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Unique Opportunity, Register for Epic Camp Kona 2013

The Kona experience without having to qualify - Epic Style

epic camp kona promoHave you wanted to go to Kona but qualifying is beyond you? Or are you trying to qualify and want to see what you are getting yourself in for?

Following on from the successful Hawaii 2012 Camp we are happy to confirm the 2013 Epic Camp Kona triathlon training camp. This is a unique opportunity to experience the legend that is the Big Island. If you aspire to qualify for the Ironman World Champs you can check out what that race is really about. Equally if qualifying is currently beyond your abilities not only do you get you get to cover the entire course in training and the 70.3, you also get a vacation in a spectacular part of the world.

On this camp you will be able to get the full Hawaii Ironman experience on the bid island. As well as swim, bike and running the entire Ironman course you will join other likeminded athletes in experiencing many of the islands' often undiscovered, amazing rides. To top it all off, athletes have the opportunity to compete in the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii race on the final day of the camp that takes in the notorious Hawi section of the Ironman course.

Epic Camp Kona is a 9-day (8 night) camp that is split between staying in Kailua Kona (on Ali'i Drive with Ocean views) and the luxurious Mauna Lani Resort. Athletes that come on this camp need to expect some Epic style training with the bonus of the 70.3 at the end of the camp. Why is it epic lite - the traditional epic camps include a points competition, a lot of informal racing, time trials and other challenges. With our Kona camp we still have some great incentives to push the limits such as the KOM's but the main challenge is to complete all the training and race strongly at the end of the week. Whilst experiencing all that Kona can offer. Due to nature of other epic camps there was also a speed standard of 11hrs (for an Ironman) that needed to be met for the point-to-point camps. For the Kona camp the standard is relaxed to athletes who have an Ironman time of under 13hrs or can show that their biking is of a standard that they will keep up with the packs.

The coach & camp leader for this camp will be John Newsom

  • • Full time professional coach
  • • Co-host of popular podcast IMTalk
  • • Chief organiser of Epic Camp since 2005
  • • Triathlon New Zealand "Triathlon Coach of the year 2011"
  • • Ironman PB of 8hr51



  • • Arrivals Saturday May 25th, 2013 (training starts Sunday)
  • • Departures Sunday 2nd June 2nd, 2013

What to expect:

  • • An Epic week of training
  • • A hell of a good time with likeminded athletes
  • • Swim / Bike / Run the entire Ironman Course
  • • Explore the other amazing riding the Big Island offers such as riding up to Volcano and several of the other high roads
  • • A fully supportive environment where you can excel. All you need to do is train, eat, sleep and absorb the knowledge from your fellow experience camp athletes and Coach John Newsom - our support crew take care of the rest
  • • Race the Kona 70.3 on the final day of camp
  • • What's included: It is our expectation when you arrive you should not need to take your wallet our of your pocket.

The camp fee includes:

  • • An epic experience like no other with a variety of amazing training on the bike island
  • • 8 nights accommodation (twin share)
  • • 4 nights in condo's on Ali'i Drive
  • • 4 nights at the luxurious Mauna Lani Resort (this is an awesome resort and there is time to relax the day before the 70.3 and afterwards)
  • • All food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, sports nutrition (High 5))
  • • On road support
  • • Two massages
  • • Epic Camp goodies
  • • Bike mechanic support
  • • Airport & Race Transfers
  • • Transfers from Volcano National Park (point to point ride on Day2)

Camp Fee - US$2595
Applications are now open, visit www.epiccamp.com to register

- Flights
- Ironman 70.3 Race Entry
- Bike Consumables
- Alcohol
- Private Swim lessons with Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
- Gratuities


About Epic Camp:
Epic Camp was founded by 1988 Ironman World Champ Scott Molina along with well-known athlete/author/coach Gordo Byrn. Former pro and full time coach John Newsom now leads the camps whilst upholding the epic traditions.