Hakusan Geotrail 2017 in Japan
The Hakusan Geotrail 2017 will take place in Hakusan city, Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan.
The Hakusan Geotrail is self-supported 6 stages race of 7 days. The race is from August 20 to 26 in 2017. The competitor check in August 20. The awards banquet is August 26.
Along the 250 kilometers / 155 miles and more 15,000 meters of positive height gain of the Hakusan Geotrail course, the terrain will include grasslands, farmlands, dirt tracks, riverbeds, rolling hills, mountain valleys, plains and plateaus.
Competitors will pass through local villages and grazing lands where shepherds tend to their flocks.
The course has a number of highlights, including the Hakusan National Park area (where the famous sacred mountain of Japan), Mt.Hakusan (2,702m height), Hakusan-Tedorigawa geopark, Syugendou; Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts.
Located in the foothills of Hakusan mountain. Athletes are provided with water and a place to stay in a tent each day and are also supported by professional medical and operations teams.