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2012 Tantalus Triple Trek Results (with UPDATED WOMEN'S results)

2012 Tantalus Triple Trek Saturday, September 1. 5:30 a.m. Start

Race Day: (Saturday) September 1, 2012 - 5:30 am Start.
Aloha Kakou,

Welcome to our 21st Annual TTT.

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. 100 training for many runners. 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 ). 

We will have the usual race munchies which will cater to most palates with iced water & gatorate/electrolyte drink at both aid stations. Usually race participants bring their own concoctions/special needs & you are highly encouraged to do so.

Race Directors will be there to open the main gate at 4:30 am, and set-up for registration by the Nature Center bathrooms.  There is no parking above the second gate, so please park on Makiki Heights Road below the Nature Center entrance. We would appreciate it if we didn’t fill-up the lower parking lot, so please kokua and try to park out on the road or even down by the water tank and walk up. Only race officials and volunteers can park up at the top.

Please arrive early enough to park & bring any needed gear up to the start & sign-in.

It will be dark on the trail for the first half hour- 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 11:30am, to leave the Start-Finish station for the third loop.

Dropouts need to inform the race directors (Fish/Sue/Heather), so we won’t be looking for you in the woods after the race.

The course will be marked with coloured ribbons. Runners will be advised as to the colours on race day. This is a figure eight course, so different coloured ribbons will overlap in some areas of the course. As always, BLUE is BAD! So do not go that direction. Bad sections & hazards will be clearly marked with Blue ribbons.

Click here for course map.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.



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Timm (TTT virgin no more)

Thank you, Fish & Sue & Heather!! Great race!


So, I went out on the Kalawahine/Manoa Cliff Trail sections of the course today looking for good shooting positions… There’s definitely enough thick, shoe sucking mud bogs from the rain over the past several days to qualify the TTT course as HURT worthy. In fact while I was out there more of the rain the RDs ordered was being delivered and I suspect more will come in before the start as well.

Right now my plan is for Sharon and I to take up our first shooting positions at the bench about ¼ mile in from Concrete Hill on the Kalawahine Trail. Guessing this is around the 6-7 mile mark on the loop. After everyone has passed on their first loop we’ll then relocate to another shooting position (yet to be determined) somewhere along Makiki Valley Trail (AKA Crossover Trail) since this section is covered twice per loop. Should give us more opportunities to shoot each of you as you pass. : )

Have a great run everyone and be safe, it’s definitely a bit slippery up there. Don’t want to miss out on shooting any of you because you took a spill and DNF’d it.


Good luck guys at the TTT. I'm getting off work at 730 Sat AM and will be by to say aloha :)

Kendall Kreft

With this event on Saturday, will there be anyone doing ~15 miles on Sunday? My daughter, Kelsey, is in Honolulu on vacation and is looking for a trail run on Sunday. She runs XC for Central Washington University and will be running a 5k XC invitational on Saturday. She has run a number of 25k trail runs in Washington state. Please e-mail me at if you will be running on Sunday and would be willing to have someone else tag along. I will respond off list.
Kendall Kreft

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