Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Yamanashi! This 20KM course takes you past beautiful forests and plateaus where the Tamagawa River flows from.
You'll be surrounded by beautiful forests, wasabi farms, cosmos flowers, and buckwheat flowers at the origin of the famous Tamagawa River. Take in the natural beauty of the village and the refreshing aura of the forest. Don't forget! The Tama Genryu Onsen Kosugi hot spring is nearby so you can enjoy a relaxing bath after the race!
Difficulty: 3 stars (upper-intermediate)
・20KM = 12.4 miles
IMPORTANT: The area is remote and both public transportation and lodging options are limited. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event. We recommend taking a private vehicle or rental car. Additionally, please be a responsible athlete and only register if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and race logistics (including before and after the race).
May 27- July 24, 2019
|Directions|| By Car
Driving to Tamagenryuonsen Kosuge Hot Spring is recommended.
Use the following information for GPS navigation
3445 Kosuge, Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 409-0211
From Tokyo, about 2 hours (about 98KM / 61 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 1 hours, 30 minutes (about 77KM / 48 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours, 15 minutes (about 126KM / 78 miles)
By Train and Bus
From Tokyo station
Take the JR Chuo Line to Tachikawa station, then transfer to the JR Ome Line to Ome station (about 90 minutes, depending on service). Alternatively, you may catch the JR Chuo Line direct to Ome station (about 100 minutes, depending on service). Then, take the JR Okutama Line to Okutama Station. From Okutama Station, take the 12 bus (奥１２：留浦経由) to Kosuge Hot Springs (about 60 minutes). Please note that bus service is very limited!
|Registration Period||May 27- July 24, 2019
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
・Must be 16 and older
Cut Off Time
・4 hours 30 minutes (COT 1430)
Race Day Eligibility: Mandatory Gear
・at least 500ml of water
・proof of health insurance (copy is acceptable)
・cellphone with data and call connectivity in Japan
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・Participants should be in good health with the ability, fitness and energy to complete the entire race without getting lost. Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.
・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.
・Demonstrate good manners, be respectful of the natural course environment, and be mindful of other climbers and hikers on the trail.
|Samurai assist||・Participants registered through Samurai Sports using international addresses, i.e. not based in Japan (including FPO/APO) may collect their race packets at the race site on race day.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports using domestic addresses in Japan will receive their race packets via postal mail to the address listed at registration.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports will receive a downloadable athlete guide in English via email 2-3 weeks before the race. All necessary information and good-to-know details will be included in the athlete guide.
・Participants registered through Samurai Sports are eligible to ask questions about the race and relevant topics in English to Samurai Sports. We will do our best to provide answers and solutions promptly.
|Event Schedule||September 8, 2018
at Kosuge Hot Springs
0830-1000... Race packet collection
0940-0955... Opening ceremony, race briefing
1000... Race starts
1140...CP 1 at Matsuhimetoge (Matsuhime Pass) closes
1225...CP 2 at Tsurutoge (Tsuru Pass) closes
1400...CP 3 at Omakihira hike entrance closes
1430... Awards ceremony, cut off time
|Start Line||Kosuge Hot Springs
|Finish Line||Same as start|
|Course Map||2019 course map
*course map subject to change without notification
Please note that the course map and advertised distance may not align perfectly. This is due to the fact that some areas do not always ping well using GPS or GLONASS. Additionally, course maps often calculate distance between several geographical coordinates that do not account for irregularities in the surface of the route nor changes in elevation relative to the idealized surface.
Should you find a discrepancy between the advertised distance and the map, you may reasonably expect to run a maximum of the distance advertised but may also find that the distance actually covered more closely resembles that of the course map provided.
|Course Elevation||2019 Course Elevation
Total gain: +1,445m (+4,740ft)
|Awards||• Age group awards TBA
• Men's and women's champion will have his/her fees waived for all following competitions in the Tamagawa series.
• All finishers will receive a certificate of completion and race t-shirt upon completing the race
• Every 20th finisher will receive local souvenirs
|Participants Prize||100% polyester race t-shirt, fresh local produce, race photos, finisher's certificate|
|Last Year's Finishers||743 finishers
・Cellphone connectivity will be available on the majority of the course
・Registrants must be 18 or older on the day of registration to participate in any of the event categories.
Check Points and Aid Stations
・ There will be three (3) checkpoints; however, the race organizers have not informed us the distance between each checkpoint.
- Matsuhimetoge (water station): COT- 1 hour 40 minutes
- Tsurutoge (water station): COT- 2 hours 25 minutes
- Omakihira hike entrance: COT- 4 hours
・Participants who do not make these checkpoints after the determined cut-off time will not be able to proceed ahead and must proceed as instructed by race staff
・Two (2) water stations will be located at Tsurutoge and Matsuhimetoge.
・COT for each checkpoint are subject to change
・Water (at least 500ml)
・Proof of health insurance (copy is acceptable)
・Cellphone with data and call connectivity in Japan
・ Must be over 18 years old on day of event. High school students are not permitted to participate.
・ 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.
・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.
・ Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer's privacy protection law.
・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.
・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.
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,000, 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.
・ Those participating and coming from abroad must be enrolled in medical and/or travel insurance in case of accident, injury, and medical emergencies.
・ 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.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
・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.
・No littering. 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.
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.
・Remember that the race is made possible thanks to the support of local residents and volunteers. Please show appropriate gratitude to them.
・If you decide that you are unable 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.
・The entire course is in a natural environment and 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.
Dropping Out / DNF
・If you drop out during the race for any reason, you MUST tell course marshals or aid station staff members your name and bib number.
・If you are unable to do so at the time, please inform race headquarters as soon as possible and return your timing chip.
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 appropriately. Attach your bib to your front without bending or otherwise manipulating it.
・Participants who run with headphones or similar items that block external sound, excluding hearing aids.
GROUNDS FOR CANCELLATION OF EVENT
・The race may be canceled for various reasons, including when 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.
|Parking||¥700 per day|
|Parking Address||Tamagenryuonsen Kosuge Hot Spring
3445 Kosuge, Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 409-0211
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||KFC Triathlon Club, Ome City Triathlon Association, Tamagawa Genryu Trail Run Meeting Executive Committee|
|Official Race Website||http://www.kfctriathlon.com/html/event_trail.html#Tama_trail|