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Saturday, August 3: Run With the Pigs

Maunawili Out-n-Back 22-mile and Relay - some last minute details:

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When: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.

Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map)

Here is a google map of the route in one direction.

All registered runners need to be at the Nuuanu-Pali Lookout by 6:30 to get marked with your number – this includes both members of a relay team. The start will be staggered, based on age and gender handicaps.

All runners must carry at least 40 ounces of water as well as some source of calories (gels, bars, sandwiches, whatever).  There is no aid in between the start and the turn-around point.

The Start/Finish:

Parking at the Nuuanu-Pali lookout is very limited; carpooling is HIGHLY recommended.  You must park off-site – along the roadway leading to the lookout parking lot.  You will not be able to park in the parking lot at the top - please abide by the Parking Czars’ instructions. DO NOT occupy a parking stall.  There are no restrooms at the start/finish. 

EARLY START OPTION – 6:00 a.m. for those who do not wish to compete for a prize:

  • You must notify Marian in advance (221-5171)
  • You must be at the lookout prior to the 6:00 am start to be body marked
  • You must be ready-to-go at 6:00 a.m. (there will be only one early start time)
  • You will not be eligible for any award

The COURSE:

The race is an out-and-back on a mostly single-track trail from the Pali lookout to Waimanalo (11 miles each way). The handoff point for relay teams is at the Waimanalo trailhead on Waikupanaha Street.  Relay teams may hand off car keys at the turn-around aid station. No times will be posted – the finishing order serves as race results.

The RULES:

As with all of the H.U.R.T. runs, this event is all about fun. However, fun does not preclude safety and etiquette. As always, be careful and smart out there. Follow these simple rules and fun is virtually guaranteed:

  • The trail will be host to a large number of people on Saturday.  Please be patient, courteous, and safe out there.  Any aggressive or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated.
  • The route will be marked with ORANGE ribbon about one mile in on both ends of the course.  Do not follow BLUE ribbons - they indicate the WRONG way.  BLUE = BAD.
  • Everyone must carry fluids (40 ounces minimum).  You will NOT be allowed to start without bottles and/or a hydration pack!  Be prepared for hot, humid conditions.
  • Stay on the trail and do not short-cut.
  • Whenever you stop for a view, to rest, or to yield, move off the trail so others can pass. Yield to horses, mountain-bikers, and take care when passing hikers. When overtaking someone, let them know you are approaching and will be passing on their left only when it is safe.
  • Pack It In - Pack It Out. Absolutely no littering.
  • Very Important! - If you need to drop out or leave the course, be sure to notify Marian (at the lookout) or Neal (at the turn-around). Do not leave without notifying someone in charge – we need to account for everyone who starts on the trail in the morning.
  • Be courteous and take care of each other.  HAVE FUN!

PAU HANA:
There will be plenty of food and drink at the finish.  Please plan to stay around to enjoy and swap stories.  Bring warm clothing and a chair. 

Questions? Call Marian (808) 221-5171 or email mnyasuda@hawaiiDOTrrDOTcom

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Saturday Training: July 27 - Maunawili Training Run

Aloha Athletes: Pig_in_boots

This will be the final opportunity to get out for a preview of the Maunawili Out and Back course.  Last weekend, we had groups starting from both ends of the trail and at several different times.  I expect this week will be the same.  For those wanting the closest-to-race experience will be starting from the Pali lookout at 6 am.  If you are starting at a different time or location and would welcome some company, please post in the comment section below.  Thee are also some folks wanting to go one direction only, so please post if you would like to coordinate a ride from one end to the other.  As always, the trail gets hot and carrying plenty of water is imperative. 

Run With The Pigs:

The run is sold out.  That means we will have about 150 runners on the trail, in addition to the normal hiking, biking, and equestrian traffic. Patience and consideration will be required so that everyone is safe and enjoys their experience out there.  If you have to wait 60 seconds before passing someone, look at it as a moment to rest and refuel.  Please be courteous to all users!

