From this year, in addition to Water Games and Sky Games, Mofest is adding Mountain Games!

Held in many places around Japan including running up the stairs of skyscrapers, these are known as ‘vertical races’. This is a type of adventure race that combines the challenges of nature and the power of teamwork, and that experienced racers and beginners alike can participate in.

naramata skyrun

Naramata 158 Skyrun

A vertical running race climbing the steps of Naramata Dam (158 m high), one of Japan’s famous rock filled dams. Enjoy the splendid views from on top of the dam before and after the race. Normally this ascent takes about 30 min walking.
Race dateJune 1,2019(Saturday)
Maximum Participants100
Race length1600m (158m of vertical ascent, 700 stairs)
Entry FeeAdults (Senior race) 5500 yen Kids (Junior race) 2500 yen
How to EnterRegister online at Runnet from April 15 - May 15 (some same day registration may also be available)
You can find more information on the race at the race website.

Adventure Race Japan Series in Minakami

An adventure race that is easy for beginners to take part in, but that shows participants the power of nature and teamwork. Mixed men and women 3 Teams challenge various mixed competition events that make use of regional characteristics in one team.

It is a competition that competes for how fast you reach the decided check points and goals (or whether you will reach a lot of checkpoints depending on the stage) according to the competition item decided by the team and the rules of the tournament. The course director is Tomoko Nishii, Team East Wind member.

More information and registration at the ARJS (Adventure Racing Japan Series) website.
ARJS(Adventure Racing Japan Series) Website