THE 68TH ANNUAL FUJI MOUNTAIN RACE
JULY 24, 2015
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The Fuji Mountain Race is a rigorous, physical and mental challenge and is often considered the most difficult climbing race in Japan. Facing its 68th year, the Fuji Mountain Race is put on annually by Fujiyoshida City Hall's Sports Promotion Section, not a private race organization. Subsequently foreign racer applications and registration are handled in their entirety by the International Affairs Desk.
The event is divided into two race courses, the summit course (21km) and the 5th station course (15km), both of which start at Fujiyoshida City Hall. There are strict time constraints within which racers much reach certain checkpoints. Failure to to do so will require racers to retire on the spot and forfeit their racing bib and time chips.