The EPIC565 is a 5 island adventure at the 70.3 triathlon distance.This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics Hawaii organization.
5-70.3 Distance Triathlons | 5 Hawaiian Islands | 5 Days = 565 km
Our purpose for this event is to challenge ourselves physically while embracing the rich history and culture of the Hawaiian islands, and to enrich the guiding principle of kokua – to help & give back by way of fundraising.
The EPIC565 will take place May 5-9, 2025.
We will start on Kauai and finish on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our adventure will include travel between 5 Hawaiian islands. Each day will start at approximately 6am and finish about 2:30pm. We’ll travel in the late afternoon/early evenings, arriving at the next island in time to get a decent night of sleep.
Option 1: The standard registration fee for the EPIC565 event is $6565 USD per athlete + a $250 minimum donation to Special Olympics Hawaii.
Option 2: The fundraising registration fee for the EPIC565 event is $5565 USD per athlete, with a $2500 minimum fundraising goal to benefit Special Olympics Hawaii. You will have your own fundraising page, and the top fundraiser will be refunded 50% of their registration fee.
Special Olympics Hawaii, Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 100% of each donation is tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) 23-7173957. Donations made outside the United States may not be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor to determine your eligibility for tax deduction.
You have the option of paying the full registration fee upfront and receiving a 5% credit towards any add ons (ground transportation shuttle, crew fees, extra merchandise, etc).
Or you may split the registration fee into 4 payments, with 25% due at time of registration. The remaining payments are due October 2023, May 2024, November 2024.
Any crew fees + any other add-ons are due by November 2024.
The Relay Team has the option to pay the full registration fee upfront and receiving a 5% credit towards any add ons (ground transportation shuttle, crew fees, extra merchandise, etc), or splitting into two payments, with the second payment due May 2024.
Failure to timely make the payments shall result in the forfeiture of your participation slot as well as any monies that you may have paid to EPIC5 Challenge, and forfeiture of amounts paid to charity.
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 five (5) calendar months prior to the first day of the event, EPIC5 Challenge, on 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.
The daily time limit is 8.5 hours. ~6:00am-2:30pm.
The swim cutoff is 1h:10m after we start.
The bike cutoff is 6h:00m after we start.
Leading up to the event, starting ~6-8 months out, we will hold a series of prep calls. This is where we’ll review important and helpful details, and answer questions. Attendance is required. We will record for those who can’t join live.
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First and foremost, we are looking for solid athletes with a passion for adventure and a desire to make the world a better place.
In regards to athletic experience, there is no one size fits all answer. Every person’s situation and experience is different. With that said, here are some general guidelines.
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 4,700 athletes and unified partners on every island in the state. With the support of more than 11,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporate partners. There is never a fee for any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs.
Special Olympics Hawaii, Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) 23-7173957. Donations made outside the United States may not be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor to determine your eligibility for tax deduction.
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.