Cross the Efate Island from North to South.

A unique and legendary race.

The COAST TO COAST EFATE is the crossing of the Efate island from North to South.
The departure takes place at Top Rock in the Saama Village on the North coast of Efate. The runners sinking directly in the unspoiled jungle of Vanuatu.  The last kilometers are made in the plantations before arriving at the 83 islands distillery in Stella Mare.

Racing Profile

  • Approximately 35km
  • 1500m D+
  • Estimate race time: 10 hours for the last runner.

Selection Criteria

In order to participate in the RAID PACIFIC ENERGY 2023, you must have a sufficient level.

Selection criteria for Vanuatu Runners:
Participation in Le Trail Pacific – Saama 2022 and/or 2023

  • ELITE race must be run in less than 4h30, 2022 OR 2023
  • CHALLENGER race must be run in less than 2h30, 2022 AND 2023

Selection criteria for International Runners:

Proof of participation in a trail of more than 20km and your time.
We will study your result before validating participation.


Saturday 16 September, 2023

Collection of bibs: 5.15 am at 83 Islands Distillery

Bus Departure: 5.45 am at 83 Islands Distillery

Race Start at 7.00 am Saama Village

Approximately 35km

1500m D+



 ProMedical Ambulance


Prize Money: 80,000 vatu for the winner (Woman and Man)

Registration Price: 9,500 vatu [Early Bird].

Registration : open


Wearing the bib front and back is mandatory.
It is strongly recommended to carry the following equipment:

  • Running shoes suitable for difficult terrain (steep, muddy, small river crossings, rocks, etc.)
  • Water minimum 2L
  • Food reserve for the duration of the race
  • 1 phone
  • First Aid kit with 40 cm strapping band
  • A whistle
  • Pants or long socks, gloves
  • .gpx file (optional)

The difficult access conditions of the track make it difficult to supply points.

At CP1, 6 km after the start, you can refill water, dried fruit and biscuits.

From CP1 to CP2 (Mac Donald Summit) you cross 3 rivers to refill water. Don’t forget to refill a maximum of water at the last river (see the poster), no more water after this river until CP5 at KM 20.

RACE DATE: September 16, 2023

Register before September 10. No more registration after.