The race directorate, organizers, and staff have recently been peppered with questions regarding a rumor that there will be new route for this year's race. At this time the RDs and organizers would like to request that these inquires and rumors please cease. The more important task at hand should be training for the Maunawili Out&Back 22-miler, aka Run with the Pigs, especially since the trail god have decided to up the anty on that race with heat and humidity. Following the completion of Marian and Neal's also extravaganza, the RDs will post for the course preview and route map. Mahalo for your kokua!
This Saturday, we’ll be back at the Maunawili Trail for a preview run for the Maunawili Out and Back (aka - Run With the Pigs). As always, there are many options for start times and locations - do what works for you. There will be a group starting at the Pali lookout at 6 am. If you plan to do the full distance (22 miles to turnaround point), please take care of your own refueling needs. Don't forget that it is a long and hot 11 miles each way and good hydration is absolutely imperative.
Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map) There are NO bathrooms at the lookout. The nearest public restroom is at a park located on the Kokohead side of the Pali Highway, off of Puiwa Road in Nuuanu. Please plan accordingly.
WARNING - There have been numerous break-ins at the lookout over the years; lock up and DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE!
There are only 2 slots left for the relay, grab em while you can! Also a reminder to order your pig gear by July 26th created by the fabulous Melanie Decker Designs. We are offering short sleeve dri-fit shirts, both men's and women's styles. Women's will be pink; Men's will be grey. Pink trucker hats are also available. Shirts and hats may be ordered here by July 26. You will receive an invoice via email and the gear must be picked up at the Pali lookout (Start/Finish) on August 8 before 2 pm. Questions? Call or email Marian at 221-5171 or mnyasudaAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom
It sounds like the group had a great time last week previewing the Maunawili course for the upcoming Run with the Pigs on August 9th. Special thanks to the menehune who is helping to make the course a bit more runnable for you all come race day... Expect another course preview or two for those that are interested in learning the trail but for this week we are taking a slight detour.
This Saturday, Jake will be leading a tour de Kailua. The general route is below, expect 21-25 miles likely at a decent pace :) Make sure to bring water and snacks as it is HOT!
Start: Kailua beach park across from buzz's at 6am
Run to down north Kalaheo make our way towards the regional park path.
Head to the Pali look out.
Side streets back, maybe hit up the back side of pillbox.
The fabulous Melanie Decker Designs has once again hit a home run for this year's pig gear! We are offering short sleeve dri-fit shirts, both men's and women's styles. Women's will be pink; Men's will be grey. Pink trucker hats are also available. Shirts and hats may be ordered here by July 26. You will receive an invoice via email and the gear must be picked up at the Pali lookout (Start/Finish) on August 8 before 2 pm. Questions? Call or email Marian at 221-5171 or mnyasudaAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom.
We're already down to the final 2 races of the trail series. This Saturday, the playground will be the Maunawili Trail, site of the upcoming Maunawili Out and Back (aka - Run With the Pigs) put on by two of the most legendary RD's around, Marian & Neal. There are many options for start times and locations - do what works for you. There will be a group starting at the Pali lookout at 6 am. If you plan to do the full distance (22 miles to turnaround point), please take care of your own refueling needs. Don't forget that it is a long and hot 11 miles each way and good hydration is absolutely imperative.
Benita and I are Humbled by the support and team work that all our volunteers displayed yesterday to make this an incredible experience for all of us!! Our HURT Ohana accomplished another miracle performance bringing this event to a success level that will be hard for us to match next year!!!
We are very Grateful for all of you that ran this very challenging course during some grueling conditions!!
Our volunteer staff was an incredible mix of Senior HURT Ohana and Junior runners. We would be very hard pressed to mention you all, so I am not even going to try!!! Please just know that each of you were greatly appreciated and did an outstanding job, also during some challenging conditions!! We ask that you continue to run and support our HURT events and share our Aloha Spirit!!
Please join us for a course preview of the Kaena Point Firecracker 10+ Mile run this Saturday 27 June!!!
We will start running at 7 AM from the race start point on the North Shore side and run the course to the turn around on the Waianae side and back!!
It will be hot, there is no on course support for the preview so bring plenty of water to run 10+ miles (not over 11).
A hat/visor, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended .
Have a small cooler for after to help recover, and a chair if you want to hang out or dip your feet in the ocean, and a change of cloths for after.
This will also afford you an opportunity for photo taking of this beautiful part of the island (the photo above is seen from the top parking lot looking in the direction you will be running from to the finish line).
