Mauna to Mauna Ultra Race Results

Endurance Events USA is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of the Mauna to Mauna Ultra, which took place from May 14 – May 20th, 2017, has been completed successfully.  This unique event is a 6-stage, 7 day, self-supported footrace.  It was held in the state of Hawaii, USA on the Island of Hawaii, covering a cumulative distance of approximately 155 miles (250 km).

The 155-mile course route began at Coconut Island, Hilo and wound its way from the east side to the west side of the Island of Hawaii finishing at Hapuna Beach. The course took participants up the world’s most massive mountain (Mauna Loa) as well as the world’s tallest mountain (Mauna Kea), hence the name of the race: Mauna to Mauna Ultra. Participants climbed 22,238 feet (6,778m) over the course of the race. They experienced the remotest part of the world and the eleven-climate zones phenomenon that is Hawaii Island.

The field of participants representing 20 countries came together for this challenging event, assuming the responsibility of carrying their own backpacks containing food, sleeping bag, mat and other mandatory equipment for the week in which survival skills played as important a role as running and hiking. The competitors included five champions from the sister race, Grand to Grand Ultra.

The winners of the first ever Mauna to Mauna Ultra were:

Men

  • Rank       Name                       Time
  1. Garcia Beneito, Vicente Juan (Spain) 26:46:17
  2. Vieux, Florian  (Switzerland)             27:38:16
  3. Wakaoka, Takuya (Japan)                   30:37:36

Women

Sylvia Ravaglia                      

  • Rank       Name                           Time
  1. Ravaglia, Sylvia (Hawaii, USA)    34:32:28
  2. Gayter, Sharon  (UK)                    37:52:14
  3. Lavender Smith, Sarah (California, USA)     39:03:36

The event was sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau and the County of Hawaii.

Please visit the event website at www.m2multra.com for more information and registration details for the Mauna to Mauna Ultra 2018.

Please follow the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mauna2mauna.

For information regarding registration, sponsorship, or other event-related questions, please contact Colin Geddes at info@g2gultra.com

 

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