014 (3 days) UTMF (Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI) START TIME: To be announced Start/Finish: Yagisaki Kouen, Fuji Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture STY (Shizuoka to…

24JUN. 2013MON
International Broadcasting on June 30

The international version (in English language) of TV documentary program “ULTRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI”, will be broadcast on NHK WORLD. You can enjoy a full race document of UTMF, and also a beautiful landscape of Mount Fuji, just recently registered as World Cultural Heritage. Not only in TV, you can also watch the same program on the…

10JUN. 2013MON
A message from Yuichiro Miura, Honorary Race Chairman

As you may all know, Yuichiro Miura, Honorary Race Chairman of the UTMF race organization, successfully reached the summit of Mt. Everest at the age of 80! Soon after the press conference held upon his return to Japan, Yuichiro Miura directly contacted members of this our organization to ask about the UTMF. As he was…

10JUN. 2013MON
Regarding the course disruption that took place during the 2013 STY

During the STY (Shizuoka to Yamanashi) that was held on April 26 and 27, 2013, a section of the race course was blocked/barricaded by a local resident. As a result, STY participants were stopped for approximately 15 minutes during which much confusion ensued. In order to create this 161km race course, the UTMF Race Committee…

8MAY. 2013WED
UTMF/STY 2013 RESULT

UTMF/STY 2013 RESULT http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/about/result2013/ UTMF MAN UTMF WOMEN STY MAN STY WOMEN

26APR. 2013FRI
YouTube STY START

YouTube STY START http://www.youtube.com/user/THENORTHFACEjpn?feature=watch

25APR. 2013THU
Live broadcast (see the News section on the afternoon of April 25)

A live broadcast of the press conference will be broadcast on Thurs, April 25. You can also directly watch the STY and UTMF live. http://runnet.jp/project/utmf/

24APR. 2013WED
Do not leave your bags unattended at Yagisaki Kouen.

As part of a terrorist prevention plan, the police will be patrolling Yagisaki Kouen Park. Any unattended bags may be considered suspicious and may be openined and checked or removed from the premises. Make sure you keep your bags with you and do not leave them unattended.

24APR. 2013WED
Parking space at the STY

Parking for STY runners and their supporters ismarked in red in the diagram below. When you park there, please put a Parking Pass sign sent ot you by the race on the front dashboard/window of your car. You are not allowed to go there the day before and stay/sleep in your car. You will be…

23APR. 2013TUE
Weather forecast for the race

According to the latest weather forecast, we are expecting good weather during the race. However, last week, areas at higher altitudes (1000m+) there were blizzards and still a lot of snow left on the ground. The weather during April is unstable therefore we ask you to be well prepared for poor weather. Also remember that…

23APR. 2013TUE
RUNNER’S UPDATE

The Runner’s Update site will be available starting from 12 noon on April 26, 2013. http://runnet.jp/project/utmf/update.html Updated information about racers can be looked up on the Runner’s Update site using the internet, a smartphone and/or cell phone. In order to look up a runner, enter the person’s name (the name under which the person registered…

19APR. 2013FRI
Press Conference & Welcome Gathering

There will be a Press Conference & Welcome Gathering at the Fuji-View Hotel (Akafuji) on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 17:00. The Press Conference is only open to registered press/media but the Welcome Gathering is open to everyone. Date: Thurs. April 25, 2013 Time: 17:00 Press Conference 18:00 Welcome Gathering Location: Fuji-View Hotel Akafuji 511…

19APR. 2013FRI
Reflective race course markers for 2013

The race course will be marked with reflective markers (long strips of reflective tape) similar to that used on roads and highways. It’s important that you understand the characteristics of this reflective tape so please read this section very carefully. The reflective markers can be very clearly seen when a light is pointed at it…

19APR. 2013FRI
Bad weather expected during the race. Double check your mandatory gear (in particular your clothing).

The long term weather forecast indicates bad weather/rain during the UTMF. http://bit.ly/ZmynRT (←you can check the weather forecast here. Note that the forecast is for the town areas and not the mountains and higher altitudes) We’ve re-posted the mandatory equipment list again in the NEWS section. Please read through this very carefully and ensure you carry…

19APR. 2013FRI
EXPO

There will be booths selling trail running and outdoor gear at the UTMF EXPO. The EXPO booths will be open at two locations during the following dates and times. YAGISAKI KOUEN (FUJI-KAWAGUCHIKO) · Thursday, April 25 13:00~18:00 · Friday, April 26 10:00~15:00 · Saturday, April 27 10:00~17:00 · Sunday, April 28 10:00~14:00 FUJISAN KODOMO NO…

18APR. 2013THU
Directions to W1 FUMOTO Water Station

Spectators and supporters will be allowed to support racers at the W1 FUMOTO Water Station. This information was not included in the official race pamphlet/website but has been added to the “Supporter’s Course Map” below: http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/supporters/course/ The supporter’s shuttle bus will also be stopping at W1. Click on the following link for the revised bus…

15APR. 2013MON
Women’s toilet tents and screens along the trail

There will be women’s “toilet tents and screens” available along the trail. There will be a toilet screen between W1 and A3 (Kumamori-Yama section) and toilet tents between A7 and A8 (Mikuni Touge section) as well as between A9 and A10 (Fuji-Yoshida-mae Rindo (at the Karaotozawa gate). These toilet tents are not actual toilets but…

12APR. 2013FRI
Trekking poles

Trekking poles can only be used between A2 and A4 as well as A10 to the finish line. The sections are also marked on the detailed race course maps (see bottom right hand corner).

