ULTRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI is Asia's biggest trail running race taking racers across the mountains around the circumference of Mt. Fuji - a designated World Heritage Site. This year was the 5th edition and over 2,300 racers from 39 different countries and regions gathered to take on the challenge of participating in one of two races going all the way around or half way around Mt. Fuji. However, on the day of the race, the weather was bad and heavy rain warnings were issued. The water levels along the race course rose and the risk of landslides also developed. Race headquarters were faced with a difficult decision. Would they actually be able to start the race?