- An essay on 2015 UTMF by security director
Unlike in urban environment, there are various types of risk in natural environment. On unpaved trails, we are exposed to the risk of fall relentlessly and have no shelter for emergency. In natural environment, we have to be defensive in all activities. “We have to bring emergency kit to avoid dangerous situations”, “That is the…
- Statement from race director on Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji 2015
We race organization hereby announce that Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji 2015 edition was closed with no major accident. I sincerely appreciate all racers who are fully aware of importance of self-control, and all volunteer staff who supported our event with deep understanding of this sport and racers. It was raining all through the race days in…
- Certificate for finisher is to be downloaded
Certificate for finisher in 2015 UTMF and STY is ready to be downloaded from website. https://runnet.jp/record/userRaceTopShowAction.do?raceId=104207 Please find instructions for download in PDF below. RESULT CARD-en
- Results revised for 2015 UTMF, and profiles and qualified points of altered courses in 2015
“1. Here we announce results of UTMF in 2015 are revised. No revision in STY. Please find the revised results in following link: UTMF, men:utmf men UTMF, women:utmf women 2. Following is the official course profiles of 2015 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji with altered parts, and qualified points for our own events in 2016. UTMF: 170.3km,…
- 2015 Race Results
“The 2015 UTMF and STY race results are now available. utmf men utmf women sty men sty women Finisher UTMF Men 41.9% UTMF Women 39.9% UTMF Total 41.5% STY Men 88.6% STY Women 83.7% STY Total 87.7%”
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- Finisher Certificates will be sent by email
“There has been a change in the finisher certificate delivery. The certificates will be sent out by email one by one, in PDF file. Please ensure that you are able to receive emails on your PC. If you have changed your email address, please contact English/French race coordinator. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com“
- Sebastian Chaigneau is the overall winner of STY.
Sebastian Chaigneau of THE NORTH FACE, France crossed the finish line of the STY (Shizuoka to Yamanashi) with the finishing time: 8:20:07 at Yagisaki Kouen. After A8, he gradually paced up and left other top runners behind and won the tough competition. STY continues until 08:00 of the 27th.
- STY Just started!
At 12:00 today, the 26th of September, ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (STY) has started at Fujisan Kodomo no Kuni of Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture. Actual No. of Started STY Runners: Male: 787 Runners Female: 189 Runners Total: 976 Runners The top runner is expected to finish at Yagisaki Kohen in the night of Saturday the 26th.
- Gediminas GRINIUS has become the overall winner of UTMF 2015
Gediminas GRINIUS of Lithuania (No. 106) crossed the finish line of the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF) 2015 with finishing time: 19:02:14 at Yagisaki Kouen on Saturday the 26th after running through mad trails in the rain for 2 days. UTMF continues until 11:00 of Sunday the 27th.
1 hour extension of cut-off time of A3 Fujinomiya
Due to delay of race progression, cut-off time of A3 Fujinomiya is now extended for 1 hour (both in and out). Cut-off time of all other check points remain unchanged. A3 Fujinomiya Before: Cut-off time IN 4:50 Cut-off time OUT 5:00 Now: Cut-off time IN 5:50 Cut-off time OUT 6:00
1 hour extension of cut-off time of A2 Motosuko
Due to heavy traffic of latter part of the racers that occurred after the start, cut-off time of A2 Motosuko is now extended for 1 hour (both in and out). Cut-off time of all other check points remain unchanged. A2 Motosuko Before: Cut-off time IN 19:20 Cut-off time OUT 19:30 Now: Cut-off time IN 20:20…
- UTMF Just started!
At 13:00 today, the 25th of September, ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF) has started at Yagisaki Kohen (Park) of Fuji Kawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture. Actual No. of Started UTMF Runners: Male: 1,125 Runners Female: 238 Runners Total: 1,363 Runners The top runner is expected to finish at Yagisaki Kohen in the morning of Saturday the 26th….
