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Summer Runs, Races & Tours
By Pauline Kitamura

Ten years ago, if you mentioned the word “trail running” in Japan, you probably would have received a blank stare. And if you tried to explain that people actually run up in the mountains, you would most likely have been called “crazy” or something similar.

But today, there are trail running races, tours and clinics almost every weekend in Japan. With more than 400 races a year, and many new ones regularly popping up, trail running has become accessible to everyone (not just the crazy ones!) and has quickly grown in popularity.

Read the full story here: http://www.outdoorjapanadventures.com/magazine/play/summer-runs-races-tours