THE 68TH ANNUAL FUJI MOUNTAIN RACE
JULY 25, 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 67th 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.
Summit Course Time Constraints
Many prospective racers tend to underestimate the difficulty of the race or overestimate their own aptitude and as a result have difficulty completing the race. Please be weary of the challenges associated with running a race of this nature and the difficulty of running in this particular race route which compounds the rigors of road racing with Mount Fuji's unique terrain.
Above all, racers must recognize that Mount Fuji is national treasure of tremendous cultural and spiritual significance to the people of Japan. Abuse and disrespect of the mountain in the forms of littering, breaking trail, public urination, etc. will not be tolerated.
The Fuji Mountain Race has increasingly gained popularity in recent years not only nationally but internationally and we continue to be impressed by foreign racer turn out and performance year after year. We look forward registering many more exceptional athletes and giving runners from around the world the opportunity to ascend and one of the world's most famous icons in the challenge of a lifetime.