Triple Trek Course Preview/Training, 8/26

Aloha Everyone,

Only one last weekend on the trail to get a final loop (or two) in!

SquadlockerBut before we get to the training details, the 3T Store has been re-opened due to popular demand! You can even personalize your shirt sleeve with your name! The store will close this week Wednesday, August 23. Orders expected to ship by September 12 (or hopefully earlier) and shipping can take up to another 3 weeks.
 
Click the link below to order:

 

Training Info

This Saturday, August 26, we will do one full loop of the course.

Meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha-Kanealoloe trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6am.

Bring an adequate amount of water as well as any nutrition they may require. Depending on the time of sunrise, a small (handheld) flashlight or headlamp may be needed.  

If you have not yet been on the race course, make it a point to join us or have someone who does know it to take you on it very soon!! If you will be joining us and haven’t been on the Tantalus trails, please make it a point to remain with the group or be with someone who knows the course. As no pacers will be allowed for the race, it is highly recommended for those not familiar with the course to participate in this final session.

Here is a map of the course. For those unfamiliar with the trails, feel free to print a copy for reference along the training run.

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If you choose to do additional mileage or be on your own, be sure to have adequate water and nutrition as well as know the route (as well as your limits).

Please feel free to contact us via email at hurt3trek[at]gmail.com.

Have a great remainder of the week and hope to see you on the trails!

Mahalo,

Sandi and Jeff (da 3T RDs)


Triple Trek Course Preview/Training, 8/19

File_000Aloha All,

Another week to get out and get some time on the trail! Three more weeks (and two more weekends) until race day!!! 

This Saturday, August 19, Jeff will be hosting another preview/training runs to go two full loops of the course. Meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha-Kanealole trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6am.

Runners are expected to bring adequate water and nutrition they may require. Depending on the time of sunrise, a small (handheld) flashlight or headlamp may be needed. 

If you have not yet been on the Tantalus trails, please make it a point to remain with the group or be with someone who knows the course. Here is a map of the course. For those unfamiliar with the trails, feel free to print a copy for reference along the training run.

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If you choose to do additional mileage or be on your own, be sure to have adequate water and nutrition as well as know the route (as well as your limits).

Please feel free to contact us via email at hurt3trek[at]gmail.com .

Have a great remainder of the week and hope to see you on the trails!

Mahalo,
Sandi and Jeff (da 3T RDs)


Triple Trek Course Preview/Training, 8/12

Aloha Everyone,

Congratulations again to all that ran last weekend’s Maunawili Out & Back 22-miler (aka the Run with the Pigs). Much mahalo to Marian and Neal Yasuda for putting on another great event that keeps us coming back year after year as well as adapting the race route & post-race fun! It’s now time to keep those legs going for the next-to-final race of the H.U.R.T. trail series, the Tantalus Triple Trek (3T)!!

This year’s race will take place on Saturday, September 2 and will consist of three consecutive loops of the course (for a total of 30+ trail miles). If you do not know the course, please be sure to take part at least two of the training/preview runs in the next few weekends. As no pacers will be allowed, it is highly encouraged for those who are not familiar with the course to attend at least one of the sessions. To add a bit of fun and keep things interesting, we will be running the course in “reverse”.

Course Route: The course will consist of three (10+ mile) loops. Each loop will be as follows:
Head up the Maunalaha trail (Hogsback), across Makiki Valley trail, up Nahuina trail, and along Tantalus Drive. Continue down Kalawahine trail then along Manoa Cliff and Moleka trails, then back across Makiki Valley trail (again) and down the Kanealole (Center/Pipe) trail and back to the start/finish. 

Here is a map of the course. For those unfamiliar with the trails, feel free to print a copy for reference along the training run.

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This Saturday, 8/12, will be the first preview/training run with one full loop of the course. Please meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha-Kanealole trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6am. Runners are expected to bring an adequate amount of water as well as any nutrition they may require, and most of all have fun (this is not race day). If you have not yet been on the Tantalus trails, please make it a point to remain with the group, or be with someone who knows the course.

If you choose to do additional mileage or be on your own, be sure to have adequate water and nutrition as well as know the route (as well as your limits).

