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


Kealia Quad Crusher - Saturday May 6th at 7am

Aloha Quad Crushers!

Race day is Saturday May 6 with a start time of 7am. There are currently 3 remaining spots to enter if you'd like to run, make sure to sign up today. Make sure to arrive early enough to get checked in, get comfy and do any warm up routines to prepare yourself for the small hills we have in store for you on the course.

Course Description
The race will be a two lap out & back course. It will start at the Kealia trailhead, climb ~2.5 miles to the top of Kealia Trail where it intersects with Ku'aokala Access Road. Runners will turn around at this intersection and head back down Kealia Trail, retracing the route they just climbed. Returning to the start/finish line, they will turn around and run the same route up and down the course.

The route will be marked with our ribbons, which will be explained race morning when you check in. Course marshals will be on course to point you in the proper direction at critical turns. As always, blue is bad. Do not follow any trails marked in blue ribbon.

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Aid Stations
There will be no aid stations ON the course. All food & water will be available only from the start/finish near the parking area. You will be passing through here at the half way point during the race so you will have a chance to fill up, eat and drink at approximately mile 5. But keep in mind that the course is rugged and hot, and we urge you to carry your own water bottle for safety and comfort. Bathrooms and water spigots are available at the start/finish.

Directions & Parking
The main starting/staging area for the race is the Dillingham Airfield. From Farrington Highway, after passing Camp Mokuleia, turn left into the third entrance to Dillingham Airfield. Proceed straight ahead 0.4 mile to the parking area. Parking will be in the grass field adjacent to the start/finish area. Do NOT park in the paved parking lot. As always carpooling is encouraged and appreciated.

Cutoffs
If a runner fails to complete the first lap within the 2.5 hour cutoff time, they will be disqualified, and will not be allowed to head back out on the course.

If you have to drop out or choose not to continue on a second lap, it is mandatory for you to inform one of the race directors at the start-finish, before the race is over. We don’t want to have to send a search party after you.

Please Kokua

  • Please stay on the trail as this is a sensitive area and a number of endangered plants live along the trail.
  • Please be courteous to other racers and hikers.
  • This is a State Park, so alcohol is not permitted.

Mahalo!

The RD's aka Rosie & Steve


Kealia Quad Crusher Preview Run - Sunday, 4/30 at 7:30am

Hola Athletes,

Come join us for a preview run for Kealia Quad Crusher this Sunday, April 30, lead by Rosie. 

The race is on May 6th, and it looks like there are still spots available. Register now!

The run will start and finish at Dillingham Airfield parking lot.

Start Time 7:30am (Sunday, April 30).
Distance 5+ miles.
Please carry at least 20 ounces of water.

See you there!

Rosie, RD

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Marlon G (photo by Kalani)

Vi's Top of Tantalus Race Results and Photos

Another great HURT Trail Series race on Saturday, April 15th! Vi's Top of Tantalus had 107 runners on a spectacular day. Kat and I are sorry that the course had less mud than usual. Congrats to all the runners who finished smiling, or who at least smiled after recovering from the steep, uphill finish.

Ryan Karwiel and Polina Carlson won their respective divisions. Polina also broke the women's course record previously held by Shawna Ping since 2013. Click here for the race results, and click here for the photos.

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Ryan Karwiel and Polina Carlson

The HURT Ohana makes race directing a breeze. We were overwhelmed with volunteers. Thank you!

Next race is the Kealia Quad Crusher on Saturday, May 6. Register now at UltraSignup before all the spots are taken. 

Judy, RD


Vi's Top of Tantalus Race Day Instructions

Aloha Athletes,

Vi's Top of Tantalus is sold out but we are looking forward to seeing everyone who has signed up for race #2 of our HURT trail series. The race starts at 8AM and the park opens at 7AM. Please arrive by 7:30 to ensure a timely start.

The race run will start and finish at the Pu'u Ualakaa Park, about two miles up Tantalus Mountain on Round Top Drive. This race is conducted in memory of our dear HURT friend, Vi Medusky-Jones, who passed away from ALS a few years ago.

According to our permit from the Division of State Parks, we are required to leave parking spaces open to other park users. Please park out on Round Top Drive, outside the entrance to the park, making sure your car is completely off the roadway. Carpooling to the race is highly encouraged. The race will start at the covered lookout, past the bathrooms, and finish in the upper parking lot. The route will be marked with our ribbons, which will be explained race morning when you check in. There will be one aid station near the Moleka road crossing about 5 miles into the race and light refreshments at the finish. The course is rugged and hot, and we urge you to carry a water bottle...our aid station is only to supplement your water needs. This is a State Park, so alcohol is not permitted. If you have to drop out, it is mandatory for you to inform one of the race directors at the start-finish, before the race is over.

We all look forward to seeing you, and spending another fun morning on the trails!

Judy and Kat


Vi's Top of Tantalus Preview Run April 1, 7AM

Aloha Athletes,

This is no joke folks! Come join us for a preview run for the upcoming Vi's Top of Tantalus 7 miler, Saturday, April 1st, lead by Judy. Race day is April 15th.

The race is sold out, but feel free to join us for the preview or volunteer!

The run will start and finish at the Puu Ualakaa State Park, about 2 miles up Tantalus at 3200 Roundtop Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822.

The race is conducted in the memory of our dear HURT friend, Vi Medusky-Jones who passed away from ALS.

Start Time 7AM sharp Saturday, April 1 at the main parking lot
Distance 7 miles
Please carry at least 20 ounces of water.

If you are not familiar with Tantalus trails, please print out the course map and carry it with you.

See you there!

Judy, RD


Aiea Loop Express Results and Photos

 

Matt Hause and Shelby Thirkill took the wins from last Saturday's HURT Aiea Loop Express trail race! Woot!!
View the full results at UltraSignup.

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Matt Hause and Shelby Thirkill

Congratulations to RD Michael and race staff/volunteers for starting off the trail series with a successful race. Coverage of the race provided by Kalani and Augusto

Next up is Vi's Top of Tantalus on April 15. Preview runs to be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Aloha!

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