HANALEI, Hawaii (PRWEB) March 09, 2018
From March 8-12, the EPIC5 Challenge, best known for its 703-mile triathlon trek across five Hawaiian Islands in five consecutive days that has drawn extraordinary endurance athletes from around the world to the Hawaiian Islands for the past eight years, will be holding its inaugural EPIC5 Ultra Run Event. This event will see athletes attempt to complete five 50-kilometer ultra-marathons in just five days on five Hawaiian Islands—a total of 250 kilometers or 155 miles.
Just like its triathlon-oriented “big brother,” the EPIC5 Ultra Run is intended to be a spiritual voyage, not a race, with the running courses offering participants with some of the most spectacular sites and views across the Hawaiian Islands. Participants will hop from island-to-island at the end of each day by air.
Kauai, Hawaii will launch the event on March 8th at 6:00am, with parts of this island’s 50-kilometer course winding along the Na Pali Coast. The second day’s course on Oahu will occur on the North Shore, with extraordinary overlooks of the Pacific Ocean, Oahu and Kauai. Molokai’s course on the third day will provide spectacular views of the less frequently visited Papohaku Beach and will conclude at the breathtaking Kalaupapa Lookout. Sunrise at Haleakala will provide the location for the start of the event’s fourth 50-kilometer course on Maui, with this course ending in the Olinda Forest. On March 12th, the event will conclude on the Big Island of Hawaii, with Volcano National Park as the centerpiece gem for this final 50-kilometer course.
For the inaugural EPIC5 Ultra Run Event, participants are from Hawaii and around the world:
- Alyssa Amos (Hawaii, USA)
- Billy Barrett (Hawaii, USA)
- Carlos Alberto Beutel (Argentina)
- Christopher Brennan (New Jersey, USA)
- Rozie Breslin (Hawaii, USA)
- Ken Clark (Arizona, USA)
- Mike Flartey (Hawaii, USA)
- Jane Bowness Johannsen (Hawaii, USA)
- Peter Jurt (Canada)
- Zandy Mangold (New York, USA)
- Kevin Stuart (California, USA)
About EPIC5 Challenge
Since 2010, EPIC5 Challenge has been offering endurance athletes and their support teams with unique “once-in-a-lifetime” ultra endurance athletic events which have been life-changing for many participants. EPIC5’s mission is to provide athletes with the opportunity for spiritual, mental and physical growth through extreme physical challenges in adventurous settings. For more information about this incredible test of the human spirit, visit http://www.epic5.com.