Nariki Forest Trail Race

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change categories, athlete to athlete transfer, and self-edit up until 5 days before registration closes *fees may apply

  • 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

  • On-site Race Packet Collection

    Pick up your race packet on race day (FPO/APO/DPO only)

Race Standard

  • Age Group awards

  • Event insurance

  • On-course aid station (1)

  • Race T-shirt

  • Race Buff

  • Free race shuttle

  • Free lunchbox and Coke

  • Free race photos

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

About the Race

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.

Ease your achey feet at the foot bath after the race or swing by the “Ume no Yu” day spa located in front of JR Kabe Station for peak post-race relaxation.

・Difficulty: 16km (intermediate)
・Finishers are entitled to a race t-shirt, a race buff, a fill-in-the-blank race certificate, free race photos, and a light lunchbox with a bottle of Coca Cola (500ml). No medals. 
・Your failure to prepare and be informed does not constitute an emergency for others. Make sure to read through all of the event information below to understand the race details. Ask questions if you are uncertain.
・Ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this race.

サムライスポーツでの参加申込は外国人参加者を対象としたものです。 日本人の方がエントリーされた場合は無効となり、参加費については、返金事務手数料を差し引いた上でご返金となります。ご了承ください。

  • 00Days Until Race Day

REGISTRATION PERIOD

March 10, 2021 - April 11, 2021

Steps Taken by the Race Organizer
・All race packets will be mailed via Japan Post by the race organizers approximately 1 to 2 weeks before race day. Athletes should bring the race packet and its contents to the race. APO/FPO/DPO registered addresses may collect their race packet on race day.
Entry is limited to 400 athletes, or about 50% of previous years
Staff and volunteers will wear face shields and masks
Hand sanitizer and soap will be provided throughout the race venue. 
Thermal cameras will screen all athletes upon entry to the race venue
・All athletes will be provided with a buff (face covering) upon entering the race venue. Athletes must remain covered at all times at the race venue (including the start/finish area) and the first 300 meters of the course.・Aid stations will only stock bottled drinks (300mL or 500mL). Self-service; one per athlete. Do not litter – dispose of all litter in the appropriate containers or in trash zones. 
・No opening or closing ceremony.
・No awards presentation. Results will be posted online. Awards will be mailed to winners.
・Blank finisher certificates will be available at the finish; athletes may take one home and fill in the blanks on their own. 

Athletes must agree and abide to the following measures to prevent infection and the spread of COVID-19. 
・All athletes are required to take and record their body temperature for the week leading up to race day. You may or may not be asked to submit this record to the race organizer.
・All athletes must wear a mask or face covering at the start/finish area and when walking to and from the race venue.
・All athletes will receive a buff upon entering the race venue. Athletes must wear the given buff or a similar face covering for the first 300 meters of the race; a face covering is otherwise not required on the race course.

IMPORTANT
・No deferrals, credits, or refunds will be issued once registration has closed.
This applies to incidents in which the race organizers are forced to cancel, postpone, or otherwise delay the event for the safety of athletes, staff, and volunteers. Such incidents include, but are not limited to severe weather, official emergency declarations, natural disasters (including earthquake), pandemic, biochemical or nuclear fallout, and personal circumstances of the participant (including illness, pregnancy, injury or similar catastrophe).
・Athletes are permitted to transfer their entry to another athlete up until 5 days before registration closes. The procedures can be found on the registration link. 
・Athletes may request a refund in writing via email, up until the last day of registration. Refunds will be processed online minus ¥2,000 transaction fees and administrative fees. 

May 16, 2021 (Sunday)
0700-0830…Charter shuttle buses to race venue (at Kabe station, south exit)
1000…Race starts
1210…CP 1 8KM cut off time
from 1400…Charter shuttle buses to Kabe station
1415…Race cut off time / race ends

16KM
¥8,000 (¥9,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 

Compared to the previous years, the entry fee for the 2021 Nariki Forest Trail Race has increased. This is in large part due to the costs of additional measures necessary for the event to be held in the post-COVID era, including but not limited to limited athlete capacity, face shields for volunteers, thermal scanning cameras, hand sanitizer, etc.

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
・16KM…
4 hours 15 minutes
・8KM checkpoint…2 hours 10 minutes

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

View 2021 course map and elevation profile

16km (10 miles)
+793m (2,602 feet)

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.

Takatsutoiri Rindo Entrance (start/finish)
7-1206 Nariki, Ome, Tokyo 198-0001
Google Maps

Kabe Station (shuttle bus pick-up)
5 Chome Kabemachi, Ome, Tokyo 198-0036
Google Maps

 By Car 
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 30 minutes (94KM / 58 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 45 minutes (20KM / 12.4 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 3 hours (111KM / 69 miles)
From Nagoya, about 4 hours 45 minutes (356KM / 221 miles)

 By Train 
From Tokyo, Take the JR Chuo Line to Tachikawa station, then transfer to the JR Ome Line to Kabe station (about 105 minutes, depending on service). Alternatively, you may be able to catch the JR Chuo Line direct to Ome station (about 100 minutes, depending on service), then transfer to the JR Ome Line and alight at Kabe Station (about 5 minutes).

At Kabe station, you may take the private shuttle bus service for the Nariki Forest Trail Race. To save a spot on the shuttle bus, you must indicate your interest for the shuttle on the registration form.

By Shuttle Bus
There will be a shuttle service provided from Kabe Station to the race venue.  If you wish to reserve a seat, you must indicate your interest on your registration.

Parking
Free; limited available spaces (about 60)
We recommend the use of public transportation. Vehicles parked illegally will be towed at owner’s expense.

16KM
・Top 1-6 overall men/women
・Top 3 age group men/women

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

2019 Finishers
Winning time: 1:39:43
2019 results

・Free bag check will be available at the start. Please do not bring valuables. 
・Course recces are encouraged, but not necessary. The race organizer recommends a bear bell on the trails. Please ensure you practice the appropriate physical distancing behavior and respect the trails.

General
・ No deferrals, credits, or refunds will be issued once registration has closed. This applies to incidents in which the race organizers are forced to cancel, postpone, or otherwise delay the event for the safety of athletes, staff, and volunteers. Such incidents include, but are not limited to severe weather, official emergency declarations, natural disasters (including earthquake), pandemic, biochemical or nuclear fallout, and personal circumstances of the participant (including illness, pregnancy, injury or similar catastrophe).
・Depending on the event, transfers and certain modifications to your entry may be permitted. Generally, entries may be transferable and/or permit modifications until 5 days before the last day of registration. After this period, all transfers are considered illegal and modifications will not be accommodated.
・Athletes may request a refund in writing via email, up until the last day of registration. Refunds will be processed online minus ¥2,000 transaction fees and administrative fees. 

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 2-3 weeks 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 ¥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

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
0428-31-4911
info@kfctriathlon.com

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