This is an official announcement from the UTMF Race Committee (Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, Race Director) regarding the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI 2015 trail race .
◇ RACE OVERVIEW & ENTRY INFORMATION
Friday, September 25, 2015 – Sunday, September 27, 2015 (3 days)
While the 2014 race was held during the month of April, a decision was made to move the 2015 race dates up to September in order to reduce the risk of hypothermia.
UTMF (ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI)
Start Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Start/Finish Location: Yagisaki Kouen, Fuji Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture
STY (Shizuoka to Yamanashi)
Start Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Start Location: Fujisan Kodomono Kuni, Shizuoka Prefecture
Finish Location: Yagisaki Kouen, Fuji Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture
Race registration begins on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (tentative)
Details on how to register and registration period will be announced on the official race website at a later date.
●RACE ENTRY FEES
Any male or female 18 years of age or older as of race day, who can complete the race without getting lost within the time limits. If you are 18 or 19 years old, parental/guardian permission is required.
●QUALIFICATION POINTS REQUIRED
You must have obtained a minimum of 4 points in a maximum of 2 qualifying races between October 1, 2012 and February 28, 2015. (Note: 4 points in 3 or more races does not qualify)
You must have obtained a minimum of 2 points in a maximum of 2 qualifying races between October 1, 2012 and February 28, 2015.
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 qualifying races in Japan is available on the UTMF website.
2015utmf_list of qualifying races in japan
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)