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Cyclists in the northern Japan Alps

Alps azumino Century Ride - Sakura

April 16-17

Back after a two-year pandemic hiatus!

Join us in April for a ride through flurries of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms! Cycling in Nagano and through the Japan Alps offers some of the best scenic views in Japan. Choose between 160km or 120km routes.

Cycling in Nagano open roads

Alps azumino Century Ride - Midori

May 21-22

The ever-popular Alps Azumino Century Ride is back for the first time since 2020! 

Join us in May for a warmer ride surrounded by lush green scenery in the heart of  Nagano! Pick from 160km or 120km – choose the route that best fits your abilities!

cyclist riding across bridge during great earth kochi

Great Earth Kochi Niyodo River Blue Ride

May 29

Join us for a long ride in Kochi Prefecture and welcome the start of summer! Bike along a breathtaking course along the Niyodo River and explore Japan.

The Great Earth Niyodo River Blue Ride offers a 115km and 75km long ride experience with a lot of climbing – over 2,000 meters (6,000 feet)!

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Nariki Forest Trail Race

June 12

Get away from the skyscrapers and explore the nature side of Tokyo! You’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery and embraced by dazzling shades of greenery throughout the trail.

The 16KM course consists of tough, challenging climbs – it’s no walk in the park, but we promise it’ll be worth it.

cyclist during great earth furano ride

Great Earth Hokkaido Furano Ride

June 19

Located in Hokkaido, the Great Earth Furano Ride offers 47KM and 110KM courses complete with delicious aid stations!

The Furano Ride is perfect for cyclists, explorers, and foodies – even better if you’re all three! Come ride through Hokkaido’s rural summer landscapes.

Osaka Yodo River Citizens Marathon

November 6

Now in its 24th edition, the Osaka Yodo River Citizens Marathon (and half marathon) is a flat and fast, out and back race taking place almost entirely along a riverbank.

This is a great warm-up for Japan’s marathon season and is easily accessible by public transportation from downtown Osaka. 

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eco marathon series

Hirakata (Osaka) | May 3
Tondabayashi (Osaka) | May 4
Yodogawa (Osaka) | May 5

A series of community-based road races around Japan with an emphasis on sustainability and charity. Marathon to 10K from Kansai to Kanto!

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Kujukuri Triathlon | October 31, 2021

Kujukuri Triathlon or the 99T for short, is one of Japan’s largest triathlons and known to be the “perfect triathlon for beginners” (and those seeking PBs!). With a protected estuary swim and a straight shot on the toll roads used for both the bike and run route, its a flat and fast course! 

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Akagi Forest Trail Race | August 22, 2021

More cross country running than hardcore trail running, runners will enjoy spectacular views of the vast Akagi forest throughout the course. Runners can opt to complete one loop on the course to clock in roughly 13KM, or to run the same course in reverse for a total of about 26KM.

Out here, the summer heat is less brutal – enjoy the refreshing and cool breezes as you race your way to finish the Akagi Forest Trail Race!

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Altra Shinshu Tenku Trail Race | October 24, 2021

Come out and play outdoors, run the trails, and relax in the crisp autumn climate of Nagano!

Combining both trail and road, this race is perfect for those seeking the best of both worlds. Run along the Hijiriyama Trail while enjoying superb views of the mountains, vineyards, and fall foliage!

Runners at the Ise Half Marathon

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Road and trail races from Hokkaido to Hiroshima. Distances include 5KM, 10KM, half marathon to full marathon and ultra.

Cyclists riding through Miyazaki

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Cycling races and tours from Osaka to Nagano. Find the course for you with distances of 25KM to 150KM.

swimming course of triathlon

Triathlon & Swimming

Open water swims, sprint triathlons, Olympic Distance, and 70.3  - -dive into the world of multi-sport in Japan