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19th Mt. Mitake Trail Run

Mt. Mitake Trail Run

  • Date and Start TimeDecember 9, 2018
    9:30AM
  • CategoryTrail Run 15KM
  • Start LocationTakimoto Station
    (nearby Mt. Mitake in Ōme, West Tokyo)
  • IncludedEnglish Registration, English Event Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Event Insurance, Event T-Shirt, FInisher's Certificate, and Post-Race Follow-up (links to results, photos)

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About the Event

Out in the wild west, the Mt. Mitake Trail Run shows you the more nuanced, natural shades of Tokyo that you just can’t get downtown. Just an hour from the concrete jungle, the trails of west Tokyo await you!

The KFC Triathlon Club brings the 19th edition of the Mt. Mitake Trail Run for a brisk 15KM run in west Tokyo. Run, quick, see before the trails become impassable during the winter!

The course starts at the base of Mt. Mitake at Takimoto station, where one can board cable cars up to Mt. Otsuka and enjoy the views of west Tokyo’s vast woods. Runners will run through a quaint local town bearing Buddhist influence before climbing Mt. Nabewari and Okunoin. It’s a short climb up steep stairs before crossing the finish line at Musashi Mitake Shrine.

The course can be described as a gradual but steady ascent with several steeper climbs mixed in – cumulative elevation gain is just shy of 1,000 meters (about 3,200 feet). You’ll encounter a broad range of terrains from concrete steps and snow-dusted rocky crags to woody trails and short asphalt sprints. Some segments are narrow and present potential for bottlenecks. Faster runners will want to start at the top of the pack to avoid congestion. After the race, runners will simply need to show their bibs to get a free cable car ride back down to Takimoto station where you started!

Difficulty: 2 stars (intermediate)

History of the Town

Mitakesan (Mount Mitake)

Registration Period

August 1, 2018 - October 21, 2018
*or until maximum capacity

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