The second race in the H.U.R.T. Trail Series, Run with a View is this Saturday, May 12. This past Saturday we had a large turnout for the preview run. The trail is in excellent shape so I expect some fast times.
Remember the trail series races are low, key fun events for beginner through advanced trail runners. Just show up at least 30 minutes before race time to register, pay your $10 and you are all set.
Thanks to Devon for posting photos from this past Saturday's preview run.
For more information on Saturday's race, click here.
The next race in the 2007 H.U.R.T. Trail Series is coming up on May 12th. The Run with A View race is 8 miles of fun. In typical H.U.R.T. style, the course is 4 miles uphill and the second half, all downhill.
The race starts at the neighborhood park (on the left) at the corner of
Kaahele St. and Naalii St., goes 1/2 mile up Kaahele St. to the
trailhead and makes a 7 mile clockwise loop on trails before returning
back down Kaahele St. to the park. It is 8 miles total. Cheryl will be
stationed at the only aid station at the 3.5 mile mark, so plan to
bring a water bottle, as you may need it. The race starts at 7:00 am,
so please be there to check in by 6:30 am with your $10 entry
fee. Awards will be given to the first 10 men and to the first 10 women
finishers and there will be soda, water, gatorade and food at the
finish. Fun for all ! We also have a limited supply of nice, new
Patagonia/HURT Trail Series shirts for $20 each.
Driving directions: If you are coming from Honolulu, take H-1
freeway ewa direction to the Waimalu Exit. After taking the Waimalu
Exit, immediately get into the left lane and prepare to stop at the
traffic light. Take another left at the stop light, getting onto
Moanalua Rd. (heading Diamondhead). Go to the 2nd traffic light,
Kaahele St., and take a left (mauka). continue up Kaahele St. for quite
a distance up the hill, until you reach the stop sign at Naalii Street.
The neighborhood park is on the left and there is plenty of parking on
Today's Top of Tantalus race was fast! We had 78 runners, a new course record, and lots of fun. The weather was great and the trails were in good running condition. Special thanks goes out to race directors, Rex Vlcek and Kat Tagaca for putting on a cool race and kick-off to the 2007 Trail Series.
The next trail series race is scheduled for May 12, Run with a View. Put it on your calendar and get ready for more fun out on the trails!
Click here to view the results of today's race. The photo's will be up sometime early this next week.
This Saturday is the first H.U.R.T. Trail Series race, the 7-mile, Top of Tantalus. The race starts at 7:00 a.m. at Puu Ualakaa Park.
If you are interested in running this race, just show up at least 30 minutes prior to the start and pay $10. Since it is the first race of the season, you can also pay for $50 for the entire series.
One important note: The short way to the park remains closed.
The road is closed on the short way to Puu Ualakaa Park.
This is due to the mudslides during the heavy rains of 2006 and
continuing road work.
Please go the other way (the long way) to get to the park. It's 7.5
miles vs. 2.5 miles. Turn at the pumping station (as if you were going to the Nature Center) and go left up and
around Tantalus. This means additional time so plan accordingly so you don't get there late.
Rex Vlcek and Kat Tagaca are race directors and if you have any questions, feel free to contact them. Their contact info is listed on the HURT Trail Series schedule. Click the link (upper left side) under HURT HOT TOPICS!
The first trail series race is just one month away. Top of Tantalus, 7 mile run is on Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 a.m.
Please be sure to put this on your calendar. More details will be made available soon. Remember the trail series races are all low key fun events. There is no pre-race registration and the entry fee is just $10. Show up at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the race to sign-up.
OK trail runners, the 2007 HURT Trail Series schedule has been finalized. Click here to view it.
These are low key, fun races, designed for new and experienced runners. There is no pre-race entry form. Just show up, 30 minutes prior to the start of each race, pay your entry fee ($10) and get ready to run.
If you think you might do all the races, you can pre-pay $50 for all 7 races.