HOKA ONE ONE Australia Isolation Running Festival 2020 – THIS WEEKEND

Something that seemed like a crazy idea a few weeks ago has now generated a heap of excitement.

It’s not too late to enter and be part of all the fun. Even if you’re not running, please join us at  www.facebook.com/hokaoneoneaustralia from 7:45am Sydney time this Saturday morning with our good friend David King performing the Welcome to Country. Join us on the Events page all weekend for streaming coverage and commentary from Kerry and Ali of SquadRun as well as other special guests.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can join us here.

Check out these global starting times. Please strictly obey all laws and social distancing guidelines in your area. Pre-Race instructions are lower down the page.

1,300+ runners have signed up in just over a week – amazing.

Our friends at ADVENTURE+ will be offering access to some great running and adventure movies through their streaming platform. Plus if you’re running on a treadmill this weekend at all, you can run any of the distances on Saturday in ZWIFT on their courses in virtual HOKAs.

We are absolutely grateful and psyched to have Mike Wardian and Darcy Piceu running in the 100km Iso Slam. They’ll be joined by Dion Finocchiaro, Michaela McDonald, Jo Nevin, Drew Willis (AKA The Garmin Man) from Australia.

The man who is his own band Sage Canaday (awesome shout out on YouTube this week – thank you Sage) will be knocking out the 5km on a 38 square metre in solidarity with everyone who’s also staying home right now.

Good friend of HOKA in Australia, Survivor and rugby legend Mat Rogers is running the 10km with Australian half-marathon rep Marnie Ponton. Triathlon Australia President Michelle Cooper looks like she’s running everything plus handling athlete interviews after LittleMissNinja‘s Dumpling Cooking Show on Saturday around midday. Aussie superstar actor Isabelle Cornish threw in for the half-marathon just last night.

We have an evening of fantastic running films from 6pm (AEST) Saturday, including Best Foot Forward , Chasing Pounamu, Woke The Monster and finally we will bring you The Sky Project, an exciting new short film from HOKA featuring Magda Boulet on a harrowing back country FKT attempt.

Sunday morning, we’re still pinching ourselves. We’re very privileged to have Ultra-Trail Australia champ Tim Tollefson of Mammoth running the marathon in a different timezone to 50-mile world recordholder Jim Walmsley. At the same time, the 100km Slam runners will be taking on a 64km challenge of their own making.

By treadmill, trail, pavement, or laps of their own home, everyone who gets this done will be legendary. From noon on Sunday, we are also privileged to be able to bring you another new film, 1,000 Miles to Nome. This is the story of the 2019 Iditarod Trail Invitational. Grab some good food and settle in for the story of what is literally the wildest foot and bike and ski race on Earth, starring Aussie adventurer Grant Maughan.


1. Make sure you run safe, run legal, and respect all local social distancing guidance. 

2. If you have indicated your intention to run on our Events page but not through https://hokaoneoneauisorunfest.eventbrite.com please register now.

3. Watch www.facebook.com/hokaoneoneaustralia from 7:45am (Sydney Time) Saturday May 2 for the Welcome to Country from David King that will launch this weekend’s festival.

4. All other event coverage, cooking shows,  interviews and movies will be at the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/901131953668209/  

5. Each distance will be a new Facebook post on the Events page. It will feature a live video stream (Video links will be sent Friday). Make sure to download ZOOM for computer or smartphone so that you can be part of our live video feed.

6. When your distance starts, you must start within 5 minutes of the starting time (Saturday May 2: 5km 8am AEST. 10km 10am AEST. 21km 2pm AEST. Sunday May 3: 42.2km and 64km 8am)

7. When you finish your race, enter your results on the #IsoRunFest Google Doc located here https://forms.gle/fmbjieuuDFZrVKyr9 and record your finisher information including race time, distance, and GPS link. 

8. If you are running on treadmill and not recording on STRAVA or GPS, please post a photo of your treadmill dashboard in the Comments on the post for your distance. 

9. Use #isorunfest and #timetofly on your social posts and STRAVA, and send us photos, videos and stories via messenger and Instagram for your chance at spot prizes throughout the weekend, including running tanks and t shirts.


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