CONCEPT

The ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI is an unparalleled event that challenges the human spirit through the outdoor sport of trail running. By connecting mountain trails, local footpaths and forest roads around the foothills of Mt. Fuji, this 100 mile course allows participants to enjoy majestic views of Mt. Fuji while experiencing the stunning natural beauty and culture of this region.

RACE MISSION

SELF-EXPLORATION
The ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI is not about winning or competing against others. The objective of this extraordinary 100mile trail journey around the perimeter of Mt. Fuji is to provide a challenge in which you can explore your physical and mental limits and discover new possibilities within yourself.
RESPECT FOR NATURE
Japan’s culture has always been deeply interconnected with nature. However, in recent times, people have started to lose sight of this important connection. This race aims to cultivate respect towards the natural environment through the outdoor sport of trail running.
SHARING THE TRAILS
These trails have been created over many years by the people who live, work and enjoy the mountains. This race aims to foster a mutual respect and understanding between these different users and help communicate and promote the sharing of these trails.

Connected to the world

The ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI is an official member of the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and the Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT).
Our race aims to promote trail running by strengthening the relationship between trail runners and race organizers from around the world.

International Trail Running Association (ITRA)

Established in July 2013, the ITRA is an international entity committed to bringing together members of the global trail running community and promoting the sport of trail running. The association’s activities encompass a wide range of objectives including the establishment of common values and ethics, the development of anti-doping policies, the improvement of race quality and safety standards, as well as the development of environmental guidelines. Members include trail running associations from around the world as well as race organizers and individual trail runners.
The UTMF is a committed member of this organization

http://www.i-tra.org/

ULTRA-TRAIL WORLD TOUR (UTWT)

The UTWT is an international circuit of ultra-distance trail running races that includes some of the best and most prestigious races from around the world. Selection criteria include course length (over 100km), race content that showcases the unique features of that region, race organization quality and successful completion of at least two editions. By participating in these races, racers can earn points which count towards the UTWT overall world ranking.

http://www.ultratrail-worldtour.com/

2019 Ultra-Trail World Tour races
Date Race Distance Country
1 January, 19th Vibram® Hong Kong 100 100 km Hong Kong, China
2 February, 6th-10th Tarawera Ultramarathon 102 km Rotorua, New Zealand
3 February, 20th-24th Transgrancanaria HG 125 km Gran Canaria, Spain
4 April, 5th-15th Marathon des Sables +/- 250 km Sahara, Morocco
5 April, 12th-14th 100 Miles of Istria 100 miles Umag, Croatia
6 April, 12th-13th Patagonia Run 160 km San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina
7 April, 27th Madeira Island Ultra-Trail® 115 km Funchal, Portugal
8 April, 26th-28th Ultra-Trail® Mount Fuji 170 km Fujisan, Japan
9 April 13th Penyagolosa Trails HG 109 km Castellon, Spain
10 May, 16th-19th Ultra-Trail Australia 100 km Katoomba, Australia
11 June, 15th mozart100® 105 km Salzburg, Austria
12 June 28th-30th The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail 119 km Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italia
13 June, 29th-30th The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run 100 miles California, United States
14 July, 19th-21st Eiger Ultra-Trail® 101 km Grindelwald, Switzerland
15 August, 28th TDS® 119 km Courmayeur-Chamonix, Italy – France
16 Aug, 30th CCC® 101 km Courmayeur-Chamonix, Italy – Switzerland – France
17 Aug, 30th UTMB® 170 km Chamonix, France – Italy – Switzerland
18 September, 6th- 7th-8th Harricana Ultra-Trail® 125 km La Malbaie, Canada
19 October, 20th Salomon® Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® 119 km Urgup, Turkey
20 November, 2nd-3rd Javelina Jundred 100 miles Arizona, United States
21 November, 30th Ultra-Trail Cape Town® 100 km Cape Town, South Africa