We are stoked to announce the date of the Go Big , 100 & 260 miler will be Dec 31st, 2020. The 260 miler begins at 5 am in Hilo, and the 100 miler will start at 10 am in Volcano.
The Course: is a 100% pavement island tour. The course is 100% runnable, with moderate climbing and rolling hills. The 260 miler features a “flatter coastal route” with just under 18,000 feet of climbing and 18,000 of descent starting and ending in Hilo, and the 100 miler is an “easy route” with 9,000 feet of elevation loss and 5,000 feet of gain beginning in Volcano and ending in Kailua – Kona.
Aid Stations: DO. NOT. EXIST. You are required to be self sufficient or provide your own crew. There will be some race director drive by car aid and assistance with fuel & water refills, but these will NOT be often and you will need crewing or self stashing. If you choose to leave the course, to sleep in a hotel or at home for a part of the course, you will have to check in with race director and confirm that you are leaving from a specific location to which you must return to the exact spot to continue your island pilgrimage.
Time Rules: 100 miler has a firm 48 hour cut off. If you reach the finish at 48:01, we will be very happy for you but you will not be an official finisher. 260 milers must complete a minimal of 65 miles per 24 hour day. Do not underestimate this. We recommend you have completed a 100 mile run within the last 24 months, or have experience with multiway stage races. Your final cut off for the 260 miles is exactly at 5 am Jan. 3rd, 2021.
Pacers: For both distances runners may have a pacer after mile 50. Pacers are optional and sometimes quite enjoyable, but not necessary.