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Kealia Quad Crusher - Saturday May 5th at 7am

Aloha Quad Crushers!

Race day is Saturday May 5 with a start time of 7am. The race is SOLD OUT and there will be no race day signup so if you’re super bummed you didn’t get a slot, please come out and volunteer instead! Make sure to arrive early enough to get checked in, get comfy and do any warm up routines to prepare yourself for the few 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, runners will turn around and repeat the same route again.

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 can be 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 has been allowed by the Dillingham Airfield’s Manager and 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.


Awards
Race awards will be for the top 10 finishers for each gender. The prizes this year are very special and hyper-local: made just a few miles up the road from the race. They are ridiculously awesome and worth all the pain and suffering it will take to earn one.

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


Vi's Top of Tantalus Results and Photos

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Thank you to the 82 runners who finished Vi’s Top of Tantalus two Saturdays ago. I hope that you all enjoyed the beautiful, muddy trails.

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Jimmy Davis, Overall Winner
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Front, Marissa Kunsch, Female Division Winner

The HURT trail series would not have been possible without the help of our HURT Ohana. From trail marking, to parking direction, course marshaling, course sweeping, start/finish set up, and post-race cleanup - our volunteers make the races possible. Mahalo to all of you.

Click here to view the results.

And click here to see the photos.

There was a nice water bottle left at the park. Please claim it if it is yours.

Enjoy our next race - Kealia Quad Crusher.

Happy Trails!

Judy, RD


Vi's Top of Tantalus Race Day Instructions

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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 this Saturday, April 14, 2018. The race starts at 8AMand the park opens at 7AM. Please arrive by 7:30 at the very latest 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 on Round Top Drive, outside the entrance of the park, making sure your car is completely off the roadway and that your wheels must be on the dirt/grass area and NOT on the asphalt. Carpooling to the race is highly encouraged.

HURT-ToT-NoAidThe 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. Just in case, here is the course map if you want to print and carry with you.

There will be NO aid stations. It is highly recommended that you carry at least 20 Oz of water. The course is rugged and hot.

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, RDs

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Preview Run - Vi’s Top of Tantalus, 4/7/18, 8AM, Saturday

Imagejpeg_0Aloha Athletes,

Good turnout this past Sunday! Come join us for another preview run for the upcoming Vi's Top of Tantalus 7 miler on Saturday, April 7th, at 8AM (yes, you can sleep in a bit) lead by Drew. Drew is visiting and would love to see many of our HURT Ohana. 

Race day is April 14th. The race is sold out and there is no waitlist, but feel free to run the preview or volunteer race day!

The run will start and finish at the Puu Ualakaa 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 for the Preview is 8 AM Saturday 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 soon!

Judy, RD

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