The next race in the H.U.R.T. Trail Series is the Kaena Point Firecracker 10 mile race. This race is a fast, flat out and back course that parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line. The race starts at 7:00 a.m. on June 30th.
We ran the course on Saturday and it was hot on the way out, shady along the Waianae side and a very nice in-your-face breeze along the return. The route is so simple that we will not even be marking the course. Though we may paint some of the rocks bright yellow at the request of Julie.
As with all of our trail races, there is no pre-registration, just show up at least 30 minutes prior to the race start, pay the $10 entry fee and you are all set.
We plan to have a little potluck after the race, so bring a dish to share, a beach chair, and get yourself into the 4th of July Picnic mode.
The route goes from the end of the pavement past Diliingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side of Kaena Point. We will have an aid station set up at the turnaround, however we encourage all runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run. It is hot out there and there is not much shade. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.
Click here to see 2006 results. Click here, here, and here, to see photos from the 2006 race.
If you need driving instructions, click here for general instructions from the Honolulu Airport area. Drive to the end of the paved road. There are no bathrooms at the start/finish. Plan accordingly.