kushigata wind trail (JPN)

tale of the trail

Date: 27 May 2018
Country: Japan
Race venue: Shiratori ParkTainai City, Niigata
Edition: 3
Event organiser: Trailrunners Japan
Race distance: 30 km
Elevation gain: 2500 Hm
Highest altitude: TBC
Race starting time: 7:00 a.m. 
Cut-off time: 6 hours
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max performance points: 400
Grandmaster Quest: No
Event website: Link
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Tokyo, Niigata Airport


Organised by the same crew as the Echigo, the Kushigata Wind Trail has Tainai City, also in Niigata, as event host and offers a relatively short but very crispy trail race. It essentially takes runners on a mountain range and ridge with splendid views of the snowcapped Iide Mountains. It is the shortest race on the Asia Trail Master calendar in 2017, but more than 2500 metres of elevation gain need to be conquered on a total distance of approx 30 to 35 kilometer. A race for punchers! 

As Japan goes,  also the Kushigata Wind Trail event will be much more than just the race. An opening ceremony with welcome party, as well as an onsen (hot spring) visit to a top location are all part of the experience for runners. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available, but enter the weekend in your running diaries already! 

Video 2017 edition

2018 race profile

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