The inaugural Vodafone Lost Island Ultra was launched today by Honourable Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism. The event, a multi-stage footrace over more than 200km, will take place between 3 April and 8 April, 2018.
Attracting competitors from around the world, two of Fiji’s top endurance athletes will also take part: Petero Manoa, Fiji’s first Ironman, and Anna Cowley, an experienced ultra runner and multiple winner of the Suva Marathon.
The first of its kind for Fiji, a particularly tough course awaits competitors with Fiji’s rugged interior, heat and humidity all posing challenges.
Fiji is known for it’s beautiful beaches and tropical sea, but this event, supported by Tourism Fiji, as well as Vodafone, will showcase an entirely different side to the country and help to promote Fiji’s growing adventure tourism sector.
A race of this size is only possible due to the collaboration and good will of so many parties across government, the private sector, and NGOs. We’re very grateful to everybody who’s helping make this race a reality.
The Vodafone Lost Island Ultra is being organised by Talanoa Treks in partnership with Get Lost Events, and supported by Vodafone, and the Tourism Fiji Event Development Fund, as well as numerous other partners and sponsors.