OVERVIEW

MT.AWA SKYRACE2020

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MT.AWA SKYRACE2020 VARTICAL KILOMETER®

●Race Overview
●Course map
●Schedule on the day
●Race rules
●How to check mandatory equipment
●Notes

Race Overview

Date
April 18, 2020 (Sat)
Venue
Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture
Category
5.5㎞: Men and women overall, men and women over 50 years old
Eligibility for participation
Men and women of high school age and older on the day of the race must be able to finish within the time limit without losing track.
Recruitment capacity
200 people
Participation fee
● High school students: 3,000 yen
● 18 years old and over: 6,000 yen
* Including participation award, accident insurance, and completion certificate.
* After the application and completing the deposit procedure, you cannot change or cancel the event for any reason. Please note that participation fees will not be refunded.
* No finisher certificate printed. Please download from your homepage after the goal.
Venue
『Iiyuratei』16-1 Minami Imogawa, Sanjo City, Niigata 955-0128, Japan

Reception location
16-1 Minami Imogawa, Sanjo City, Niigata 955-0128, Japan
Mandatory equipment
Plan A When the weather is fine (Sunny weather is the weather forecast announced at noon the day before the race, Sanjo City with a probability of precipitation of 50% or less.) ・ Windproof jacket

Plan B Rainy weather (Rainy weather is the weather forecast announced at noon the day before the race, Sanjo City with a probability of precipitation of 60% or more)
・ Rain jacket with rain & rain pants
(Gore-Tex or equivalent waterproof, moisture-permeable function, seam-sealed with seam tape)

Plan C Low temperatures (Low temperature is the weather forecast announced at noon the day before the race, Sanjo City maximum temperature 10 ° C or less)
-Warm jacket
(Thin down, thin fleece, etc.)
・ Gloves for keeping warm
・ Hat or buff

Plan D Rainy and cold
・ All plan B and plan C equipments are mandatory.
* Announcement will be made on the website by 15:00 the day before the race. Please prepare in advance.
Other mandatory equipment
・ Mountain running shoes
* For safety reasons, running shoes and sandals are prohibited.
・Socks
Recommended equipment
● Crampons
● Stock / Pole
● Water and food as needed
● Gloves with thermal insulation
● Hat or buff
* Gloves and headwear for keeping warm are mandatory equipment, depending on the weather.
Entry method
Paypal ★
Application deadline
March 19, 2020 (Thursday) * However, it will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.
Award
Overall men and women up to 10th
Men and women 50 years and older up to 3rd
Prize
Prizes will be awarded to the following ranks for both men and women.
1st place 42,000 yen
2nd place 25,000 yen
3rd place 17,000 yen
4th place 13,000 yen
5th place 10,000 yen
6th place 4,000 yen
7th place 4,000 yen
8th place 4,000 yen
9th place 4,000 yen
10th place 4,000 yen
Cutoff time
75 minutes from ISEKI Park(Timing starts from here) to the 5th Station
Time limit
3 hours
* In the case of the B plan, 8th station is goal, 2 and a half hours

Venue facilities

Changing room & luggage storage
The reception hall (Hayabusa) will be opened as a changing room and luggage storage. Please take care of your valuables and luggage.
* Open from 18:00 the day before the race. Please use.
Nap place
The reception hall (Hayabusa) will be open from 18:00 the day before the race. Please prepare your own rugs and sleeping bags. Please take care of your valuables and luggage.

Course map

★Comming soon・・・

High and low view

★Comming soon・・・

GPS Track

Original course
B plan course

Schedule on the day

2020/04/18 (Sat)
07:30 Free shuttle bus from Tsubame Sanjo Station (Arrival at 8:15 venue『Iiyuratei』)
08:00~09:00 Runner reception
09:00~ Opening ceremony
10:15~11:15 MT.AWA VERTICAL KILOMETER start (5 people per minute)
14:30~ Awards ceremony
16:00 Free shuttle bus from venue『Iiyuratei』 (Arrival at 16:45 Tsubame Sanjo Station)
2020/04/18 (Sat)
07:30 Free shuttle bus from Tsubame Sanjo Station (Arrival at 8:15 venue『Iiyuratei』)
08:00~09:00 Runner reception
09:00~ Opening ceremony
10:15~11:15 MT.AWA VERTICAL KILOMETER start (5 people per minute)
14:30~ Awards ceremony
16:00 Free shuttle bus from venue『Iiyuratei』 (Arrival at 16:45 Tsubame Sanjo Station)

