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Saturday August 2nd, Maunawili Out and Back Preview @6:30

Aloha Athletes, Pig

Wait, it's AUGUST already? Where did July go!? That can only mean that it's almost time for Run with the Pigs, 22 miles of food and fun. Race day is August 9th.

This Saturday meet at Maunawili for the final "semi-organized" preview run starting at 6:30 am from the Pali lookout. Each person can do the distance, route, and speed that works for them.  As of now, I'm planning on doing about half the distance before returning to the lookout (around 11 miles). Some may go to Waimanalo and back for a total of 22 miles.

Make sure to carry plenty of water and food and be prepared for hot temps. If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.

Race day is August 9th and this is the last preview run, so make sure to come on out and check out the course if you aren't yet familiar with the terrain.

Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible.

Each person can do the distance, route, and speed that works for them.  I will go in about halfway, and return to the lokout for a total of around 11 miles.  Some may go to Waimanalo and back for a total of 22 miles. No matter what you decide to do, I have two words of wisdom for you: hot and humid.  Be sure to carry adequate hydration with you! You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be by the "BRA" tree on your left as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead. 

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 

- See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/#sthash.ZuVh8jY0.dpuf

Each person can do the distance, route, and speed that works for them.  I will go in about halfway, and return to the lokout for a total of around 11 miles.  Some may go to Waimanalo and back for a total of 22 miles. No matter what you decide to do, I have two words of wisdom for you: hot and humid.  Be sure to carry adequate hydration with you! You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be by the "BRA" tree on your left as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead. 

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 

- See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/#sthash.ZuVh8jY0.dpuf

Each person can do the distance, route, and speed that works for them.  I will go in about halfway, and return to the lokout for a total of around 11 miles.  Some may go to Waimanalo and back for a total of 22 miles. No matter what you decide to do, I have two words of wisdom for you: hot and humid.  Be sure to carry adequate hydration with you! You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be by the "BRA" tree on your left as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead. 

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 

- See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/#sthash.ZuVh8jY0.dpufEach person can do the distance, route, and speed that works for them.  I will go in about halfway, and return to the lokout for a total of around 11 miles.  Some may go to Waimanalo and back for a total of 22 miles. No matter what you decide to do, I have two words of wisdom for you: hot and humid.  Be sure to carry adequate hydration with you! You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.  If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be by the "BRA" tree on your left as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead.   Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible.  - See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/#sthash.ZuVh8jY0.dpuf

Good luck to everyone entered in the HURT 100 lottery this weekend, I hope you all have lots of kukui nuts and a bit of luck on your side!

Rosie


Saturday Training - July 26, 2014: Maunawili Out and Back Preview

There will be one "semi-organized" group starting at the Pali lookout at 5:30 a.m. this weekend.  Each person can do the distance, route, and speed that works for them.  I will go in about halfway, and return to the lokout for a total of around 11 miles.  Some may go to Waimanalo and back for a total of 22 miles. No matter what you decide to do, I have two words of wisdom for you: hot and humid.  Be sure to carry adequate hydration with you! You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be by the "BRA" tree on your left as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead. 

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 

Although the race is full, if you would like to enjoy the race from another perspective, we are in need of volunteers both at Waimanalo and at the Pali lookout.  If you would be interested in helping, please email me at mnyasudaAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom.  Mahalo!

Lastly, this Friday, July 25 is the DEADLINE FOR ORDERING a shirt, visor, or hat with this awesome race graphic:

RWTP2014

If you would like to order a shirt, hat or visor printed with the fabulous Melanie Decker Koehl Design for the Run with the Pigs, be sure to do so before July 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Order here

 

Aloha, Marian


Saturday Training, July 19, 2014 - Maunawili Out and Back - 11 or 22 miles

This weekend will offer the same as last Saturday; however you will get an extra 30 minutes of sleep time! 

