Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Yamanashi! You'll be surrounded by beautiful forests, wasabi farms, cosmos flowers, and Bbuckwheat flowers at the origin of the famous Tamagawa River. The 20KM course takes you past beautiful forests and plateaus up to 1,300m (4,265ft high) where the Tamagawa River flows from. Take in the natural beauty of the village and the refreshing aura of the forest.
The course starts at Yamanasahi Prefecture's Kosuge Hot Springs. You'll immediately move uphill all the way to Tsuruneyama, which is filled with Wasabi farms and massive forests thriving from the spring water. It is then downhill from Tsuruneyama to Tsurutoge. You'll climb up again to Mount Mito and Omakihira, then downhill to Kosuge River. Runners may enjoy the boardwalk along the Kosuge River before relaxing their weary bodies at the natural hot water springs after crossing the finish line.
Difficulty: 3 stars (upper-intermediate)
*Included: English Registration, English Event Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Event Insurance, Event T-Shirt, fresh local produce, and Post-Race Follow-up (links to results, photos)
|Entry Fees||Before Jul 24, 2018|
・If total cost is ¥5,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥500.
・If total cost is more than ¥5,000, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
・This event is a trail run on a high elevation mountain. Therefore as a precaution, we have placed 3 checkpoints at Matsuhimetoge (1hr40min), Tsurutoge (2hr25min), and Omakihira hike entrance (4hr). However, the closing time of these checkpoints are still to be determined.
・Participants stopped at these checkpoints will not be able to proceed due to the time limit.
・The difference in elevation throughout the course is 650 meters.
・Water stations will be located at Tsurutoge and Matsuhimetoge.
・Docomo (phone carrier) will be available on majority of the course.
- Water (above 500ml)
- Insurance card
・There is a natural hot water spring at the mainstage.