- Course change in two sections, due to rain
Course change in two sections, due to rain Race course is changed in two sections, to prevent damage on fragile trails in rain. All course marks and sign boards are set on altered course. 1. Section from A2 Motosuko to W1 Fumoto. No climb up to the summit of Ryugatake, but detour to traverse trail….
- RUNNER’S UPDATE & LIVE TRAIL
“The Runner’s Update site will be available starting from 12 noon on September 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…
- Racer’s booklet is now available on our webisite.
Our racer’s booklet, to be handed at check-in, is now available to all on our website below: Racer’s booklet1 Racer’s booklet2
- Rules for crew, spectator and press
All crews, spectators and press people (refer as “crews” hereafter) must follow rules, and some of them are for preservation of natural environment. In case that crews do not comply rules nor direction of race staff based on rules, or did not pay good enough attention to comply rules, race organization will force them to…
- Aid Station’s Foods&Drinks
Aid Station’s Foods&Drinks Aid Foods&Drinks
- Mt.FUJI GOURMET “STAMP RALLY”
Seven food booths along the race course will be selling special local dishes during the race. Collect a stamp for each dish you try – cards with two or more stamps can be exchanged for prizes! For more details about the Gourmet Stamp Rally, please ask an interpreter at one of the aid stations. Have…
- Video news on the race days and official DVD of 2015 UTMF and STY
“Video updates of UTMF and STY will be brought to you on race day, as well as official DVD later. 1. Video from start and finish line on Facebook page Video of start and finish of race leaders will be posted on the spot to our official Facebook page. New from this edition. https://www.facebook.com/ultratrailmtfujiofficial 2….
- Please brush off your shoes at aid stations.
Please clean off the soles of your shoes before starting the race. You (both racers and Supporters) must also brush off all mud and plant seeds from the sole of your shoes using the brushes provided at the aid stations when entering the race course. This is to prevent the spread of invasive species and…
- 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. http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/expo/ YAGISAKI KOUEN (FUJI-KAWAGUCHIKO) Thursday, September 24 13:00~17:00 Friday, September 25 8:00~13:00 Saturday, September 26 8:00~17:00 Sunday, September 27 8:00~11:00 FUJISAN KODOMO NO KUNI (STY start） Saturday,…
- Now in stock: STY starter’s shuttle from Kawaguchiko to Kodomo no Kuni
We have recognized significant number of STY racers have missed to reserve seat of shuttle on Saturday morning from Kawaguchiko to Kodomo no Kuni, after reservation was closed on Sep. 4. We shared how serious the situation is with our transportation partner Fujikyu Bus, and they have prepared more seats available for STY racers who…
- Detailed course maps for Shizuoka sections are up now.
All detailed course maps, including Shizuoka sections, are now available in PDF. http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/racers/course/
- 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) If you did not receive the email, please do the following: * Check to see if the email is in…
- Subscribe to free emergency SMS（text messenging ） update to your cell phone
Racers are recommended to subscribe our free emergency SNS (text message on cell phone) update. These updates will be sent to racers to update on changes in course, cut off time, etc. due to unexpected natural disasters. Sign up here with your name and date of birth. SMS will be sent to number in registration,…
- Race Entry List
Click on the links below to view the entry lists for the 2015 UTMF and STY. STY Women STY Men UTMF Women UTMF Men
- The deadline for reservations for the STY shuttle bus is on Friday, September 4, 6:00 pm.
STY shuttle bus reservations The deadline for reservations for the STY shuttle bus is on FRIDAY, September 4, 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…
- 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 YAMANAKAKO Available: Sep. 26 3:30am -Sep. 27 0:30pm…
- Petzl Headlamp Stations
Petzl Headlamp Stations will be available at the following locations. W1 FUMOTO Sep. 25 18:00 – 23:00 A8 YAMANAKAKO Sep. 26 18:00 – Sep 27 0:30 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…
- Detailed course maps for Yamanashi sections are up now.
Detailed course maps are now available in PDF for sections from UTMF start to A2 Motosuko, and from A8 Yamanakako to finish. Other sections will be available later.