7APR. 2013SUN
Spectator/Supporter’s Course maps, Aid Station Parking maps and Supporter Shuttle Bus Schedules are now available

1) Supporter’s Course Map (Aid Station Parking map)  http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/supporters/course/ Parking on the road is prohibited. Please make sure you park within the designated parking areas. 2) Supporter Shuttle Bus http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/supporters/transportation/ During the Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI, food booths will be set up near the aid stations as part of the Mt. Fuji Gourmet “Stamp Rally”. Supporters…

2APR. 2013TUE
“New-Hale” Atheletic Taping Station

“New-Hale” Taping Stations will be available at the following locations. Skilled trainers will provide free athletic/kinesiology taping at these stations as well as stretching advice so that you can continue the race injury-free! There will also be a massage booth within the care stations. Location: A8 Yamanaka-ko Available: Apr. 26, 20:00 – Apr. 28, 1:00am…

2APR. 2013TUE
Petzl Headlamp Stations

Petzl Headlamp Stations will be available at the following locations. Please feel free to stop by if you run into any troubles with your headlamp (even if it’s not a Petzl headlamp). They will be there to assist you with your headlamp regardless of brand so that you can successfully complete the race! UTMF W1…

26MAR. 2013TUE
ENTRY LIST

ENTRY LIST The following are the UTMF and STY racer entry lists by category. (Click on the links below) UTMF(男子、Male) UTMF (女子,Female) STY(男子、Male) STY (女子,Female)

27FEB. 2013WED
Important notice regarding course revision.

Although the UTMF and STY courses were announced on January 23rd, a very large section of the course between A8 KIRARA and the Finish Line in Yagisaki Kouen had to be changed for environmental reasons (it was found that there were rare plants along the coures that musn’t be disturbed). Because of this, the total…

15FEB. 2013FRI
We’ve received numerous questions about the Mandatory Equipment list. There have also been many questions as to whether specific items are allowed/disallowed. In order to provide direction, please read following regarding the race headquarter’s views on mandatory equipment.

The following are the reasons as to why the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI requires racers to carry specific mandatory equipment and why a racer will be disqualified for not carrying these items.  The UTMF and STY is not just about running in the mountains. It is a 161km, 46 hour (for the STY – a…

15FEB. 2013FRI
“South Wind, Clear Sky” also known as “Red Fuji” used as race pamphlet cover

We are currently making a ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI race pamphlet that will include the rules and regulations, course information, race schedule and other important information. This pamphlet will be given to all the racers participating in the UTMF and STY. There will be English and French versions of this pamphlet as well. The cover of…

5FEB. 2013TUE
Important information regarding practice runs.

“Important information regarding practice runs. The UTMF and STY courses run through private property owned and lived on by the property owners. This means that when we’re accessing the course, we are entering thier private property. In order to put on this race, the race office has obtained special permission from each of the land…

30JAN. 2013WED
Course map, estimated race times and elevation chart

The overall course map, elevation chart, and a schedule with estimated race times and cut-off times have been update in the news section. This information will also be posted up in the main website soon. UTMF STY

16JAN. 2013WED
Overseas registrations extended until Jan. 31st

Overseas registration for the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF and STY) have been extended until January 31, 2013.

26DEC. 2012WED
Re-broadcast of NHK WORLD “Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI – The Ultimate Race”

The documentary “Ultra-trail Mt. FUJI – The Ultimate Race” that was broadcast (in English) on NHK World TV has been nominated and placed 7th. and has thus been selected to be re-broadcast at the end of December as part of the “Viewers Choice”program. Thank you for your many votes! NHK WORLD “Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI -The…

21NOV. 2012WED
Race Accommodation & Support Packages

We’ve received many inquiries regarding accommodations for the race. Accommodation and support packages for overseas runners coming for the 2013 UTMF and STY will be available through: Avid Adventures Japan Website: http://avid-adventures.jimdo.com/ Useful info regarding transportation to/from the race as well as weather is also provided on this website.

21NOV. 2012WED
Overseas entries start today!

Race entries for the UTMF and STY start today! (Nov. 21, 2012 at 14:00 Japan Standard Time) A link to the race registration site will appear on the “Race Entry” page one hour before race entries start. When registering, you will need access to your email account to verify your email address. You will also…

16NOV. 2012FRI
Overseas Entries Start Date has been postponed to NOVEMBER 21, 2012

The race entry start date for overseas runners that was originally set for Monday, November 19 has been postponed due to technical/system issues. Overseas race registration will now begin on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 at 14:00 JAPAN STANDARD TIME. Please refer to “Race Entry” menu for further details.

16NOV. 2012FRI
Vote for an encore screening of the “Ultra Trail Mt. FUJI – The Ultimate Race”

The “Ultra Trail Mt. FUJI – The Ultimate Race” documentary program (in English) that was broadcast on Aug 18th has been nominated for a NHK World TV “Viewers Choice 2012” encore screening. With your support, this program featuring the 2012 UTMF race may be shown again at the end of December and will be a…

12NOV. 2012MON
Race information update: Number of race slots available

The total number of race slots available for each race is as follows: UTMF 800 participants STY 1200 participants

30OCT. 2012TUE
Answers to your FAQ’s (as at Oct. 30, 2012)

We’ve received many enthusiastic inquiries regarding next year’s race. Here are some answers to some of the FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) : FAQ:  I live in Japan but cannot read/write Japanese very well. Can I use the overseas website to register for the race? Answer:  Race applicants living in Japan are required to register for the race through the Japanese…

26OCT. 2012FRI
“Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2012″ DVD coming in December 2012

The Fuji Trail Runners Club has produced a DVD showcasing the UTMB and CCC races. More details coming soon. DVD is only available in Japanese. Not compatible with PAL.

26OCT. 2012FRI
The popular ” Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI” DVD is now available!

The Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI DVD is now available for purchase. Quantities are very limited so get yours soon! The DVD can be purchased through the Amazon Japan website.  DVD is only available in Japanese. Not compatible with PAL.