The first three editions of the event were run in April. Now the organizers have decided to change the date and move the event in September to reduce the risk of hypothermia.
As for the last edition, two races will be organized :
- 161 km : Ultra Trail Mt Fuji
- 85 km : Shizuoka to Yamanashi
In order to qualify for the races you need to fave obtained 4 points (2 for the STY) in a maximum of two qualifying races between October 1st 2012 and February 28th 2015.
The number of points gained per race is based on the following formula.
X = Distance (in km) + Cumulative Altitude Gain (in meters) / 100
|65 – 89||1 point|
|90 – 129||2 points|
|130 – 179||3 points|
On ahotu, you can search for UTMB qualifying races
Registration will begin on March 1st 2015. You still have a few months to gain a few points if you need them.