The next race in the 2005 H.U.R.T. Trail series is the Kaena Point, Firecracker 10 mile race on July 2nd. Race start time is 7:00 a.m. Plan on arriving about 30 minutes early to register and pay the $10 entry fee.
Just know this is a hot, dry race so plan on carrying some water with you. We will have limited aid--possibly water only, at the turn-around on the Waianae side.
Last year, in addition to the normal post race aid station items, we planned a potluck to celebrate runners returning from the Western States 100 mile race. We plan on doing the same thing this year. So bring a dish to pass, your family, a comfortable beach chair, and spend a day with us on the North shore.
This year, Bob Murphy and Jeff Huff will be representing H.U.R.T. and runnning in the Western States 100. It is scheduled for June 25 & 26. We can all follow along via a webcast of the race. Click here on June 25th to see how runners are doing.
At last year's Firecracker, we had all kinds of runners, from fast college kids home for the summer, to hikers who just wanted to see Kaena Point. This year, in addition to inquires from runners here in Hawaii, I have had inquires from California, Canada, and U.S. servicemen stationed overseas, who will be home on race day.
Look at this race as a great way to start celebrating the 4th of July weekend. Invite a friend to run with you. We look forward to seeing you on race day!!
Here are some photos from the 2004 Firecracker Race.