Run through the sky walkway! Now in its 11th year, the name of the race has changed but it remains just as epic! With the longest race now 50KM long (previously 42KM), you'll notch just over 30 miles of trail! Enjoy the stunning landscape and cool breezes of early summer in Sugadaira - come on out and experience it for yourself!
Until May 11, 2018
|Directions|| By Car
From Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. (Joushin-Etsu Expressway) → Route 144/406 toward Sugadaira (about 30minutes or 20KM)
*The race venue is located in Sugadaira International Resort Center along Route 406 on the right.
For car navis, you may use the following address and phone number: Sugadaira International Resort Center, Ueda, Nagano, 386-2204 (0268-74-2003)
By Train & Bus
From Tokyo Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Ueda Station (about 1h 30min). Then, take the bus to Sugadaira International Resort Center (about 50 min).
From Nagoya Station, take the Express to Shinonoi Station (about 2h 50min).
From Shinonoi Station, take the Sinano Rail to Ueda Station (about 30min).
Then, take the bus to Sugadaira International Resort Center(about 50 min).
From Nagoya Station, take the Express to Nagano Station (about 3h).
From Nagano Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Ueda Station (about 30min).
Then, take the bus to Sugadaira International Resort Center (about 50 min).
From Kanazawa Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Toyama Station (about 20min).
From Toyama Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Ueda Station (about 1h 10min).
Then, take the bus to Sugadaira International Resort Center (about 50 min).
Bus timetable between Ueda Station and Sugadaira IRC here.
Top half is Ueda Station to Sugadaira IRC (SIRC is 8th from the top, starting at 0751).
Bottom half is Sugadaira IRC to Ueda Station (SIRC is 8th from the bottom, starting at 0640).
There is a direct round trip bus service between Shinjuku station and the event venue (Sugadaira International Resort Center. The bus fare is 9,500 (tax incl.) round-trip. For more information and to register, refer to this website.
For more information regarding general transportation and travel logistics, refer to this website.
|Registration Period||Until May 11, 2018|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Sky Marathon (50KM) and Sky Half Marathon (22KM)
● This event accepts registrations from people 18 years or older in good health with the ability, fitness and energy to complete the entire race without getting lost. Furthermore, participants should have a strong understanding of trail running etiquette and hold themselves accountable to the surrounding natural environment, the trail course, and others on the course, including hikers. All participants must agree to the participation conditions and participant’s pledge. (Participants under age 20 must have a parent’s signature or seal of consent.)
● All participants must stay in Sugadaira the night before the race. Accommodation fee is included in the entry fee.
Sky Mini (5KM)
● This event accepts registrations from elementary school students and those under the age of 18 in good health with the ability, fitness, and energy to complete the entire race within the time limit. They are responsible for understanding and following race rules and regulations. (Participants under age 20 must have a parent’s signature or seal of consent.)
Sky Marathon 50km - 11 hours
Sky Half Marathon 22km - 7 hours
Sky Mini 5KM - 2 hours
Sanada Vertical 100 (cumulative elevation gain of 100m; distance of 200 to 300m) - None
|Entry Fee||June 9, 2018
Sanada Vertical 100 - ¥4,000
June 10, 2018
Sky Marathon 50KM - ¥21,000
Sky Half Marathon 22KM - ¥17,500
Sky Mini 5KM - ¥4,000
Note about Registration Fees
The registration fee for the Sky Marathon and Sky Half Marathon include accommodation. All participants must stay in the designated accommodation on the night before the race. Those registering only for the Sky Mini and/or Sanada Vertical, do not need to stay the night at Nagano. However, if you would like to stay the night and have accommodation arranged, please send us an email with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Start Time||June 9, 2018
Sanada Vertical 100 - 12:00PM
June 10, 2018
Sky Marathon 50KM - 6:00AM
Sky Half Marathon 22KM - 9:00AM
Sky Mini 5KM - 10:00AM
|Event Schedule||Saturday, June 9
10:00AM~5:30PM Pre-race Check-in (Sanada Vertical 100 10:00AM~11:30AM) * you may opt to check-in on race day*
12:00PM~3:00PM Sanada Vertical 100
1:00PM~5:00PM Outdoor events on the outdoor stage
4:30PM~5:30PM Award Ceremony for Sanada Vertical 100
5:30PM~ Pre-Race Festivities (Dinner, Lottery)
Sunday, June 10
4:30AM~5:30AM Check-In (Sky Marathon)
5:30AM~8:30AM Check-In (Sky Half Marathon)
5:30AM~9:30AM Check-In (Sky Mini)
6:00AM Start (Sky Marathon)
9:00AM Start (Sky Half Marathon)
10:00AM Start (Sky Mini)
10:00AM~ Outdoor events on the outdoor stage
2:00PM~ Award Ceremony
5:00PM Finish all events
|Start Line||Sugadaira International Resort Center|
|Finish Line||Sugadaira International Resort Center|
|Course Map||Refer to this PDF
|Course Elevation||Refer to this PDF (50KM course only)|
|Awards||Sky Marathon 50KM and 22KM
Top 1-6 men/women
Age Group Top 3 men/women (certificate only)
Sky Mini 5KM
Top 1-3 men/women
Age Group Top 3 men/women
Sanada Vertical 100
Top 1-6 men/women
|Participants Prize||Event T-Shirt, Certificate of Completion|
|Last Year's Finishers||800 participants
○ 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.
