North Shore Trail Running Camp

NSTRClogoSpend a day on the North Shore at a trail running camp hosted by coach Susie Stephen, elite trail runner Malory Peterson and yoga teacher Lindsay Bliss! With expert advice and guidance, the camp has been designed for runners of all abilities and will include: a guided morning trail run, afternoon yoga, a nutrition clinic and talk story with Billy Barnett from the Big Island. Showers, lunch and a goodie bag are included in the price of $40 per person. Location: YMCA Camp Erdman. Further details and sign up information online: http://www.hawaiitrailrunning.com/north-shore-trail-running-camp/

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Mahalo for your generosity!!!

One week into our six week fundraising campaign, you have raised $6,000 and we are 22% of the way to making this film really happen! Thank you for your generosity! We'll be releasing some more video clips of the great footage we got on the HURT 100 Film facebook page this week. If you have not done so yet, please consider donating and sharing the trailer or kickstarter link on facebook with you family and friends.  

A short note telling people why we love HURT really helps, as well as tagging people who may be interested in the project. I also have the 60 second trailer available for anyone interested in posting on Instagram. Please send me a message and I'll share it with you.  When we get funded, we are hoping to return to HI to finish filming this spring and capture one of the HURT trail series races, as this film is about the HURT ohana and not just the HURT 100.  

Every re-post and dollar goes a long way; mahalo for your kokua!

Matt for the film crew 

Kickstarter Link for HURT film

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Mahalo for Supporting the HURT100 Film Project!


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aloha HURT ohana,

I just wanted to say a big mahalo to the HURT ohana for welcoming me, Bryson, Steven, and Jimmy into the many facets of the 2017 HURT 100.  Thank you for allowing us to capture the unfolding drama on film.  If you were at the dinner, we hope that you enjoyed the highlight reel our team put together for HURT.  As hard as they worked to haul heavy camera gear up up Nu'uanu ridge and beyond, Bryson and Steven are working even harder right now on the official trailer.  We look forward to kicking the crowdfunding into high gear shortly and hope you'll consider supporting the film and sharing the trailer with your family and friends on social media.  Imagine being able to share the HURT story and the unmatched beauty of Hawai'i's trails and the drama of the HURT 100 on the big screen with your family and friends....this is is what is driving the passion behind this project.  We all know we have an amazing story to tell!

Thank you again, and please like and follow our facebook page, linked below, to see the trailer when it comes out in the next week or two! Donations can be given on the link at the bottom of www.hurt100film.com.

Mahalo nui loa!

Matt Stevens

https://www.facebook.com/HURT100Film/?fref=ts

PS: Aerial shot on top is of the huge tree right at the junction of the side trail that leads to Pauoa Flats lookout and the trail down to Paradise Park.  So cool to see it in the sea of bamboo from the air! Expect to see many more views that are now only possible with drones...we got so much cool stuff to share with you guys!


Volunteers Needed for HURT100

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:

  1. Paradise Park in Manoa
    (headed by Captain Marian Yasuda),
  2. 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!

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HURT Ohana at the Javelina

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Jeff Fong Inspecting the JJ100 Start/Finish Line

Aloha!

If you did not already know, a couple of our HURT Ohana will be running the Javelina Jundred this weekend in the high deserts of Arizona.

The race will start at 3am HST, Saturday, October 29, 2016, with a 30-hour cutoff. For an official finish, they have to be done by 9am HST on Sunday.

So please follow their progress through Ultracast and cheer them on. Jeff Fong is number 225, and Elisa Schasse is number 448.

 

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Elisa Schasse Missing Hawaii.

Eric Allosada and Scot Kuwaye will also be there to offer their awesome support.

Go Team HURT!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Augusto


Need old pics for exciting new HURT legacy documentary!!!

Aloha HURT ohana,

SHORT VERSION: email me for link to google drive to submit old pics of HURT ohana for rad new documentary in the works about the history of HURT! (matt.stevens.417@gmail.com) This is the link to see what pics have been gathered so far, but I'll send you a link if you have pics to upload. The older the pics, the better, in general, especially pics that are candid and catch the raw emotion of HURT.

Mahalo, Matt

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3qFs2Tih5YEb0x0TUozQjctbEk?usp=sharing

Long version: This is Matt Stevens writing from Oregon. If you've never heard of me, I'm the guy who used to race Out and Back in women's Montrails, a fact which Cheryl Loomis will never let me forget...that's enough personal info. for the time being.

