Mauka is pronounced "mah-oo-kuh" and is a Hawaiian word meaning "towards the mountain".
Goretex Transalpine, 8-day Stage Race, Crossing the Alps of Germany-Switzerland-Austria-Italy.
Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada.
Mauka Running encourages its athletes and community to "...climb the mountain" ...whatever that "mountain" may be for them...and to reach their goals!
My name is Laura, and Mauka Running is my personal online coaching business, and community adventure organization.
My goal is to provide insightful training and racing information about endurance sports and motivation to athletes of all ability levels.
Having been raised in a small rural town where we weren't encouraged to take on difficult athletic challenges, I realize now how important it is for people to have role models -- athletes to inspire them to take on life-changing challenges.
Please enjoy Mauka Running's website and don't hesitate to get in touch.
2013 Fuego y Agua (the day after my 50K race) was the Kids Race with a shoe donation, Ometepe, Nicaragua.
Cycling, Mallorca, Spain
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, California
Dolomites, Cortina, Italy.
Vall de Nuria and Puigmal d’Err mountain, Pyrenees, Spain
Catalina Marathon, Catalina Island, California
Running the coast in Cinque Terre, Italy (top left), and the coast of Cabos San Lucas, Mexico (top right). Views of Squaw Valley, California (bottom right).