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Race Name

IZU TRAIL Journey 2017
   Asia Trail Master Championships 2017 - series final race
   2018 IAU Trail Running World Championships - qualifying race


Race Mission

The concept of the race is to understand and respect the natural, historical and cultural treasures of Izu Peninsula and to contribute to the sustainable development and co-existence of trail running in this area.


Race Concept : The creation of a new journey in Izu


Race Date

Saturday, December 9, 2017
   Racer check-in (Outdoor Market*)-11:00am-8:00pm
   Race briefing (in English)-6:00pm-6:30pm
   Location: Matsuzaki Town Environment Improvement Center

Sunday, December 10, 2017
   Race start - 6:00am
   Location: Matsuzaki Town Matsuzaki New Port

*Outdoor Market – There will be an “Outdoor Market/Expo” on Dec. 9th near the registration area where outdoor retailers and distributors will have booths set up so that you purchase the latest outdoor gear and any last minute items.


Race Location

Matsuzaki Town, Matsuzaki to Shuzenji, Izu City
(Shizuoka Prefecture area including Matsuzaki Town, Nishiizu Town, Kawazu Town, Numazu City and Izu City)


Race Organizer

Izu Trail Running Race Committee


Official Sponsor

Raid Light Japan Ltd. (other sponsors TBA)


Overrall Race Director

Tatsuo Chiba


Race Course Producer

Tsuyoshi Kaburaki


Support

Japan Tourism Agency, Shizuoka Prefecture, Numazu City, Kawazu Town, Izu Development Association, Izu Peninsula Geopark Development Association, Shizuoka Prefecture East Region Sports & Trade Promotion Association, Japan Forest Recreation Association, Kawazu Tourist Bureau, Matsuzaki Town Athletic Association, Nishiizu Town Athletic Association, Izu Hakone Railway Co., Tokai Bus Group, S-PULSE Dream Ferry Co.


Distance/Cut-off times

Distance: 71.7km
Cumulative Altitude Gain (+) 4,408m
Time Limit: 14 hours (6:00am – 8:00pm)

*We are currently in the process of registering with the ITRA and the UTMB to be a qualifying race (4 new points under the new point system)
*Asia Trail Master Japan Super Trail


Awards

Awards & priority entry rights for next year's race for the top 10 finishers in the men's category and top 5 finishers in the women's category. 


Number of Racers

1500
(Regular entries 1200, Furusato Nouzei 200 (Matsuzaki, Nishiizu), overseas entries 100)


Entry Fee

JPY 19,500 (including tax and insurance)
*Regarding insurance: 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 (and in particular during the race). The coverage provided by the race’s group accident insurance plan is s a supplemental plan geared towards Japanese residents who already have Japanese Health Insurance coverage and does not cover hospital expenses outside of Japan.


Registration Period

Non-residents (and non-Japanese speaking residents who need to sign up in English):
Thu. Jun 1, 2017 12:00 (noon) – Mon. Jul 31, 11:59pm (First come first serve basis)


Accommodations

Non-residents coming from overseas:
Accommodation Packages for racers coming from overseas will be available soon through Avid Adventures Japan. Please check back for details. (https://www.avid-adventures.com


Racer Qualifications

   1) Any male or female 18 years of age or older as of race day.
   2) You must have confidence to complete the race within the time limit without getting lost.
   3) You must have completed at least one trail running race that is 30 km or longer during the period between
     June 1, 2015 up until race registration date. (*Special note)



(*) Special Note: The qualifying trail running race must meet the following conditions outlined by the Izu Trail Journey 2017 rules & regulations:
1. The course and distance is officially announced by the race organizer.
2. Results must be timed and be confirmable by the race organizer.
3. The course must consist of at least 70% or a minimum of 21km of non-paved trail.
4. The cumulative altitude gain must be greater than 1000 meters or have an altitude difference of a minimum of
  500 meters.


Conditions to Participate

   1) You must be capable of coping with difficulties on your own without outside assistance (whether it be altitude,
     weather, mental or physical issues). You are responsible for your own safety and well-being.
   2) You must agree to abide by the all rules and regulations set out by the race. The race is being held in an
     environment where there are animals, vegetation as well as other people, and these rules are intended to
     minimize the environmental burden and impact on the trails. Also, please give way to hikers and other people
     using the trails.


Race Office

Izu Trail Running Race Committee – Race Office
PJ-01 Shuzenji, Dot Tree Project
75 Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture, JAPAN 410-2416
TEL: 0558-99-9118 / FAX: 0558-72-8466
E-mail: info@izutrailjourney.com (in Japanese)
E-mail: info@avid-adventures.com (in English)

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