- Crew, spectator, and press people, we appreciate your understanding of rules
Race organization announced rules for crew, spectator and press in ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI, 2015 edition, today. We will appreciate your kind and full understanding. http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/supporters/course/
- Note: Cutoff times at both entrance and exit of aid stations
In 2015 edition, there are cutoff times at checkpoints will be set up at both entrance and exit of the aid station. This is to secure good enough time for those who rush in close to cutoff time. Runners are to go through both before each cutoff times to keep running their race. Example: At…
- Reserve your shuttle for UTMF/STY from May 1
Our official shuttle partner, Fujikyu Travel’s Fujiyama Tour accepts reservations for UTMF/STY from May 1st. These shuttle bus services (and packaged with accommodation for STY) are provided by Fujiyama-Tour and arranged for those who need access to UTMF events (runners, families, crews, spectators, etc.). Please reserve your seats in advance by call or on website….
- New from 2015: Awards for UTMF age categories
From our 4th edition event in 2015, we will award leading finishers in age categories in UTMF, as well as existing general awards (Men’s top 10 and women’s top five in both UTMF and STY). Veterans (age of 40-49): Men’s top 5 and women’s top 3 Masters (age of 50 or older): Men’s top 5…
- Six for UTMF, Two for STY. Points to Qualify 2016 event
Organization committee announces qualification points required for races in 2016 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji, 5th edition. UTMF You must have obtained a minimum of 6 points in a maximum of 3 qualifying races between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2016. STY You must have obtained a minimum of 2 points in a maximum of 2…
- UTMF Accommodation Plans & Access Tours
Avid Adventures Japan (service provider officially recognized by the UTMF) is currently offering Racer Accommodation & Support Packages. Please refer to the following website for details and reservations: http://www.avid-adventures.com/ Fujikyu Travel’s official access tours will be available for reservations starting May 1st.
- Many thanks, 2015 UTMF for Overseas is also SOLD OUT
It is our honor to announce that all spots for 2015 UTMF for overseas runners has taken away by hundreds of runners over the world. Please note our STY has already closed registration for overseas. After verification, we will send registration confirmation by e-mail to those who have registered to UTMF. We really appreciate all…
- By March 31st, overseas registration to UTMF / STY will be confirmed by email.
Race organizer is now desperately working to verify each overseas registration to our 2015 events. We are going to start sending out emails to those who are confirmed their registration, and all who have registered so far will get email notification by March 31st. We appreciate your patience.
- Many thanks, 2015 STY for Overseas is also SOLD OUT
We are grateful to announce that all spots for 2015 STY for overseas runners has gone today and we have closed registration. Please note UTMF has some spots yet for overseas. After verification of registration, we will send confirmation by e-mail to those who have registered to STY. We have no waitlist for STY
- Opens at noon of March 1st, Sunday JST: Update on date and website of registration for 2015 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji
Less than one week to open our registration for 2015 event! Please check below for exact time of opening registration website. Please note that we will have lottery for residents of Japan, but will accept registration from overseas in first-come first served basis. 1. Registration for runners who reside in Japan – Opens registration website…
- Our official movies in English are now on Vimeo
Please enjoy our official movies (in English) of 2013 and 2014 editions, now available on internet streaming service, Vimeo. Besides two minutes trailers, please sign up for Vimeo to watch full movies, USD 4.99 for “rental” (streaming within 24 hours) and USD 9.99 for “buy” (download and stream anytime). It is worthwhile to watch both…
- Additions/changes to the list of qualifying races in Japan for the 2015 UTMF.
A number of changes and additions have been made to the list of qualifying races in Japan for the 2015 UTMF. The number of qualifying points have not been changed. Please refer to the attached document update on Feb. 6, 2015 2015utmf_list of qualifying races in japan_20150206
- Additions/changes to the list of qualifying races in Japan for the 2015 UTMF (REVISED)
A revision was made to the “2015 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji “List of Qualifying Races in Japan”attachment posted on Dec. 22nd. The updated version can be found here., 2015utmf_list of qualifying races in japan_20141224
- Additions/changes to the list of qualifying races in Japan for the 2015 UTMF.
