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2005 Tantalus Trek and Triple Trek

The application for the 2005 Tantalus Trek (10 miles) and the Triple Trek (50k) is available here or under Upcoming Races on the left side of the blog.
The date of the race is September 3, 2005. This will be the last year for the 10-mile Tantalus Trek, though the 50k will continue to be held.
Entries must be in by August 10th and there will be NO LATE ENTRIES.

Haleakala Mis-Adventure, 2005

Aloha HURT friends and other friends, (From Matt Stevens)

I'm writing to briefly detail my recent meanderings on Maui and officially post a challenge to any HURT person out there interested in a steak dinner. Here is a link to some photo's, click here.

This past week, I went to Maui with my bicycle with a simple plan: ride up Haleakala, strap my road bike on my back, hike through the crater and down Kaupo Gap, and then ride back to the airport via Hana. I did not succeed for a variety of factors, but I feel that I have scouted the challenge sufficiently for a successful bid the next time I'm over. Till then, I got a steak dinner for anyone who can make it.

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H.U.R.T. Trail Series: Mango Madness is Just 1 Week Away: June 4, 2005

Just a reminder that the third trail race of the year, Mango Madness, is next Saturday, June 4. Race start is at 7:00 a.m. Please arrive by 6:30 a.m. to check-in and register. Race entry fee is $10.

I was out on part of the course late Wednesday and the trails are in great condition (in other words--Dry) right now even after last week's rain.

Here is the contact information if you need it:

Mango Madness 10+ mile  The start (and finish) of the race is at the corner of Makiki Heights Drive and Makiki Street (near the triangle park or pumping station area).

For more information contact Pete Martinez at 538-7080 or [email protected]

or Judy Carluccio at 772-1757 or [email protected]

See you at the race!

Saturday Training 5-28-05

Aloha Athletes !

Thanks to Mike Garcia for last Saturday's excursion to the area around Peacock Flats, complete with peacock sightings. We plan to return to this area soon !

Saturday Training 5-28-05 "Maunawili"

Start your Memorial Day weekend off with a bang by joining us early on Saturday morning at Pali Lookout. Do all, or any part of this workout.

Meeting time: 5:50 am

Starting time: 6:00 am (sharp)

Meeting place: Pali Lookout

Training: Pali Lookout down to Maunawili Trail and then over to the end of the trail at   Waimanalo. Return.  All or any part.

Distance: 22 miles round trip

Duration: 5 1/2 to 6 hours (ave.)

Bring: Water and sports drink (for the duration), sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, trail food, etc. *NOTE: call or e-mail Don (247-4144  [email protected]) if you plan to come so he can stash water and sports drink for you on the Waimanalo side.

Happy Memorial Day !


2006 H.U.R.T. 100 Dates Announced

The dates for 2006 H.U.R.T TRAIL 100-MILE ENDURANCE RUN have been announced and set for January 14 & 15, 2006.

The race application and other details will be available within the next couple of weeks and posted on this site.

Please add these dates to your race calendar.

Becky Gifford's First Ultra

Becky Gifford completed her first ultra recently, the McDonald Forest 50K. For those who don't know, Becky is the wife of Jamie, 2005 H.U.R.T. 100 mile winner.

Glenn Tachiyama took the following photo of Becky and Jamie. Congratulations to Becky on her accomplishment.


A Note from H.U.R.T. Friends

From John and PJ

For those that don't know "Marathon John", he is a great friend to HURT.
Before he left Hawaii 4-5 years ago, he did an enormous amount of work for our races, and contributed equipment that we still use in our races today.

For instance, one year at the Schofeild 50 Miler, he brought a bunch of his soldiers with him, and they put up a big tent for us to use during the race. Not only that, but they brought tables and chairs for us, coolers, etc. After the race, they took it all down and hauled it away! I remember he did the same thing for Triple Trek one year. He could never do enough for us.

We've been keeping in touch, hoping he and his family would get back here. Some day that will happen. Here is a recent note from him.

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A Few More Pictures from Run with a View

Nick Kaiser submitted a few more pictures from this past weekend's run. These photo's show some of the H.U.R.T. "character's" at their finest!

Click on the photo's to enlarge them.


Here's race director's Cheryl and Don, eating all the aid station food.

Ed_don In this photo (notice their expressions and body language), Ed and Don are telling stories---again!!!!!

Rex_1 Rex Vlcek, "he's a very good runner!"

Why is he smiling so much?

As an Alternative to the H.U.R.T. 100

Some of us H.U.R.T. participants lament the fact that the race is run during one of the darkest months in Hawaii--January. This means for most participants, almost 12 hours of darkness navigating through the jungles, using the brightest lighting system we can find.

Well, I've come up with the perfect race for those who hate darkness. It is a 100K race and participants will have all the sunshine or light they need to complete it.

What is it?

The Antarctic Ice 100K. There is even a marathon for those who want a little less distance. With an entry fee of 14k, how can you go wrong?

Go here for more info and all the details. It will be an adventure.

Any takers?

Saturday Training 5-21-05

Aloha Athletes !

According to the runners, last Saturday's "Run With a View" HURT Trail Series race was everything from "a really fun race" to "the most fun race that I've ever been in !" Thanks to all the hard working volunteers for the fine job ! The next race in the 2005 HURT Trail Series will be on June 4, and will start at the triangle park, at the corner of Makiki St. and Makiki Heights Rd. For details, go to: www.hurthawaii.blogs.com

Saturday Training 5-21-05 "Peacock Flats"

Mike Garcia will be leading us on a full day of the beautiful area around Peacock Flats. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit an area that we don't run/hike often enough. It will be a fun day !

Meeting time: 5:50 am

Starting time: 6:00 am

Meeting place: Dillingham Airfield (drive to the far end of Dillingham Airfield and turn left into the last gate...circle around back and park in the parking lot).

Training: Various trails, jeep roads and roads in the area. Maps and instructions will be provided so you can do as much (or as little) as you like. The hardy ones will most-likely be out for around 10 hours.

IMPORTANT !! Plan ahead and bring all the water/sports drink/food that you will need to survive, as there will only be one water re-fill area. This can be a very dry, hot area and you will most-likely consume more fluids than normal. A hat and sunscreen are a must !