Mountains, rivers, and oceans -abundance of natural environment is vital for Adventure Racing. We believe Nagano prefecture is suitable as the location as they have hosted many international races so far. The historical buildings, ancient roads that have tied the lives of people, and their beliefs. These should also be shared abroad.
AR athletes are not going to be in to win the race. Many of them say that the sights and landscapes that cannot be seen unless they participated in the race is the biggest magnetism.
From seeing many overseas teams participating in the World Series despite the fact that almost no prize money given, it is clear that the participants are seeking more than a victory or defeat .
Nagano has something that Japan can boast. We are sure that many Japanese athletes can also find what they have not known so far. Experiences in holding other outdoor sports events helps Nagano act as the base for the AR as well.
In the brink of celebrating 20th anniversary since the start of AR in Japan, we are now moving forward with an offer to be part of the pre-short race category ARWS that will be starting from next year.
This attainment will promise us to hold the race as AR Japan every one and a half years or two years. We find that holding this commemorative 1st race in Nagano means a great deal to us all, and hope to expand the areas of the race in and outside Nagano by utilizing knowhow we gain from the race this time, and to disseminate the goodness of Japan’s nature, culture, food, and people we meet in and outside Japan.
Adventure Race Japan 2020 coming soon ......