○ The event organizers and its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) have the right to use your name and photos for event and media purposes.
・Participants must compete on the designated trail within the time limits.
・Those who miss the starting time at the starting point will not be allowed to join the race.
・Participants who fail to clear checkpoint cutoff times will not be allowed to continue the race. Please follow the instruction of the staff members.
・Wear your bib as instructed.
・Make sure to bring all the equipment instructed to bring with you during the race.
・Make sure to put rubber caps when you use walking poles and other pointing equipment.
・Comply with the rules or instructions from race officials/course marshals during the race.
・Make sure you fully understand the grounds for disqualification before the race.
EQUIPMENT AND WEAR
・Rain jacket (also protection against cold)
・Water (Bring more than 1L)
・Your own cup (no cup distribution at aid stations)
・Proof of health insurance (photocopy is accepted)
・Mobile phone with registered phone number
Please be sure to wear/bring all of the above. As some parts of the course are rough and slippery, we recommend that you wear protective clothing, gloves and a cap that minimize the skin exposure.
GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
・Participants who show inadequate respect for the environment and area by dumping garbage, entering areas off the course or other actions.
・Participants who fail to comply with instructions from race officials or course marshals.
・Participants who falsely declare their age, gender, and identification on their applications.
・Participants who commit wrongdoing.
・Participants who miss the starting time.
・Participants who fail to clear checkpoint cutoff times or those who do not reach the finish line by the final time limit. (Cutoff times are the times when you leave each checkpoint)
・Participants who fail to bring mandatory equipment.
・Participants who do not wear their bib. Attach your bib to your front without bending or otherwise manipulating it.
・Participants who run with headphones or similar items that block external sound. (Hearing aids excluded)
1) COURSE PRESERVATION
Do not leave the course or enter any off-course areas. When you pass another participant, hiker or local resident, be sure to stay on the course.
Do not throw trash on the ground at any time. Keep an eye out for your personal belongings! Please pick up any trash that you find on the site.
Collecting or damaging plants or wildlife on the course and in the surrounding areas is strictly prohibited.
Walking poles are permitted, but please attach rubber caps to the points. If we determine that the course is in poor condition we may prohibit use of walking poles and similar equipment to prevent further deterioration. Be aware of those around you when using poles.
Please use the toilets at each aid station, or use a portable toilet.
2) CONSIDERATION FOR HIKERS, LOCAL RESIDENTS, AND OTHER RACE PARTICIPANTS
You are likely to encounter hikers and local residents on the course. When passing them in either direction, be sure to call out in advance and to exchange greetings to maintain good relations with the local community.
Please remember that the race is made possible thanks to the support of local residents and volunteers. Please show appropriate gratitude to them.
3) SAFETY MANAGEMENT
If participants decide that they are not able to continue due to injury or illness, please contact the nearest race staff member or race headquarters. The emergency telephone numbers are printed on your bib. In case the race officials find the race too difficult to continue, the race may be suspended or called off. Because the entire course is in a natural environment, the conditions are constantly changing. Pay attention to the circumstances around you as you run and do not force yourself into any difficult situations.
Weather conditions on the course are likely to change suddenly, and participants can expect to face rain, strong winds or similar conditions that can cause hypothermia. Please make adequate preparations for such conditions in advance.