JohnPJSo with Big John's blessing, I will be coming out to the HURT 100 this year with a new friend and filmmaker named Steven Mortinson. Steven is originally from southern OR, an ultra runner and an amazing filmmaker. (http://www.stevenmortinson.com/) I first met him this July up at Mount Hood when he was on day 7 of 8 filming HURT 100 veteran Yassine Diboun and 2 other PNW runners attempt the FKT on the Oregon section of the PCT. Steven's a great guy and I know you guys at HURT this year will enjoy getting to know him. I had seen his one minute "Get After It" edit for the Wy'East Wolfpack and thought "dang, this guy's got skills." As a drone photographer, his final few sequences with the drone shot on the ridge above the Columbia River blew me away. Nate Lewis and I met up with the crew and had fun doing some filming, droning and just generally being groupies in the FKT attempt.

A month ago, he premiered the full film of "One Step at A Time" (click for trailer here) in Portland to much excitement in the running community hear. It is currently making the rounds across the country in a Trail Running Film Festival. I know, how cool is it that such a film festival is now a thing! (http://www.trailfilmfest.com/) Once I saw the full film "One Step at a Time," I couldn't get two thoughts out of my mind: 1. the story of the HURT ohana over the last 35ish years and how the HURT 100 came from this and developed into it's current state is an amazing story that needs to be told, and 2. Steven has the skill set and passion for running to tell this story the right way and do it justice. Since then, I've been selling this idea to Steven, John and PJ, and others the same way Big John infamously sold me on doing the HURT 100 and then getting me to actually finish, even if turned out to be a five year project! Hopefully this project doesn't take that long.

So with all this in mind and a keen awareness to the special culture of HURT and trying to keep it "free of a$$holes" (Big John's words! (: ) Steven and I are going to be filming in January and trying to tell the story as authentically as we can. We want to use every tool we can, including old pics, videos and rad drone shots to make a film that honors all who have given selflessly to the community to make HURT what it is. Jimmy Wilkinson, my close friend and owner of www.opticalhi.com will be sharing his expertise to capture needed aerial footage and sharing the amazing footage he's already gotten in HI over the past 2 years. (check out his 3 min edit of he and I up on Pu'u Mana Mana to get a taste of his work) With John's support, we are committing to producing a short promo/trailer video to be shown at the HURT dinner in January. We will then be launching a pledge drive online, asking anyone who is interested in having this story told how much they would be willing to pledge to make it happen. If we can reach a still to be determined mark in pledges, we will then ask people to actually give. And if we actually collect the needed funds, we will actually make the film that deserves to be told in as compelling as way possible. Actually! (:

My passion for doing this is simple: I want to honor the people (read: you guys) who have made this community and race what it is, especially John and PJ. Through all of the physical ups and downs, I am humbled that John and PJ do this year in and year out to foster the kind of life transforming community and event that has touched so many hundreds of people. Their (and mine!) prime running days may be in their past, but they keep giving and giving and giving. I find this amazing and inspiring and want to thank them for how HURT changed me and made my wife and kids part of the ohana. We know that many other great films have been made about the HURT 100, but we want to get more at the history with this project.

HURT-OGAnd though my part is small of the story, it is significant for me. Richard Senelly and PJ spent hundreds/thousands of hours investing in us Pac Five knucklehead kids. They taught me love the trails and adventure and friends. Big John and PJ came to our track meets and John still BS's about the time I lost to Valencia. At age 22, I had run 2:46 at HNL marathon and thought I was tough enough to win HURT and run sub 24. I know, don't laugh...I was naive enough to believe it. I crashed and burned like most HURT virgins and dropped at 72, vowing never to return. But John convinced me to return, and and five years later I found myself at mile 80 at 8 am feeling optimistic about actually finishing. And then the wheels came off, I got sick, discouraged, my heel was coming unglued and Jeff Huff, who was feeling fine in his race, slowed WAY the crap down and basically held my hand for 15 long painful miles that were filled with plenty of swearing and whining, and got me to the finish. So by age 29, the HURT ohana had taught me that it is ok to dream big about winning and crap like that, but learning that you have genuine friends that will tolerate you at your worst to help you finish is infinitely more amazing and is pretty useful for making it through the harder parts of life that we will all face.

So that's it. Props to anyone who got this far, and I hope you guys can find a little time to dig up some old pics and video because they are crucial to telling the story. Please email me directly, and I will send you link giving you access to upload pics. We are hoping to get the story arc in place before getting to HI, so any pics you can upload sooner than later would be much appreciated.