We Hope you all can join us!!!!
If you have any questions about the preview or the run, please feel free to contact Benita or I.
This Saturday Benita will once again be leading a run at Peacock starting from Dillingham airfield this time at 6am. It's looking like the general direction will be to head up the switchbacks and do an Are's loop but I'm not sure what the proposed mileage will be. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks and a sense of adventure, especially for newbies who will be joining us for the first time!
The main starting/staging area for Peacock is the Dillingham Airport Control Tower parking lot.
Facilities: 2 bathrooms
Water: Spigots for filling bottles and packs.
Parking: Parking lot
Safety: 24/7 security. No known cases of car break-ins or thefts. Probably one of the safer places on the island to park.
The lovely Benita will be leading the Saturday run this week up on the North Shore at Peacock. The plan is to start at Long Road at 6am and head up and over to the stash and then return back the same way, around 15ish miles or so. As always folks can plan to go longer or shorter depending on what their plans are. She mentioned BYOB and food after for those that would like to gather afterwards.
Next week we'll be back at Peacock if you can't make it this time!
You can thank Co-Race Directors Melanie and Jacque (Photo credit: Angela Kwong) for creating a lot of madness at yesterday's Mango Madness trail race. I've seen a lot of photos on Facebook and it looks like everyone had a fun time. I am sure there are many people to thank for putting on this race and I am hoping someone else can jump in here to do that.
Please join the HURT Ohana as we host the 5th Race in the HURT Trail Series!!!
Race starts at 7:00am 4 July
This race is a fast, flat, out-and-back course that is a little longer than 10 miles and parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line. The course runs from the end of the pavement at Mokuleia past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side at Yokohama Bay. We will have an aid station with water set up at the turnaround, however, we will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run. It is a hot course without much shade. Please feel free to be "Holiday Festive" in your attire and bring a local kine dish to share with all.
Directions To Race Start: From the North Shore, follow the signs to Waialua/Mokuleia. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the paved road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park dirt parking lot on your right. There will be parking attendants directing you where to park.
Registration is here: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=30806
We will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run.
Please arrive no later than 6:30am to check-in and get your race number. IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS RACE! We have very strict permit limitations on the number of runners we can have out on the course for this race, to protect the sensitive land surrounding the sanctuary and to maintain sustainability of the future of this race. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: This course no longer goes through the sanctuary, but around it, along the outside of the sanctuary fence. We will not allow any runners through the gate into the sanctuary. Do not touch the fence as you run along it. Do not run on the concrete at the foot of the fence as it is very fragile - it will be very tempting for some of you to run on the concrete, especially where the trail narrows or to pass other runners, so our Fence Patrol Race Course Marshals will be keeping a close eye on this! If you do not comply with their instructions, your number will be noted and you will be disqualified from the race, so please kokua.
Course preview runs to be announced soon!!!!
Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer please contact Benita or I (Arvel) at:
Join Sean Okusko on Saturday OR Melanie Koehl on Sunday for previews #3 and #4 of Mango Madness. No one except the race directors will know the actual course, so this run will be an approximate course. But rest assured, everyone will be experiencing the same painful route. :-) Please join us either day, both 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours. We'll be grabbing some extra miles after the preview is over, so come along if you're up for it!
Otherwise, see you at the race on June 6. It starts at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. There is a triangular-shaped park and a pumping station.
Join Sean Okusko and Jacque Tellei for preview #2 of Mango Madness. No one except the race directors will know the actual course, so this run will be an approximate course. But rest assured, everyone will be experiencing the same painful route. :-) Please join us this Saturday, May 23rd at 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours.
Only 4 days left to order your official Mango Madness T-Shirt! Please click the link below. Enter OAHU at checkout for free shipping. Shirt orders must be placed by Friday, May 22 and picked up at the race on June 6th.
Mango Madness is fastly approaching! We will be doing 3 previews in the next few weekends throughout the area where the race takes place. As you know, no one except the course marshalls will know the actual course! Please join us this Sunday, May 17th at 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. For those that know the trails, we will be doing a modified Trek loop (approximately 10 miles). After we return to the start, some of us will head out for another Trek loop! Remember to bring plenty of water and some food. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours.
As for the official Mango Madness T-Shirts, please click the link below. Enter OAHU at checkout for free shipping. Shirt orders must be placed by Friday, May 22 and picked up at the race on June 6th.