Race rules

● Those who violate the following competition rules or who do not follow the instructions of the staff will be penalized for 3 mins or disqualified.
● We will announce mandatory equipment on our website by 15:00 the day before the race. Please prepare in advance. For details, please refer to mandatory equipment(※CHECK
● We will check mandatory equipment at the reception desk on the day of the race. Bring these mandatory equipments to the reception and show them to the staff. Please note that you will not be able to hand out the bib unless you show us the mandatory equipments.
● If you are late for the reception, you will not be able to run.
● If a runner (DNS) does not start due to circumstances, he / she must inform the staff. May be subject to missing runner.
● Participants must gather at the starting point 30 minutes before the start.
● The referee placed at the starting point will check the mandatory equipments. Be sure to follow the instructions.
● Start 5 people per minute.
● The starting order list will be determined by the ranking of the previous year, etc., and will be announced on the homepage by the day before the race.
● Start is in two stages. About 1.5km of the road section is a parade section in order to receive cheering from the local village. Timing starts from the ISEKI Park.
● Compete in the time from the ISEKI Park to the finish at the peak of MT.AWAl.
● The start time may change depending on the progress. Please follow the announcement on the day.
● Athletes must carry or wear mandatory equipment during the race.
● There is Cut off time at 5th Station. Pass within 75 minutes from ISEKI Park. If you are unable to pass, you will be disqualified.
● Athletes must follow the specified course.
● When you drop from the race, be sure to contact the staff at the aid station or on the course. Otherwise may be subject to missing runner.
● Do not overtake in dangerous areas. Since the UMANOSE is nallow redge, please follow the instructions of the course guidance staff.
● Please do not throw trash on the course.
● A lot of rare plants and animals inhabit the area near Mt.AWA. Please respects the nature. If you do leaving the mountain trail and making loud sounds and voices, mean if you do not respect nature, you will be disqualified.
● Course is mountain trail, forest road and ridge trail. If there are climbers or hikers, be sure to follow the rules and manners of race such as walking while passing each other, and ensure safety by yourself.
● If you seems to be difficult to complete the race, the organizer may decide to abstain from the race.
● After the vertical goal, you will descend on your own, so please proceed at a reasonable speed according to your physical strength.
● Pole and food and drinks can be delivered from private support (support prepared by individual participants) at the point designated in the race (support zone).
* The support zone is the 5th station.
* 5th Station can only be accessed on foot, and it is about an hour's walk from the MT.AWA Kita Imogawa trail head Parking Lot.
* Support zone is within 50 meters radius of aid station.
● We carry poles and crampons for runner only those who do not have personal support to the 5th Station. Please make sure to check in at the reception desk by 8:30 am on the day of the race. Please note that it cannot be transported if you are late.
* Write your bib number on the sticker provided by the organizer and put it on the poles & crampons. If you do not have private support, please look for the tools placed in the support zone in the order of the number by yourself and start again. There are similar tools. Please be creative to find your own easily.
● To protect mountain trails and vegetation, we will set up a section where you can use sharp stock and crampons. Poles and crampons can be used on the entire snow section. Be sure to take off the crampon on other sections and on the soil. Poles with caps can be used anywhere on the course.
* Available sections of poles & crampons will be announced on the website by 15:00 the day before the race.
* Referee will be assigned to the sections where poles and crampons can be used. Follow the referee's instructions.
●Please finish within 3 hours from ISEKI Park. If you are late, you will be disqualified.
● If there is a rescuer, the time required for rescue will be subtracted from the time and a result will be issued.
● If the award ceremony is absent without any special reason, the runner will be disqualified.
● Persons eligible for awards in the general category are excluded from age category awards.

[B plan course]
● B plan course (5km, acquired altitude 1000m) may be activated depending on weather conditions, as following reasons.
1. Avalanche risk is highly recognized
2. Heavy Rain (more than 10mm / hour precipitation)
3. Visibility of 10m or less due to generation of thick fog
If the UMANOSE, narrow ridge is judged dangerous for any of the above reasons, Finish will be the 8th station, B plan course.
● The final decision to change to the B plan course due to Avalanche risk will be announced by 15:00 2 days before the race.
● Even if it becomes the B plan course, there will be no change in the Cut off time, aid station location, support zone location, poles / cramping schedule.
● B plan course goal time limit is 2 hours and 30 minutes from the ISEKI Park. If you are unable to complete the goal, you will be disqualified.
● Please note that in the case of the B plan course, runners who head for the summit after the Finish will be disqualified due to increase avalanche risks for others.

How to check mandatory equipment

● We will check mandatory equipment at the reception desk on the day of the race. Bring these all mandatory equipment to the reception and show them to the staff. Please note that you will not be able to hand out the bib unless you show us the mandatory equipment.
● The referee placed at the starting point will check the mandatory equipment. Be sure to follow the instructions.

Notes

● There are few vertical races on snow in Japan. At the same time as practicing enough, please participate with the mind of climbers rather than runners.
● You will participate at your own risk as you would with a regular mountain climber. Therefore, even if a problem occurs, make sure that the organizer is not responsible for it and sign the pledge.
● Learning from overseas races, we are trying to be eco-friendly and paperless. No documents will be sent to Internet applicants. We will confirm your application by name at the reception.
● Please note that if a major accident occurs on the day before the race or on the day of the race, the race will be cancelled.
● When a weather warning is issued, the organizer will decide whether to cancel, change, or shorten it. The final decision will be announced on this website by 4 am on the day of the race.
● Please note that refunds will not be given even if the event is unavoidably interrupted, changed or canceled due to natural disasters (earthquakes, storms, fires, etc.).
● After receiving the application and completing the deposit procedure, you cannot change or cancel the event for any reason. Please note that participation fees will not be refunded.
● The organizer is not responsible for any damage or loss caused by participants to themselves or third parties.
● For accidents during the race, we will not respond to compensation beyond the insurance benefit limit by accident insurance. If you need compensation beyond the insurance benefit limit, you must join on your own.
● The organizer recognizes the importance of personal information, and handles personal information in compliance with laws related to the protection of personal information and related laws. However, the organizer has the right to publish the video, photos, records, etc. taken during the race to the Internet and to post the media. In addition, please understand that we may provide participation guidance, record notification, notification of related information, sponsorship of the event, cooperation from related organizations, etc. for the purpose of improving service to participants.
● We do not print finishers certificates. Please download from your homepage after the goal.
● Award prizes will not be mailed even if they are not participating.
● Winners should receive prizes at the award ceremony. Please note that prizes will not be shipped or posted.
● After the goal, we will prepare a light meal. To protect the environment, please bring and use your own cup as much as possible.



Information

Organizer
MT.AWA Skyrunning Executive Committee
Co-host
Sanjo
Support
Niigata Prefecture Sanjo Regional Promotion Bureau
Support
Cooperation
Mori machi Residents' Association, Kita Imogawa Residents' Association, Minami Imogawa Residents' Association
Planning production
TRAIL RUNNERS