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.


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]

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

Sandi and Jeff (da 3T RDs)

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

HURT Training Runs

It's that time of the year again! HURT Hawaii trail series is coming up and Aiea Loop Express RD Michael would like to take out for a training spin this Saturday, February 18, over at Aiea Loop Trail. Please bring your best smile, WATER, and your spare rainbows. Meet at the lower parking lot ready to run by 7 am!!

Click here for the Google Map to Aiea Loop Trail.

If you can't make it this Saturday, more training opportunities will come. Stay tuned to this channel and we'll do our best to get the word out as soon as possible.

Mango Madness Preview Runs, Shirts, and Trucker Hats

Are You Mango Tough?

Mango Madness is June 11 and is the fourth race in the 2016 HURT Trail Series. The course is never disclosed and takes runners on unexpected twists and turns. It's listed as 10+ miles because the course is a mystery to all-- as well as those who mark the trail the day before. You are guaranteed a lot of elevation and all of the rocks, roots, and mud that the Tantalus Trail System has to offer. We always treat our runners to amazing prizes. Every finisher receives cool schwag at the finish. Also, the top 10 women and men will be awarded for their stellar efforts. And don't forget, the first runners who reach the top of Concrete Hill will be crowned King and Queen of the Mountain.

Previews of the approximate course will be held on May 28 and June 4 at 7am sharp. Meet at the Hawaii Nature Center parking lot.

Banner created by Melanie Decker Design

Official shirts and trucker hats are available this year. Order before May 28 at these links:


Trucker Hat

There is not a shipping option. Items must be picked up at the start/finish on race day.

Know that this is one of the highlights of our year to bring you a race that you'll love to hate. :-) Anyone who races this deserves a high-five and a prize.

Aloha for now!
Melanie (and co-RD Jacque)

TTT Course Preview/Training Run This Saturday 8/22



Aloha Athletes,

One more week until the big weekend! Thank you to all of you who came out for our course preview training run yesterday!! Was a super fun morning in the mud!


This Saturday the 22nd, JulieT will be leading the second preview/training run to go one full loop of the course again. Please meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6:30am.

Bring sufficient water as well as any nutrition (gels, energy bars, magic potions) you require, and most of all come to HAVE FUN! If you have not yet been on the Tantalus trails please make it a point to remain with Julie and the group. See last week’s training run post for a map of the course. For the most part the race itself will consist of three loops of the course.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this training run – you don’t have to be registered for the Triple Trek race, and all levels of trail runners are encouraged to come!

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


Julie, Fish, and Jeff (da 3T RDs)