RULES FOR SUPPORTERS update 2022.4.7

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, private supporters need to pre-register for the UTMF2022. (Antigen testing and supporter check-in are required before the race.)

* The application period has been extended. (until Thursday, March 31, 2022)

Note and request to supporters, spectators , and members of the press

The UTMF2022 will be operated in accordance with the UTMF2022 Operation Policy on the Prevention of COVID-19. All participants are required to agree to and abide by these rules during the race period.

The contents are subject to change to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Race organizer does not hold any responsibility for the COVID-19 infection to any person involved in this race.

This UTMF is actively committed to the preservation of the natural environment. If anyone violates the following rules or instructions given by the organizer in accordance with the rules, the person may be asked to leave from the race area, or the racer associated with the person may be disqualified or receive penalty of extra one hour, three hours, or six hours added to his/her race time. Participation in future races may also be denied.

Environmental Protection
  • You must stay on the trails at all times. Stepping off the trails or taking shortcuts around corners and switchbacks is strictly prohibited.
  • Picking up or damaging plants, animals, fungi, and rocks found along the race course as well as within the overall race area are prohibited.
  • Do not throw out garbage along the course or at the aid stations. All garbage must be carried home with you.
  • Please use toilets located at the aid stations. In case of an emergency, use a disposable toilet (i.e. plastic bags) and dispose of it at home.
  • In order to reduce energy consumption and lower carbon dioxide emissions, we highly recommend that you use public transportation or carpool when coming to the race area.
AID STATIONS & SUPPORTER RULES
  • In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, supporters for the UTMF2022 are required to pre-register (until March 31, 2022 and take antigen testing provided by the organizer at the race area and submit a negative result, as well as supporter check-in before the race. (Thursday, April 21 at Fujikyu Highland Conifer Forest or Friday, April 22 at Fujisan Kodomono-kuni)
  • One supporter can submit an application to provide support for multiple racers.
  • Personal support by family and friends for racers is allowed only within the designated area of each aid station (no personal allowed during the KAI69K). Aid stations in which personal supporters are allowed are U2 Fumoto, U4 Fujikawaguchiko Shojiko, U5 Fujikyu Highland, and U7 Yamanakako.
  • Personal supporters are allowed to enter and provide support for the racers only within designated support areas. Only racers can enter the aid sections provided by the organizer.
  • Supporters are required to wear masks and keep as much distance from others as possible while providing support.
  • Only one personal supporter per racer is allowed to enter the personal support area and provide support, regardless of the number of registered supporters. When multiple supporters are found to be providing support to a racer, the racer may receive penalties such as disqualification and penalty time addition.
  • Racers themselves need to go to the aid section and pick up food and beverages provided by the organizers. Each supporter can bring up to 30 liters of tools and gears to an aid station.
  • The race organizer will set up toilets and lights within the supporter area for the supporters. However, the support areas may be in non-covered outdoor areas. Supporters should bring their own rainwear/outdoor gear to protect themselves from the weather.
  • The designated support area will be shared by many supporters. Supporters may not stay in this area for long periods of time before the arrival of his/her racer.
  • Check the estimated time of arrival of your racers on the website of the race headquarters during the race, and enter the personal support area approximately 30 minutes before the race to prepare for the arrival of your racer.
  • Supporters should be considerate of the other supporters and share the space with others.
  • The food and drinks provided at the aid stations are only for the racers and are not available to the supporters.
  • Supporters may not run alongside racers.
  • Supporters should be considerate of the other supporters and share the space with others.
  • Supporters are not allowed to take the food or beverage services provided by the organizer.
  • Supporters may not run alongside racers.
  • Supporters are prohibited from providing medical treatment for the racer.
  • Supporters must carry all their garbage back home with them. Garbage cannot be left at the aid stations.
  • Fire is strictly prohibited at the start area and the aid station U7 Yamanakako.
  • Open flame is not allowed at U2 Fumoto and U4 Fujikawaguchiko Town Shojiko. Only gas stove for camping and hikers can be used.
  • Tents, tarps, and streamers are not allowed at U4 Fujikawaguchiko Town Shojiko, U7 Yamanakako, and the finish area at Fujikyu Highland Conifer Forest, as they are within the national park.
  • Supporters must not shout or make loud noises when cheering on racers when close to towns and residential areas. It will be a uncomfortable noise to local residents.
  • Aid stations where personal support is not allowed (U1 Fujinomiya, U3 Motosuko, U6 Oshino, U8 Nijyumagari Pass, U9 Fujiyoshida) are closed to vehicles and cheering is prohibited.
Parking
  • NEVER park your car illegally because it will cause a great inconvenience to local residents.
  • If you come to the finish area at Fujikyu Highland Conifer Forest by car, be sure to park your car at Fujisan Parking. Illegal parking around Fujikyu Highland is strictly prohibited. There is no free shuttle bus service between Fujisan Parking and Fujikyu Highland.
  • You will need a parking pass in order to park in Fujisan Kodomonokuni. One racer parking pass and one supporter parking pass will be issued per racer prior to the race. Please receive the supporter pass from the racer.
  • Aid stations where personal support is allowed have designated parking areas for the supporters. Please see the official website for the locations of the Parking.
  • Aid stations where personal support is not allowed (U1 Fujinomiya, U3 Motosuko, U6 Oshino, U8 Nijyumagari Pass, U9 Fujiyoshida) are closed to vehicles and cheering is prohibited.
It is not only the race headquarters but also volunteers, racers, supporters, and fans who create and operate the race. Please observe the manners and rules and make UTMF a world-class event. We also ask for your consideration so as not to cause any trouble to local residents and their facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Personal Support

QUESTION :
Who applies for personal support?
ANSWER :
The person who will provide the personal support should submit the application.
QUESTION :
Can more than one support apply to provide personal support for one racer?
ANSWER :
Yes. However, only one supporter per racer is allowed to enter and support the racer at the support area. Also, the maximum amount of luggage that can be brought into the support area is 30 liters.
QUESTION :
Can one personal supporter support more than one racer?
ANSWER :
Yes. Please provide the name and date of birth of the racer(s) you will be supporting when applying. Please note, however, that the amount of luggage that one supporter may bring into the private support area is limited to 30 liters, regardless of the number of racers supported.
QUESTION :
Can I bring family members to the support area?
ANSWER :
This is allowed only under unavoidable circumstances, such when bringing in pre-school children. For more detail, please contact the race headquarters. However, accompanying persons entering the support area must show a negative result of antigen testing provided by the organizer. Also, they cannot engage in any form of support activities. Also, non-supporters may be asked to leave the support area if it is determined that they are interfering with the operation of the race.
QUESTION :
Can I allow my racer to take a nap in my car during personal support?
ANSWER :
Racers are not allowed to take a nap outside the nap area or the support area.