RACER QUALIFICATIONS

*In order to prevent the spread of COVID 19, entries from racers living outside of Japan will not be accepted for the UTMF2022. The entry is open only to racers living in Japan. (Regardless of nationality)

RACER QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Racers must be residents of Japan at the time of the entry and those who can remain in Japan for two weeks prior to the race (except for invited racers*).
  2. A new eligibility requirement is the completion of COVID-19 vaccination two times by at least 14 days prior to the race or a negative PCR test immediately prior to the race (taken within 72 hours of the start of the race).
  3. Racers must have successfully completed races that are registered with the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and have earned points described below. The races must have been completed within the last two years (from January 6, 2020) up until the day before the start date of the race registration for the general category (January 06, 2022).However, at least one of these races must have been completed within one year (from January 6, 2021) up until the day before the registration start date (January 6, 2022).The UTMF165k: 10 points or more from up to three races* The KAI65k: 3 points or more from up to two races* *As a special exception, finishers of the Virtual UTMF 2021 have been awarded the equivalent of 6 ITRA points and will be eligible to participate. (Date of the Virtual UTMF2021: April 19-25, 2021)
  4.  Registered racers of the UTMF 2020 or 2021 (those who had the right to run as general category racers or donation-based racers) are given priority entry rights even if they do not have the specified points.(If the number of entries exceeds the limit, a lottery will be held.)

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RACE

  1. As a racer, you understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance trail running race. You will be running all day and night through mountainous terrain and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
  2. You are responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.
  3. You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (low temperatures, strong winds, rain and snow) and other troubles expected when traveling across mountainous terrain.
  4. You are able to physically and mentally deal with extreme fatigue, stomach problems, muscle pain and mild physical injuries on your own.
  5. You fully understand that you are responsible for overcoming the above conditions1 to 4 on your own and that it is not the responsibility of the race organization.
  6. You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.
  7. Video/television footage, photos, articles, race results, etc. may be used and/or shown in newspapers, television, magazines, internet, pamphlets, etc. You understand and agree that these rights belong to the race organization and may be used for these purposes.
  8. All racers must accept and comply with the UTMF2021 Operation Policy on the Prevention of COVID-19.
If during the 2022 race, we find out that you did not meet the above race conditions, your entry to the 2022 race may be declined.

ENTRY PERIOD

① UTMF165k
・The priority entry(Registered racers of the UTMF 2020,2021)
December 1, 2021 (12:00JST) – December 8, 2021 (JST) Not a lottery.
・General category entry(The entry is open only to racers living in Japan)
January 7, 2022 – January 14, 2022 Lottery.
② KAI69k
・General category entry(The entry is open only to racers living in Japan)
January 7, 2022 (12:00JST) – January 14, 2022 (12:00JST)

RESULT NOTICE

January 28, 2022 (JST) You will receive an email notification about the announcement of the drawing results to the email address that you registered for the entry. You can check the drawing results on My Page of RUNNET GLOBAL after January 28th.

RACE ENTRY FEES(TAX IN)

・The priority entry 40,000JPY Entry fee payment deadline: December 24, 2021 (JST)

Please note: It is customary in Japan for race registration sites to charge a 6% system usage charge.

① UTMF165k

・General category entry 40,000 JPY Entry fee payment deadline: February 7, 2022 (JST)

Please note: It is customary in Japan for race registration sites to charge a 6% system usage charge. This fee will be added to your registration fee when signing up for the race.
② KAI69k

・General category entry 26,000 JPY Entry fee payment deadline: February 7, 2022 (JST)

Please note: It is customary in Japan for race registration sites to charge a 6% system usage charge. This fee will be added to your registration fee when signing up for the race.

Entry with contribution (only KAI69K)

January 7, 2022 – January 14, 2022

Eligibility: Qualified racers who wish to participate in the UTMF and make a monetary contribution of 54,000 JPY to be used for the environmental conservation activities of the NPO Fuji Trail Runners Club 80,000 JPY (A monetary contribution of 54,000 JPY Entry fee 26,000 JPY) (including the entry system usage charge)

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  • ・The contribution is not tax deductible at this point.
  • ・No deposit fee applies to the payment of the contribution and participation fee for racers who select the entry withcontribution.
  • ・Your contributions are used for the environmental conservation activities of the NPO Fuji Trail Runners Club including the environmental investigation and maintenance of trails around Mt. Fuji.
Check environmental activities conducted in the past (available only in Japanese): https://fuji-trailrunnersclub.com/environmental/

How to look up your ITRA point, results, and Performance Index

Go to the official ITRA website:https://itra.run/(available in English, French and Spanish)
  1. Check your own race results,and performancs Index

    Top Page → RUNNERS → Find a runner → Enter your name and nationality and press enter. Check the performance index (GENERAL) For ITRA point, please click “Ranking list: Course characteristics.”

  2. Check races registered with the ITRA

    Top Page → Races → Enter period, location, etc. and press enter.

Other Notes

  • ・You will be required to provide the name and date of the trail race(s) as well as your race number and finish time(s) when registering for the UTMF.
  • ・You will be required to show photo ID (such as a driver’s license) at racer check-in

Cancellations, Race Category Changes, Transfers

  • ・Please be aware that there are no entry fee refunds (full or partial) for whatever the reason once you’ve signed up for the race.
  • ・Your entry (race bib/number) cannot be transferred to another person. If you do so, you, and the person to whom you’ve transferred the race bib to, will be prohibited from entering the UTMF in the future.
  • ・If you’ve signed up for the race through the Japanese registration system and opted to pay via bank transfer, you must make the payment by the payment deadline or your registration will be cancelled. If we receive your bank transfer after the payment deadline, your entry will be automatically cancelled and your payment will be returned to you minus a service charge.