ULTRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI

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The ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI Executive Committee has carefully re-examined the race dates and race course and held repeated discussions with the local stakeholders to continue the race in the future. As a result, the details for next year’s race have been decided upon with which I will provide you with a summary.

Regarding the race dates, we chose a time during which the impact of changing weather conditions on the environment are as small as possible. As for the race course, we are utilizing trails that can be detoured by road in case of bad weather and selected areas and routes based on both runner safety and the environment.

During this process however, a decision was made to not pass through Susono City, Gotemba City, and Oyama Town in the prefecture of Shizuoka due to the inability to establish appropriate detour routes. As a result, the UTMF will no longer “go around Mt. Fuji”.

Although this was a very difficult decision to make, we’ve worked hard to create a new 100 mile (over 160km) course that will be both exciting and challenging. We look forward to your participation in 2018!

Tsuyoshi Kaburaki
ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI Executive Committee Director
July 31, 2017

Race Dates & Location (Planned)
Date: Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29, 2018

STY
Start: Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni, Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture (April 27)
Finish: Oike Kouen, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi Prefecture
Distance: Approx. 95 km (Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni → Fujinomiya → Motosuko → Kawaguchiko)

UTMF
Start: Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni, Shizuoka Prefecture (April 27)
Finish: Oike Kouen, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi Prefecture
Distance: Approx. 170 km (Fujisan Kodomo-no-kuni → Fujinomiya → Motosuko → Kawaguchiko → Yamanakako → Kawaguchiko)

●The UTMF will start several hours after the start of the STY.
●The race course from Kawaguchiko to Yamanakako and from Yamanakako back to Kawaguchiko will be different.
●Race registration start is planned for October 16. The race schedule and course should be announced at the beginning of October before registration starts.