Tokyo 2 Fuji 4 Trail Runners
Trail runners can look forward to a new specific trail running camp in the greater Tokyo area of Japan next summer. Combining your favourite sport with a high dose of traditional culture, the local excitement for long distance running, and a touch of adventure, small groups of 35 runners will traverse breathtaking scenery for 8 days and at their own pace. And for those who cannot do without a race, the 18 to 26 July tour includes ten starting spots for the famous Fuji Mountain Race, one of the biggest trail running events in Japan and notoriously difficult for foreigners to get into. The Tokyo 2 Fuji trail running tour is a collaboration between Kuai Sports Promotions and local intrepid travel experts Venture, who will act as guide and support for the week. In total, the itinerary covers approx. 150km and starts at the Edo Castle in the centre of Tokyo. Via Hakone and a series of beautiful lakesand mountain tops, participants will arrive at the majestic Mount Fuji by the end of the week. Target audience are beginning and intermediate level trail runners on the basis of daily running distance (longest day is 23 km) and not on the basis of running pace. It does not matter if you are fast or slow. Following your daily runs, what is nicer then to relax those tired legs and feet in the many onsen -hot springs - of the area. To make sure you won't be bored for the rest of the day, the tour also includes plenty of other activities, such as tea ceremonies, museum visits, and attending displays of martial arts and sumo wrestling. The Fuji Mountain Race is not only very old but also extremely popular in Japan. Perhaps therefore the organisers only allow 50 foreigners to join the race every year. Tokyo 2 Fuji has secured 10 starting places, that's 20% of the total! An enormous opportunity to add this trail race to your personal record list. The Fuji Mountain Race speaks for itself, it goes all the way up to the summit and has an elevation gain of 3000m over 21km. Fastest time ever was set in 2011 by Touru Miyahara, who ran to the summit in 2:27:41.
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