Mauna to Mauna Ultra

The Mauna to Mauna Ultra is planned for 19 - 25 May 2019 on Hawaii Island, USA.

Entry Fee: US$3,750 per individual


Pre-qualification is required for an entry to the Mauna to Mauna Ultra.
The minimum qualification for entry is as follows. Either

  1. A successful finish of the Grand to Grand Ultra and/or the Mauna to Mauna Ultra, or a multi-stage race OR
  2. A successful finish of two (2) 50km races in the two (2) years immediately prior to registration date OR
  3. Accumulation of 6 UTMB points in the two (2) years immediately prior to registration date

Should participants wish to register as a team, then each team member should note this on their application and provide the name of their team. Each team should consist of 3 team members. Please read the additional Rules Relating to Teams under Rules and Regulations.


We are delighted to offer the following discounts:

* No discount can be combined with any other discount.
*In the event you enjoy a discount to the full fee, the deposit remains at US$1,000 with the discounted balance falling due on the second balance payment.

G2G/M2M Alumni

All persons who have previously signed up and paid in full for a previous Grand to Grand or Mauna to Mauna event are entitled to a 25% discount off the entry fee at M2M 2019. Note this is a one-time offer for the first 50 qualifying people who apply before 15th December 2018 only.

This discount can be combined with the "Bring A Friend" discount below.


Long time residents of the State of Hawaii are entitled to a special Kama'aina discounted rate of $2,900 (which excludes the hotel night after the event).  A copy of a Hawai'i drivers licence will be required to validate the resident discount.

Bring a Friend 

If you have participated in the Mauna to Mauna Ultra or the Grand to Grand Ultra before and then bring a friend with you, we will give you 20% off your entry fee. If you bring more than one friend with you, we will give you a 20% discount for each friend you bring. So if you bring five friends, your entry will be free!

Just be sure to have your friend put your name down on their online application under “How did you hear about this event?” for you to receive the benefit.

The friend has to be known by the M2M alumni before they submit their application and the friend’s name must be submitted in their online entry application.

In the event that the friend withdraws their application before paying for their entry fee in full, then the discount is also withdrawn.


All persons over the age of 65 will receive a discount of 10%.


All current serving and ex-military personnel will receive a discount of 10%. Please provide a copy of your military ID.

Waiting List

In the event that your application is unsuccessful due to the available spots being previously filled, your name will then go on the waiting list without charge and in the order in which it is received. You will be notified if spots become available.

Arrival and Departure - Hawaii Island

Participants will need to arrive on Hawaii Island no later than the Thursday before the start on the Sunday (However, we would encourage participants to arrive earlier in order to acclimatize)


Overnight Accommodations

For the evenings of:
Friday (before the start on the Sunday) through Friday of race week: space in a 10-man tent at roving camp site
Saturday (final day): on a sharing basis at the Official Event hotel

Ground Transportation

Friday (before the start on the Sunday): transport from Kona to Camp 1
Saturday (final day): transport from Finish Line to Official Event hotel

Food & Beverage

Friday: Lunch en route to Camp 1, Welcome Dinner at Camp 1
Saturday: Breakfast, lunch and Pre-Race dinner at Camp 1
Water for the duration of the race
Saturday (final day): Lunch at the finish line and Awards Party Dinner

Race Amenities

  • On course medical support
  • Storage of all luggage during the race
  • Race course book
  • Finisher's buckle
  • Shirt
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Sponsor goodie bag

Cancellation Policy

All participants will receive a refund of the total fees paid to date, less US$500 admin fee, if a cancellation notice has been received by the Organizer by 19th January 2019. No fees will be refunded if any cancellation notice is received after 19th January 2019.

All entry fees are non-transferrable and may not be deferred to any future events.

The only exception to this will be for a participant who suffers a valid injury more than 60 days before the race start, in which case, any such claim must be supported by a doctor’s letter explaining why the runner cannot participate. Such a deferral will only be allowed on a one-time basis, for the following year only and will incur a deferral fee of US$200. No other reasons will be accepted for deferral.


For the Mauna to Mauna Ultra, the total number of participants will be limited to 150 and a quota is being imposed for each nationality as follows:

CountryMaximum number of entries accepted
USA & Canada 40
UK 40
Other European 20
Asia, Australia & New Zealand 20
Rest of the World 30

* The Organizers retain the right to change quotas and the total number of participants

M2M 2019 is expected to be a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB) 2020.

Mauna to Mauna Ultra 2017 was granted the maximum six (6) points for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB) 2018.

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