Name of the event HIROSHIMA WANGAN TRAILRUN 2024
Date from Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 to Sunday, March 24th

Start / Finish Venues

(5-25 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 730-0011, Japan)

Honorary President of the event Hidehiko Yuzaki Govonor of Hiroshima Prefecture
Event Advisor Hiroshi Hiraguchi House of Representatives member, Kazumi Matsui Mayor of Hiroshima City
Event President Akihiko Kihara
Executive committee Chairman,
Race producer
Shunsuke Okunomiya
Vice Executive committee
Mitsukuni Bunyu
Special Cooperation Hiroshima Wangan Trail Council
Management General Incorporated Association ITADAKI
Event 109 km (Accumulated elevation: about 6,900 m)
Course Hiroshima Wangan Trail (Hiroshima Circuit Course)
Capacity 1,000 people
*Close upon reaching its capacity.
Entry Fee

38,000 yen

※A portion of the participation fee will be donated to the Hiroshima Wangan Trail Council as a cooperative expense for course maintenance. (1000yen)

Participation Prize Original goods of the event
Entry Qualifications
  1. Individuals who understand the characteristics of the event, are confident in their ability to complete the race at their own risk and are considerate of the natural environment.
  2. Men and women 18 years of age or older on the day of the event and able to complete the course within the time limit without getting lost.
  3. Participants must have completed a trail running race of 50km or more from March 2020 to the time of entry.

    ※The distance must be the one announced by the organizer of the event. However, if GPX data is publicly available, that data takes precedence.
    ※Upon entry, you are required to fill out the event name, your bib number, and time. After the registration is closed, the results will be checked for everyone, and those with insufficient results will not be allowed to run. In such cases, the entry fee will not be refunded. (Scheduled finishers are not allowed)
    We recommend that you train well considering the 109km cumulative total of 6,900m and practice running at night, etc.

  4. Individuals who are able to follow various measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Overall / Men’s and Women’s 1st-10th each
  • Age groups / 29 and under, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and over, 1st to 3rd place each

Priority for awards will be given to overall winners, and no duplicates will be awarded.

ITRA Points 5 points
Registration from 8:00 PM on Monday, October 2nd, 2023 to Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
Items to be submitted
at reception
  • Pledge


【Day before the Race】

on Friday, March 22nd, 2024


11:00〜12:00 Peace Ceremony
13:00〜21:00 Reception on the day before and Mandatory equipments Check

【Day of the Race】

on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024


4:00 Inauguration and Drop bags deposit begins
5:15 Starting Ceremony begins and Drop bags deposit ends
5:45 Starting Ceremony ends
6:00 Event starts (Wave 1 start)
6:10 Event starts (Wave 2 start)
on Sunday, March 24th, 2024


10:00 Commendation Ceremony
16:00 Finish time limits

Aid Station

  • A1: Kaminukushinakitaundo Park(about 11km)
  • A2: Greenery Center(about 21km)
  • A3: Kamifukawa(about 29km)
  • WA: Shiraki Mountain(about 39km)
  • A4: Sports Land TAMADA(about 47km)
  • A5: Nakakura pass(about 57km)
  • A6: Nabara Training Center(about 63km)
  • A7: Yanase Campsite(about 75km)
  • A8: Gongen Mountaintop Square(about 83km)
  • A9: Shikatani Fureai Square(about 90km)
  • A10: Ryuo Park(about 99km)

Nap / Drop bag

  1. No napping on the course is allowed. Only “A7: Yanase Campsite” is available for napping.
  2. Drop bags left at the reception desk can be picked up at “A7: Yanase Campsite”.

    ※Bags to be used as drop bags will be provided at registration.
    ※Equipment and other items that have been used on the section to “A7: Yanase Campsite” can be returned to the drop bag. It will then be carried to the finish line at the Central Park Motomachi Environmental Seawall.


Race Rules

  1. This race will be a timed race in which the order will be determined starting with the runner who takes the least amount of time on the specified course.
  2. If a runner fails to reach each barrier within the time limit, his/her race will be canceled and he/she must follow the instructions of the officials to exit the course.
    ※The cut off time is subject to change depending on future conditions.

