Aloha! Welcome to our 19th Annual TTT.
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 map, (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 small flashlight.
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 electrolytes)
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!