Mauna to Mauna Ultra
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Race Starts In 484 Days

17 - 23 MAY 2020

6 STAGES, 7 DAYS, 155 MILES (250 KM)




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Tackle a unique course ascending volcanoes and extreme altitudes while running on lava flows, in lush rainforest, open grasslands and pristine beaches.

Experience dramatic weather conditions on Hawaii Island as you run on the largest and tallest mountains in the world.

A life changing week of survival that will test your endurance limits in the remotest place on earth.

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"How to fit in preparation for a 273km stage race when you have a busy lifestyle?

Hey Folks. JAX MARIASH here. I am thrilled to take part over the next year to supply tips and tricks to preparing and succeeding through your self-supported stage races with G2G or M2M.

The first topic on the docket is one of the most important in my opinion. It is 9 months from G2G and that is an intimidating look at a 273km race across magical but brutal terrain. As a previous world champion and the “Queen of Stage Racing,” even I get intimidated at this phase. And if that wasn’t enough, we are all choosing to haul everything we need to survive.

If that wasn’t daunting enough to think about for training, then we must add in life, family, children, business and social obligations. The task to manage all of this becomes a dance in itself. To kick off this column, I would like to share five tips and tricks to accomplish the task from a gal that can relate. Pulling off the lead female position with running and owning a coffee business is a hefty feat. Enjoy!

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Digital Detox - (noun informal - a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world).

Do you sleep with your smartphone or tablet by your bedside? Do you check your email, Facebook page or Instagram the moment you wake up? Do your family members implore you to look up from your phone? You might need a digital detox.

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One magical aspect of the Grand to Grand Ultra is the camp. Each morning, the camp is erected in a unique location in readiness for the arrival of our competitors. The camp comprises large stand up tents, each of which accommodates eight competitors, as well as the medical tent, cyber-tent, hot and cold water supplies and clean, comfortable portable toilets.

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We know that crossing 273 km on foot over desert terrain is tough and requires our competitors to be physically and mentally prepared. G2G takes place in remote terrain where there is very little mobile phone signal and where unprepared people do get lost. We want you to focus on the race and not to worry about other things that are the responsibility of the organisers.

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G2G and M2M will provide you with two valuable lessons to do with water.

The first is that water should not be treated as a free, unlimited resource. At G2G and M2M you will learn...

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Preparing for a self-supported, multi-stage ultra-marathon can be overwhelming.

How many miles should I run each week during my training?
Should I walk during training?
When should I...

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