Ome Takamizusan Trail Race

April 3, 2022

Ome, Tokyo

Athlete Entitlements

Samurai Sports Advantage

  • Easy registration

    Register in English without creating an account

  • Modify & transfer your entry

    Change categories, athlete to athlete transfer permitted, 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 with peace of mind

  • English email support

    Ask questions - and get answers!

  • * Race day packet collection

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

  • Post race follow-up

    Receive links to results, photos

Race Standard

  • Age Group awards

  • Event insurance

  • Compression calf sleeves

  • Finisher certificate

  • Race Buff

  • Lucky charm with bells (32km only)

  • Aid station (1 per distance)

  • Free race photos

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

about the race

Take a break from the busy tourist destinations and visit the city of Ome, conveniently located just an hour away from the heart of Tokyo on the Chuo Line. A well-known stomping grounds for the city dweller seeking nature’s reprieve, west Tokyo is a great place for a day trip. 

Out on the course, you’ll travel back in time to find hidden villages of old private “minka” houses used as a school for farming and agriculture. The area is also known to be a “power spot,” or a spiritual location with mystical energy. Welcome spring’s warmer temperatures with a run deep into the woods of western Tokyo!

・Difficulty: 32km (advanced), 19km (intermediate)
・Finishers are entitled to a race buff, a pair of compression calf sleeves, a fill-in-the-blank race certificate, free race photos, and a bottle of Coca Cola (500ml). No shirts or 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。

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Registration Period

TBA (February 5, 2021 - March 1, 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 1,200 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 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. 

April 4, 2021 (Sun)
at Nagayama Park Field

1000…32km start
1030…19km start
1500…32km cut off time

We recommend arriving by 0930
・Staggered start in small groups (approx. 50)

32km
¥8,000 (¥9,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

19km
¥7,000 (¥8,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Compared to the previous years, the entry fee for the 2021 Ome Takamizusan 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 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.

32km
View map
+1,101m or +3,612ft
1 aid station

19km
View map
+436m or +1,429ft
1 aid station

Please note that the course map and advertised distance do 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.

Age Eligibility
・32km…must be 16 or older
・19km…must be 16 or older

Cut Off Times
・32km…5 hours total; must clear first 10km within 100 min.
If you do not make the cut off, you must return the same way you came to the start/finish area on your own
19km…no time limit; athletes may not walk from start to finish

Important
Both distances are capped at 600 athletes each for a total of 1,200 athletes.
・First come, first served.
Once the maximum number of athletes is reached, registration will close. 
・Demonstrate good manners. All participants must be respectful of the natural course environment and do his/her best to preserve it. Be mindful of other climbers and hikers on the trail.
・Be a responsible athlete. Please make sure you have the physical ability to complete the course.

Mandatory Gear
・Gloves
・at least 500ml of water
・Proof of health insurance
・Mask or face covering

Recommended Gear
・Trail running shoes
・If you have spring allergies, e.g. hayfever, we suggest taking and/or bringing anything you normally would for allergy relief, such as anti-histamines, Kleenex tissues, nasal spray, etc. At this time of year, the woods are heavy with pollen.

Nagayama Park Field (start/finish)
about 8 min. by foot from Ome station
217 Honcho, Ome, Tokyo 198-0041
Google Maps

・No awards ceremony will be held on race day
・All awards will be mailed to respective winners 
・Net time will be used for results

32km

Top 1-6 overall men/women
Top 3 age group awards

19km
Top 1-6 overall men/women
Top 3 age group awards

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

2019 Finishers
30km:
886
15km: 1,035 

2019 Results
30km 
15km

2020 race cancelled due to COVID-19

By Car
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 20 minutes (75km /47 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 1 hours 40 minutes (103km / 64 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 30 minutes (11km / 7 miles)

By Train
From Tokyo, about 1 hour 30 minutes
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours 30 minutes
From Yokota AB, about 30 minutes

Parking
None
Please use public transportation.
Vehicles parked illegally will be towed at the owner’s expense.

・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.

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
0428-31-4911
info@kfctriathlon.jp

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