We have two visiting runners doing the August 3 run that need transportation to the start.  If you are able to help, please contact Brett (brett.kettle@gmailDOTcom) and/or Peter (info@nudgetrainingDOTcom).  They are both in the Waikiki/Ala Moana area.  Please kokua!

Don't forget that there is an early start option (6 am).  Please notify me (221-5171) if you would like to take that opportunity.

Happy running!

 


Saturday Training: July 20 - Maunawili Taining Run / Run With the Pigs Information

Aloha Athletes:

This Saturday, the playground will be the Maunawili Trail, site of the upcoming Maunawili Out and Back (aka - Run With the Pigs).  There are many options for start times and locations - do what works for you.  There will be a group starting at the Waimanalo end of the trail at 5:30 am, doing the full 22 miles.  There will be a smal amount of water stashed at the Pali looukout, but if you plan to do the full distance, please take care of your own refueling needs.  Don't forget that it is a long and hot 11 miles each way and good hydration is imperative.

MAUNAWILI OUT AND BACK:

As of this posting, it looks as though there are 13 slots left for the race.  If you are interested in running this, don't delay.  Ultrasignup.com is handling the registration and there will be no race-day show-up/sign-up and bandits are strongly discouraged. Unofficial runners could jeopardize HURT’s ability to obtain permits for future use of the trail. If you see someone that is not officially entered, please share this information with them.

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When: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.

Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map)

What: 22 miles of single-track trail - Solo or 2-person Relay

All registered runners need to be at the Nuuanu-Pali Lookout by 6:30 to get marked with your number – this includes both members of a relay team. The start will be staggered, based on age and gender handicaps.

The Start/Finish:

Parking at the Nuuanu-Pali lookout is very limited; carpooling is HIGHLY recommended.  You must park off-site – along the roadway leading to the lookout parking lot.  You will not be able to park in the parking lot at the top - please abide by the Parking Czars’ instructions. DO NOT occupy a parking stall.

**If you are able to help out a visiting runner, Brett could sure use a ride to and from the race.  He is staying on Ala Moana Boulevard near the shopping center and can be reached via email at brettDOTkettleATgmailDOTcom.  Let's show our aussie friends some aloha!**

EARLY START OPTION – 6:00 a.m. for those who do not wish to compete for a prize:

  • You must notify Marian in advance (221-5171)
  • You must be at the lookout prior to the 6:00 am start to be body marked
  • You must be ready-to-go at 6:00 a.m. (there will be only one early start time)
  • You will not be eligible for any award

There are no restrooms at the start/finish.  Driving from town, there is a park with restrooms on the Pali Highway at the intersection with Paiwa Road.  Driving from Windward, there are restrooms at a park by Maunawili School at the corner of Uluhala and Ulupii.  Please refrain from using the foliage at the Pali lookout.

The COURSE:

The race is an out-and-back on a mostly single-track trail from the Pali lookout to Waimanalo (11 miles each way). The handoff point for relay teams is at the Waimanalo trailhead on Waikupanaha Street. I can provide driving instructions on race morning. Relay teams may hand off car keys at the turn-around aid station.

The RULES:

As with all of the H.U.R.T. runs, this event is all about fun. However, fun does not preclude safety and etiquette. As always, be careful and smart out there. Follow these simple rules and fun is virtually guaranteed:

  • The route will be marked with ORANGE ribbon about one mile in on both ends of the course.  Do not follow BLUE ribbons - they indicate the WRONG way.  BLUE = BAD. The middle will not have any markings.
  • Everyone must carry fluids (40 ounces minimum).  You will NOT be allowed to start without bottles and/or a hydration pack!  Be prepared for hot, humid conditions.
  • Stay on the trail and do not short-cut.
  • Whenever you stop for a view, to rest, or to yield, move off the trail so others can pass. Yield to horses, mountain-bikers, and take care when passing hikers. When overtaking someone, let them know you are approaching and will be passing on their left only when it is safe.
  • Pack It In - Pack It Out. Absolutely no littering.
  • Very Important! - If you need to drop out or leave the course, be sure to notify Marian (at the lookout) or Neal (at the turn-around). Do not leave without notifying someone in charge – we need to account for everyone who starts on the trail in the morning.
  • Be courteous and take care of each other. 

