Come on out and race Japan's winter wonderland! Pick from Snow Run, Snow Bike, or Snowshoe Run - then pick a distance from 5KM to 10KM. Do just one, pair it up, or go all in with a triple! The Snow Endurance Festival is a low-key, fun-filled event for both beginners and snow bunnies with a competitive streak.
Closes January 20, 2019
|Directions||This area is extremely difficult to access by public transportation, we recommend taking a private vehicle or rental car. If you are interested in participating but do not have transportation, please contact Samurai Sports (firstname.lastname@example.org). You should have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
From Fukagawa: about a 45 minute drive
From Sapporo: take the Hokkaido Expressway towards Asahikawa. Get off on Fukagawa National Highway and take it to the Chuo National Highway. There will be a sign for the ski resort in front of Kamuikotoan; after exiting at Fukagawa, drive about 20 minutes to the resort.
|Registration Period||Closes January 20, 2019|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
・All distances and all categories 18 and above
Participants under the age of 18 are required to have signed guardian/parental permission.
Cut Off Time
・Snowshoe Run 10KM: 3 hours
|Entry Fee||Snow Run
5K Adult: ¥4,000
5K High School student: ¥3,500
5K Middle School student: ¥3,000
10K Adult: ¥4,000
10K High school student: ¥3,500
5K Adult: ¥4,000
10K Adult: ¥4,000
Snow Bike 5K Adult: ¥3,000
Double (Adults Only)
Snow Run 5K＋Snow Bike 5K: ¥6,500
Snow Run 10K＋Snow Bike 5K: ¥6,500
Snow Run 5K＋Snowshoe Run 5K: ¥7,000
Snow Run 5K＋Snowshoe Run 10K: ¥7,000
Snow Run 10K＋Snowshoe Run 5K: ¥7,000
Snow Run 10K＋Snowshoe Run 10K: ¥7,000
Snow Bike 5K＋Snowshoe Run 5K: ¥6,500
Snow Bike 5K＋Snowshoe Run 10K: ¥6,500
Triple (Adults Only)
Snow Run 5K＋Snow Bike 5K＋Snowshoe Run 5K: ¥9,500
Snow Run 10K＋Snow Bike 5K＋Snowshoe Run 5K: ¥9,500
Snow Run 5K＋Snow Bike 5K＋Snowshoe Run 10K: ¥9,500
Snow Run 10K＋Snow Bike 5K＋Snowshoe Run 10K: ¥9,500
|Samurai assist||・There is no accommodation available at the ski resort. You may find accommodation in the Asahikawa area.
・Snow Run: Normal running shoes/sneakers are suitable but shoes made for running in the winter and/or snow are recommended. Yaktrax or similar traction cleats are permitted.
・Snow Bike: Fat bikes are recommended. Most participants will find themselves pushing their bikes on uphill sections.
・Aid stations (water, first aid) are available after each lap (loop course). However, keep in mind that the water tends to freeze very quickly.
・Rental snowshoes are available. All rentals include a pair of poles (useful
|Start Time||Snow Run 5K 0900
Snow Run 10K 0900
Snow Bike Ride 5K 1100
Snowshoe Run 5K 1300
Snowshoe Run 10K 1300
|Event Schedule||Saturday, January 27
at Kamui Ski Links
Check-In and Packet Collection
Snow Run 8:00-8: 30
Snow Bike 10:00-10:30
Snowshoe Run 11:45-12:20
Snow Run 8:35 at the Ramen House
Snow Bike 10:35 at the headquarters tent near the prefab house
Snowshoe Run 12:40 at the Mountaintop House
Snow Run 09:00
Snow Bike 11:00
Snowshoe Run 13:00 (COT 16:00)
|Start Line||Kamui Ski Links|
|Finish Line||Kamui Ski Links|
|Course Map||・Snow Bike and Snow Run course utilize the same route involving several loops around a course: 3 laps for the 5KM, 5 laps for the 10KM
・Snowshoe Run participants will take the ski lift (about 10 min., free ride with bib) to start their race at the mountaintop. Overall, the 5KM course is downhill but the 10KM course involves both climbs and descents. Both courses involve snowshoeing through a forest.
|Course Elevation||Snowshoe Run 5KM elevation profile
Snowshoe Run 10KM elevation profile
|Awards||Top 3 men/women for each category and distance|
|Last Year's Finishers||about 200|
・ In the case of discontinuation due to an earthquake, wind or flood damage, or other natural disasters, the organizer will make the determination regarding entry fee refunds. Generally speaking however, 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.
・ Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to be violating this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・After your application is submitted, there will be no cancellations or changes for any circumstances. lease be sure to check your entry application as there will be no refunds for incorrect entries, wrong names, or duplicate/redundant payments.
・You must register as yourself with accurate information. False declarations of the participants name, age, or gender will not be permitted. Participants determined to be violating this policy may be disqualified without a refund.
・ 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.
・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・The organizer shall not take any responsibility for incidents during the event; however, emergency measures will be taken in case of injury, loss or other accidents.
・ Before signing up, please carefully read all rules and regulations of the event. If the rules and regulations cannot be followed, participation may be denied by the event organizers. If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact us - it is your responsibility to be prepared.
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 2-3 weeks before the event. However, the delivery of athlete guides is entirely dependent on the timeliness of the event organizers. Samurai Sports takes approximately one to two days from receipt of the Japanese athlete guide to translate into English.
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms and complies to privacy protection laws.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.
About Registration Fees and Surcharges
・Registration fee(s) include consumption tax.
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is ¥10,001 or more, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event. Read more about surcharges here.
|Parking||Kamui Ski Links|
|Parking Address||112 Kamuicho Nishioka, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido 074-1181
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Toyooka 4-3-2
|Official Race Website||http://trailscene.net/pg308.html|