4th edition of the ULTRA-TRAIL Mt. FUJI (UTMF) will be run on September 25th, 2015

20 Nov 2014 10:25
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Credit : Ultra Trail Mt Fuji

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

X Points gained
65 – 89 1 point
90 – 129 2 points
130 – 179 3 points
>180 4 points

The list of qualifying races in Japan is available on the UTMF website. Outside of Japan, the list is the same as the one used for the UTMB.

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.