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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


aloha all, just a quick reminder that the video shoot for the HURT film on Lanikai ridge is on for tomorrow morning! We hope that as many people as possible can make it, as this footage will likely be used as a closing shot for the film. Please meet Melanie at the boat ramp at Kailua Beach Park at 8 AM. She will be in contact with Steven and Bryson up on the ridge, and the group can walk/jog over to the trail for the shot. The whole deal should take about 2 hours. Hope to see you there!


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