8th Annual inov-8 CUP Utsukushigahara Trail Run

Utsukushigahara Trail Run

  • Date and Start TimeJuly 6, 2019 (TBA)
  • CategoryTrail Run
  • Start LocationBlanche-Takayama Ski Resort
    3652 Takayama Daimon, Nagawa-machi, Chiisagata-gun 386-0601, Nagano Prefecture
  • IncludedEnglish Registration, English Event Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Event Insurance, and Post-Race Follow-up (results, photos)

About the Event

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 ranging from 90KM to 14KM, 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 90KM course - includes 5,110m or about 16,700ft total ascent - and go toe-to-toe with Japan's top athletes. Looking for something less daunting? The 14KM course is perfect (but still includes almost 1,000m of climbing)! 

In Japanese, Utsukushigahara means "beautiful field" - and trust us, no matter which course you find yourself, the views of Nagano will be spectacularly scenic. 

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Registration Period

Registration will start early April 2019

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