"The most economical way to get to Fuji is usually by bus from Shinjuku (1700 yen one way) to Fuji-Q highland or Fuji Yoshida (and it's usually faster than the train as well, unless you happen to hit traffic at the wrong time of day). The UTMF…"
"I have entered the UTMF as well and suggest using the race package. I have gone in a running race up Mt Fuji twice and used the trains to get there from Tokyo. This meant 2 or 3 line changes and took 3 or 4 hours.…"
"Hi Shine, yes it looks quite good. I plan to take up this package since I have no prior Japan experience. Plan to share a double with my girlfriend. Probably arriving Narita 16 May morning and departing 21 May afternoon.
"Has anyone read the recent email sent out by Paulina regarding the race package for UTMF overseas runners? www.utmfjapan.jimdo.com , would like to hear some feedback from those who have raced in Japan before, is there any other arrangement which…"
I am going there from Malaysia. Yup, I was just about to give up the race until Pauline prompted me for payment a couple of days ago. 80 of us, it will be one exciting run, can't wait.
I gather you are running HK100…"
yes, received email yesterday from Adventure Divas, the organizer for the internationals. Apparently there are 80 of us from overseas. I take you are in as well? Which way did you get in, and do you reside in Japan?
Still a fair bit of…"
"Hi Paul & Andre
Chanced upon this forum while I was researching UTMF, as far as I am concerned, only Japanese participants will need to go through the ballot. And those foreign participants will be given a place on a first-come-first-served…"
"The 250 I'm running is Hagi-o-kan (http://www.hagi-o-kan.com), but I will keep Sakuramichi under consideration. I've also got the Oedo 202km in March, but everything else is 100km and shorter (including a 100k trail run in Hong Kong…"
"Hi Paul, are you doing the Sakuramichi 250k?
Amazing interest, ultra running globally seems to suddenly explode.
Did you register through run runnet.jp or the English registration link? I used the latter and got a confirmation email and Paypal…"
"It's down to lottery now. The 100 miler had 100 spots available, and already over 1000 people vying for them in the first few seconds of opening (entry for both distances remains open). Lottery results will be out some time next month.…"
Welcome to the site!Thank you for joining this website, and I hope to see you at a training-run or a race soon. We try our best to assist foreign runners to navigate to difficulties of the Japanese running bureaucracy, and fortunately, have a lot of Japanese members who can help with that.I'm looking forward to seeing your blog-posts and other running-related content on this website!
Cheers, Juergen (website-creator)
P.S.: How about a nice profile-picture?
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