Mahalo HURT ohana,

Matt
matt.stevens.417@gmail.com


A Big Mahalo To Freddy

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Freddy on the course of 2015 Peacock Ultra 100k

A tough and grueling race such as the Peacock Challenge 55 requires an equally tough and determined race director in its helm. Freddy Halmes stepped up and took the lead in keeping this beastly event going. His hard work, persistence, and big heart made this race not only a reality but a success story.

In fact, he is already preparing for next year's race on top of organizing the Tiki Lounge aid station in Nuuanu for the HURT 100!

A big mahalo to Freddy for his tireless dedication to the HURT Ohana.


Peacock Challenge Results, Photos, and Mahalos

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Alyssa Amos - PC55 Overall Winner

Congratulations to all of the runners who conquered the Peacock beast! You are strong and determined athletes and should be feeling pride (and some fatigue). Strong work everyone!

Click Here for the results.

To the volunteers

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Jeff Frank - PC55 2nd Place Overall

Thank you for spending the day up in the mountain and down in the aid stations. You helped us make this race safe and fun. Thank you for your presence on that course!

John and PJ - Thank you for taking a chance with me as RD to take this race BACK into our HURT schedule.

Loren and Ruby - Thank you for taking a big chance in driving up there and man the Three-way aid station.

Marian and Neal  (and Larry Inouye and Judy Carluccio and Jacque Tellei ) - I don't know how it was at Long Road buI I heard ONLY GREAT remarks about your aid station.

Jeff Huff and Augusto - Guys just look at the booklet for Peacock Challenge (that explains enough).

Jeff Fong - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Oh, I almost forgot, THANK YOU!!! Good luck next week at Javelina Jundred.

Sandi (Myra, Linda, and Joe C.) - Thank you for taking always notes when we are together. After hearing that you guys had a "Team" going on at the tracking station I did not really get it until I saw the pictures :)

Steve and Rosie (Andy and 1 more person) - Thank you for spending the day "training" up on the mountain. You helped us make this event much safer.

Wily - This race would NOT have been the way it was without his help, ingenuity, know-how, and talent for effect (did you see the landing strip he made for the finish line?

Glenn, Iris and Jaren Oshiro, Benita, Daintry, and Kana - For sweeping and cleaning up the course, Thank you!

Michael Cole and Luke - Thank you for directing everyone where to park with your red wands. Next year, we'll get you bullhorns, too.

Here's a touching note from one of the participants:

Freddy,

I am the tattooed up Marine who ran with Dave Bauman (another one).  We are more than grateful for your willingness to allow the both of us to participate in the 2016 Peacock Challenge this year.  We really are.  You didn't have to and you went on the word of another (Gordon) who personally vouched for us, despite our making the qualifications to do so.  I would argue that even most military men/women can't do this race and you were "putting your neck/reputation/name on the line" in order to do so.

Words can't express to you how grateful we are that you did this.  It was, by far, the most challenging ultra that I have ever done and you already know that I've done a few (to include 100 milers).  The terrain alone is brutal.  That, coupled with the distance, it just about impossible.  Despite our rigorous training, we STILL only came in 45 minutes prior to the horn blowing.

Much of the race, all that we could think about was not letting our families down, not letting ourselves down and not letting Gordon and Freddy down. Seriously.

Seriously. The support was so beyond what was expected of us that I personally think that you guys could easily charge much more.  The bang-for-buck ratio was outstanding.  Amazing staff that came to support the race.  Just amazing.

From the bottom of our hearts......thanks, brother.  Thank you very much.  A memory that will forever be embedded in our hearts.

Please share this will all staff that you deem applicable, sir.

Semper Fidelis,

Capt Port, Patrick J. - USMC

From PJ to Freddy:

Congratulations Freddy on a very successful Peacock 55. We are so glad you brought it back. I think we were skeptical of pulling it off, but you put together a very professional event. All the runners, as well as the volunteers, had a great time. You thought of everything, and we all appreciate how much time and effort you put into the race. It was a good one Freddy! Thank you from all of us! We love you!

PJ Salmonson

Event photos:

Kalani Pascual hiked over 11 miles to cover the most remote areas of the course. Click here to view his photos on Facebook. Augusto was also out near the aid stations snapping for HURT's Instagram account, and his own photo gallery. Please give them credit for photos you decided to use and share online.