Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile

Excited for the Next HURT Trail Series Race!!!

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The Race is Currently SOLD OUT.

Start Time
2 July 2016
Race starts at 7:00am


Description
This race is a fast, flat, out-and-back course that is a little longer than 10 miles and parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line. The course runs from the end of the pavement at Mokuleia past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side at Yokohama Bay. We will have an aid station with water set up at the turnaround, however, we will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20-ounce bottle) during the run. It is a hot course without much shade. Please feel free to be "Holiday Festive" in your attire and bring a local kine dish to share with all.


Directions
Directions to the Race Start: From the North Shore, follow the signs to Waialua/Mokuleia. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the paved road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park dirt parking lot on your left, as we need to ensure park visitors have parking to share the park with us, so we will leave them the primary parking on the right. There will be parking attendants directing you where to park.


Map Link: MAP


Volunteers
We are still accepting volunteers to assist us with the event.
If you are interested in helping please send an email to Benita and I and we will add you to the list and provide details as they develop!!
Send email to:
Arvel: arvel@hawaii.rr.com
Benita: bashults@yahoo.com
Subject: Firecracker Volunteer

Final instructions to be published soon!!!

Aloha,

Arvel and Benita


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.

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Banner created by Melanie Decker Design


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

T-Shirt
https://www.outsiderocks.com/products/mango-madness-t-shirt

Trucker Hat
https://www.outsiderocks.com/products/mango-madness-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)


Vi's Top of Tantalus Results and Photos

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Kat and Judy, Photo Credit: Johnny Landeza

Great job by all the runners' this past Saturday! It was nice to see so many smiles at the finish. Congratulations to Ryan Karwiel, who also won Aiea Loop Express, and Shawna Ping for winning their respective categories. Click here for the results.

Kalani was out in the field again taking wonderful trail photos. View his album through his Facebook Profile.

Mahalo to all our wonderful volunteers who makes our RD job easy: Benita, Arvel, Michael Cole, Rosie, Steve Villiger, Clem, Elisa, Jacki, Jacque, DeAnna, Pricilla Clark, and Mike Hee. Also to the trail marking team of Freddy Halmes, Heather, and Scot Kuwaye. And, of course, to John and PJ who make everything possible for our HURT Ohana.

Next up is Kealia Quad Crusher on May 7. There are a few more slots open, so give your quads something to remember and REGISTER!

Judy and Kat, RDs 
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Welcome Kealia Quad Crusher!

Yes! As some of you may have already heard, Run With A View has been reborn as the Kealia Quad Crusher. In its true HURT spirit, here is the description:

"Kealia Quad Crusher is a 9.2 mile trail run located at Kealia Trail above Dillingham Airfield. The race will be a two lap out & back course. It will start at the Kealia Trailhead, climb 2.3 miles to the top of Kealia Trail where it intersects with Ku'aokala Access Road. Runners will turn around at this intersection and head back down Kealia Trail, retracing the route they just climbed. Returning to the Start-Finish line, they will turn around and run the same route up and down the course. There is cut off time of 2 1/2 hours in order to do the second loop."

 Please join us on May 7, 2016, for this inaugural event. Click here to register!

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Honolulu Marathon & Miwok 100k Selectees

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Photo by Arvel Shults

Good luck to everyone running the 43rd Honolulu Marathon tomorrow (December 13, 2015). Whether you are doing it to accomplish a personal goal, to support a friend, or to dedicate your journey to your loved ones, the HURT Ohana is with you all the way.

Also, a few HURT peeps received their Christmas wish early as they were selected to run the Miwok 100k on May 7, 2016. Congratulations Jacki Doppelmayer, Rod Huddleston, and Scott Kuwaye!


TTT Course Preview/Training Run This Saturday 8/15

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 6:30AM

TRIPLE TREK COURSE PREVIEW/TRAINING

Aloha Athletes,

Many congratulations to all that ran last weekend’s Maunawili Out&Back 22-miler (aka the Run with the Pigs). As usual Marian and Neal Yasuda have outdone themselves in putting on another great event that’s kept us coming back year after year! It’s now time to keep those legs going for the final race of the H.U.R.T. trail series, the Tantalus Triple Trek (3T)!

This Saturday, JulieT will be leading the first preview/training run to go one full loop of the course. Remember there are will be only two weeks until race weekend. Please meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6:30a.m. Bring a minimum of 32 oz of water as well as any nutrition (gels, energy bars, magic potions) you require, and most of all have fun. If you have not yet been on the Tantalus trails please make it a point to remain with Julie and the group, or be with someone who knows the course. Below is a map of the course. For those unfamiliar with the trails, please feel free to print a copy for reference along the training run. 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! You don't have to run the full distance (or you can go longer), come and do as little or as much as you like.