Please feel free to contact us via email at hurt3trek[at]gmail.com.

Have a great remainder of the week and hope to see you on the trails!

Mahalo,
Sandi and Jeff (da 3T RDs)


Maunawili Out and Back Mahalos and Photos

Congratulations to all that enjoyed the Maunawili trail on a beautiful day - great running everyone!

Click here for the results.

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L-R: Jeff Frank, Sergio Florian, Matt Hause, and Bree Wee


Of course, the people that helped each of you in many ways deserve a huge mahalo - please personally thank everyone that volunteered their time and energy so that you could play on the trails. Oahu Na Ala Hele, Kelley Hupp, Jacki Doppelmayer, Judy Carluccio, Rob Carluccio, Jacqueline K. Tellei, Michael J. Lovette-Cole, Brenda C Lovette-Cole, Arvel Shults, Freddy Halmes, Jeffrey Fong, Donielle and Chris Wolfe, Kelly Sutcliffe, Glen Oshiro, Les Omura, Mike Hee, Lane Shimonishi, Teresa Henderson Ullman, Andy Grandinetti, Sue Lohr, Malory Peterson, Sara Santilli, John and PJ Salmonson, Jen McVeay, and many others that went above and beyond to assist.

Race photos courtesy of Kalani Pascual and Augusto Decastro.

Big thanks to all of you!!!

Marian and Neal
Run with the Pigs RDs


Tantalus Triple Trek Shirts and Hats

SquadlockerAloha! 
 
Congratulations to everyone who finished Run with the Pigs! Tantalus Triple Trek (3T) scheduled for Saturday, Sept 2nd is now gearing up and we are EXCITED! More race and training run announcements to come very shortly.
 
In the meantime, we would like to offer participants an opportunity to place an order for 3T race apparel. As the lead time for production and shipping is crazy lengthy, the order window will only be open until the end of this week, Sunday, Aug 13th Orders are expected to ship directly to you on 8/30/17, and shipping can take up to 3 weeks.
 
 
Mahalo!
 
Sandi and Jeff
3T RDs

Maunawili Out and Back (Run With the Pigs) Instructions

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When: Saturday, August 5 at starting at 6:00 a.m.

Where: Koolau Golf Course (see map)

Details:

  • Parking – Parking will be very tight. Please see Download Parking map showing our designated parking area. If possible, share a ride to minimize the number of parking spaces needed.  Only those who are doing the full out-n-back and leaving their vehicle for the entire race can park in the designated area.  Relay teams (and those not leaving a vehicle for the duration) should park temporarily in the lower parking lot.  There will be Parking Czars to direct you – please follow their guidance and pull into the inner-most parking stall as closely as practical. 
  • Check-In – ALL runners must check in at the start / finish (that means both relay members). The gate to the golf course should be open by 5:30. There is an outside chance it will be earlier than that, but no guarantees.
  • Start – The race will start at 6:00. All runners must be finished by 2:00 pm. If completing the 22 miles in 8 hours is not possible, there is an early start option.  However; in order to start early, you must contact Marian (808-221-5171) in advance, carry lights with you, and have familiarity with the course (or be with someone that does).  There will be a turn-around cut-off: runners must be out of the turn-around aid station by 10:00 am in order to continue on the course.
  • Relays – Both members of the team must be at the start / finish in the morning to check in and be numbered. The second runner should proceed to the turn-around aid station in Waimanalo (see map) on Waikupanaha Street. When your runner arrives, hand off the car keys and the first runner can return to the finish.
  • Mandatory
    • Time cut-offs – Runners must finish in 8 hours and be out of the aid station by 10:00 a.m.
    • Golf Course – We have port-a-potties for your use. Do NOT go into the golf course for any reason.  Bring your own water to wash up after the run.  No alcohol consumption is allowed.
    • Fluids – You must carry enough water for 11 HOT miles. Sixty ounces minimum is recommended.  You must bring your own electrolytes and calories to endure the distance.
    • Trail Etiquette – Yield to hikers, equestrians, and other runners. Do not leave the established trail.  The pink ribbons will mark the route at both ends of the course.  Blue ribbon means BAD; do not go where there is blue.  If you drop out of the run, you must notify a race director (Neal (554-5848 or Marian 221-5171).  Take care of each other out there!
  • Pau Hana – Please plan to stay and enjoy some food after the run.

