Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Yamanashi! You'll be surrounded by beautiful forests, wasabi farms, cosmos flowers, and buckwheat flowers at the origin of the famous Tamagawa River. The 20KM course takes you past beautiful forests and plateaus up to 1,300m (4,265ft high) where the Tamagawa River flows from. Take in the natural beauty of the village and the refreshing aura of the forest.
The course starts at Yamanasahi Prefecture's Kosuge Hot Springs. You'll immediately move uphill all the way to Tsuruneyama, which is filled with Wasabi farms and massive forests thriving from the spring water. It is then downhill from Tsuruneyama to Tsurutoge. You'll climb up again to Mount Mito and Omakihira, then downhill to Kosuge River. Runners may enjoy the boardwalk along the Kosuge River before relaxing their weary bodies at the natural hot water springs after crossing the finish line.
Difficulty: 3 stars (upper-intermediate)
Until July 24, 2018
*or until maximum capacity
|Directions|| By Car
Driving to Kosuge Hot Springs is recommended.
Use the following information for GPS navigation
〒409-0211 Yamanashi-ken, Kitatsuru-gun, Kosuge-mura, 3445
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||Until July 24, 2018
*or until maximum capacity
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
・Must be 18 and older
Cut Off Time
・4.5 hours (COT 1430)
|Samurai assist||Those registering through Samurai Sports 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||September 9, 2018 at the Kosuge Hot Springs
0830-1000 Check-in, participant entitlements handout
0940-0955 Opening ceremony, race briefing
1000 Race starts
1430 Awards ceremony
|Start Line||Kosuge Hot Springs|
|Finish Line||Kosuge Hot Springs|
|Course Map||Refer to the 2017 course map.
*2018 course subject to change
|Course Elevation||Refer to the 2017 elevation map.
* 2018 course subject to change
Cumulative elevation gain: 1,445m (4,740ft)
|Awards||Age Group Awards TBA
The men's and women's champion will have his/her fees waived for all competitions in the Tamagawa series, and receive an invitation to the 2nd Rota Coffee Marathon in Saipan. For the event's 10th anniversary, a certificate will be handed out immediately after the finish. Additionally, finishers who place in multiples of 20 will win an exclusive local prize!
|Participants Prize||100% polyester event t-shirt, fresh local produce|
|Last Year's Finishers||552 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, cut-off times for each checkpoint has not yet been determined.
- Matsuhimetoge (water station)
- Tsurutoge (water station)
- Omakihira hike entrance
・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 the event management staff.
・Two (2) water stations will be located at Tsurutoge and Matsuhimetoge.
"Mandatory" Gear and Equipment
・Water (at least 500ml)
・Proof of health insurance (photocopy 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 ¥5,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥500.
・If total cost is more than ¥5,000, 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.
|Parking||¥700 per day|
|Parking Address||Kosuge Hot Springs
3445 Kosuge, Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 409-0211
|Where to Stay||To be announced|
|Organizer||KFC Triathlon Club / Ome City Triathlon Association|
|Official Race Website||http://www.kfctriathlon.com/html/event_trail.html#Tama_trail|