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)
August 1, 2018 - October 10, 2018
*or until maximum capacity
|Directions|| By Car
Take the Chuo Express to the Hachioji IC. Then take National Road 411 for about an hour
Take Kenoudou Expressway to Ōme IC. Then take National Road 411 for about 40 minutes
By Train and Bus
From Tokyo station
Take the JR Chuo Line to Ome station (about 90 min depending on service). At Ome station, transfer to the local JR Ome Line bound for Oku Tama to Mitake station (about 20 min). Alight at Mitake station and take 御10 towards "ケーブル下" ("cable bottom") to the Cable Car station (about 10 min), then walk about 100 meters to Takimoto station.
You may also alight at Ome station and take 御11 towards "ケーブル下" ("cable bottom") to the Cable Car station (about 30 min), then walk about 100 meters to Takimoto station.
|Registration Period||August 1, 2018 - October 10, 2018
*or until maximum capacity
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
18 years and older (high school students not permitted)
* Parent/guardian permission required if under 20 years old
Cut Off Time
10KM Checkpoint: 90 minutes (1100)
15KM: 2.5 hours (1200)
|Entry Fee||15KM: ¥5000|
|Samurai assist||Those registering through Samurai Sports (both local and international residents) will pick up their race packets (includes race bib and timing chip) on the day of the event. This service is offered because postal mailing of race packets works well domestically, but is less reliable and timely for international registrants and those registering with FPO/APO addresses.|
|Event Schedule||0845 Opening ceremony and course briefing
0930 Race starts
1100 10KM cut off time
1200 Race cut off time
1330 Awards at Toriimae Square
|Start Line||Mt. Mitake Takimoto Station
|Finish Line||Musashi Mitake Shrine
Runners must show their bib at the cable car entrance in order to get a free ride back down to Takimoto station.
|Course Map||View map
Please note that the distance shown is not necessarily the distance that will be run because the website measures parts of the course as a straight path when in reality, it is not a straight path.
|Course Elevation||View elevation chart (bottom half)
Cumulative elevation gain: 989m (est.)
Please note that numbers indicated for elevation are an approximate estimate.
|Participants Prize||Race t-shirt|
|Last Year's Finishers||1,000
・ No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances of the participant (including illness and injury) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・ You consent to and will give all authorities and copyright to the event organizer and affiliates for the use of photography, motion pictures, articles, recordings or any other record of this event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, personal record, portrait, and etc.) for legitimate purposes and use in newspapers, TV, magazines, internet and any media publishing such as Facebook posts, Instagram posts, and pamphlets.
・This is a timed race and you will be ranked by the person with the fastest time.
・You will not be able to race if you are late to the start.
・Those who go over the checkpoint time may not be allowed to continue the race and must follow the race staff's instructions on the safest way to the finish line or start area.
・ Wear your bib in a manner visible to others.
・ You must always follow directions from race staff at all times during the race. Do not ignore them.
・Read and acknowledge race rules and disqualifications before the race.
"Mandatory" Gear and Equipment
- Water (at least 500ml)
- Proof of health insurance (photocopy is acceptable)
- Cellphone with data and call connectivity in Japan
|Parking||First come, first served.
Takimoto Station parking lot capacity: 154
|Parking Address||Takimoto Station parking lot
2-483 Mitake, Ome-shi, Tokyo 198-0174
|Where to Stay||
|Organizer||KFC Triathlon Club / Ome City Triathlon Association|
|Official Race Website||http://www.kfctriathlon.com/html/event_trail.html#2009_mitake_trail|