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7th Mt. Taisetsu Trail Journey

Mt. Taisetsu Trail Journey

  • Date and Start TimeJuly 28, 2019
    Start time varies by distance
  • CategoryTrail Run 70KM, 40KM, Junior 10KM, Junior 5KM
  • Start LocationShirataki Kogen Camping Ground
    308-1 Shiratakitengudaira, Engaru, Monbetsu, Hokkaido 099-0125
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  • IncludedEnglish Registration, Original Race Buff, English Athlete Guide, English Email/Phone Support, Event Insurance, and Post-Race Follow-up (link to results, photos)

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About the Event

Race lightning fast from the highest point of the Mt. Taisetsu Trail Journey course at 1,771m (5,810ft) on the northern side of the Taisetsuzan mountain range! At around 1,560m (5,118ft), you’ll come across Tenguudake to be greeted by a 360-degree panorama view of Hokkaido’s rolling hills in infinite shades of green. Both the 40KM and 70KM courses stretch across the Daisetsuzan National Park and offer serene scenes of Mt. Kurodake, Mt. Asahidake, and the vast farmlands of Hokkaido.

Starting 2019, the race name has changed from the Mt. Taisetsu Ultra Trail to the Mt. Taisetsu Trail Journey. In addition, the longest distance will be 70KM. Different from years prior, the Mt. Taisetsu Trail Journey now offers a 70KM course, the return of the 40KM course, and junior trail challenges at 5KM and 10KM. In the future, there will be a 100KM ultra trail every four years; the next one is scheduled in 2022 to celebrate the tenth edition of the Mt. Taisetsu Trail Journey.

None of these courses will be easy; however, the satisfaction you will feel when you cross the finish will be unforgettable.

ITRA
70KM = 3
40KM = 2

For reference:
・70KM = about 43 miles
・40KM = about 25 miles
・Junior 10KM = about 6 miles
・Junior 5KM = about 3 miles

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Until June 28, 2019

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