October 13th, 2019 | Tokyo | 15km

Tamagawa Genryu 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 race photos

  • Timed race results

    View official results online

About the Race

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Yamanashi! This 20KM course takes you past beautiful forests and plateaus where the Tamagawa River flows from.

You’ll be surrounded by beautiful forests, wasabi farms, cosmos flowers, and buckwheat flowers at the origin of the famous Tamagawa River. Take in the natural beauty of the village and the refreshing aura of the forest. Don’t forget! The Tama Genryu Onsen Kosugi hot spring is nearby so you can enjoy a relaxing bath after the race!

Difficulty: 3 stars (intermediate)

For reference:
20KM = 12.4 miles

IMPORTANT: The area is remote and both public transportation and lodging options are limited. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event. We recommend taking a private vehicle or rental car. Additionally, please be a responsible athlete and only register if you feel confident about your abilities, the distance, and race logistics (including before and after the race).

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REGISTRATION PERIOD

Registration TBA

(May 25, 2020 - July 21, 2020)

2019 Race Information

2021 schedule TBA
2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

*2019 schedule
September 8, 2019 (Sun)
at Kosuge Hot Springs
0830-1000…Race packet collection
0940-0955…Opening ceremony, race briefing
1000…Race starts
1140…CP 1 at Matsuhimetoge (Matsuhime Pass) closes
1225…CP 2 at Tsurutoge (Tsuru Pass) closes
1400…CP 3 at Omakihira hike entrance closes
1430…Awards ceremony, cut off time

20KM
¥6,000 (¥7,000 incl. Samurai Sports service charge) 

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.
・Stress less with Samurai Sports. Learn why Samurai Sports implements a service charge.

Eligibility
・Must be 18 or older

Time Limit
・4 hours 30 minutes
・CP 1 (Matsuhimetoge): 1 hour 40 min
・CP 2 (Tsurutoge): 2 hours 25 min
・CP 3 (Omakihira entrance): 4 hours

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・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
・mobile phone

Recommended
・Trail running shoes

20KMView course map

20KM elevation profile: +1,445m or +4,740 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.

Tamagawagenryuonsen Kosuge Hot Spring (start/finish)
3445, Kosuge, Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi 409-0211
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Okutama station (closest station)
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**The area is remote and both public transportation and lodging options are limited. Please ensure you have lodging and transportation plans figured out BEFORE registering for this event. We recommend taking a private vehicle or rental car.

By Car 

From Tokyo, about 2 hours (about 98KM / 61 miles)
From Yokota AB, about 1 hours, 30 minutes (about 77KM / 48 miles)
From Yokosuka, about 2 hours, 15 minutes (about 126KM / 78 miles)

For car navis, use the following address and phone number:
Tamagenryuonsen Kosuge Hot Spring
3445, Kosuge, Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi 409-0211
0428-87-0888

 By Train 
From Tokyo, about 4 hours.
・Take the JR Chuo Line to Tachikawa station, then transfer to the JR Ome Line to Ome station (about 90 minutes, depending on service). Alternatively, you may  catch the JR Chuo Line direct to Ome station (about 100 minutes, depending on service). Then, take the JR Okutama Line to Okutama Station. From Okutama Station, take the 12 bus (奥12:留浦経由) to Kosuge Hot Springs (about 60 minutes). Please note that bus service is very limited!

Parking
¥700 per day; limited available parking

20KM
・Top 1-6 overall men/women
・Top 3 age group men/women

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

2019 Results
20KM winning time: 1:58:58
View 2019 results

Race Notes
・Cellphone connectivity will be available on the majority of the course

Check Points and Aid Stations
・ There will be three (3) checkpoints; however, the race organizers have not informed us the distance between each checkpoint.
– Matsuhimetoge (water station): COT- 1 hour 40 minutes
– Tsurutoge (water station): COT- 2 hours 25 minutes
– Omakihira hike entrance: COT- 4 hours
・Participants who do not make these checkpoints after the determined cut-off time will not be able to proceed ahead and must proceed as instructed by race staff
・Two (2) water stations will be located at Tsurutoge and Matsuhimetoge.
・COT for each checkpoint are subject to change

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.

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.

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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#Tama_trail