5 – 50K runs | 5 Hawaiian Islands | 5 days
Join us for the EPIC5 Ultra Run as we cover a total of 250 kilometers in five consecutive days while running a 50-kilometer course on each of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island. The courses consist of road, trails and beach, and are carefully constructed to ensure athletes experience the best of Hawaii’s natural beauty, rich culture and intriguing history.
The 2023 event is limited to 15 lucky adventurers.
The elevation profile will range from approximately 3,000 – 5,000 feet gained each day.
Days 1 – 4 have an 8-hour daily time limit
Day 5 has a 10-hour time limit
The cost for participating is $1,950 plus approximately $650 for four inter-island flights. (We will adjust the inter-island flight cost once all participants are confirmed and we know the number of seats/planes we will need.)
Costs include participation in all five 50Ks, a fantastic swag bag, access to all race images, a special Hawaiian finisher’s “medal,” meet and greet lunch prior to the first day and an award celebration dinner on the final day! Plus, all the beauty you can soak up on the islands during the 250K run!
Light snacks, water and ice will be available during each race but you’ll be responsible for your meals during the event (generally breakfast and dinner as you’ll be eating along the way during the event).
Inter-island flights are invoiced separately and the approximate cost is $650 USD for all flights from Kauai to Oahu, Oahu to Molokai, Molokai to Maui and Maui to the Big Island. Not included are your flights to Kauai for the start and departure from the Big Island after the event.
Event – $1,950
Inter-island flights – $650 (approximate)
Event shuttle package (optional) – $400
All participants will receive a duffle bag or backpack (TBD closer to the event) that includes a neon vest, an Epic5 visor, event t-shirt, buff, blinky light and post-event awards!
A deposit of $500 USD is required to reserve your spot. $300 of this is non-refundable. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance in the case of a last-minute cancellation.
Due to the limited number of participants, it’s highly recommended that you submit your deposit as soon as possible!
Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start date (June, 2023) at which time payment for inter-island flights is also due.
If you’re interested in our event shuttle package which includes transport for the pre-event lunch, event pickup and drop-off, and post-event dinner, this is $400 USD.
The inter-island flight and event shuttle package fees are due three months prior to the event.
Yes, we definitely offer kama’aina rates! Please contact us for more details.
Teams of two or three are allowed for the event but each person must be able to complete an entire 50K. You may split the days with each athlete running at least one but no more than three of the 50Ks. There is a cost of $250 (plus inter-island flights of $650) for each runner beyond the first one. This cost covers the Epic5 Run swag bag, pre- and post-race meals and snacks during the event.
Adventurer guru and ultra runner Beth Whitman is the Race Director for the EPIC5 Ultra Run Challenge 2022.