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 finalize and announce the race course which was to be based on last year’s course with a few modifications. Unfortunately however, we’ve run into a number of issues that has prevented us from doing so.
The main issue is that we’ve been recently asked by certain parties to partially re-route a major section of the race course. The reasons we’ve been given are the protection of the environment and the registration of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage site. We are currently in the process of discussing these issues with all the parties concerned but these negotiations may result in significant changes to sections of the race course including the direction of the race.
Due to the sensitivity of the issues, we regret to say that we may be unable to adequately answer all your questions at this point in time. Once everything is finalized though, we will immediately officially announce the race course.
We are extremely sorry for this delay and greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.

Tsuyoshi Kaburaki
Race Director / UTMF Race Committee
Ultra-Trail Mt.FUJI