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2013 Maunawili Out and Back Results

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 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.


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!

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

Images (3)Now get out there and get muddy!


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Enjoyed the run today (because I did it as a relay :)
Came back to the Pali and grabbed some wraps (to go). Ate them for snack at home after my shower....ONOLICIOUS!!!! can I get the recipes (I had the eggplant & sweet potato ones, but would love it if can provide all recipes...wish I had grabbed one of each!!

wayne stiles

Folks, since I couldn't run tomorrow due to Military obligation, I decided to strike out on my own today and do it. They opened the gate at 420 and I was running by 430. I really shouldn't say running, I guess I ran down the hill, but once on the trail I had to slow down or eat dirt. I ran into a few pigs that made their presence known, and got real close to one that was eating on the trail before he finally heard me and scampered away...amazing how they can dive down those extreme hills without tumbling. I ran with my assault pak with gear, food and 100 ounces of water in the camelbak. There was a lot of mud from about mile 4 on, and there are several trees down, nothing dangerous, but obstacles none the less. I was happy when i got past mile marker 6 and I could do more outright running...of course I knew that I would have to come back to the hills shortly. My legs felt fine and I was able to push myself up that last hill to the lookout point. My time wasn't impressive, 7hr3min, but I am happy, I think I am gaining a love/hate relationship with switchbacks, good luck to everyone tomorrow and look out for those pigs!!!!!!

Nate Burgoyne

Thanks a million for the insight, Marian!

Crystal Fuentes

To Marion Yasuda, My name is Crystal Fuentes. I would like to start the race at 6:00am tomorrow (August 3,2013). Thank you.


Nate, the leg from the Pali lookout to Waimanalo is considered the downhill leg. If you are able to look at this page:, you will see the elevation profile from the start to the turnaround. It is basically rolling hills in both directions.

Nate Burgoyne

Yay! Can't wait. First time on this trail and bummed I couldn't make a training day for a preview of the trail. How's the elevation change? Is it primarily uphill in either direction? Mahalo.

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