The Madness Series Continues....
Most newer HURT runners have never had the pleasure of attempting the Run to the Sun, a classic Hawaii Event doomed by the anal retentive feds in their attempt to limit use of public lands to all but the most car bound. It is no longer an event, but simply a communing of like miinded paired soles. However, it remains the stunning challenge it has always been. 36 miles from Kahalui up the slopes of the Haleakala to the Summit at 10K+. If you have not run it, then you are missing an essential experience in your Hawaii running repitoir. It begins March 20th, 5:30 AM from the Maui Mall
Few HURT runners have hiked/run the Skyline trail from the Haleakala Summit to Kula. Even fewer have done the Kaupo gap trail to the back side of Maui. And, quite frankly I know of none who have done these trails the right way, from bottom to top. And of course there ain't nobody who has ever decided to do all of the approaches, Skyline, Kaupo, and RTS on three consecutive days. But it will be done. On March 18-20th. The Maui Charm should bring a smile to the face of the playful god Maui himself. We dedicate this experience to the god who raised the heavens, dragged the islands from the sea, and enjoys himself through great physical exertion.
Everyone is invited to join in on the UNOFFICIAL RTS. We still have a few places open for the Charm, or portions of it. But be warned these two ventures are difficult and demanding. Best be ready for some hardship.
Let me know if you are interested. Aloha, Mikem.