Sleepy-fat-pig

Course preview run this Saturday on the Maunawili Trail will provide two options:

  1. Start at 5:30 a.m. in Waimanalo at the trailhead (on Waikupanaha Street) - Cheryl's group
  2. Start at 5:30 a.m. at the Pali lookout - Marian's group

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be in the trees to the right as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead.  You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 

RWTP2014

If you would like to order a shirt, hat or visor printed with the fabulous Melanie Decker Koehl Design for the Run with the Pigs, be sure to do so before July 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Order here

 

Aloha, Marian


Saturday Training, July 12, 2014 - Maunawili Out and Back - 11 or 22 miles

Course preview run this Saturday on the Maunawili Trail will provide two options:

  1. Start at 5:00 a.m. in Waimanalo at the trailhead (on Waikupanaha Street) - Cheryl's group
  2. Start at 5:00 a.m. at the Pali lookout - Marian's group

If you want to run one direction only, plan to coordinate a ride back to your car.  If you want to go both directions, there will be a water stash at both ends.  The water will be in black rubbish bags - Pali end will be on the other side of the rock wall, across the road, near the bus parking lot.  Nalo end will be in the trees to the right as you near the end of the jeep road and before the trailhead.  You will need to carry at least 60 ounces of water for each direction.  Carrying electrolytes, a phone, and food is encouraged.

Important: Do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle at either location.  There have been break-ins at both ends even when no valuables were visible. 

RWTP2014

If you would like to order a shirt, hat or visor printed with the fabulous Melanie Decker Koehl Design for the Run with the Pigs, be sure to do so before July 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Order here

 

Aloha, Marian


Kaena Point Firecracker Trail Race Photos by Augusto

MAHALO to all the volunteers who made this year's race so succesful! We couldn't do it without all of you!!

Augusto was out on the course again this year taking photos of all the runners; you can access the gallery of the images here:

http://augustodecastro.smugmug.com/invite/771260853bb8c11ebb112.38829613http://augustodecastro.smugmug.com/invite/771260853bb8c11ebb112.38829613

I know several others were out there with their cameras too (Rex, Rob, Wily, and maybe even a few others) so there are a lot of pictures on Facebook too.

Big thanks to Ray at Runner's HI and William from Honey Stinger for their donations.

See you all at the next race in the trail series: Run With The Pigs!

Aloha,

Julie T & Jeff F


2014 Kaena Point Firecracker Results

Aloha Athletes,

Unfortunately I had a work commitment this morning so I was very disappointed not to make it out to the race. I saw some beautiful sunrise photos posted to Facebook. I borrowed this one from Cheryl:  10460179_10203574447875929_5830652871538028786_nI also saw Rex posted up a couple hundred photos in albums on FB. As usual, I am reading glowing comments about the Race Directors, Juli and Jeff, as well as all the volunteers. I am sure a great time was had by all. 

The race results can be seen here

The next HURT Trail Series will be coming up on August 9th. Get ready to run with the pigs!

Aloha, Bob 


FINAL IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ALL RACERS: H.U.R.T. Trail Series Kaena Point Firecracker 10-Mile Trail Race

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

Kaena-pointWe will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run.

Please arrive no later than 6:30am to check-in and get your race number. IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS RACE! We have very strict permit limitations on the number of runners we can have out on the course for this race, to protect the sensitive land surrounding the sanctuary and to maintain sustainability of the future of this race. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: This course no longer goes through the sanctuary, but around it, along the outside of the sanctuary fence. We will not allow any runners through the gate into the sanctuary. Do not touch the fence as you run along it. Do not run on the concrete at the foot of the fence as it is very fragile - it will be very tempting for some of you to run on the concrete, especially where the trail narrows or to pass other runners, so our Fence Patrol Race Course Marshals will be keeping a close eye on this! If you do not comply with their instructions, your number will be noted and you will be disqualified from the race, so please kokua.

Reminder: 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 will be given to the top ten males & females that come through this finish.

* Free goodies from Honey Stinger for all finishers!

Make sure to stay on for our Potluck BBQ festivities after the race! 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.

 

BIG MAHALOS to all our volunteers, without whom this race would not be possible (so remember to thank them when you see them or pass them out on the course!), and Ray at Runner's HI and Will from Honey Stinger for their generous donations.

 

Firecracker Race Fine Print (one last time): 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 Race 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!

Directions To Race StartFrom 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.

 

See you all very soon!

Julie T & Jeff F

Julie: julieDOTtakishimaATyahooDOTcom

Jeff: jwkfongAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom