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 distance, distance between aid stations and the total cumulative altitude gain for the entire course will change. The A9 Aid Station will change from OKUNOMURA to NIJUMAGARI,. Supporters will no longer be able to go to the A9 Aid Station and therefore the shuttle bus will not stop at this Aid Station. The revised course details are posted here  http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/2018/en/racers/course/