Medical staff will be on-hand at race headquarters to deal with first aid for injuries and illness. Rescue vehicles are also on standby at each aid station to transport injured participants and those who drop out. The race organizers have purchased accident insurance to cover participants’ accidents and injuries. The compensation is as follows: in case of death or lasting disability: ¥3,000,000. Hospitalization (per day): ¥3,000. Outpatient treatment (per day): ¥2,000
4) DROPPING OUT (DNF)
If you drop out during the race for any reason, be sure to tell course marshals or aid station staff member your name and bib number. If you are unable to do so at the time, please inform race headquarters as soon as possible. Return your timing chip at the time.
5) COURSE MARKINGS
Guide signs and guide tape (10cm-wide vinyl tape with a yellow "Fields" logo) are installed all along the course. Tape is attached to tree branches and in other visible locations at intersections and hazardous points on the course. If you lose sight of the guide tapes, return to the spot where you last saw it and follow the correct course. Course marshals will be at key locations such as intersections and road crossings, but following course markings is the responsibility of each participant.
6) TIMING CHIP RETURN
Your timing chip is attached to the rear side of your bib number. Please make sure to detach it and give it to race staff or put it in the chip return box after you finish the race. If you drop out during the race, make sure to return your chip to race headquarters. Please note that there will be charge for lost or unreturned timing chips. In case you decide not to run the race, return it to the reception desk.
Participants who fail to check in before the check-in time will not be allowed to join the race.
GROUNDS FOR CANCELLATION OF EVENT
The race may be canceled in the event a weather warning is issued, the course is in poor condition due to extreme weather, or participants’ safety cannot be guaranteed. Depending upon weather conditions, the race may also be delayed, rescheduled or the course may be changed to assure participants' safety. No refunds or credits will be issued. This applies to incidents in which the event is cancelled for any reason including personal participant circumstances (such as illness) and incidents in which the event is cancelled due to unforeseen weather conditions or natural disasters.
Requests on Accommodation
Skyline Trail Sugadaira has been made possible thanks to the cooperation of Sugadaira Hotel & Ryokan Association. All the participants will stay at the designated accommodation facilities in Sugadaira except for those who participate in Sky Mini Race. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
* It's essential that you take good rest on the night before the race to prevent any possible injuries or accidents that may occur during the intense races in a high altitude environment. Relax in your ryokan and get ready for the race - it will be an early start!
Information on Accommodation
1. Those not participating but requiring accommodation can stay at a ryokan for ¥8,000 (including dinner, breakfast, and tax.)
2. We will allocate your ryokan. If you have a request as for which ryokan to stay at, please send us an email at email@example.com.
1. If you wish to have your own room by yourself, let us know to the contact information noted below. (additional fee: ¥2,000)
2 .If you wish to have a room for two, let us know to the contact information noted below. (additional fee: ¥1,000/person)
3. If you wish to share a room with fellow participants, let us know who you'd like to stay with.
4. If you wish to stay at the same ryokan as your fellow participants, let us know who you'd like to stay with.
5. If you wish to stay with non-participants (family or friend) in the same ryokan, let us know.
6 . Rates for infants and children are available:
Children ¥6,500, Preschoolers (bed and meals): ¥4,000, Preschoolers (no bed, meals only): ¥3,500, Preschoolers (no bed, no meals): ¥1,500
7. Transportation service between the race venue and the accommodation is available. Please make the reservation in advance.
8. If you wish to cancel the accommodation reservation, let us know.
Cancellation policy: By May 11, 100% refund. By May 31, ¥5,500 refund. After June 1, no refund. Please note that participants are responsible for the bank charge for the refund. If participants fail to inform Samurai Sports of cancellation, there is no refund. *All the designated ryokans cooperate with the race committee.
NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO RESERVED THE ACCOMMODATION VIA EMAIL FORM (NOT THE RACE ENTRY FORM)
If you have not heard from the race committee after more than 2 weeks of your inquiry, please contact us through the contact information below.
Please call us or send us an email for inquiry and requests on accommodation.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
PIC: Masaki Ishimaki and Faith Suzuki (please send emails to both PICs)
|Parking||Free parking in the vicinity is available on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis.|
|Where to Stay||
|Organizer||Sugadaira Skyline Trail Run Executive Committee|
|Official Race Website||http://www.sugadaira-trail.jp/2018/en/|