    • Gate 1 (A1: Kaminukushinakitaundo Park) about 11km (2 hours and 30 minutes) 9/23 (Sat) 8:30 AM
    • Gate 2 (A2: Greenery Center) about 21km (5 hours ) 9/23 (Sat) 11:00 AM
    • Gate 3 (A3: Kamifukawa) about 29km (8 hours and 30 minutes) 9/23 (Sat) 14:30 PM
    • Gate 4 (A4: Sports Land TAMADA) about 47km (14 hours ) 9/23 (Sat) 20:00 PM
    • Gate 5 (A6: Nabara Training Center) about 63km (19 hours ) 9/24 (Sun) 1:00 AM
    • Gate 6 (A7: Yanase Campsite) about 75km (23 hours and 30 minutes) 9/24 (Sun) 5:30 AM
    • Gate 7 (A8: Gongen Mountaintop Square) about 83km (26 hours and 30 minutes) 9/24 (Sun) 8:30 AM
    • Gate 8 (A9: Shikatani Fureai Square) about 90km (29 hours ) 9/24 (Sun) 11:00 AM
    • Gate 9 (A10: Ryuo Park) about 99km (32 hours) 9/24 (Sun) 14:00 PM
  3. If a runner fails to finish within the time limit, he/she will not be counted as a finisher.
    Time limit: 34 hours
  4. You must proceed along the course while checking the marking tapes placed by the organizer approximately every 200 meters for the purpose of guiding you along the course. If you cannot see the marking tapes, you must use your own judgment to back up and return to the course, keeping in mind the possibility of going off course.
  5. Runners must not move directional signs, marking tapes, ropes, cones, etc. placed by the organizer for the purpose of course guidance.
  6. Priority should be given to general climbers and facility users, regardless of whether they are on or off the course.
  7. No cheering fans or other non-athletes will be allowed to run alongside the runners (except for the family lanes in 10).
  8. If a runner does not run, he/she must notify the race official and return his/her Bib and timing chip.
  9. If a runner wishes to stop competing during a race, he/she must notify the race official and return his/her timing chip.
  10. A “Family Lane” has been set up 50m before the finish gate to allow runners to finish the race with their families and friends. (Separate from the main lane)
  11. No supportive behavior toward runners is permitted.
  12. Cheering for athletes is permitted, but running alongside them is prohibited. In addition, as the course of this event runs through urban and residential areas, please give due consideration to local residents by not making noise (especially early in the morning at night, when sound is more likely to pass through) and by not parking on the streets.
  13. Runners will be disqualified if any of the following are found
    Before the competition → Prohibited from participating in the competition.
    During the competition→The competition will be stopped.
    After the competition→The results will be cancelled.

    • Runners who violate the competition rules
    • Runners who violate equipment rules
    • Runners who violate the rules on nature conservation
    • Runners who falsify their eligibility, age, or gender, or who participate under the guise of being an applicant
    • Runners who compete in costumes that may interfere with the competition of other runners.
    • Runners under the influence of alcohol
    • Runners who are deemed by the medical staff to be unfit to compete.
    • Runners who did not follow the instructions of the officials
    • Runners who exceeded each barrier and time limit
    • Runners who are accompanied by someone other than the runner or a staff member
    • Runners who took shortcuts on the course
    • Runners who have removed the timing chip from their number card before the finish line

Equipment Rules

  1. All of the following equipment must be carried or worn at the start and finish of the race.

    Mandatory Equipments
    • 1) Mobile phone with the number provided at the time of entry
    • 2) Portable cup (150cc or more)
    • 3)1L or more water (when starting and leaving each aid station)
      ※No plastic bottles (with removable suction cups) to avoid contact with the mouthpiece when refilling at aid stations.
    • 4)Food required for each person
      ※Reference: Energy requirement (weight x 8 x running time – 1500 kcal)
    • 5)Survival blanket (at least 130cm x 200cm)
    • 6) Whistle
    • 7)Taping tape (at least 80 cm x 3 cm)
    • 8) Portable toilets
      ※If you run out of your own, you can obtain one at the aid point.
    • 9) Course map (download from the official website of the event or use a smartphone or watch with GPX imported)
    • 10) Rain jacket with hood (GORE-TEX or other waterproof jacket with seam taped seams)
    • 11) Rain pants (GORE-TEX or similar material with moisture permeability and seam-taped waterproof seams)
    • 12) Long-sleeved shirt for protection from the cold (cotton or thin underwear is not acceptable)
    • 13) First aid kit (plasters, disinfectant, etc.)
    • 14) Insurance card (photocopies are not acceptable)
      ※Original passport for foreign nationals
    • 15) A sack to be carried on both shoulders that can hold the required equipment and personal gear. Single-sided sacks are not acceptable.
    • 16)Two head lights and one battery for each of them. (spare batteries can be mobile batteries ※those that light up while charging)
    • 17) Long tights (a combination of tights that cover the knees and long socks that go below the knees is acceptable)
    • 18) Gloves to keep warm
    • 19) Winter hat (must cover ears. No caps or headbands are allowed.)
    • 20) Reflector or flashing light (must be attached to a sack or similar item so that it can be easily recognized by vehicles driving at night)
    • 21) Bib given to you at the registration desk (Wear front and back. 2 sheets)

    ※The equipment you must carry is intended to protect your own life. Please take this into consideration and prepare accordingly. Especially at night or in the rain, it can get much colder than expected, and in the worst case, you may suffer from hypothermia. The equipment listed here is the minimum necessary. Please take into consideration your running ability and other equipment.

    ※An equipment check will be conducted at registration.

    ※Equipment that has been checked must not be changed afterwards.

    ※Any runner found lacking the required equipment will be disqualified for any reason and will not be allowed to run on the event course.

