« June 2018 | Main

Preview Run for Maunawili Out and Back - Saturday, July 14 at 6:00

Congratulations to Benita and Arvel for a great race out at Kaena Point!

Now it is time to get your Maunawili legs in shape so that you are ready to Run with the Pigs on August 4!    Pig Racing

The fabulous ultra-power couple, Donielle and Chris Wolfe, will be leading the first of two preview runs on July 14th at 6:00.  Meet them at the top parking lot at the Koolau Golf Course by 5:50 for a 6 am start.  If you are unfamiliar with the course, it is best to stay with someone who knows the course. 

The course will be the full distance (22 miles) to Waimanalo and back.  If you do not want to do the full distance, you may turn around at any point and return, or arrange for a ride to pick you up at the trailhead in Waimanalo.

You MUST carry enough water for at least 11 miles, and it can get really hot.  There will be a stash of water and snacks near the trailhead in Waimanalo.  It will be in a black rubbish bag - you will receive more detailed instructions regarding location at the morning start.  There should be enough for everyone to refill for the return trip. 

REMINDER: Friday is the final day to place your order for race t-shirts and trucker caps.  You may place your order here; then you will receive an invoice from Paypal.  You must pick up your gear at the start/finish before 2 pm on August 4.

RWTP_2018


Kaena Point Firecracker Final Results

Well, that was a Super Fun Day!!!!

With all the wind, the rain, rainbows, and sun, it looked like everyone had a GREAT time at another fantastic HURT event!!!

Benita and I would like to thank John and PJ for allowing us to represent the HURT by being the events race directors!!

IMG_2231We could not possibly get all this accomplished without all the incredible volunteers!!! Big Thanks to Jeff and Freddy helping with the preview runs while I was off island, all the course marshals that guided and encouraged our runners out and back (Jacki, Andy, Chad, Sandi, Myra, Chris, Donielle, Annie), our aid station TEAM (Carina, Jake, Chris, Yumi), our cooking, setup and tear down crew who arrive way to early and stay way to late (Ron and Betty, Mike C, Mike Y, Blaine, Liza, Sara, Gus, Kalani, Steve, Rosie, and Daintry.) Please forgive me if I missed any of you, however; again we all thank you so very much!!!!!

Thank you to all the runners who stayed the course, mostly, blue is always bad!  Thank you for your patience during the dual use of the trail for Zac’s Ride on your return trip. Your potluck food was amazing!

Click here for the results.

Photos to come soon!!!! 

Thank you all again so very much!!!!

Arvel and Benita


Kaena Point Firecracker Final Instructions, 7/7 @ 7am

When: 7 July 2018. Race starts at 7:00am.

Location: Kaena Point

2017-07-01-HURT-Kaena-Point-Firecracker-IMG_4012If not attending, please cancel your run in Ultrasignup. This will allow us to put others into the event so that a slot is not wasted.

When you arrive, please take direction from our volunteer Parking Czar….. There is NO parking allowed in the main lot; this is for our non-running park visitors. Please park where directed. There is also NO parking near the DLNR building access gate across from the parking lot, it will be coned off.  Additionally, NO dogs or other pets are allowed at the event or at the park.

Please plan to arrive no later than 6:45am to ensure you can get checked in with John and PJ.

Carry at least a 20 oz. water bottle, it may be hot on your way back and you should have water with you!! We also recommend a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, post-run change of clothes, a good attitude and a large Smile :)

Our event will share the trail with all local and visiting tourists, and there is a concurrent event for bicyclists who will be starting at 8:00am from Camp Eardman and riding to the Yokahama Bay area on the same trail system we use. Please be courteous to others out on the trail.

Our event is an Independence Day (4th of July) themed event, and we encourage you to wear festive attire!!! This is also a “Pot Luck” style affair, so please bring something to share…..

We recommend you check the weather the night before and plan accordingly……. We have had some very hot days with vog recently, so a change of clothes and some slippers may help you relax and enjoy the post-run gathering.

There will be a small aid station on the Yokahama side, mostly to top-off your handheld water bottle and maybe a small snack……there will be numerous Course Marshalls and other volunteers, please thank them and be nice to each other out on the trail.

2017-07-01-HURT-Kaena-Point-Firecracker-IMG_4011We hope you have a GREAT time and enjoy this unique corner of our Island!!

Aloha,

Arvel and Benita