Bokoa Spring Fling

We are stoked to announce the date of the Bokoa Combo Platter, 50k & 100 miler will be March 20, 2021. The hundred miler begins at 8am, while the 50k begins at 9am on the Bokoa Farms and Forest in Ninole Hawaii.

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The Course: The course is 95% runnable, with some steep short climbing and rolling hills. It is a mix of Gravel roads, Dirt Roads, hand cut mountain biking trails, and private forests trails.

Goat petting optional

Aid Stations: Will be centrally located in a main tent with multiple opportunities to access aid per each loop of the course. There will also be water refill stations in between the main aid station. Please prepare to pack any super specific items you may want that you are welcome to leave in the main tent for your own reuse and access.

Time Rules: There is an 36 hour cutoff time for the 100 mile, meaning you must reach the 50 mile mark by 18 hours or less. 

Pacers: Are allowed after 50 miles or after 12 hours into the race, whichever happens first. 50 k runners must run without pacers.

Sign Up: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=77836

Benefits:https://www.wildhawaii.org

About our Location: Bokoa Farms and Forest is a veteran-owned, family farm and forest on the slopes of Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. They practice restorative forestry by reducing the number and effects of invasive plant species, and propagating native and endemic plant species. Specifically, they focus on removing and using strawberry guava, and planting and caring for Koa forests. When you buy the Bokoa Farms products, you support local restorative agriculture, and you protect and restore native forests. When you run this race, you support these efforts.

Bokoa Combo Platter 50k & 100k

We are stoked to announce the date of the Bokoa Combo Platter , 50k & 100 k will be Nov 28th, 2020. They begin together at 8am on the Bokoa Farms and Forest in Ninole Hawaii.

Sign Up: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=77829

The Course:  is a Bokoa Forest Combo platter. The course is 95% runnable, with some steep short climbing and rolling hills. It is a mix of Gravel roads, Dirt Roads, hand cut mountain biking trails, and private forests trails.

Aid Stations: Will be centrally located in a main tent with multiple opportunities to access aid per each loop of the course. There will also be water refill stations in between the main aid station. Please prepare to pack any super specific items you may want that you are welcome to leave in the main tent for your own reuse and access.

Time Rules: There is an 20 hour cutoff time for the 100k, meaning you must reach the 50k mark by 10 hours or less.

Pacers: Are not allowed, due the the sensitive nature of the trails you will be accessing only runners in the race will be allowed on the course. Train hard, be ready for this course.

Sign Up: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=77829

Benefits:https://www.wildhawaii.org

About our Location: Bokoa Farms and Forest is a veteran-owned, family farm and forest on the slopes of Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. They practice restorative forestry by reducing the number and effects of invasive plant species, and propagating native and endemic plant species. Specifically, they focus on removing and using strawberry guava, and planting and caring for Koa forests. When you buy the Bokoa Farms products, you support local restorative agriculture, and you protect and restore native forests. When you run this race, you support these efforts.

Go Big 100 & 260 Miler

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.

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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 36 hour cut off. If you reach the finish at 36:01, 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.

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Course outlines: (may be altered within a half a mile to coordinate with final start and stop locations ) https://www.strava.com/routes/28205443 https://www.strava.com/routes/28205247

Benefits:https://www.wildhawaii.org

Time for Wine 5k, 3 Hour, 6 Hour

We are thrilled to announce the date of the Time for Wine, 5k, 3 Hour, and 6 hour will be August 22nd, 2020. The 3 & 6 hour races will begin at 7 am, and the 5 k will start at 9 am.

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The Course:  is a 1 mile loop course, including a mix of grass fields, jeep road, single track, and rock scrambles. The course is 95% runnable with a very brief section including technical rocks. The route will wind thru the winery’s land, vineyards both abandoned and active, and navigate thru a hand cleared private trail only open for our events use. Each mile has approximately 40 feet of elevation gain, and is seemingly “flat” but at 4000 feet elevation those small climbs will begin to add up for the 3 & 6 hour course runners.

Aid Stations: There will be a location to leave your bag for self aid at the start/finish location, as well as some basics provided at the 1 mile loop section. It is important to stay moving and not drink too much wine while running! Our volunteers will be there at the 1 mile loop start/ finish to help you if needed.

Time Rules: Only complete loops count, so pace yourself accordingly, if you have 15 minutes to the finish time of your race, only the loop you complete will count, so choose your final lap accordingly.

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Bonus: All racers get a free wine or tea tasting included with race entry.

Packet Pickup: Friday August 21st 4:30 – 6 pm, at the Volcano Winery, or beginning at 6 am race morning.

Benefits: https://www.wildhawaii.org

Under the Moon 100k & 50 k

We are thrilled to announce the date of the Under the Moon 100k & 50 k will be June 6th 2020 beginning at 5pm in Hilo for the 100k and 10 pm (at Saddle Road & Mauna Kea access road)! 

