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:
Let’s aim for the finish line of the Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail together!
Madarao, Myoko, Kurohime, Togakushi, and Iizuna are the five mountains that represent the “Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail”. Each mountain has its own unique character and appearance and if you are a trail runner, I urge you to come and experience running across the beautiful mountains of Shinetsu at least once in your life! The 110km race course follows scenic ridgelines and the only peak you’ll have to scale is that of Mt. Madarao. While long in distance, the endless beauty of the Shinetsu area will treat you to an unforgettable “running” journey.
During this journey, there will be cutoff times and you will be ranked by time. Each of you will also likely face your own personal challenges in order to complete this journey. This is what makes this race so appealing to many people and is what makes it different from just running or hiking.
We want you to be able to share this incredible experience with your friends and family, so our race allows pacers and support crews. It’s up to you to you make it across the finish line, but a good support team can help boost your performance by bringing out the best in you.
The staff and volunteers from the towns and cities that host this race - Myoko, Iiyama, Shinano, Nagano and Iizuna - as well as volunteers from all over Japan have spent a huge amount of time and effort to make this race safe and enjoyable. In a sense, everyone involved whether it be racer or staff, will be overcoming challenges to make it to the finish line. This is why I want all of us to aim for the finish line of the Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail together! I look forward to seeing you at the start line.
Hiroki Ishikawa Race Director, Trail Runner