Kaena Point Firecracker 10+

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SOLD OUT

Start Time
1 July 2017
Race starts at 7:00am.

If not attending, please cancel your run in Ultrasignup, this will allow us to put others into the event so that a slot to run is not wasted.

Kaena Point familiarization run
There is another running group (BC Endurance) that is meeting at the Point this weekend 17 June 0730 for a run in the area (not the course). If you have never been there, this would be a great opportunity to see the terrain and just get familiar with the area.There will be course preview runs coming up soon, watch for those postings here soon!!!

Description
This race is a pot luck so bring a dish to share, and the course is fast, flat, out-and-back that is a little longer than 10 miles and parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane railroad 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 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 a hot course without much shade. Please feel free to be "Holiday Festive" in your attire and bring a local kine dish to share with all.

Directions
Directions to the Race Start: From 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 left, as we need to ensure park visitors have parking to share the park with us, so we will leave them the primary parking on the right. There will be parking attendants directing you where to park.

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/@21.5795,-158.2372,226m/data=!3m1!1e3

Volunteers
We are still accepting volunteers to assist us with the event.
If you are interested in helping please send an email to Benita and I and we will add you to the list and provide details as they develop!!
Send mail to:
Arvel: arvel@hawaii.rr.com
Benita: bashults@yahoo.com
Subject: Firecracker Volunteer

Final instructions to be published soon!!!

Aloha,

Arvel and Benita


Mango Madness Race 6/10

13423757_1192462920785817_499181905073174024_nThe Madness is almost here! This Saturday, meet at Archie Baker Mini Park. It's the triangular-shaped park at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. The race starts at 7am, so please give yourself ample time to find parking and check in. Prepare for a hot race. We will have two aid stations (one at the road crossing on Moleka, the other at the road crossing at the bottom of Concrete Hill), but my advice is to CARRY water and snacks. It is a 10+ mile race on the steepest sections of Tantalus. Special surprises at the finish to give you some extra motivation. See everyone soon!

 

(pictured are some of the Top 10 Women of the 2016 race)

 

- Melanie (Mad RD)


Mango Madness Preview Run, 6/3, 6am, Nature Center

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Please meet at 6am in the Nature Center parking lot this Saturday, June 3, for another approximate preview of the course. Please bring your hydration pack and snacks. All paces are welcome. No one will be left behind. See you Saturday morning!

Jacque
The Co RD

P.S. The Mad RD will be competing at the Ironman 70.3, aka Honu, in the Big Island this Saturday.  Good luck, Melanie!


Mango Madness Preview 5/27

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Are you ready for Mango? Well, we will get you as ready as you can be! We cannot show you the exact course because that would be against the Mango Madness rules.

Please meet at 7am in the Nature Center parking lot this Saturday, May 27 for an approximate preview of the course. Please bring your hydration pack and snacks. I will be sweeping, so all paces are welcome. No one will be left behind. See you Saturday morning!

Melanie
The Mad RD


Kealia Quad Crusher Results, Photos, and Videos

The 2nd annual Kealia Quad Crusher was anointed as Soul Crusher this past Saturday as temperatures quickly rose after sunrise. But that didn't stop most of the runners from tackling the "One Hill" twice!

Sergio Florian took the win but not without competition as Jeff Frank was on his heels coming down the switchbacks the second time around. Polina Carlson took 3rd overall while winning and breaking the course record for the women. Congratulations! Click here for the results.

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If you wish to relive your experience at Kealia Quad Crusher, click on the following links. 

Photos:
Kalani Pascual (on Facebook)
Augusto Decastro

Videos:
Kalani's cool drone footage
Augusto's pre-race briefing and course footage

As always, the trail series are run by our gracious volunteers. Mahalo for all your help.

Next up is Mango Madness on June 10, which is sold out. Please tune in to this channel for the partial course preview training run coming up soon. Contact us if you wish to volunteer.

Rosie and Steve
KQC RDs