October 13th, 2019 | Tokyo | 15km

Akagi Forest Trail Race

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Translated English athlete guide

    The information you need to complete your race safely

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • Post race follow-up

    Receive links to results, photos

Race Standard

  • Age Group awards

  • Event insurance

  • Race t-shirt, fresh local produce

  • Free onsen entry

  • Finisher certificate

  • Free race photos

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

About the Race

KFC Triathlon Club invites you to join the 4th Annual Akagi Forest Trail Race and take refuge from the heat in the heart of the mountains! Starting at the Akagi Rinkan Community Center located in the middle of Mount Akagi (about 800 meters above sea level), you’ll climb to approximately 1,000 meters above sea level before reaching the summit of Mount Ōmine.

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 15KM, or to run the same course in reverse for a total of about 30KM.

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!

Difficulty: 15KM (2 stars/ intermediate), 30KM (4 stars/ advanced)
Read a race report from the 2018 Akagi Forest Trail Race (here)

IMPORTANT
Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this race.
Lodging add-on option available.

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REGISTRATION PERIOD

TBA

2019 Race Information

2021 schedule TBA
Samurai Sports did not coordinate with the 2020 edition held on August 23, 2020

August 18, 2019 (Sun)
at Akagi Rinkan Gakuen
9:15AM…Opening ceremony
9:30AM…Race starts (15KM, 30KM)
2:30PM…Cut off time; race ends

30KM
¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 

15KM
¥5,000 (¥6,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Race site accommodations (Aug 17)
Adult…
¥4,500
Child (12 and under)…
¥3,500
・Meals included (dinner, breakfast). Limited space.

Why are there two prices? 
・If total cost is ¥10,000 or less, you will incur a flat fee service charge of ¥1,000.
・If total cost is ¥10,001 or more, 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.

Eligibility
・Must be 18 or older

Time Limit
・5 hours

Thinking of registering? 
・Participants should be in good health with the ability, fitness and energy to complete the entire race without getting lost.
・Participants should have a strong understanding of trail running etiquette and hold themselves accountable to the surrounding natural environment, the trail course, and others on the course, including hikers.
・Demonstrate good manners, be respectful of the natural course environment, and be mindful of other climbers and hikers on the trail.

Race Day Requirements
・Gloves
・At least 500ml of water
・Proof of health insurance

Recommended
・Trail running shoes

15KM, 30KM (2019)View course map

30KM: +966m or +3,169 ft
15KM: +483m or +1,585 ft

View 2019 elevation profile

Please note that the course map and advertised distance may not align perfectly. According to the race organizers, this is due to the fact that the area does not always ping well using GPS or GLONASS. Additionally, the course map calculates distance between several geographical coordinates that do not account for irregularities in the surface of the route nor changes in elevation relative to the idealized surface.

Should you find a discrepancy between the advertised distance and the map, you may reasonably expect to run a maximum of the distance advertised but may also find that the distance actually covered more closely resembles that of the course map provided.

Akagi Rinkan Gakuen (start/finish)
7135 Itoi, Showa, Tone, Gunma 379-1203
Google Maps

Numata station (closest station)
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 By Car 
Recommended for solo runners and small groups  (2-4).
From Tokyo, about 2 hours (about 160KM/ 99 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 2 hours (about 128 KM / 80 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 3 hours (about 221KM / 137 miles)

For car navis, use the following address and phone number:
横浜市少年自然の家赤城林間学園 (Akagi Rinkan Gakuen)
7135 Itoi, Showa, Tone, Gunma 379-1203
0278-24-7001

 By Train 
From Tokyo, about 2 hours.
・Take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki station.  Then take the JR Joetsu Line to Numata station.  From Numata station take a taxi towards Akagi Rinkan Gakuen (about ¥4,000).

Parking
Free; 500 available spots

30KM, 15KM
・Top 1-6 overall men/women
・Top 3 age group men/women

Age Groups
18-39, 40-49, 50+

2019 Results
30KM winning time: 1:44:21
・15KM winning time: 00:51:54
View 2019 results

・Free bag check will be available at the start (also the finish).
・Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this race.|

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.

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.

Accommodation
Add-on accommodation option can be selected during registration. Please note that the accommodation is Japanese-style and very simple – you must bring your own towel and sleep in large gender-separated rooms on futons. Accommodation is at the race site and includes meals (dinner, breakfast). Limited to 150; first come, first served.

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 ¥10,001 or more, 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.

KFC Triathlon Club
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English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
0428-31-4911
info@kfctriathlon.com

Official Website (Japanese)
http://www.kfctriathlon.com/html/event_trail.html#akagi_trail