Snow Endurance Festival

January 26, 2020

Asahikawa, Hokkaido

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

  • Entitlements TBA

  • Finisher certificate

  • On-course aid stations

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

about the race

Come on out and race Japan’s winter wonderland! Pick from Snow Run, Snow Bike, or Snowshoe Run – then pick a distance from 5KM to 10KM. Just do one, pair it up, or go all in with a triple! The Snow Endurance Festival is a low-key, fun-filled event for both beginners and snow bunnies with a competitive streak.

サムライスポーツは日本国籍以外を対象とした外国人向け専用受付サイトです。日本国籍の方は日本語サイトからお申込みください。日本国籍以外の方がエントリーした場合、無効となる場合があります 。無効となった場合には、返金手数料を差し引き、参加費をご返金させていただきます。

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Registration Period

Until December 26, 2019

2020 schedule TBA

January 26, 2019

at Kamui Ski Links
0800-0830…Snow Run check-in/reception 
0835…Snow Run Race briefing
0900…Snow Run Start 
1000-1030…Snow Bike check-in/reception 
1035…Snow Bike Race briefing 
1100…Snow Bike 
1145-1215…Snowshoe Run check-in/reception 
1240…Snowshoe Run Race briefing 
1300…Snowshoe Run 

Snow Run
5KM/10KM Adult: ¥4,500 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)
5KM/10KM (high school and below): ¥3,000 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Snowshoe Run
5KM/10KM Adult: ¥4,500 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Snow Bike
6KM Adult: ¥3,500 (price incl. Samurai Sports service charge)

Double (Adults Only)
*prices incl. Samurai Sports service charge
Snow Run 5KM+Snow Bike 6KM: ¥7,500
Snow Run 10KM+Snow Bike 6KM: ¥7,500
Snow Run 5KM+Snowshoe Run 5KM: ¥8,000
Snow Run 5KM+Snowshoe Run 10KM: ¥8,000
Snow Run 10KM+Snowshoe Run 5KM: ¥8,000
Snow Run 10KM+Snowshoe Run 10KM: ¥8,000
Snow Bike 6KM+Snowshoe Run 5KM: ¥8,000
Snow Bike 6KM+Snowshoe Run 10KM: ¥8,000

Triple (Adults Only)
*price incl. Samurai Sports service charge
Snow Run 5KM+Snow Bike 6KM+Snowshoe Run 5KM: ¥11,000
Snow Run 10KM+Snow Bike 6KM+Snowshoe Run 5KM: ¥11,000
Snow Run 5KM+Snow Bike 6KM+Snowshoe Run 10KM: ¥11,000
Snow Run 10KM+Snow Bike 6KM+Snowshoe Run 10KM: ¥11,000

Snow Shoe Rental ¥5,000

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 more than ¥10,001, you will incur a service charge amounting to 10% of total cost.
Why does Samurai Sports implement a service charge? 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

Age Eligibility
Snow Run/Snow Bike: 13 and above
Snowshoe Run: 18 years old and above
Participants under the age of 18 are required to have signed guardian/parental permission.

Cut Off Times
・TBA

Important
・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.

Recommended 

snow shoes, bear bell, gloves, rain wear with waterproof seams, head lamp, at least 1L of water, nutrition/food, health insurance card (not a copy), mobile phone/smartphone

We recommend not wearing thick jackets; instead, wear thin, breathable layers and/or a windbreaker.

2020 course map & elevation profile TBA

・Snow Bike and Snow Run course utilize the same route involving several loops around a course: 3 laps for the 5KM, 5 laps for the 10KM
・Snowshoe Run participants will take the ski lift (about 10 min., free ride with bib) to start their race at the mountaintop. Overall, the 5KM course is downhill but the 10KM course involves both climbs and descents. Both courses involve snowshoeing through a forest.
・Aid stations (water, first aid) are available after each lap (loop course). However, keep in mind that the water tends to freeze very quickly.

Kamui Ski Links (start/finish)
112 Kamuicho, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 074-1181
Google Maps

This area is difficult to access by public transportation, we recommend taking a private vehicle or rental car. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event.

By Car
From Fukagawa, about a 45 minute drive
From Sapporo, take the Hokkaido Expressway towards Asahikawa. Get off on Fukagawa National Highway and take it to the Chuo National Highway. There will be a sign for the ski resort in front of Kamuikotoan; after exiting at Fukagawa, drive about 20 minutes to the resort.

Parking
Limited; first come, first served
The parking lot has no specific address; please refer to “Start and Finish Line” for map guidance. 

All distances
Top 3 overall men/women 

2019 Finishers: about 200

・There is no accommodation available at the ski resort. You may find accommodation in the Asahikawa area.
Snow Run: Normal running shoes/sneakers are suitable but shoes made for running in the winter and/or snow are recommended. Yaktrax or similar traction cleats are permitted. Avoid wearing thick jackets; instead, wear thin, breathable layers and/or a windbreaker.
Snow Bike: No rental bikes available. Fat bikes are recommended; mountain bikes permitted. Most participants will find themselves pushing their bikes on uphill sections.
・Aid stations (water, first aid) are available after each lap (loop course). However, keep in mind that the water tends to freeze very quickly.
・Rental snowshoes are available as an add-on option. Snoeshow rentals include a pair of snowshoes, poles, shoe covers, and a pair of snow-proof shoes. Sizes and quantity are limited and NOT GUARANTEED.

General

・ In the case of discontinuation due to an earthquake, wind or flood damage, or other natural disasters, the organizer will make the determination regarding entry fee refunds. Generally speaking however, no refunds 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.
・ Event entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the event. Participants determined to be violating this policy will be disqualified without a refund. The event organizers will reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
・You will not sue the event organizers nor its affiliates (including Samurai Sports) for any injury or death caused during the event.
・After your application is submitted, there will be no cancellations or changes for any circumstances. lease be sure to check your entry application as there will be no refunds for incorrect entries, wrong names, or duplicate/redundant payments.
・You must register as yourself with accurate information. False declarations of the participants name, age, or gender will not be permitted. Participants determined to be violating this policy may be disqualified without a refund.
・ 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.
・The organizer shall not take any responsibility for incidents during the event; however, emergency measures will be taken in case of injury, loss or other accidents.
・ 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.

Privacy
・The organizer is aware of the importance of your personal information. The use of personal information conforms and complies to privacy protection laws.
・Your personal information is used to provide you valuable services, such as race information, results, service from race affiliates, result ranking, and etc.
・The organizer may release your personal information when your life or body is in a life-threatening situation.
・The race organizer and its affiliates may contact you regarding your registration information.

English​
info@samuraisports.co.jp

Japanese
090-6697-9761
hiro@katoru.net

Official Website (Japanese)
http://trailscene.net/