Tokyo Hillclimb Series: Okutama Stage

July 31, 2022

Okutama, Tokyo

13KM Hillclimb

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Transfer entry, and self-edit up until 3 days before registration closes *fees may apply

  • Translated English athlete guide

    Information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Race day packet collection

    International addresses only, incl. APO, FPO, DPO

  • Post race follow-up

    Receive links to photos and results

Race Standard

  • Prize money

  • Event insurance

  • Race T-shirt

  • Finisher certificate

    Downloadable PDF

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

  • Race packet via postal mail

    Race packets sent to registered mailing address

  • Free race photos

    Taken by official photographers

about the ride

With the last edition in 2017 (cancelled in 2018 and 2019 due to inclement weather, then 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic), the Okutama Hillclimb is back! It may be an early morning, but it’s true what they say about the early bird gets the worm! The Okutama Shuyu Road will be closed for this event – a special treat considering the popularity of this road with motorbikes.

As its name suggests, the Tokyo Hillclimb Series – Okutama Stage is a part of several hill climb challenges around Tokyo. Taking place on the well-paved roads of Okutama, up to 400 hill climb specialists and recreational cyclists will gather at the westernmost tip of Tokyo. On the course, you’ll be surrounded by the magnificent mountains of Okutama and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Okutama. With nature so abundant, you’ll marvel at how the vibrant green surroundings feel worlds apart from the concrete jungles of metropolitan Tokyo.  

Once a toll road, the Okutama Shuyu Road became a public road in April 1990; the road surfaces and surrounding woods are carefully maintained by the Nishitama Construction Office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Construction throughout the year, making it one of the finest hillclimb stages in the Tokyo Hillclimb series.

Known by local Tokyo residents as a popular resort area for urbanites seeking nature’s refuge, the Okutama area is located on the western edge of Tokyo and touch both Yamanashi and Kanagawa Prefectures. 

In it to win it! Consider yourself a fast cyclist? Expert climber? Finish within the top 50 men or top 10 women and win ¥10,000. 

サムライスポーツは日本国籍以外を対象とした外国人向け専用受付サイトです。日本国籍の方は日本語サイトからお申込みください。日本国籍以外の方がエントリーした場合、無効となる場合があります 。無効となった場合には、返金手数料を差し引き、参加費をご返金させていただきます。

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Registration Period

June 1 - June 30, 2022

July 31, 2022 (Sunday)
at former Oku-Tama gate | bag check at Kawano parking lot adjacent to the start area

0400…inclement weather announcements
0530…venue opens, athletes gather
0600 onwards…race starts in waves of 100
0645…9km cut off at Tsukiyomi parking lot (45 min)
0710…finish cut off time (70 min)
0730-0830…finisher entitlements (at Kawano parking lot)
TBA…awards ceremony

*schedule may change without prior notice

General…¥10,000 (¥11,000 incl. service charge)

Additional Surcharges
・Fees shown above include 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 more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why does Samurai Sports implement a service charge? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event. Learn more about Samurai Sports’ service charge. 

Age Eligibility
・Must be 18 or older

Cut-Off Time
Finish: 70 minutes (finish by 0710)
・9KM checkpoint: 45 minutes (by 0645)

Important
・All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and demonstrate good cycling manners.
・Be mindful of other cyclists and vehicles on the road. You should understand laws in Japan pertaining to cycling on public roads and cycling insurance.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.

ACCEPTABLE: road bicycles, cross bicycles, mountain bicycles, velobikes, track bicycles (with front brakes)
・NOT PERMITTED: costumes, aero bars, Spinaci handlebars, recumbent bikes, disc wheels
・REQUIRED: helmets, front light, tail light, front brakes, and gloves

Recommended
・nutrition/hydration (if necessary)
・health insurance card (not a copy)
・mobile phone/smartphone (not for use while cycling)
・sunglasses
・sleeves or (water resistant) windbreaker
・sunscreen
・tools to fix a flat
・water bottle(s)
・lights (front/rear)

View course map/elevation profile here

Elevation profile
+718m (2,356ft)

Kawano Parking Lot (start)
Kawano, Okutama, Nishitama District, Tokyo, Tokyo 198-0225
〒198-0225 東京都西多摩郡奥多摩町川野
Google Maps

This area can be challenging to access solely by public transit, we recommend planning well in advance or taking a private vehicle/rental car.

Please ensure you have lodging AND transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

 By Car
From Tokyo, about 2 hours (101km / 63miles)
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours 30 minutes (130km / 80 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 1 hour 15 minutes (43km / 26 miles)
From Nagoya, about 4 hours 20 minutes (330km / 206 miles)

Parking (all open 24 hours)
Parking lot #1 (900m from start)
Parking lot #2 (350m from start)
Parking lot #3 (7km from start)

Individual Awards
Overall
Men, Women top 6 
Age Group
Men, Women top 3 (18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) excl. overall winners
Prize Money (¥10,000)
Men top 50, Women top 10

Road Rules
・Keep left – unless passing. If passing, alert the cyclist you are doing so.
・If you do not make a checkpoint COT, your race ends there. Follow the instructions of race staff and volunteers. Return your bib and timing chip to staff at Hinohara Town Hall parking lot to retrieve your participant entitlements.
・Please be considerate of other riders, spectators, and pedestrians.
・No bike mechanics, mechanic vans, or SAG vans roaming for those who cannot finish or encounter mechanical failure.
・Ride in a pace line – no riding side by side.
・Beware of potholes, manholes, grates, slick road paint, and debris on the road.

Aid Stations
・Aid stations include bathrooms, water stations, and snacks.
・Support cars will pick up cyclists who do not or are unable to meet the designated cut off times.

Race Notes
・Must be age 18 or older
・Participants must comply with traffic rules and bicycle manners.
・Participants who have failed to return timing chip at previous events may be unable to participate
・There will be a bag check at the start area.

General
・ No refunds, deferrals, 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.
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 3-5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
Participants determined to be violating the policies below may be disqualified without a refund:
・Any person found to be bib-swapping (illegal transfer of bib); the person will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event.
・Any person found to be registering with inaccurate information, i.e. false declarations of the participants name, age, or gender.

・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.

Insurance
・ 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.

Privacy
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms to the organizer’s privacy protection law.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.

Athlete Guides
・In most cases, athlete guides in English will be sent via email approximately 7-21 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.

Additional Surcharges
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why the additional charges? They help us cover the cost of operating the registration platform, translation of athlete guides/event information, labor hours required to answer your event inquiries, etc. Depending on the event, the surcharges help to cover the cost of our physical presence at the event.

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English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
03-6432-0151

Official Website (Japanese)

Tobushinrin Koen Horenbonomori Camping Ground (0428-87-0435)
Google Maps
about 4km from start

Information in Japanese
Okutama Visitors Bureau (0428-83-2152)
Kosuge Village Tourism Association (0428-87-0741)