Hope to see you on the trails!

Mahalo,

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

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Mango Madness Course Preview: Saturday, May 30 AND Sunday May 31!

Join Sean Okusko on Saturday OR Melanie Koehl on Sunday for previews #3 and #4 of Mango Madness. No one except the race directors will know the actual course, so this run will be an approximate course. But rest assured, everyone will be experiencing the same painful route. :-) Please join us either day, both 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours. We'll be grabbing some extra miles after the preview is over, so come along if you're up for it! Otherwise, see you at the race on June 6. It starts at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. There is a triangular-shaped park and a pumping station. Aloha, Melanie

Mango Madness Course Preview: Saturday, May 23

Join Sean Okusko and Jacque Tellei for preview #2 of Mango Madness. No one except the race directors will know the actual course, so this run will be an approximate course. But rest assured, everyone will be experiencing the same painful route. :-)  Please join us this Saturday, May 23rd at 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours.

Only 4 days left to order your official Mango Madness T-Shirt! Please click the link below. Enter OAHU at checkout for free shipping. Shirt orders must be placed by Friday, May 22 and picked up at the race on June 6th. 

http://www.littlesproutshawaii.com/products/mango-madness-2015-logo-tee

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Mango Madness Course Preview: Sunday, May 17

Mango Madness is fastly approaching! We will be doing 3 previews in the next few weekends throughout the area where the race takes place. As you know, no one except the course marshalls will know the actual course! Please join us this Sunday, May 17th at 6AM starting at the Hawaii Nature Center bathrooms. For those that know the trails, we will be doing a modified Trek loop (approximately 10 miles). After we return to the start, some of us will head out for another Trek loop! Remember to bring plenty of water and some food. Run will be anywhere from 2 - 3 hours.

As for the official Mango Madness T-Shirts, please click the link below. Enter OAHU at checkout for free shipping. Shirt orders must be placed by Friday, May 22 and picked up at the race on June 6th. 

http://www.littlesproutshawaii.com/products/mango-madness-2015-logo-tee

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Happy Training! See you this Sunday!

Melanie


Mango Madness Course Preview: Saturday, May 24th

Mango Madness Course Preview is this Saturday, May 24th at 6AM. Meet at the pumping station at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. 

Mango Madness is a race that is 10++ miles through some tough, technical, and steep terrain of the Tantalus trail system. Participants will be led on the same route every year, but there will always be an addition, or unexpected detour along the way (hence the 10 "PLUS" miles). Bring your game face and your sense of humor. Prizes go to the top ten males and top ten females, as well as the first male/female to reach the top of infamous Concrete Hill. Great food and company at the end of the race. Hope to see you there!

Aloha! Melanie 


2013 Peacock 50KM/100KM Ultramarathons This Weekend

This weekend will mark the 6th running of the Peacock Ultramarathons!  I'm amazed when I think back to the first Peacock 54 (or was it 56?).  We had a total of 17 finishers who slid and sloshed through mid-shin deep mud for up to 17+ hours.  I still have dents and scratches on my truck from when I tried to get up to the 3-way to set up an aid station, but slid off the road and had to get towed out.  If you want to read a couple of nostalgic reports from the HURT blog, check out what Mike and Devon had to say right after that race.  Then check out the results from 2008.  Pretty amazing stuff!

Over the past 6 years we've gone through a lot.  We've shed tears of joy and accomplishment, tears of frustration from being this close to the finish, then getting pulled from the race due to a tsunami; and tears of sorrow after losing friends like Are, Matt, and very recently, George. 

You may be asking yourself why I'm so filled with nostalgia?  Well, this weekend starts a new chapter in the Peacock story.  It's one that never would have happened without the HURT Ohana.  I'm so thankful for everyone who got this race off the ground.  Gordon, Don, Cheryl, and Larry (and many others) spent more hours than I can imagine getting us to this point.  Of course, none of this would have happened without John and PJ, who spent their time and money getting permits, providing for the aid stations, timing the races, and ensuring everything went smoothly while we figured out what this race needed to be.

So as we take this next step in the Peacock story, I want to say thank you to all the HURT ohana for supporting this race.  I'm very proud to have played a small part thus far. 

As the Race Director, I hope I can fulfill everyones' expectations. As a Stamina Race, I hope Peacock will meet the exceedingly high standards we've grown used to while running H.U.R.T. races.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!  A thousand times, Thank You!

I'll see you this weekend at Peaock!   --Rob