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runners on Ome trail race

Ome Trail Race | April 4, 2021

One of Tokyo’s most popular and easily accessible trail races is back! Join us this spring for the Ome Takamizusan International Trail Race in western Tokyo!

Triathletes at swim start


Kujukuri Triathlon | October 11, 2020

One of Japan’s largest triathlons and known to be the “perfect triathlon for beginners”, the flat and fast course is ripe for veterans seeking PRs! With a protected estuary swim and a straight shot on toll roads for both the bike and run, the Kujukuri Triathlon is a great opportunity to close out the 2020 triathlon season!

48th nagoya

Nagoya Smile Marathon

53rd edition | October 10, 2020

Looking for a casual park run event without too much competition? Need a little bit of a push but don’t want to run with thousands of runners? The Nagoya Smile Marathon is a monthly casual park run taking place at Shonai Ryokuchi Park in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Beginners will enjoy a flat and scenic course around the park while more seasoned runners have a great opportunity to obtain a PR.

2019 Tour de Utsukushigahara cyclists

Tour De Utsukushigahara | June 27-28, 2020

[NOTE: Registration for this event is paused until further notice.] The Tour de Utsukushigahara Bicycle Race is one Japan’s most popular bicycle races, taking place in the Utsukushigahara Highlands.  Considered one of Japan’s biggest hill climb races, the Tour is held in the early summer each year.  Covering just under 22KM (about 13.5 miles) with an elevation gain of about 1,270 meters, the Tour de Utsukushigahara offers a brutally challenging course for cyclists of all levels.

Runners at the Ise Half Marathon


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

Cyclists riding through Miyazaki


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