    ※Although a certain amount of food will be prepared at the aids, each runner must consider the amount of food needed between aids and make preparations accordingly. For this reason, please refer to the course map and study the sense of the aids and the height differences before participating in the race.

  2. The Bib must be mounted so that the number is not obscured on the front and rear.
  3. The use of earphones or other equipment that obstructs sound is not permitted.
  4. No bare feet or exposed feet, such as wearing sandals, will be permitted.
  5. Running pole and walking pole are not permitted.
  6. Bear bells are not required. However, if carried, be sure to muffle the sound in urban and residential areas and be considerate of neighbors (especially early in the morning and at night).
  7. In addition to the required equipment, runners must bring their own equipment as determined by their own running ability and weather conditions.
  8. Equipment checks may be conducted without prior notification of items and timing of implementation.

Rules for Nature Conservation

  1. Do not dump trash on the course.
  2. Do not use sticks, branches, etc. falling on the course.
  3. The use of firearms on the course is not permitted.
  4. Do not collect plants, etc. without permission.
  5. Do not intentionally damage plants, etc.
  6. Do not use toilets other than those at the venue, those at facilities on the course, those set up by the organizer, or portable toilets.

Application Terms

  1. Runners must agree to all the terms and conditions of the event, including these terms and conditions, before registering.
  2. Runners must follow the instructions of the organizer regarding the operation of the event and safety management in general.
  3. As a general rule, changes to events after application, cancellations, and cancellations of duplicate applications are not allowed, and no refunds will be made.
  4. Overdeposits and duplicate deposits are non-refundable.
  5. The organizers reserve the right to change or reduce the course or cancel the race at their discretion due to unpredictable circumstances such as earthquakes and other natural disasters, bad weather, disease, incidents, etc.
  6. Entry fees are non-refundable in the event that the course is changed, reduced, or canceled due to unforeseeable circumstances (including COVID-19).
  7. In the event that a state of emergency is declared or a request to refrain from holding the event is issued, the event will be canceled based on the overall judgment of the Executive Committee.
  8. In the event of illness or injury during the event, first aid will be provided by the organizer. However, the organizers will not be held responsible for the method or circumstances of such treatment. Please take care of your own health, train sufficiently, and participate in the event at your own risk.
  9. Compensation for accidents, injuries, and illnesses during the event will be covered by the organizer’s insurance, and no further compensation will be provided.

    Insurance Contents
    • Chubb General Insurance:Group General Compensation Plan Expense Insurance Marathon Compensation Plan
    • Compensation for death and permanent disability: 2 million yen, Compensation for medical treatment and hospitalization: 3,000 yen per day, 1,000 yen per day for outpatient visits

    ※We do not have mountain insurance. It is recommended that each participant purchase his/her own insurance.

  10. The organizer will not be liable for any damage or loss caused by the participant to himself/herself or to any third party.
  11. No compensation will be provided for accidents during the race beyond the maximum benefit amount covered by accident insurance. If you need compensation beyond the insurance benefit limit, please purchase it on your own.
  12. You agree that images, photographs, articles, records, etc. (personal information such as name, age, gender, record, portrait, etc.) of the event may be used in mass media, printed materials, etc., and that the copyright of such information belongs to the organizer.
  13. In case of violation of the event rules, the organizer will decide to cancel the entry and awards, cancel the competition, or refuse participation in the next and subsequent events. The organizers will not provide first aid or refunds to violators.
  14. Runners who have completed the registration process are deemed to have read and agreed to all of the event outline and rules and regulations for this race.

Matters Concerning Handling of Personal Information

Personal information of the event applicant will not be used for any purpose other than to provide information on this race, related competitions and events, and related products.

Runners who have completed the application will be deemed to have agreed to provide personal information to police and fire departments in the event of an emergency.

Other precautions, etc.

  1. The event outline (time schedule, prizes, maximum number of participants, guests, etc.) and rules of the event (competition rules, equipment rules, etc.) are subject to change. The event website will be updated accordingly.
  2. A runner information e-mail will be sent to all runners approximately 10 days prior to the event. Please check there for the final time schedule and required equipment.
  3. If you feel unwell, please report it to a staff member as soon as possible. If you see someone who is not feeling well, please report it to the nearest staff member. First-aid teams are stationed at the race headquarters and at key locations along the course, and first-aid supplies are available.
  4. Please be sure to bring your original health insurance card (no photocopies).
  5. Please be sure to take your garbage home with you.
  6. If you are coming by car, please use the nearest coin-operated parking lot (fee required).
  7. When driving near the course for previews or cheering, please refrain from parking outside of the parking lot, even in areas where parking is not prohibited, as these areas are likely to be city-owned.
  8. When driving on public roads, please observe the Road Traffic Law. (Passing on the right side of the road without sidewalks, obeying traffic signals, etc.)
  9. Please note that in the event that a timing chip is not returned on the day of the event, or if the timing is damaged for reasons attributable to the athlete, the runner will be required to reimburse the actual cost of 4,400 yen per timing chip.