The following events below have been granted Asia Trail Master Candidate Race label for the upcoming season 2018. This means the events are in pole position to become an ATM points race, if a slot opens up in the country in question.
Event organisers can always apply for Asia Trail Master membership and enjoy all the promotional and marketing benefits this entails. Please contact us on email@example.com for further details.
Shinjo Hurizen Super Trail
1 October 2017, Shinjo, Okoyama Prefecture, Japan
A second 2018 Candidate Race in Japan, but this one takes place on a different island, namely in Okoyama between Osaka/Kyoto and Hiroshima. The 73 km main race has 3200 metres of elevation gain and runs through cedar and cherry tree forests and mountains. The COT is 15 hours.
Less ambitious runners can also opt for the 25 km.
To get there, you can take the Shinkansen from any main city to Okoyama. Fly into Osaka or Hiroshima is the closest, but given that the race is on Sunday, you might as well fly into Tokyo first.
More info on:
Date: 5 June 2016
Distances: 52 km / 3600 hm
Date: 25 June 2016
Distances: 50 km / 25 km
Date: 15-17 July 2016
Race distances: 100km / 50km / 28 km
Date: 17 January 2016
Distances: 42 km / 21 km / 17 km
Date: 28 February 2016
Distances: 50km, 30km, 15 km
Info and race registration : http://rizalmountainrun.com/