RACE INFORMATION

Race NameSHINETSU FIVE MOUNTAINS TRAIL 100 mile/110km
Shinetsu Gokaku Trail Running Race 2023~Patagonia Cup~
Location/AreaShinetsu Kougen (Niigata Prefecture – Myoko City; Nagano Prefecture – Nagano City, Shinano Town, Iizuna Town, Iiyama City)
Race DatesSEPT 16-18, 2023
100miles:  Saturday, September 16, 2023 /
18:30 race start
110km:  Sunday,
September 17, 2023 /
5:30 race start
Race Categories100miles (163km) /
110km
(111km)
Time Limits100miles  
– 33 hours (with 5 cutoff points) 
110km
– 22 hours (with 3 cutoff points)
#of RacersJapanese racers
100 miles:  600 / 110km:  700

Overseas racers
There will be 20 slots (in total) available for the 100 mile and 110km races for racers signing up through the RUNNET GLOBAL website (available only for racers coming from overseas and foreign residents in Japan). These slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

You will need to create an account with “Runnet Global”
 beforehand in order to register for the race.
Registration PeriodInternational entries:
Tue. May 17, 2023

International entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and will be closed once all the race slots are filled.
Click here to go to registration page
Race RequirementsFor both race categories

・Non-Japanese racers living outside of Japan.

・You must be 18 years old or above.

・Trail running is a sport that takes place outdoors. It is thus very important that you are aware of and fully understand the potentialp roblems and challenges that may be encountered while out on the race course (e.g. weather, physical and mental challenges).
You are responsible for yourself during the race and you must possess the skills to be able to deal with such issues in order to participate.

・Please ensure that all participants (racers, pacers, volunteers,supporters, etc.) in this event fully understand and agree to this “Operation Policy for the Prevention of COVID-19” as stated herein.
Although the spread of Covid is expected to have settled down by the 2023 race, we be keeping a close eye on the Covid situation.
Final measures to prevent infection during the race will be announced in the “Racer Information Package” (to be uploaded around August 20).
This operating policy may be revised in the future depending on the status of Covid.
Please follow the measures put out by Japan when entering the country.

・You must have confidence to be able to complete the race within the time limit and without getting lost.

・You understand and agree to the accommodation requirements (*see below) set out for each race category.

(*) Accommodation requirements: With the exception of local residents,all racers must stay in accommodations arranged by the race. We ask for your understanding and cooperation as these accommodations are members of the local tourism associations that organizes and provides the staff that makes this race possible.(For international racers, see “ Accommodation ” for details)

100miles

・You must stay in an accommodation arranged by the race after the race on Sunday, Sept 17.

・You must have finished a minimum of 1 trail running races over 100 km long within the cutoff times during the past 4 years (Jan 1, 2019 – Apr 11, 2023). 

All racer qualifications will be checked upon registration.
The trail races can be either in Japan or overseas.
The following races will not be accepted:

・Ultra-road marathons held on paved roads

・Stage races (except for those races with 100km+ in distance per day)

・Informal races that cannot be verified as well as pre-races that do not have verifiable finish times.

The race organizer will be the one to make the final decision as to whether a specific race qualification is acceptable or not.

110km

・You must stay in an accommodation arranged by the race on the day before the race (Sat. Sept 16) and after the race (Sun. Sept 17)

Entry Fees100miles:
JPY 43,000 (racer)    
JPY 14,000 (pacer)
110km:
JPY 33,000 (racer)      
JPY 12,000 (pacer)

Note:

*No refunds provided once you’ve registered for whatever reason.

*Race bibs are non-transferable and race category may not be changed.

*Part of the entry fee will be used for trail maintenance and environmental conservation activities.

*Please note: It is customary in Japan for race registration sites to charge an admin fee system usage charge.
This fee of 12% for international entries will be added to your registration when signing up for the race.

Pacers
Pacers are allowed to accompany the racer from the following sections:
100miles:
Cutoff point #3 Kurohime ~ Finish Line (Plaza Aurora)
110km:
Cutoff point #2 Sasagamine ~ Finish Line (Plaza Aurora)

Note: Pacers are optional.
AccommodationsClick here for accommodation details.

Note: After you register for the race, you will receive an email from us regarding your lodging reservation. After you register for accommodations, we will email you information about the convention shuttle bus.
InsuranceClick here for insurance details.

Group accident insurance is included in the entry fee however if you are coming from overseas, it is highly recommended that you enroll in an overseas travel insurance plan that will cover you for the duration of your stay in Japan.
Participation GiftsFor both racers and pacers:

・Patagonia race t-shirts (Capilene Cool Daily) T-shirts size chart

・Zunda Dango
(The green paste used in zunda mochi is made by mashing edamame beans into a smooth texture, which is then called “zunda”.)

・MAGMA Athlete Barley
(MAGMA Athlete Barley is a brand of nutritional supplement food.)

Awards

1.Awards for the top 10 finishers in both the male & female categories.
(Prizes for the top 3 finishers)

2. Wooden trophies engraved with your name and finish time for all finishers who complete the race within the time limit. Trophies will be mailed to you after the race.
In addition, 100 mile finishers will be given a commemorative buckle.

3. Priority entry rights for next year’s race for the top 10 finishers in both the male & female categories.

Race ProducerHiroki Ishikawa – Trail Runner (Trail Works, Founder)
Race OrganizerShinetsu Five Mountains Trail Running Race Committee
Cosponsored by ・Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture

・Shinetsu Kougen Liaison Council (Myoko City of Niigata Prefecture, Nagano City, Shinano Town, & Iizuna Town of Nagano Prefecture)

・Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture

SponsorsPremium Partner
patagonia
Major Partners
HOKA, RUN-WALK Style
Main Partner
Zunda Senmonten zunda zunda
Core Partners
GREGORY, Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Colantotte, Mokokogen Kanko Bus
Active Partners
New-HALE Taping,PETZL,Trail Butter,GARMIN
Active Supporters
TOYO TIRE,MAGMA,SMITH,MEDALIST,Hiziri Seitai-in,KleanKanteen,
Hokushin Farm,MANABAR
Supporting Partners
NATIONAL YOUTH OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER(Shizen-no-ie)
NPO Corporation Inside Out Ski Club
Trail Supporter
Yuken Corporation