Cancellation in April


  We sincerely would like to express deep sympathy to  everyone around the world who died from this new coronavirus.
We also sincerely pray for the recovery of all those who affected, and of all those currently in a difficult situation.

  By the way, the MT.AWA SKYRACE Committee has been preparing for the event while closely monitoring the status of the new coronavirus. We have been discussing how to held it. We have been working hard every day to find the necessary solutions for any ever-changing situation.

It was worth the effort, and we seemed to find some small possibility for runners to run the course during the race. However, no matter what measures are taken, it is extremely difficult to avoid all situations where there is a high risk of infection, such as in closed spaces, crowded places, or close scenes, that occurs before or after races, like checking equipment, starting and finishing. Another concern is the risk of infection during runners traveling. All runners who need to travel by public transport, including airplanes, new risk of infection will occur. In addition, after the race, the risk of infection spreads to runners family and nearby people with relatively weak immunity. This race has been repeated in collaboration with local residents to create a new culture for local MT.AWA  village. Hosting in this situation raises anxiety in the area. Furthermore, on 20th MARCH, it was announced that the opening of "SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES" will be postponed to the end of July as a decision of the International Sky Running Federation (ISF). It is an unavoidable decision since the current world situation.

As a result of comprehensive evaluation of these things, still it is extremely disappointing  decision but actually it's  very difficult to provide an environment where runners , families, volunteers, and local people can enjoy with peace of mind. Hence, "MT.AWA SKYRACE 2020", which was scheduled on 04 / 18-19, is canceled.

Runners who training hard for this and their families who have been preparing for this, such as schedule adjustments , everyone who plan to volunteer on the day, and local people who have made an effort to work on "hospitality" will be greatly appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding of this severe situation.

The schedule of the race includes postpone date will be announced as soon as it's decided after discussion with related organizations including ISF.

In the future, we will prepare the best stage where runners can show their performances here at MT.AWA. We will share the excitement and provide an forgettable opportunity to change the lives of everyone involved. Thank you for your continued support of MT.AWA SKYRACE.



Availability Judgement

Availability Judgement

First of all, we would like to express our deep sympathy to the victims of the novel coronavirus that has been spreading around the world.
We also wish those infected with the virus a quick recovery, and those who are experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak a safe way out of their difficult situation as soon as possible.

Then, this is the statement of current situation of 2020 edition.

1) Weather MT.AWA SKYRACE will be held;
16th MARCH, we are preparing for the event. However, as in the previous announcement (03/06), the future is still very uncertain. On March 09, the National Experts meeting explained at a conference that it was around 19th MARCH that the effects of event self-restrictions and school closures could be determined. The following day, on 10th MARCH, Prime Minister Abe requested to continue the event self-restrictions, which was originally until 16th MARCH, until 19th MARCH. We are planning the following response and schedule.

2) Future schedule (planned)
・ Thursday, 19th MARCH, a national expert meeting will determine the effects of event self-restrictions and school closures
・ Friday, 20th MARCH, the final availablity judgement will be made for MT.AWA SKYRACE 2020 and future plans will be announced
・ If the event is held, change the entry deadline to 26th MARCH.



About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) correspondance

MT.AWASKYRACE2020 race information
About the Novel Coronavirus correspondence

  Many large-scale events have been canceled due to the influence of the Novel Coronavirus. Following is the announcement of the current 2020 edition conditions.

  1) Weather MT.AWA SKYRACE will be held;
4th MARCH, we are currently preparing for the event.
However, the outlook is very uncertain, and we may have to cancel it due to further announcements from the government, etc., and we are in contact with related organizations.

  2) Future schedule (planned);
・ After March 16 (Mon), government and city announcement about the Novel Coronavirus, regarding it, the committee will make the announcement whether MT.AWA SKYRACE will be held or not and make the second race status announcement.
・ If the event is held, change the entry deadline from 19th March to 26th March.

3) Management policy at the time of the event (planned);
In order to minimize the risk of transmission of the Novel Coronavirus at the event,
The following measures will be implemented based on the basic policy of "reducing the chance of unspecified majority gathering indoors and outdoors" and "reducing the risk of heavy contact".
1. Inquiry at reception and implementation of body temperature measurement.
2. All staff members to wear masks and gloves, and conduct frequent disinfection.
3. Food and beverage booths will be canceled.
4. The following ceremony will be handled with no audience or alternative measures will be taken.
・ Course explanation ・ Opening ceremony ・ Start ・ Awards ceremony
5. Following event-related will be canceled.
・ Booth and exhibitions
6. Local residents gives cheering at home or in front of friends to avoid contact with unspecified majority at the venue
7. Racers from specific countries and regions (to be announced) will be asked to refrain from participating in the MT.AWA SKYRACE 2020.
8. Participation in local elementary and junior high schools will be considered.
9. As a course explanation of MT.AWA SKYRACE 33km alternative
・ Designated application ・ Dangerous place marking ・ GPS track
   Download them will be required. In addition, organization e-mail address must be registered as an emergency contact in the app. These will be checked at the runner reception the day before the race. More announcement will be held later about this.