AWARDS:

There will be awards given to the first five men, first five women, and first five relays to cross the finish line.

PAU HANA:
There will be plenty of food and drink at the finish.  Please plan to stay around to enjoy and swap stories. 

NOTE: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout is a State park (http://www.hawaiistateparks.org):
Park rules are designed to help you and others have an enjoyable visit while protecting the cultural and natural resources. This is from the State Parks website:

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Please do not jeopardize the permit granted to HURT for this race. Mahalo!

Questions? Call Marian (808) 221-5171or email mnyasuda@hawaiiDOTrrDOTcom


Congratulations to Two Special Runners at Two Very Different Runs!!

Aloha Athletes,

Over the last few days a couple of the HURT family of runners have had some incredible results and success at two of the toughest ultra races on earth. 

Larry and SunsetFirst, Larry Inouye started the Hardrock 100 this past Friday morning. If you don't know anything about Hardrock, know that it has 67,984 feet of total elevation change (The HURT 100 has approximately 25,000) and a 48 hour cutoff. Much of the race is above 10,000 feet in elevation with the average of 11,186. Runners cross 13 passes between 12,000 and 13,000 feet. Let's just say it is tough, especially for those of us that live at sea level. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Ridlon. Larry has to be one of the toughest runners I know often logging miles and miles on the trails. As anyone who has ever done one of these races knows, having a great support crew is very important. Here's another photo of Larry and his crew at the finish. Larry is definately Hard Rock tough!!

Larry and crew at finish

I hope Larry will write up a race report and we get to see some more photos.

The next runner, Doug Long, ran an equally challenging and extremely difficult ultra in the Badwater 135. Many people may think running on the road has got to be easy compared to a tough mountain run. The image below is the course profile. Badwater is far from a flat run in the desert. Oh, and did I mention heat? Yea, it gets a little hot in the desert, like 93 degrees at 6:00 a.m. up to 118-degrees around 3:00 p.m. Doug got a taste of Badwater last year when he paced and crewed for Hannah Roberts. She returned the favor this year. Based on Doug's results--he crushed it timewise, I think Doug likes the heat!

 

Badwater Profile

Again, Congratulations to both runners. We loved following you from afar and look forward to hearing more about both of these great adventures. 

Aloha, Bob

Doug on Course


2013 Kaena Point Firecracker Results

Aloha Athletes,

Rob sent me these results and it makes me a bit sad as we used to be race directors for this race. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it out today, however it looks like it was a great race as always. 

Be sure to thank RD's Jeff and Julie for their outstanding job of putting on this race. I know they had a lot of other support as well. 

2013 Kaena Point Firecracker Results

The next race in the HURT Trail Series is the highly anticipated Maunawili Out & Back 22 mile and Relay, other wise known as the "Run with the Pigs." Driving back from town late this afternoon we saw a pig running along the Pali close to the hairpin turn. He was getting in shape--you better be as well!

This race is coming up quick on August 3 and will be another HURT sellout. Signup via Ultrasignup.com.

Aloha, Bob


Kaena Point Firecracker Race Course Trail Marking Friday July 5th @ 7am

We will be marking trail this Friday for the Kaena Point Firecracker trail race (which is now sold out!). Anyone is welcome to join us to help out and this will also be another opportunity to preview most (or all) of the course. Just keep in mind that if you choose to stay with the group we will be going at a trail marking pace.

Meet at the parking lot for the race start/finish no later than 7am.

Directions:  From the North Shore, follow the signs to Mokuleia or Waialua. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park on your right.

Thanks!

JulieT & JeffF