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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 Yamanashi)
START TIME: To be announced
Start: Fujisan Kodomono Kuni, Shizuoka Prefecture 
Finish: Yagisaki Kouen, Fuji Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture

■RACE REGISTRATION
For racers living in Japan:  October 1 – 15, 2013 12:00 NOON (Japan Standard Time)
If you live in Japan, you must use the Japanese registration site.
There will be a lottery/draw if the number or applicants exceeds the number of spaces available.

※Note: The Japanese registration site is only available in Japanese. If you live in Japan but cannot read/write Japanese in order to use this system, please contact the UTMF race office in order to use the English registration site.

For racers living outside of Japan:  October 1, 2013 12:00 NOON (Japan Standard Time) – January 10, 2014  23:59 (Japan Standard Time)
If you live outside of Japan, you can use the English registration site.
Race registration will be based on a first come first serve basis until all the race slots are filled.

UTMF (Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI)
Entry Fee: 36,000 Japanese Yen
# of racers: 1200 (Japan 1000, Outside Japan 200)

STY (Shizuoka to Yamanashi)
Entry Fee: 24,000 Japanese Yen
# of racers: 1000 (Japan 800, Outside Japan 200)

■RACER QUALIFICATIONS
Any male or female 18 years of age or older as of race day, who is in good health and can complete the race without getting lost. For youths who are 18 or 19 years old, parental/ guardian permission is required.

■QUALIFYING POINTS
Last year, qualifying races for the UTMF/STY were based on “distance”. However, starting from 2014, a new point system has been implemented. This point system assigns points to qualifying races based on both distance and cumulative altitude gain. This point system is similar to the qualifying point system used by UTMF’s sister race, the Ultra-Trail Mt. Blanc (UTMB).
In order to qualify for the UTMF/STY, racers must successfully finish a qualifying race(s) and obtain the required number of points. “Successfully finish” means that you must have officially finished the race within the time limits.

■POINTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE
UTMF (Ultra-Trail Mt. FUJI)
You must have obtained a minimum of 4 points in a maximum of 2 races between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2013.
(Note: 4 points in 3 or more races does not qualify)

STY (Shizuoka to Yamanashi)
You must have obtained a minimum of 2 points in a maximum of 2 races between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2013.

•Points for the UTMB/UTMF are based on assessment of race effort and calculated using the following formula: (X) = Distance (in km) + Cumulative Altitude Gain (in meters) / 100

If (X) =# of qualifying points
65 – 89 1 point
90 – 129 2 points
130 – 179 3 points
>180 4 points

•Races in Japan: A list of races in Japan that may qualify for the UTMF is available on the race website. (Note: this is a preliminary list and is subject to change)
エントリー資格レース(日本):List of Qualifying Races in Japan

•Japanese races that are not shown as qualifying races on the UTMB website are currently being reviewed by the UTMB and UTMF race organizations. If the Japanese race is approved, it will be added to the UTMB qualifying race list. Also, please note that depending on the results of the review, races that qualified for the UTMB in the past may no longer qualify.

•Races outside of Japan: A list of qualifying races outside of Japan is available on the UTMB official website.
http://www.ultratrailmb.com/page/87/List_of_qualifying_races.html

•Races taking place after August 1, 2013: The UTMB and UTMF race organizations will review the race once it’s finished and assign it qualifying points.

•If a race is cancelled or the race course distance/cumulative altitude gain is changed due to bad weather, the number of qualifying points assigned will be revised.

How to register for the race
Details will be announced at a later date.

For inquiries in English, please contact : UTMF International Coordinator. info-english@ultratrailmtfuji.com