Yesterday NAC ( Niseko Adventure Company ) held their annual Trail Run attracting runners from all over Japan.
“Hokkaido’s first trail run is now in its 16th edition. The NAC Trail Run is one of Niseko’s premier sporting events with hundreds of people taking part every year. It is trail runner’s smorgasbord of mountains, forest trails , log hopping and creek crossings. There is a 30km mountain course for the hardcore, a still considerably mountainous, but mercifully shorter 10km course, and new to this year, a 5km serene forest trail course.”
We dropped by to check out the start of the gruelling 30km race and shoot this aerial video. The course goes over Mt.Annupuri into Goshiki, over to Hanazono and back to Hirafu. Wow.
Thanks to NAC and Grand Hirafu for allowing us to shoot the event.
Video and Photography by Glen Claydon Photography