1．Race ranking is based on finish times.The race course is not owned by the race. Please be considerate towards other users and have respect for the environment.
2．There will be cut-off points along the course (see “cut-offs” below). The finish line cut-off time is on Mon. Sep 18 at 3:30am.
If you do not make the cut-off times, you will not be able to continue the race and must follow the instructions provided by race staff to make your way down the mountain.
Cut-off #1: APA Resort (52km) / Sun. Sept 17, 5:00 cut-off (10.5 hours after race start)
Cut-off #2: Shizen-no-ie (69km) / Sun. Sept 17,7:30 cut-off (13 hours after race start)
Cut-off #3: Kurohime (101km) / Sun. Sept 17, 14:00 cut-off (19.5hours after race start)
Cut-off #4: Sasagamine (112km) / Sun. Sept 17, 17:00 cut-off (22.5hours after race start)
Cut-off #5: Togakushi (141km) / Sun. Sept 17, 23:30 cut-off (29 hours after race start)
Finish Line: Plaza Aurora(163km) / Mon. Sept 18, 3:30 cut-off (33 hours after race start)
Cut-off #1: Kurohime (49km) / Sun. Sept 17, 15:00 cut-off (9.5hours after race start)
Cut-off #2: Sasagamine (60km) / Sun. Sept 17, 17:00 cut-off (11.5hours after race start)
Cut-off #3: Togakushi (88km) / Sun. Sept 17,23:30 cut-off (18 hours after race start)
Finish Line: Plaza Aurora (111km) / Mon. Sept 18,3:30 cut-off (22 hours after race start)
3．In order to support racer safely, racers are allowed to be accompanied by a pacer as follows: For the100mile category, between cut-off #3 (Kurohime) to the finish line (Plaza Aurora) and for the 110kmcategory, between cut-off #2 (Sasagamine) to the finish line (Plaza Aurora).
Pacers are optional. Please refer to the “Pacer page” for further details.
4．The use of items such as trekking poles/branches/walking sticks is prohibited throughout the course.
5．Sleeping/napping along the course is prohibited.
6．Using headset is prohibited during the race.
7．Running barefoot and/or footwear such as sandals that expose your barefeet are prohibited.
8．Staff will be checking your race bibs with timing chips attached during the race. One race bib must be attached to the front of your upper body. Make sure that it is clearly visible and not hidden by clothes. One race bib must also be attached to your backpack (back of your upper body) and must also be fully visible. Please do not fold your race bibs to make them smaller.
9．If you decide to drop out of the race, please inform the aid station staff. If you need to drop out of the race while still out on the course due to an injury or illness, please inform the nearest staff member. If you are unable to move on your own, please contact race headquarters and follow their instructions.
In whichever case, you must hand-in your race bib (with the timing chip attached) to a race staff. This is very important for safety confirmation purposes. If you fail to do so, you will be prohibited from participating in future races and you may be charged for search and rescue costs incurred to look for you. If you lose your timing chip, you will charged for the cost of the timing chip.
If you drop out of the race, you will be asked to wait at the aid station and then transported to the finish line (which will have a resting area. If you drop out of the race early, please be prepared to wait for a long time as the free shuttle buses that run between the finish area and the hotels only operate from 15:00.
10．You may be asked to stop racing by race staff if they consider you to be in not good enough condition to continue the race.
11．The race may be stopped or changed mid-race if the race organizer determines that it is unsafe to continue with the race.
12．A racer will be disqualified for the following:
1) Failure to obey the rules and regulations or follow instructions by race staff.
2) Failure to meet the cut-off time limits.
3) You do not have your mandatory gear (this includes if you lose your mandatory gear)
4) You receive outside support at points other than the official assistance points.
5) You receive support from your pacer or other racers during the race.
Prohibited support includes pulling your hand as well as carrying your backpack.
1．Gear:A bear bell is highly recommended as there are wild animals in this region.
However, please do not ring your bear bell in the vicinity of residential areas where bear bells are prohibited.
2．Health examination:If you are 55 years or age or older, please get a health examination before the race.
3．Racer check-in:You will not be allowed to run if you are late for racer check-in (racer check-in located at Madarao Kougen Restaurant “Heidi” )
4．Race cancellation:The race may be cancelled by the organizer if it is determined that the race cannot safely continue due to earthquakes, wind/water damage, epidemics, unexpected events and accidents.
If the race is cancelled, you will be given the participation award(T-shirts)but it will be up to the race organizer to determine whether a race fee refund will be able to be provided.
5．The use of vending machines on or near the course (including aid stations) is prohibited.
6．If you come across a racer or anyone involved in the race that is unable to move on his/her own due to injury or illness, please give priority to assisting this person. Please contact race headquarters as soon as possible and inform them of the athlete’s race bib number.
7．First aid stations are located at each aid station and first aid staff will be on standby. 8．Rights to photographs/videos:All rights to photographs, video footage and race results taken during the race and shown or broadcast in newspaper and magazine articles, television and the internet belongs to the race organization. 9．Luggage storage:You will be able to store luggage and belongings you don’t need during the race in a storage area provided by the race. 10．Garbage:You are responsible for taking home your own garbage. 11．Rules:Race rules may change in order to ensure racer safety and proper race management.
If you are injured or feel unwell during the race, emergency first aid will be administered but no other responsibility will be assumed.
If the first aid staff deems it necessary, you may be transported to a hospital.
In such cases, you will be responsible for the payment of your own medical expenses/hospital fees.
Racers and supporters may use the photos, videos, etc. taken by themselves for personal use. However, photos and videos used for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. If someone other than yourself appears in your photo/video, please be careful not to defame, damage or slander the reputation or credibility of the other person(s).
Please follow the instructions of race staff and make sure to keep any valuables with you during the race. The race organizer is not responsible for any losses or damage.
In such case, a notifications will be posted on the race website and official Facebook page, as well as via 「Messenger」 and at each aid station during the race.
8．Rights to photographs/videos:All rights to photographs, video footage and race results taken during the race and shown or broadcast in newspaper and magazine articles, television and the internet belongs to the race organization.
9．Luggage storage:You will be able to store luggage and belongings you don’t need during the race in a storage area provided by the race.
10．Garbage:You are responsible for taking home your own garbage.
11．Rules:Race rules may change in order to ensure racer safety and proper race management.