Race organizers KFC Triathlon Club are branching into Nagano’s trail run haven with the inaugural Shinshu Tenku Trail Race! Come out and play outdoors, run the trails, and relax in the crisp autumn climate!
Despite its name, the Shinshu Tenku Trail Race combines both trail and road – perfect for those seeking the best of both worlds. Run along the Hijiriyama Trail while enjoying superb views of the mountains, vineyards, and fall foliage. Start and finish at the Schoengarten Omi where you’ll be greeted by an authentic Swiss Alps alphorn upon your return, treated to a smorgasbord of food at the lunch buffet, and rejuvenated at the onsen and rotenburo on-site!
Known primarily for its production of knitted goods and apricot production, Chikuma is located just south of Nagano city and plays host to the very first edition of the Shinshu Tenku Trail Race.
・The best of both worlds! The Shinshu Tenku Trail Race course includes both trail and road – with plenty of elevation to conquer.
・Strike a pose! KFC Triathlon Club (the race organizers) provide several hundred race photos available for download – free of charge.
・Free food! A lunch buffet will be provided for all participants following the race.
・Post-race rejuvenation! Your race entry includes free entry to the onsen and rotenburo (outdoor onsen). Please note that unless covered, participants with tattoos may not be permitted to enter the onsen facilities.
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July 17, 2019 to September 30, 2019
From Tokyo, about 2 hours 50 minutes
From Yokota AB, about 4 hours 30 minutes
From Yokosuka, about 3 hours 45 minutes
From Nagoya, about 3 hours
From Tokyo, about 3 hours 30 minutes (256KM / 159 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours 50 minutes (225KM / 140 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 4 hours 20 minutes (289KM / 180 miles)
From Nagoya, about 3 hours (247KM / 153 miles)
From Hijiri Kogen station to Sehongarten-Omi, about 10 minutes (5KM / 3 miles)
Race Day Shuttle Bus
・Free race-day shuttle available from Hijiri Kogen station to Schoengarten Omi. Shuttle bus departs Hijiri Kogen station at 0915 sharp. Interested participants must reserve a seat when registering for race.
|Registration Period||July 17, 2019 to September 30, 2019|
|Eligibility ＆ Time Limit||Age Eligibility
・Must be 16 or older
・4 hours 30 minutes (COT 2:30PM)
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・Participants should be in good health with the ability, fitness and energy to complete the entire race without getting lost.
・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.
|Entry Fee||20KM: ¥7,000 (¥8,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
・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.
・Stress less with Samurai Sports. Learn why Samurai Sports implements a service charge.
|Samurai assist||・Participants registered through Samurai Sports will receive a downloadable athlete guide in English via email 7-14 days before the race. All necessary information and good-to-know details will be included in the athlete guide. Click to learn more.
・Race packets and bibs will either be mailed to you before the race (for those registered with a domestic address), or picked up on race day from Samurai Sports staff (for those registered with an international or APO/FPO address)
・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||October 27 (Sun)
at Schoengarten Omi
9:40AM-9:50AM Opening ceremony
10:00AM Race starts
2:30PM Race ends, Cut Off Time
|Start Line||Schoengarten Omi (シェーンガルテンおみ)
|Finish Line||Same as start|
|Course Map||View 20KM course map
Please note that the course map and advertised distance may not align perfectly. According to the race organizers, this is due to the fact that the area does not always ping well using GPS or GLONASS. Additionally, the course map calculates 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||+865m (2,838ft)
View course elevation profile
|Participants Prize||Race t-shirt, race photos, lunch buffet, onsen entry|
|Remarks||Race Day Requirements
・At least 500ml of water
・Proof of health insurance
・Trail running shoes are recommended
・Free bag check will be available at the race venue
・Registrants must be 16 or older on the day of registration
・Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this race
・Do not stray from the course. For your safety, gloves and at least 500mL of water are mandatory.
・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.
・ 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.
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-14 days 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.
|Parking||・Free; please reserve a parking spot when registering for race|
|Parking Address||Schoengarten Omi (シェーンガルテンおみ)
Kohigashi-hi 3434 Omi Higashi Chikuma, Nagano 399-7702
|Where to Stay||
|Organizer||KFC Triathlon Club|
|Official Race Website||http://www.kfctriathlon.com/html/event_trail.html#tenku|