Race Details

  • Locaton: Fujiyoshida City
  • Date: 4th Friday in July

  • Course Options:
  • ・Summit Course - 21km
  • ・5th Station Course - 15km
  • View Course Map

  • Maximum # of Participants:
  • ・50 foreign racers
  • *Applications accepted in the order received

  • Race Start Times:
  • ・7:00am - Summit Course
  • ・8:30am - 5th Station Course


    Summit Course Racers:
  • ・Relevant race experience
  • ・Atleast 18 years of age

  • 5th Station Course Racers:
  • ・In good general health
  • ・At least 18 years of age


Racers are responsible for securing their own accommodations. Please refer to some of the following options for English-speaking accommodations.

Fuji Mountain Race

JULY 24, 2015
Click here to view the official Fuji Mountain Race website

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.


Start Checkpoint Distance Elevation Gain Time
City Hall 5th Station 15km 1460m 2h20m
5th Station 8th Station 3.8km 2330m 1h40m
8th Station Summit 2.2km 3000m 0h30m

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.

Apply & Register


The Application Period is Now CLOSED


Once applicants have received confirmation that their applications have been accepted and sign their contract their names will be added to the official race roster and they will be formally recognized as foreign competitors in the 67th Annual Fuji Mountain Race.

Pre-race registration will be held the day before the race on July 24, 2014 at Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida City. Free shuttles will be running all day from Mt. Fuji Station to the park. *Please be weary that there will no day-of registration available for racers.


*Fee increase from previous years. The registration fee must be paid in cash at pre-race registration

・Summit Course - ¥15,000
・5th Station Course - ¥10,000

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the race please contact the International Affairs Desk at Fujiyoshida City Hall

Coordinator for International Relations *Native English Speaker:
Ms. Yumi Matson

Email: iadfuji@city.fujiyoshida.lg.jp
Skype: fujiyoshida_iad
(+81) 555.24.1236
Fax: (+81) 555.22.6552