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ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS: H.U.R.T. Trail Series Kaena Point Firecracker 10-Mile Trail Race

Saturday July 5, 2014 @ 7:00a.m.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS RACE IS FULL!!

REMINDER: COURSE PREVIEW TRAINING RUN & TRAILMARKING THIS SUNDAY JUNE 29th @ 6A.M.

(email race directors to RSVP for course preview run)

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: GROUP PHOTO FOR HEATHER H. @ RACE START

Prior to the race start (about 6:50), we will gather as many people as possible for a group photo.  This photo is for our trail friend, Heather Howells, who has covered roughly 700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail solo, with about 1900 miles to go.  The photo will be included in a re-supply box which she will retrieve in Bend, OR. around the end of August.  She will be thrilled knowing that her Hawaii family is sending her love and aloha as she undertakes this tremendous feat.  Marian Y. is coordinating this thoughtful gift for Heather. Thank you for contributing to this!

 

Finisher awards & a BBQ Potluck after the race, so please bring a dish to share, a beach chair, swimsuit – whatever you need to relax and enjoy the post-race festivities!  Hotdogs, burgers, condiments, drinks, and fruit will be provided.

**SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE MOST PATRIOTIC RUNNING OUTFIT, SO COME DRESSED IN YOUR BEST RED, WHITE, & BLUES!!!!**

  Muddy flag running shorts

Firecracker Race Fine Print:

Kaena Point is a fast, flat, out-and-back course that parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line. The course runs from the end of the pavement at Mokuleia past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side at Yokohama Bay. We will have an aid station with water, Gatorade, and light snacks set up at the turnaround, however, we will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run. It is hot out there and there is not much shade. Don't forget sun protection! There will be course marshals out on the course, follows their instructions or you will be disqualified from the race. They are there for your safety and to ensure course compliance so that we can continue to offer this race in the future!

DirectionsFrom the North Shore, follow the signs to Waialua/Mokuleia. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the paved road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park dirt parking lot on your right. There will be parking attendants directing you where to park.

Please contact one of the race directors below with any questions or if interested in volunteering – we always welcome fun-loving volunteers to help make our race an enjoyable experience for all the racers!

Aloha and see you all soon,

Julie T & Jeff F

Julie: julieDOTtakishimaATyahooDOTcom

Jeff: jwkfongAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom


End Your 4th of July Holiday Week with a BANG!!

H.U.R.T. Trail Series Kaena Point Firecracker 10-Mile Trail Race

Saturday July 5, 2014 @ 7:00a.m.

On July 5th the H.U.R.T. Trail Series heads to end of the road and Kaena Point on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu.

Please sign up for this race at UltraSignUp here. Registration fee is only $15. The final day to register will be on Wed July 2, 2013 at midnight or when all 150 race slots have been filled (whichever comes first). UPDATE: THERE ARE LESS THAN 30 ENTRIES LEFT SO REGISTER SOON!!!!!

COURSE TRAILMARKING & PREVIEW TRAINING RUN: SUNDAY JUNE 29th @ 6A.M.

(email race directors to RSVP & meet at the race start)

Muddy flag running shorts

 

Finisher Awards & a BBQ Potluck after the race, so please bring a dish to share, a beach chair, swimsuit – whatever you need to relax and enjoy the post-race festivities!  Hotdogs, burgers (including veggie), condiments, drinks, and fruit will be provided.

 

Firecracker Race Fine Print:

Kaena Point is a fast, flat, out-and-back course that parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line. The course runs from the end of the pavement at Mokuleia past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side at Yokohama Bay. We will have an aid station with water, Gatorade, and light snacks set up at the turnaround, however, we will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run. It is hot out there and there is not much shade. Don't forget sun protection! There will be course marshals out on the course, follows their instructions or you will be disqualified from the race. They are there for your safety and to ensure course compliance so that we can continue to offer this race in the future!

DirectionsFrom the North Shore, follow the signs to Waialua/Mokuleia. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the paved road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park dirt parking lot on your right. There will be parking attendants directing you where to park.

Please contact one of the race directors below with any questions or if interested in volunteering – we always welcome fun-loving volunteers to help make our race an awesome experience for all the racers!

Aloha, Happy Trails, and Happy 4th of July!!

Julie T & Jeff F

Julie: julieDOTtakishimaATyahooDOTcom

Jeff:jwkfongAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom

 


Support Volunteers for Badwater Runner From India ?

I have a friend in India who contacted me on behalf of his good friend who apparently will be running Badwater this year, but has absolutely no support on the ground in the USA. Compounding the challenge is that the runner is not proficient in English. If you can give me any ideas on what scope of support is recommended, and how I might go about finding some volunteers to help him, it would be appreciated. Thanks, Bob Dewitz - bdewitz@american-electric.cc


June 7: Mango Madness

This Saturday is Mango Madness, the 4th race in the HURT trail series. The race has been sold out for over a week now. Meet at the pumping station at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. Race starts at 7AM. Consider carpooling as there is limited parking and we are over race capacity. It's going to be a challenging course this year with 10++++ miles. There'll be two aid stations at the road crossings because not only will be challenging, but it will be hot. We look forward to seeing you all! Bring on the mud!