Check in will be at 4:30 pm for the 100 k, from the KTA parking lot – 50 E Puainako St. Hilo, and at 9:30 pm for the 50 k at the Puu Huluhulu Cinder Cone Parking Lot across from the Saddle Road & Mauna Kea Access Road Intersection. Masks will be required to check in with Alyx & Billy ( by a Green Kia Soul). Please ONLY have runners come up to us ( keep your crews in the car ), and please allow 6 feet from any other runners you may see while getting final instructions.

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The course: For the 100 k it is 100% Pavement with most of the elevation gain in the first half. The route is approx. 7500 feet of climbing, and 5000 feet of descent! The course is alongside Saddle Road from Hilo to Waimea.

For the 50k it is 100% Pavement with 700 feet elevation gain, and 5000 feet elevation descent.

Aid Stations: Runners will be required to be self sufficient. Runners are required to have their own “water and food drops” or crew meeting them along the course. We ask IF you have a crew that they, pull well off the road and shoulder allowing enough space for other runners to pass safely. Runners will be responsible for getting back to the start from Waimea to Hilo or Mauna Kea Access Road intersection.

Cut Off Times: 18 hours for completion of the 100k. You must reach the top of Saddle Road by Mauna Kea Recreation area in 10 hours.

Required gear list will include: Reflective apparel and lights is required for all runners. Temperatures could be between the low 40’s with strong wind and rain to the mid 70’s. You are responsible for your warmth and well being. Prepare accordingly.  

History: If you would like to read more about the history of those who have run this route when it was a race organized by Kawika Spaulding please click here: https://hurthawaii.blogs.com/hurthawaii/2006/04/big_island_sadd_1.html It is important to remember we will be going from Hilo to Waimea this year.

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Mauna Kea Challenge 50k & 50 Miler

****WE HAVE POSTPONED FOR COVID 19**

*** NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON*****

We are thrilled to announce the date of the Mauna Kea Challenge will be April 18th,2020 with the 50 miler beginning at 5:30 am and the 50 k beginning at 6 am!

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Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmYElpg8-8s

Above the clouds about 7 miles from the start of the course.

The course: will be a tough climbing heavy out and back, runnable 100% dirt course on 10jeep roads, that will make you wonder how the jeep made it up! The 50 mile will feature approximently 7500 feet of elevation gain, with the primary gain being the first half to the course, and the 50 k will feature around 5000 feet of elevation gain with the primary gain also being the first half of the course. Starting at 6000 feet it would be easy to underestimate these numbers, but the exposed style of jeep trail, and the intensity of relentless climbing will have you working hard all day.

50 k elevation chart
50 k Map
50 mile elevation chart
50 Mile Map

Aide Stations/ Drop Bags: The 50 Miler will have 3 aide station options Mile 12/25/38, while the 50 k will have 2 aide station options Mile 12/19. Drop bags will be placed at the mile 12/38 for 50 miles and at the 12/19 location for 50 k racers.

Much of the course is very runnable, and you will enjoy pushing yourself to new limits as you climb into the clouds and above.

Cut Off Times: Due to the environment being unpredictable at night, permitting, and elevations, we have imposed cut off times that will require you to move consistently. For this course the 50 milers and 50 k must complete by 9:30 pm giving the 50 mile 16 hours and the 50 k 15 hours and 30 minutes. This means 50 milers must move a little faster than 3 miles an hour ( hiking uphill and running downhill is possible here), and 50 k racers would be able to hike the course for completion at 2 miles per hour.

The Hawaiian silversword– known by its Hawaiian name ‘ahinahina (“very grey”)– is an exceptionally rare and endangered plant unique to Haleakala on Maui and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Required gear list will include: Jacket with a waterproof seam sealed lining, 2 headlamps or lights or 1 light with spare batteries in working condition, baseball cap or bandana, minimal 300 calories nutrition at all times, survival blanket, 1.5 liter water capacity as well as your own cup or container of choice – we are single use cup free, & your wag bag of choice. Blaze orange is the state of Hawaii’s recommended color choice, but any brightly colored outfit is allowed, please minimize black, grey, or camo colored clothing choices. This is a hunting location and we want to make sure everyone is as brightly colored as possible. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5330495.pdf

Pack it in, pack it out. This is a minimal style race and we expect you to pack in your own gear and pack out your own waste. Drop bags will be available for the racers, but you are expected to remove all of your own waste. This includes your own wag bag, as this is a environmentally sensitive location we expect you to “handle your own shit”, and leave wag bags only at marked receptacles. https://www.nps.gov/articles/leave-no-trace-seven-principles.htm

We can’t wait to see you out for the Mauna Kea Challenge course!

Sign up: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74085

Benefits: https://www.wildhawaii.org

Packet Pickup: will be between 4 – 6 pm April 17th (the day before the race) at on the makai ( ocean ) side of Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo. Otherwise we will be at the race start early and able to give you everything then also.  

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Hello World

Hawaii Mountain Running Intro

One of the best parts of traveling is reliving the feelings imprinted from certain moments. 

— Billy Barnett.

Hello world!

We hope you will join us as we launch Hawaii Mountain Running! We will have races, clinics, events, and coaching available. We hope you will travel to our island to run with us or experience a race here and expand your volume of memories to include our slice of paradise.

Aloha – Alyx