Please park below the entrance to the Hawaii Nature Center, as parking is extremely limited.
When you walk up to the start early in the morning, please observe the “QUIET ZONE” along the Nature Center driveway. We want to be considerate to the residents along the drive.
Check-in race morning is mandatory. We need to know who is on the trail during the race. Likewise, runners are required to notify aid station personnel if they drop out of the race, before they leave the course.
Since the Triple Trek starts at 5:30 am, participants may wish to carry a small flashlight till after daylight.
Slower runners please be courteous and step aside for faster runners.
Please Yield to Hikers
Absolutely NO LITTERING! You will be disqualified. Our Tantalus rainforests are fragile, & too special and beautiful to trash. Please observe this rule.
The course will be marked- listen for instructions at your start.
It is advisable that you carry one or two water bottles on the course.
There will be an aid station with water on Tantalus Drive (about 7 miles from the start), and at the Start/Finish line.
The two road crossings at the Roundtop Drive and Tantalus Road require your extreme caution while crossing the road- runners will be responsible for their own safety.
Number one priority is to HAVE FUN, smell the ginger flowers, and enjoy the scenery.
The deadline for leaving the Start-Finish line on the 3rd loop is 11:30 AM.
Most of you may have missed it in the Staradvertsier, but 2010 H.U.R.T. 100 finisher and chef extraordinaire, Freddy Halmes has graciously accepted the position of Nuuanu Aid Station Captain for the 2011 edition of the H.U.R.T. 100.
Freddy brings many years of aid station experience with him, he has worked the Nuuanu station nearly from the inception of the race. There were many applicants for the position, and after an exhaustive interview process with each applicant it was decided Freddy should take the helm. Many thanks to those who expressed interest in the position and were not selected. It is our hope that you will continue to support the H.U.R.T. 100 and volunteer at one of the aid stations.
Freddy understands fully the big shoes he will be filling as he takes over for Bob and Barbi McAllaster, who have done a phenomenal job over the years in making the Nuuanu aid station top notch.
Congrats to Freddy, and Mahalo to the McAllasters for being such a big part of the H.U.R.T. 100 and making it that much easier for the runners to get to the finish line.
For the last couple of years, this logo has been on the HURT 100 site. Starting on Friday, the UTMB kicks off and there is a nice group of U.S. runners this year. On the men's side, Scott Jurek, Geoff Roes, and Karl Meltzer will be running. If you go to the UTMB site, there is a lot of information about the race and it is possible to track runners as well. Also, 2010 HURT 100 winner, Tracy Garneau of Canada is running the race. It should be interesting to see how Tracy and Geoff do coming off their Western States wins.
The UTMB actually consists of 4 runs of varying distances and our own Nick Kaiser, who I think spends half his year in Europe and the other half here in Hawaii is back for his second year. Nick is running what they call the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix - CCC® 2010.
Jason is coming to Oahu and has a couple of events planned that you might find of interest. He is doing an open run on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Magic Island. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m. he is giving an inspirational talk and at 2:00 p.m. doing a book signing at Borders-Ward Center.
His new book, RUNNING ON FAITH: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life has just come out.
You can find more info and learn about Jason here.
Why: Because Bob & Barbie need a much deserved break.
What's In It For You?
Guaranteed slot in the 2012 H.U.R.T. 100, no lottery hassle.
Admiration from your fellow runners.
Ability to yell at runners and give them your unbiased opinion and expect them to take it.
Chance to talk trash to the competitors.
Work on your sleep deprivation as you undoubtedly will be up for a while (like 36 hours).
How hard will it be?
The infrastructure is in place. Tents, lighting, toilets will all be taken care of. This is a turnkey operation, just get your volunteers and purchase your supplies pre race. Bob and Barbie will be available pre race to help coach you along.
Give either John (808-235-0577) or Jeff (808-358-8638) a call in the very near future so we can move forward and assimilate you into the planning meetings which are due to start in September. The running world needs you.
Please welcome the next pair of trail legs to the HURT Family. After 4 fast hours of labor, Tristan Charles Sibley made his first race appearance. Total stats of 5 lbs 14 oz and 19.75 inches long. Courtney made running a 100 miles look easy - Wow!
Mahalo to All
Heading back for more Trek loops again this weekend.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. start. Meeting down by the water pumping station (where Mango Madness started) below the Nature Center. Multiple loops at your own pace. Bring whatever hydration/nutrition you need.
Sunday: same thing: 5:30 a.m. start.
Hey, one final thing. Best of luck to Don, Vernon, and Leon as they head out to Glacier National Park for a little adventure and 5-day hike in the mountains. Have fun guys, be safe and bring us back some fun stories and photos.
Wow!! How time flies, especially when you are enjoying
yourselves in our HURT Trail Series. OK, here’s where we get a
little serious on the mileage (50km or 30 miles), after all, this
race marks the official beginning of H.U.R.T. training. As usual,
there is no pre-registration, so just come early on race day, bring
your $10 and sign-in.
Each runner will
complete three of the Trek 10 mile loops, coming back to the Nature
Center aid station each loop. For those of you not familiar with the
race course, we suggest you study the attached
(perhaps you may want to print this out & carry a copy ). There
will probably be a couple of training runs prior to race day, so
please look out for these on the HURT blog.
We will have the
usual race munchies which will cater to most palates with iced water
& gatorate at both aid stations. Usually everyone bring their
own concoctions/special needs for the race & you are highly
encouraged to do so. Please also feel free to bring a potluck to
share, but it is not required.
We will be there to
open the main gate at 4:30am, so we can set-up by the bathrooms &
take care of race registration. There is no parking above the second
gate, so please park on Makiki Heights Road below the Nature Center
entrance. We would appreciate if we didn’t fill-up the lower
parking lot, so you can park out on the road or even down the water
tank and walk up. Only race officials and volunteers can park up at
the top. Please arrive early enough to park & bring your stuff
up to the start & sign-in.
It will be dark on
the trail for the first hour or so – strongly suggest you bring a
Aid stations will be
at the Start & at the 7 mile Tantalus Road crossing. The
Tantalus aid station will stay open until 1:30 pm, so plan
accordingly. “Please take enough fluids with you especially during
the later part of the afternoon”. (Most runners bring their own
Cutoff is 11:30, to
leave the Start-Finish station for the third loop. Dropouts need to
inform either race directors (Fish/Ernest), so we won’t be looking
for you in the woods after the race.
The course will be
marked with Orange ribbons, for the uphill section to the top of
Tantalus and Green ribbons to bring you back down to the Nature
Center. This is a figure eight course, so orange & green ribbons
will overlap in some areas of the course. As always, BLUE is BAD! So
do not go that direction. Bad section & hazards will be clearly
marked with Blue ribbons.
We promise this to
be another exciting race & look forward to seeing you all soon!