A number of changes and additions have been made to the list of qualifying races in Japan for the 2015 UTMF. The number of qualifying points have not been changed. Please refer to the attached document update on Dec. 22, 2014 2015utmf_list of qualifying races in japan_20141222
- ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI 2015 4th Edition Official Race Announcement
This is an official announcement from the UTMF Race Committee (Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, Race Director) regarding the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI 2015 trail race . ◇ RACE OVERVIEW & ENTRY INFORMATION ●RACE DATES Friday, September 25, 2015 – Sunday, September 27, 2015 (3 days) While the 2014 race was held during the month of April, a decision…
- UTWT 2014 Awards Ceremony to be held in Paris, France on Nov. 19, 2014
The UTWT (Ultra-Trail World Tour) 2014 awards ceremony will be held in Paris, France on November 19, 2014 starting from 20:00 (CET – France time / Nov. 20, 4:00 Japan Standard Time) (*) Everyone from around the world is welcome to watch this special awards ceremony via live internet streaming by signing up from the…
- Regarding the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji 2015
Race Dates We had previously announced that the 2015 race dates will be made available in October, however, this has been delayed until at least November due to the further need to consider additional environmental factors and the race course itself. As a result, the race dates and season during which the race will be…
- Regarding the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji 2015
The UTMF race committee is currently in discussions with various organizations with regards to the race course and race dates for the 2015 UTMF. We’re hoping to be able to make an official announcement about the 2015 race around mid-October and appreciate your patience. * Several new races in Japan have been added to the…
- Mountain skills are required for the UTMF
In order to participate in a 160km mountain race near Mt. Fuji, just being able to run long distances is not enough. You must have the right equipment and most importantly, possess sound judgment and the ability to flexibly make quick decisions to ensure your own safety in difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions. These…
- NHK World to broadcast UTMF2014 on June 28
On Saturday, June 28, the race scene of UTMF2014 will be broadcast on NHK WORLD. For those who have participated the race of 2014 or for who is aiming to be one of the participant in the coming races, it would be a great oportunity to watch the full race document and also the breath…
- Finisher Certificates will be sent by email
There has been a change in the finisher certificate delivery. The certificates will be sent out by email one by one, in PDF file. Please ensure that you are able to receive emails on your PC. If you have changed your email address, please contact English/French race coordinator. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
- 2014 Race Results
The 2014 UTMF and STY race results are now available. http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/about/result2014/
- Finisher Certificates
Finisher certificates will be available for download at a later date. The download site will be posted in this NEWS section in early May. Please keep checking back!
- UTMF/STY Results (Awarded Racers)
Please click on the following PDF link for the UTMF/STY top racer results. UTMF/STY 2014 Results (Awarded Racers) UTMF2014リザルト_表彰対象
- UTMF STY RESULT (Awarded Racers)
RESULT (Awarded Racers) UTMF2014 RESULT (Awarded Racers)
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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:…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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/
- 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…
- 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/
- 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…
- 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,…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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
- 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)…
- 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…
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…
- 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…
- 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/
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- UTMF/STY 2013 RESULT
UTMF/STY 2013 RESULT http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/en/about/result2013/ UTMF MAN UTMF WOMEN STY MAN STY WOMEN
- YouTube STY START
YouTube STY START http://www.youtube.com/user/THENORTHFACEjpn?feature=watch
- 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/
- 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.
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
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…
- 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…
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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 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).
- 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…
- “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…
- 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…
- 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)
- 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…
- 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…
- “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…
- 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…
- 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
- Overseas registrations extended until Jan. 31st
Overseas registration for the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF and STY) have been extended until January 31, 2013.
- 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…
- 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.
- 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…
- 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.
- 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…
- 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
- 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…
- “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.
- 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.