This Saturday we will be doing a mellow sunrise hike on Koko Head trail (also known as Hanauma Bay rim trail). The trail wraps around Hanauma Bay and starts off as asphalt which turns to dirt at the top. Round trip will be less than 5 miles, but will have some climbs. We will meet in the parking lot where people usually park to climb the stairs of Koko Crater; however, once we begin our hike promptly at 6am we will proceed opposite direction of Koko Crater going towards Hanauma Bay walking across Kalanianaole Highway.
Google map of where to park and meet in the Koko Head District Park:
The sun rises at 6:34am and if the horizon is clear, we should have a nice view of it coming up from the mouth of Hanauma Bay. Here's a picture of where we could possibly stop to watch the sunrise. Once the sun is up we will continue to explore, enjoy the ocean views from above, and potentially see some whales! Don't forget to pack your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hydration, snacks, jacket (if it's still cold), camera, and most importantly your smile.
Email me[at]augustodecastro[dot]com if you have any questions.
This Saturday, we’ll be doing a short preview run for the first of the races in our 2015 trail series kicking off next Saturday. Join Michael, the race director for the sold out Aiea Loop Express if you’d like to know what you are in for come race day. Mileage is estimated to be in the 5-7 mile range. Make sure to thank him profusely or bring him a cold beer for leading this run as he’s also running a 50 miler later that evening… huge thank you for offering to take people out on the trail the same day. You are a rockstar!
Meet at the lower parking lot in the park at 7am.
'Aiea Loop Trail Trail Length: 4.8 mi. loop Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Terrain: Forested and open ridge More Info
Also, Cheryl wanted me to say how much she misses all of her HURT friends and that she wishes us a wonderful trail series. We can only hope she will make an appearance at some point throughout the year! We all miss you like crazy Cheryl!!
As mentioned Aiea Loop Express 7 miler is already sold out and there is NO race day signup, so make sure to sign up for the other races in the series before they too are full!
This Saturday weʻre planning a special run to welcome HURT ohana Scott Gordon home for the weekend! Meet at the Kuliʻouʻou trailhead at 7:45am for a 8am start. This is a relatively short, intense run up to the summit with a gorgeous view of the windward side. Bring whatever water/snacks (if any) youʻll need for an 1.5-2hr run. Join us for breakfast somewhere nearby afterwards!
Parking: Street parking, at the end of Kalaau Pl, Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
Posting this a bit early since I'll be off the phone grid next week. Next week, join Augusto at Peacock for a 16 mile training run. Meet at long road at 6am - the route will head up long road, over cross over to 3 way, then back to the start at long road. Not sure where long road is? Check the directions here.
This Saturday, we are planning to do a reverse Trek loop (10 miles) starting at 0700 from the Nature Center. Meet at the picnic tables for a nice easy Valentines Day run. Don't forget to wear your red... if there is not enough red we might just take a trip up Concrete Road! Looking forward to seeing you all out there.
This Saturday, meet at 6:00am at Kailua Beach Park and park in the car park next to the boat sheds opposite Buzz’s. We will be running over sand, road and dry, rocky trails so please select appropriate foot wear. Estimated time on the move for the group will be between 2.5 - 3.5 hrs. Roughly 12.5 - 13 miles, with 1,500 ft climbing. We may be lucky enough to have some ‘pop-up’ aid-stations - but please carry enough water and nutrition as you personally require. This is a dry, exposed route.
Can you find this spot on the trail?? Photo by Augusto DeCastro
This weekend the lovely Wendi is going to be leading an easy exploration of the trails from Waimano to Kaahumanu. Geared toward beginners, plan to turn around about 1 1/2 hours in bringing the total to approximately 3 hours on the trail. Start time of 6:30 and remember this is for SUNDAY not Saturday.
Meet at the Waimano trail head, at the top of Waimano Home Road in Pearl City. No bathrooms exist the at trailhead. Park on Komo Mai Drive (fire station next to it) or Manana neighborhood park at Kuahaka and Leomele streets. The trails begin at the end of the chain link fence. Here's a map to help you out.
Congrats to all those who toed the line to run/volunteer/pace or help in any way at the H.U.R.T. 100 this year! This Saturday we'll be doing our annual recovery run/shuffle/walk aka whatever you decide to make it. Please come out and share your stories and enjoy some good times with friends.
Meet at the Ho'omaluhia Gardens in Kaneohe (map) outside the garden at the gate at 7:30 am. Please make sure to stay quiet as this is a residential area. Round trip will probably take an hour or so to do an out and back in the Garden (~5-miles). Those wanting a bit more can go to the Pali Lookout and back, around 9 miles.
The garden opens at 9:00 for cars and we typically potluck all the way in at the last parking/picnic area starting between 9:30 - 10.
H.U.R.T. will provide cups, plates, napkins, etc as well as a few drinks.
For those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100 we are less than 2 weeks away!
This Saturday, as per tradition, we are planning to run a reverse Trek loop (~10 miles) at an easy pace this Saturday starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Meet at the picnic tables and invite your pacer's and let's get a bunch of people out there on the trails. In years past, we have even had some early arrivals from the mainland join us.
We are looking forward to seeing all our visiting friends and H.U.R.T. ohana!
Same as last weekend but starting from Manoa, this weekend Melanie will be out on course for another 20 mile HURT loop. This is mostly to give the pacers a chance to get out there and run the loop prior to race day. If you aren't sure of the course, we would highly advise that you bring a buddy who does know the way or a map to find your way around. The group will likely spread out during the course of the loop and be running at a good pace. If you'd rather not do the full 20, you can come out for part and turn back at any time, again just make sure you know the way.
For the run, the meeting spot will be along Manoa road (right before you turn to the left and the road narrows heading in to Manoa Falls trailhead). Meet near the bus stop at 6:30. You might need a light in the beginning so bring a handheld for safety. Please be self sufficient and bring everything you need for the full 20 miles. Expect between 6-8 hours for time on the trail depending on your speed.
As for the rest of you, if you're looking for something fun to do Saturday night you can still sign up for the New Years Resolution Run 12 hr aka the Cow run at Kualoa Ranch. Our ladies team H.U.R.L. will be there along with a bunch of HURT folks who love runnin' all night long.
Next week, we'll be doing the annual trek loop prior to the H.U.R.T. 100 for runners, pacers and out of towners alike. It always has a large turnout and we can't wait to see all the visiting runners in January!