Happy Aloha Friday,
For those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100 we are a mere 8 days away! We are planning to run a reverse Trek loop (~10 miles) at an easy pace tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, starting at 7:00 am in the Nature Center. Join us!
Join in and be a part of the the HURT100 Endurance Run on January 14-15, 2017, as a volunteer. We still need your help at the following aid stations:
- Paradise Park in Manoa
(headed by Captain Marian Yasuda),
- and Nu'uanu near Jackass Ginger
(headed by Captain Freddy Halmes).
Work shifts range in duration from 6 to 8 hours each. There are many different duties and you may request a specific role if that matters to you. You are strongly encouraged to bring your best attitude to support the 125 runners all while having a fantastic and fun experience. So go ahead and click on your preferred location to get the process started.
And please share this post with your friends. Aloha!
If you are not quite ready for this challenge but would really love to help the runners as well as the organizers during the race weekend in January 2017, please consider volunteering.
Congrats to everyone who toed the line to run/volunteer/pace or help in any way at H.U.R.T. 100 2016! Another year is in the books and that means this Sunday we'll be doing our annual recovery "run". Please come out and share your stories, show off your injuries or just say hello. Meet at the Ho'omaluhia Gardens in Kaneohe (map) outside the garden at the gate at 7:30am.
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.
Follow your favorite runner through UltraSignup Live Tracking. You can expect Facebook posts and tweets on Twitter using the hashtag #HURT100. Also a few folks will be out in the field posting live video feed through Periscope, so watch out for that as well. We will do our best to update all of the info as quickly as possible.
Good luck runners!
Mahalo to all the awesome volunteers and Oahu Na Ala Hele for coming out this past weekend to work on the trails! Great results for all the efforts put in! Improvements along Kalawahine & Manoa Cliff trails make them almost highways! Was great having old & new friends working together! Hoping to setup another trail maintenance day soon. Happy holidays everyone!
Aloha friends, family, and all-around wonderful supporters:
Three aid stations that support runners of the H.U.R.T. 100 Trail Run are in need of volunteers for race that is taking place on Saturday, January 16 to Sunday, January 17. The aid stations are located at the Makiki Nature Center,
and at Manoa's Paradise Park. Volunteer times and duties vary at each aid station. Please know that your help is not only greatly appreciated by the coordinators of each aid station, but more importantly by the 125 runners that are trying to complete one of the world's most difficult 100-mile races. The HURT 100 could not happen without voluminous volunteer support.
Contact information is as follows:
Nature Center - PJ Salmonson
Nuuanu - Jeff Fong
Paradise Park - Marian Yasuda
Thank you so much for being so generous! Aloha!
Yey! Nature Center aid station now has parking Nazi's covered both days (Barbi and Rob Lahoe), as well as coffee gophers (Jessie Faige & Tara O'Neill) - Thank you!!!
This is one last plea for our aid station supplies (mostly aimed at HURT Trail series Race Directors - please everybody look in your storage areas - We are missing the shallow green bin with all of the kitchen utensils I've collected over the years, as well as some white Costco tables. The only table we have left over here is the folding one Julie donated a couple years ago. Please let me know if you have any of this stuff. I'll need to shop for replacements by Monday.
351-1453 or email: Hurtpals@aol.com
Barbie McAllaster was kind enough to volunteer for the parking nazi on Friday afternoon, for the Mandatory Runners' meeting.
So we still need a good soul to handle parking for an hour and a half Saturday morning, at the Nature Center, 4:15 am. That will give you enough time to run up and see the start. Also, for the sake of us spending a day and a half working the three aid stations, we will be desperate for coffee to help us stay awake.
Help! Can somebody take care of us, and pick up coffee at Manoa Starbucks, 7:30pm Saturday, and then 5am Sunday? Don't forget, volunteer work wins you kukui nuts for next year's race (oh no, not that!)
351-1453 or email: Hurtpals@aol.com
Aloha trail runners!!!
This Saturday, January 10, we will be working with Na Ala Hele (NAH) to perform various types of work on the Tantalus and Nu'uanu trails in preparation for the big event in two weeks. We will be meeting up at the Na Ala Hele offices/base yard at 7am (just up the driveway past the Nature Center) to sign waivers, get instruction, and pack equipment before heading up to the areas of work. Those wishing to partipate should be able to willing to do put in a good day's amount of manual labor as we will be hiking in from the trail heads (and back out) with tools as well as performing the necessary trail work (i.e., vegetation clearance, trail widening).
If you would like to volunteer in this effort, please contact me (email@example.com) by the morning of Thursday, January 8, as we need to get a approximate number of people NAH. Volunteers shoud bring water and snacks/energy as well as wear appropriate clothing (i.e., old pants, shirts, hiking/trail shoes). We should be finished and back at the Nature Center by about 1:30/2pm.
Mahalo for your support!!
For those of you thinking about helping out at the HURT 100 who may not have signed up yet, PJ is still looking for a few volunteers to assist at the Nature center in the following roles:
- Parking attendant Friday afternoon 1/16 from 12:30 to 2pm, to direct people to the lower parking lot, or outside the park on Makiki Hgts Dr., for the Mandatory Runners' Mtg.
- Parking attendant Saturday morning at 4:15 am to 5:45 am, to keep runners' cars from coming up to the Nature Center.
- A gopher to pick up coffee at the Manoa Starbucks at 7:30 pm Saturday, and deliver to the 3 aid stations, and then again at 5:00- 5:30 am Sunday.
Any good souls willing to help should email PJ directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.