Well, this year was particularly challenging for me personally. Between my Crohn’s related health challenges and some unexpected and rather frustrating photography equipment technical challenges this certainly wasn’t my finest performance. Thankfully there were several other dedicated photographers out there working hard to capture the memories for as many of the runners, pacers, crew & volunteers alike. I plan to come back next year much healthier and better prepared but then again who doesn’t?
Enough babble, on with the show. Here’s about 600 of my best images from this year. Happy viewing!
We know most of you will be out at the HURT 100 this weekend.For many it is the culmination of months of training, for others you will be there volunteering at an aid station, serving as a pacer or safety patrol. However if you can't get out, you have a couple of options.
Leaving from Paradise Park around 5pm for a night crawl. Likely last long run, so slow and steady (and safe). Plan for a loop plus repeat. Parking below the bus stop on Manoa Rd. Lights, food, umbrella (jk) and good attitude. Come for a few miles, a few hours or less. If you need to start earlier or later, feel free and we'll connect on the trails. Aloha - Paul S.
The Hawaiian Ultra Running Team (HURT), is putting on the fourteenth annual 100 mile trail race on Jan. 18 and 19th. We start at the Makiki Nature Center on Sat at 6am. The cut-off is Sunday, 6pm.
My husband, John, and I, are organizing the start-finish line aid station, and putting together our team of volunteers again. We will also have a contingent of volunteers from Tripler, thanks to Joel Jenkins.
Basically our volunteers help prepare aid station food- fruit, sandwiches, cookies, soups- and keep levels of the water and Gatorade coolers full. Volunteers also greet the runners as they come in, and cater to their every needs- help them get to their drop bag, fill their water bottles, show them where the food it, cheer them on! etc.
After the 6am start, the runners start coming back into our aid station late Saturday morning, from the first of five 20 mile loops. The route is Nature Center- Paradise Park- Nuuanu Jackass Ginger- Nature Center, via the trails. They run throughout the night, and some right up to 6 pm Sunday.
Half of our runners are from the mainland, Canada, China, & Japan, Iceland, Russia, Chili, Australia, Germany this year. It is inspiring to watch them come in and out of our aid station, and rewarding to help them get through a grueling race.
We are looking to fill the following shifts with about three-four volunteers each shift:
· Sat 10 am to 4 pm lot of food prep and kitchen set up for the duration
· Sat 4 pm to 10pm- the usual runner assistance
· Sat 10 pm to Sun 4 am "
· Sun 4am to 10 am "
· Sun 10 am to 5 pm "
· Sun 5 pm to 7 pm tear-down and clean-up
Other miscellaneous jobs include:
· 1 pm Friday for the Mandatory Runner's Mtg- parking nazi for 2 hours, at entrance to Nature Center
· 4:15 am Saturday, parking Nazi at entrance to Nature Center, until 5:45 am
· 7 am to 10 am- help with aid station set-up (organize runner's drop bags)
· 5:30 am- set up glow lights along beginning of trail for the start
· An aid station volunteer to replace PJ (out on special duty) for about 5 hours, some time middle of the night
· on- call gofers, any time
If you wish to volunteer, please email PJ at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 351-1453 to I can schedule you in. Many thanks, PJ Salmonson
In case you have been off line, in a cave, or under the weather, this weekend is the HURT 100. Many of you are either running the race, volunteering at the race, pacing a runner, or in some way helping out. If you are not, come on out and help cheer on the runners, lend a hand and see what you are missing. More info is on the HURT 100 Trail Race site.
For those who can't get out to the race, live updates will be posted here from UltraLive.Net.
You can also find updates on Twitter with the hashtag: #HURT100 via @HURTHawaii
I am sure people will be posting to Facebook as well.
Best of luck to all the runners. See you out there!
Runners, there has been a groundswell of interest by many of you who would like to support George in his battle with cancer. So much so that we have created a PayPal account to make the donation process easier (thanks to all for the suggestion). Below you will find the donate button.At checkout you will be able to add a note to George if you like.
After successfully checking out you will be directed back to the HURT100trailrace.com page On behalf of the Ramos family and the HURT Ohana we thank you for all your support. Aloha, HURT 100