WeUnder the Moon 200k, 100k, 50, & 25k k will be beginning at 2pm in Hilo for the 200k, 5 pm for the 100k, 10 pm (at Saddle Road & Mauna Kea access road), and at the stroke before midnight at Kilohana Hunters Station for the 25k!
Check in will be at 1:30 pm for the 200k, 4:30 pm for the 100 k, from the KTA parking lot – 50 E Puainako St. Hilo, 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, and at 11:30 pm at Kilohana Hunters Station for the 25k.
100% Pavement with most of the elevation gain in the first half ( for the 100k). The route is approx. 7500 feet of climbing, and 5000 feet of descent! The course is alongside Saddle Road from Hilo to Waimea.
The 50k is 100% pavement with 700 ft elevation gain and 5000 ft. elevation descent. The 25k is almost 3000 feet of descent. The 200 K is an out and back Hilo to Waimea, to Hilo run with 12,500 feet of climbing and of descent.
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.
Relay teams MUST PULL OFF THE ROAD TO SWAP RUNNERS. Anyone found blocking the road, blocking runners, or not pulling off completely and safely to swap runners, will disqualify their entire team. This is the only warning.
Cut Off Times
You have a short 40 hours for the completion of the 200k, budget accordingly you will need to stay moving. You must make your halfway point by 18 hours. You will not speed up in the backend of a race this distance.
You have a luxurious 18 hours for completion of the 100k however you must reach the top of Saddle Road by Mauna Kea Recreation area in 10 hours.
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.
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 keep the route the from Hilo to Waimea directions ( more climbing and a harder route).
Local time: 3:30 PM