|Applicant||Those who want to provide personal support to a runner in designated aid stations of the FUJI (100-mile race).|
|Application period||From noon, Tuesday, January 10 to 23:59, Sunday, January 22, 2023 (JST)|
|Fee||3,000 JPY (also required: payment processing fee)|
|Capacity||First 500 applicants
Maximum number of applications one can submit: Up to three supporters
|Items provided by the organizer
（Shipped in advance to residents in Japan）
Cautions and requests
The Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji 2023 will be operated in accordance with the Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji 2023 Operation Policy on the Prevention of COVID-19. All participants are required to agree to and abide by these rules during the race period.
The contents are subject to change to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The race organizer does not hold any responsibility for the COVID-19 infection to any person involved in this race. This race is actively committed to the preservation of the natural environment. If anyone violates the following rules or instructions given by the organizer in accordance with the rules, the person may be asked to leave the race area, or any runners associated with the person may be disqualified or receive penalty of extra one hour, three hours, or six hours added to his/her race time. Participation in future races may also be denied.
- You must stay on the trails at all times. Stepping off the trails or taking shortcuts around corners and switchbacks is strictly prohibited.
- Picking up or damaging plants, animals, fungi, and rocks found along the race course and other race areas are prohibited.
- Do not throw out garbage along the course or at the aid stations. All garbage must be carried home with you.
- Please use toilets located at aid stations. In case of an emergency, use a disposable toilet and dispose of it at home.
- In order to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, we highly recommend that you use public transportation or carpool when coming to the race area.
Aid Stations & Supporter Rules
- This year, personal supporters need to submit applications in advance (deadline: January 22, 2023).
- We will ship the following items required for registered personal supporters.
2.Supporter parking pass
- One supporter can submit an application to provide support for multiple runners.
- Personal support is allowed within designated areas of each aid station. No personal support is allowed in the KAI. Aid stations in which personal supporters are allowed are F2 Fumoto, F4 Shojiko, F5 Fuji-Q Highland, and F7 Yamanakako.
- Personal supporters are allowed to enter and provide support for runners only within designated support areas. Only runners are allowed to enter the aid sections provided by the organizer.
- Supporters are required to wear masks and keep as much distance from others as possible while providing support.
- Only one personal supporter per runner is allowed to enter the personal support area and provide support, regardless of the number of registered supporters. When multiple supporters are found to be providing support to a runner, the runner may receive penalties such as disqualification or penalty time.
- Runners themselves need to go to the aid section and pick up food and beverages provided by the organizers. Supporters are not allowed to bring in any equipment or tools other than those that fit inside one supporter bag (70 liters) provided by the race organizer regardless of the number of registered supporters.
- The race organizer will set up toilets and lights within the supporter area for supporters. The support areas may be in an outdoor area without a roof. Supporters should bring their own rainwear/outdoor gear to protect themselves from bad weather.
- The designated support area will be shared by many supporters. Do not occupy a space long before your runner arrives. Be sure to share the support area with other supporters.
- Check the runner tracking update on the official race website during the race and estimate what time your runner will arrive. Then enter the support area about 30 minutes before the estimated arrival time.
- Once your runner leaves the aid station, you also need to leave the support area so that other supporters can use the space.
- Supporters are not allowed to take the food or beverage provided by the organizer.
- Supporters may not run alongside runners.
- Supporters are prohibited from providing medical treatment for runners.
- Supporters must carry all their garbage back home with them. Garbage cannot be left at the aid stations.
- Fire is strictly prohibited at the start area at Fujisan Kodomo-no-Kuni and the aid station F7 Yamanakako.
- Open flame is not allowed at F2 Fumoto and F4 Shojiko. Only gas stove for camping and hikers can be used.
- Tents, tarps, and flags are not allowed at F4 Shojiko, F7 Yamanakako, and the finish area at Fuji-Q Highland Conifer Forest, as they are within the national park.
- Supporters must not shout or make loud noises when cheering on runners when they are in towns and near residential areas. Noise can be uncomfortable and stressful to local residents.
- You cannot drive to aid stations where personal support is not allowed (F1 Fujinomiya, F3 Motosuko, F6 Oshino, F8 Nijyumagari, F9 Fujiyoshida). Cheering in these aid stations is also prohibited.
- NEVER park your car illegally because it will cause a great inconvenience to local residents.
- If you come to the finish area at Fuji-Q Highland Conifer Forest by car, be sure to park your car at Fujisan Parking. Illegal parking around Fuji-Q Highland is strictly prohibited. There is no free shuttle bus service between Fujisan Parking and Fuji-Q Highland.
- You will need a parking pass in order to park in Fujisan Kodomo-no-Kuni. One supporter parking pass will be issued per supporter prior to the race.
- Aid stations with personal support areas have designated parking areas for supporters. Please see the Parking page of the official website for the locations of the parking.
- You cannot drive to aid stations where personal support is not allowed (F1 Fujinomiya, F3 Motosuko, F6 Oshino, F8 Nijyumagari, F9 Fujiyoshida). Cheering in these aid stations is also prohibited. It is not only the race headquarters but also volunteers, runners, supporters, and fans who create and operate this race. Please observe the manners and rules and make the Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji a world-class event. We also ask for your consideration so as not to cause any trouble to local residents and their facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Personal Support
- Who applies for personal support?
The person who will provide the personal support should submit the application.
- Is it okay to register multiple supporters to provide personal support to one runner?
Yes. However, only one supporter per runner is allowed to enter the support area and provide support. Also, one supporter can bring in one supporter bag to the support area.
- Can one personal supporter support more than one runner?
Yes. In that case, be sure to provide the names and birth dates of the runners you will be supporting when applying. Please note, however, that each supporter is allowed to bring in only one supporter bag to the personal support area, regardless of the number of runners you register to support.
- Can I bring family members who are not registered supporters to the support area?
This is allowed only under unavoidable circumstances, such when you have to be with preschool age children. For more detail, please contact the race headquarters. Please note that non-registered supporters may be asked to leave the support area if the race staff determine that they are interfering with the operation of the race.
- Can I let my runner to take a nap in my car during personal support?
No. Runners are not allowed to take a nap outside the designated nap area or the support area.
- Is there a shuttle bus for supporters that goes around the support areas?
No. There will be no buses that go around the support areas.