Date: 9 September 2018
Race venue: Hakuba Ski Resort, Nagano
Event organiser: Hakuba International Trail Run Committee
Race distance: 53 km
Elevation gain: 2780hm
Highest altitude: TBC
Start time: 7.00 a.m.
Cut-off time: 10 hours = 5 p.m.
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max ATM performance points: 400
Grandmaster Quest: No
Event website: LINK
Event registration: Opening 25 May
International gateway: Tokyo
Hakuba offers a scenic and spicy 53 km course with 2800 metres of elevation gain (in 2017). As you can see from the images below, the race takes place in the mountains. Several rivers need to be crossed as well. About 1700 runners are expected to take part in the event that also offers three shorter distances to cater for the whole family. The first start is at 7:00 a.m. and the COT for the 53km is 10 hours, which does imply participants need to move on during the race