ULTRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI

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The Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji has grown to become an international trail running race thanks to the support of all the racers coming from around the world, our sponsors, supporters, organizations and volunteers. The UTMF is now considered to be one of the representative races in Asia and is also a member of the “Ultra-Trail World” Tour series.

In order to put on this unique race that takes racers along the trails around the perimeter of Mt. Fuji all day and throughout the night, we had to overcome many challenges every year. The first three editions were held during the spring and the last two editions (editions 4 and 5) was moved to the month of September in order avoid the risk associated with the cold night time temperatures up in the mountains. However, the last two editions were hit with terrible weather and rain and during this year’s 5th edition the storm warnings were issued such that the UTMF course had to be shortened and the STY cancelled mid-race. The rain also had an impact on certain sections of the trails

After this year’s race, we as a Race Committee have re-considered the timing of the race from many perspectives. It was agreed that continuing to hold this race during the heavy rain season in September may result in the race being cancelled or shortened again. From an environmental point of view, it would also be difficult to reduce the impact on the trails if it rains. Given these factors, it was determined that the timing of the race should be changed back to the Spring season.
 
However, as we don’t have enough time to prepare, holding the race in 2017 is not a realistic option. Although we are disappointed by having to skip a year (2017), we will set our goals towards the Spring of 2018 and will start preparations with the new date in mind. The details about the dates, registration information, etc. will be officially announced on the race’s website as well as Facebook once we receive the cooperation and support from the appropriate people, organizations and the environmental groups.

I would like to apologize to all those who’ve started to prepare for next year’s race and have let down. However, we will be working very hard so that you can continue on this journey around Mt. Fuji in the spring of 2018.

Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji Race Committee
Tsuyoshi Kaburaki

在来自世界各地的选手丶赞助商丶後援人员丶相关自治体和团体,以及义工们的支持下,Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji以Ultra-Trail World Tour成员的身份,发展成亚洲区内的国际越野跑赛事。

横跨昼夜丶绕着富士山跑一圈的赛事前所未有,我们在举办比赛时犯下错误,并沿途作出修正。第1届至第3届比赛在春季赛行,但考虑到入夜後气温骤降,第4届和第5届比赛改为在9月举行。

然而,过去两年的比赛均遇上雨天。今年第5届比赛的天气尤其恶劣,在大雨警报下,我们最终要缩短UTMF的距离和中途终止STY。此外,我们亦发现在雨天下举办比赛对山道造成破坏。

今届比赛之後,我们从不同的观点考虑下届比赛的举办日期,最终认为在9月份举办比赛的话,遇上大雨和台风而要缩短及终止赛事的风险较高,对环境造成的影响亦较大,因此决定将比赛改回在春季举行。

不过,由於在2017年春季举办赛事的准备时间不足,我们很遗憾地决定取消2017年赛事,并在2018年重开。我们将与有关部门丶自治体和环保团体相议後,决定举办日期丶参赛资格等细节。

有关第6届比赛的细节,以及在2017年的有关安排,我们将透过大会网站,Facebook等渠道公布。

我们对无法在明年举办比赛感到非常抱歉。我们将尽全力,在2018年春天与各位再次踏上环绕富士山一周的旅程。请各位继续支持。

Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji实行委员会
实行委员长  镝木 毅 

在來自世界各地的選手、贊助商、後援人員、相關自治體和團體,以及義工們的支持下,Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji以Ultra-Trail World Tour成員的身份,發展成亞洲區內的國際越野跑賽事。

橫跨昼夜、繞著富士山跑一圈的賽事前所未有,我們在舉辦比賽時犯下錯誤,並沿途作出修正。第1屆至第3屆比賽在春季賽行,但考慮到入夜後氣溫驟降,第4屆和第5屆比賽改為在9月舉行。

然而,過去兩年的比賽均遇上雨天。今年第5屆比賽的天氣尤其惡劣,在大雨警報下,我們最終要縮短UTMF的距離和中途終止STY。此外,我們亦發現在雨天下舉辦比賽對山道造成破壞。

今屆比賽之後,我們從不同的觀點考慮下屆比賽的舉辦日期,最終認為在9月份舉辦比賽的話,遇上大雨和颱風而要縮短及終止賽事的風險較高,對環境造成的影響亦較大,因此決定將比賽改回在春季舉行。

不過,由於在2017年春季舉辦賽事的準備時間不足,我們很遺憾地決定取消2017年賽事,並在2018年重開。我們將與有關部門、自治體和環保團體相議後,決定舉辦日期、參賽資格等細節。

有關第6屆比賽的細節,以及在2017年的有關安排,我們將透過大會網站,Facebook等渠道公佈。

我們對無法在明年舉辦比賽感到非常抱歉。我們將盡全力,在2018年春天與各位再次踏上環繞富士山一周的旅程。請各位繼續支持。

Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji實行委員會
實行委員長  鏑木 毅