9th Annual inov-8 CUP Utsukushigahara Trail Race

Utsukushigahara Trail Race

  • Date and Start TimeJune 29, 2019
    90KM: 3:00AM
    80KM: 4:00AM
    45KM: 8:00AM
    15KM: 9:00AM
  • CategoryTrail Run 15KM, 45KM, 80KM, 90KM
  • Start LocationBlanche-Takayama Ski Resort
    3652 Takayama Daimon, Nagawa-machi, Chiisagata-gun 386-0601, Nagano
  • IncludedEnglish Registration, English Athlete Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Event Insurance, and Post-Race Follow-up (results, photos)


About the Event

In Japanese, Utsukushigahara means "beautiful field" - and trust us, no matter which course you find yourself, the views of Nagano will be spectacularly scenic. Perennially ranked in the top 5 most popular trail races in the nation, the inov-8 Cup 9th Annual Utsukushigahara Trail Race is a bucket-list race for those up to the challenge!

With four distances from 90KM*, 80KM, 45KM, and 15KM, it's a race all levels of runners can be a part of. Fancy yourself hardcore? Go on and bite the bullet with the technical 80KM course and go toe-to-toe with Japan's top athletes. Looking for something less daunting? The 15KM course is perfect!

・To be eligible for the 90KM, you must have completed the Utsukushigahara Trail Run 80KM in 2015, 2016, 2017, or 2018. If you register for the 90KM and are found to be ineligible, you will not receive a refund. Questions about this rule should be directed to Samurai Sports (
・90KM and 80KM runners MUST check-in on Friday, June 28 - no exceptions.
・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.

For Reference
90KM = about 56 miles
80KM = about 50 miles
45KM = about 28 miles
15KM = about 9 miles

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Registration Period

April 6, 2019 - May 31, 2019

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