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2020 will again have us taking in the highlights of the big island along with the Kona 70.3

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. 
The coach & camp leader for this camp will be John Newsom
John's details
  • 2017 Overall winner of the Hawaii 70.3 
  • 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 Friday 22nd May
  • Departures Sunday 31st May
What to expect
  • An Epic week of training. The first half of the week will be in Kona then down to big condo's by Mauna Lani 
  • A hell of a good time with likeminded athletes
  • Swim / Bike / Run the entire Ironman Course
  • A visit the spectacular Volcano National Park
  • 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 big island
  • 9 nights accommodation (twin share) 
    • 4 nights in nice condo’s on Ali’i Drive 
    • 5 nights in very nice condo's at Mauna Lani
  • All food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, sports nutrition)
  • On road support
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Two massages
  • Epic Camp goodies
  • Airport & Race Transfers

The camp is limited to 22 athletes. First in first served


Not included:
  • Flights
  • 70.3 Race Entry
  • Bike Consumables
  • Drinks incl Alcohol
  • Gratuities
Camp Fee – US$3295

Applications are now open


Athlete requirements

On our Kona camp we cater for athletes of all abilities. We will have a spread of athletes from Kona qualifyers to 14hr+ IM athletes. The main requirement is you turn up fit and strong in order to be able to handle several long rides including the 180km/112mile ride on the Ironman course.