In order to welcome more international runners from around the world to the Shinetsu Five Mountain Trail race, we have asked Avid Adventures Japan to provide information about our race in English on their website. Avid will also be managing the international entries. Please click on the following link to find out more about the race and to register for the race in English.
A message from our race director:
Last year, trail runners from all over Japan and the world, ran and finally connected for the very first time, a magnificent 160km trail going across the Shinetsu Highland area. This was the beginning of a new era for the Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail and a new way for trail runners to run and challenge themselves while experiencing the enjoyment of trail running in Japan.
What makes Shi netsu Five Mountains Trail Race interesting and so challenging is that the trail is very runnable such that you can continue running from start to the finish.
Whether you participate in the 100 miles or 110km categories , you will be able to run across the undulating landscape while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Shinetsu Five M ountains and the warm hospitality of the local volunteer staff In order to fully enjoy your experience and feel satisfied with your race, I believe that you need to be able to successfully manage all the mental conflicts within you and decide on the right strategies for yourself while you run. I hope that each and every one of you will experience what makes this race so special as you push your limits and run towards the finish line.
Please enjoy the Shinetsu area with your pacer, crew and with your supporters. I hope that you are filled with a passion for trail running and are ready to commit yourself both mentally and physically as you venture out on this long trail journey. I look forward to seeing you there.
Race Director, Trail Runner