5 140.6 Distance Triathlons | 5 Hawaiian Islands | 5 Days
The EPIC5 Challenge was founded in 2010 by Jason Lester when he and Rich Roll set out to complete what many deemed the impossible. The two embarked on an unprecedented and spiritual odyssey consisting of 5 Full 140.6 Distance triathlons on 5 Hawaiian Islands, finishing in under a week.
Since then, some of the world’s toughest ultra triathletes have participated in this annual event, testing the limits of mind, body & spirit as they embark on a 5 day passage to discover the depths of oneself. As featured in Rich Roll’s best selling book “Finding Ultra”, the EPIC5 Challenge is an unparalleled athletic journey and a once in a lifetime triathlon adventure.
NOTE: The 2022 event will be held in conjunction with the EPICDECA and our 10 year anniversary celebration. As such, we will travel to 5 different islands, but there may be some variance from the traditional schedule shown below.
Here is an example of the schedule:
The entry fee for 2022 is $8500 USD. The entry fee for 2023 is TBD and will be determined based on a new review of private charter costs.
This fee includes the following:
50% of your total registration fee is due within five (5) business days of your acceptance by EPIC5 Challenge to participate in the event. The remaining 50% of the total registration fee is due on the date that is five (5) calendar months prior to the first day of the event. Invoices will be sent via email and can be paid with either credit card or bank wire transfer.
Failure to timely make either of these payments shall result in the forfeiture of your participation slot as well as any monies that you may have paid to EPIC5 Challenge.
EPIC5 Challenge, at its sole discretion, may defer your entry to a future event upon your written request and on a case-by-case basis, but is under no obligation to do so.
Lastly, in the event that a minimum number of participants (as determined by EPIC5 Challenge) have not been accepted by EPIC5 Challenge by five (5) calendar months prior to the first day of the event, EPIC5 Challenge, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to cancel such event and provide a full refund of all monies that you may have paid to EPIC5 Challenge.
Each athlete must complete each day with enough time to make the flights, finishing no later than approximately 2 hours before flight time to allow for rental car return, check-in and security screening. Day 1 needs to be completed in 15-15.5 hours.
USAT or USA Triathlon is the governing body of multisport in the United States. The term “sanction” refers to the compliance of a multisport event to USAT’s safety requirements and staffing. Safety plans, course maps, and event details must be reviewed & approved by USAT. This ensures events are safe and fair competition environments, with the EPIC5 events credited towards your annual USAT rankings.
USAT sanctions and insures a multitude of events across the United States. USAT not only sanctions triathlons, but also paratriathlons, duathlons, aquathlons, aquabikes, off-road events, winter triathlons, youth races, camps and clinics.