4) Information for runners;
 ○ In the case of the MT.AWA SKYRACE will be held
・ All non-participating players (DNS) will be given priority entry rights (charged) for the next tournament, regardless of where they live.
・ No notification or procedure is required for non-participation.
・In case of non-participation, there is no refund of the participation fee and no exemption or reduction of the participation fee for the next tournament.
 ○ In case of the MT.AWA SKYRACE cancellation
・ All runners will be exempt from the entry fee for the next tournament in 2021. (You cannot carry over to 2022)
・ Runners prizes will not be sent.
・ We are discussing with the relevant organizations whether the postponement of the event is possible.




MT.AWA SKYRACE and MT.AWA SKYRACE Vertical kilometer were honorary recognized as certificated course by International Skyrunning Federation (ISF).

【ISF homepage】



Course Map is available【MT.AWA SKYRACE2020】

Course Map is just uploaded. Please do check OVER VIEW of each race.



Registration Open & Homepage Renewal for 2020

In 2020, April 18-19th, MT.AWA SKYRACE2020 will be held as Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series opening game, Sanjo, Niigata, JAPAN. We really appreciate all who support this event from hart content.

On 25th October 12:00 (Japan time), MT.AWA SKYRACE 2020 all category registration open. And the official homepage has renewed. For the race details, refer to following link.

In 2020, MT.AWA, Sanjo, JAPAN, we would like to share the special time with all. We really hope this event will be the great opportunity to explore another world, JAPAN. We're looking forward to seeing you, here, Sanjo, MT.AWA.



Registration opening day announcement for 2020

It is thanks to the support of many people that we can hold the event in 2020. Thank you so much.

The registration opening date for MT.AWA SKYRACE 2020 has been decided. The official website will be renewed as soon as entry starts.

【Race Summary】
(1) Schedule
April 18 (Sat)-19 (Sun), 2020

(2) Category
Distance: 5.5km (acquired altitude: 1,100m)
Number of applicants: 200
Start date: Saturday, April 18
10:15 ~ (wave start for 5 people every 1 min)
Start Venue / Sanjo, Iiyuratei
Finish / Sanjo, Peak of MT.AWA

Distance: 33km, cumulative elevation 2,400m
Number of applicants: 200
Start time: Sunday, April 19
Start Venue / Sanjo, Iiyuratei
Finish / Sanjo, Iiyuratei

* In addition, there are MT.AWA SKYRACE YAKUSHI20K and MT.AWA SKYRACE TANADA3K. For details, please check after the official website renewal that will take place with the start of registration. 10K race will not be held.

(3) Registration period
October 25, 2019 (Friday) 12:00 to March 19, 2020 (Thursday) 23:59 First-come-first-served basis
*This is Japan time.

(4) Eligibility
Healthy men and women over high school students
Those who have abundant mountaineering experience and have the mind of climbers / sky runners

Skyrunner® World Series, Skyrunner® National Series, Skyrunning Continental Championships finishers within the time limit from 1st Jan 2018 till 31st Dec 2019.
* At the time of entry, we will listen to the past completed SKYRACE.
* This is for all Non Japanese nationality holiders.

* At the time of entry, you will be asked to complete the race within the time limit.

(5) Entry fee
VERTICAL KILOMETER 6,000 yen for ages 18 and over / 3,000 yen for high school students
SKYRACE 12,000 yen

(6) Cancellation / change of application
・ Applications cannot be canceled in any case after the deposit procedure is completed. The participation fee will not be refunded.
・ Applications are invalid if payment is made after the payment deadline. In this case, it will be returned after deducting the prescribed administrative fee.
・ The right to participate in the race cannot be transferred to a third party.

In 2020, as a player, as a volunteer, as a supporter, we will be involved with as many people as possible, and we will continue to manage the one-on-one meeting carefully. We really hope this event will be the great opportunity to explore another world, JAPAN. We're looking forward to seeing you, here, Sanjo, MT.AWA.




In 2020, our executives committee have decided the date of the event.
The details including registration periods will be announced as soon as when get ready.

Date 2020/04/18 Sat
Eligibility for entry:
・Healthy men and women over high school students
・Those who have plenty of climbing experience and who have a mind of climbers / sky runners

Date 2020/04/19 Sun
Eligibility for entry:
Overseas athletes> SWS (Sky Runner World Series) finishers, people who have finished in the Sky Running Asian Championships, etc.
※ We will listen to past finish races at entry.

Date 2020/04/19 Sun
Eligibility for entry:Above high school student

Date 2020/04/19 Sun
Eligibility for entry:3 years and over



Greeting from organization

It was beautiful weekend for MT. AWA, known to the worldwide.

thank-you so much for all to make this happen. With continuously having this event for 5- 10 years, then we can really contribute development of this are finally.

We really need your cooperation and support for long term. Love and gratitude to all.



official photo album

Official photo album is uploaded. Please do check it out.