Haleakalā, or Pu’u ‘Ula’u is the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by another volcano, Kahalawai, which according to volcanologists, used to be over 13,000 feet high, but has collapsed and eroded down to a much smaller 5,100. Kahalawai is the older of the two volcanoes at 1.3 million years old and is referred to as the West Maui Mountains. Haleakala is 1.1 million years old and is the is the tallest peak and is 10,023 feet high.
What Event Should I Do
There are 4 EVENTS in which you can signup.
First is the "Elite Runner" - This Event will give you 1 day to complete the required elevation of 10,023 feet (3055 meters)
Second "Competitive Runner" - This Event gives you 7 days to complete the required elevation of 10,023 feet (3055 meters)
Third "Relay Team" - Teams consist of 6 runners or less and must complete the required elevation of 10,023 feet (3055 meters) in 1 week
Fourth is "I Just Want To Do The Race" - This will give you 1 month to complete the required elevation of 10,023 feet (3055 meters).
This is not a race, it's a elevation challenge. The goal is to climb 10,023 feet using your personal GPS. You can run anywhere you can get elevation including Haleakala. When you have reached that elevation you have completed the challenge.
Every participant will get a Dri-Fit long sleeve shirt, a running-specific hat and a custom (Wood) medal mailed to them.
How Will Your Time Be Confirmed
Our goal is to provide an easy way for you to post your run(s). We're asking you to use Strava to track your activities and then upload it to your account at runsignup.com
Here's a walk thru PDF about how to sign up and upload your results to Strava and then to your account on this site.CLICK HERE
Join Us On Strava Club
You won't officially be able to join the club until the virtual challenge starts on August 1st.Run To The Sun Strava Club
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Run To The Sun is coming back this year after 10 years...virtually, that is! This would be the 30th running of this iconic Maui event. Imagine running from the shores of Maui up to the sky high atop Haleakala, a distance of 36.2 miles with an elevation of 10,023 feet! This is a high altitude finish on the scenic and surreal mountain of Haleakala on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The course is normally run on paved roads starting in Kahului then through the old sugar cane field roads and up to the summit of Haleakala.
Run To The Sun is owned and managed by Valley Isle Road Runners. We hope that the National Park at Haleakala will work with us again in the future so we can enjoy the Run To The Sun event in-person.