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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Wake up from the food coma yet? Out fighting the crowds all night at Black Friday Shopping?
Remember that if you are planning on running in the St. Louis trail run tomorrow, to send an email by 6PM to email@example.com. For logistical purposes, sign up the morning of the run will be limited.
We felt that we were missing some informal runs during the winter months – so welcome to the Post Holiday Trail Series.
First run is this Saturday (11-24) at St. Louis Hts., all runs are short, and followed by a refreshment table ($10 donation recommended).
Also in common for all runs, is that there will only be a max. of 100 participants!
Therefore, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create the list of names before the run, and signing in that morning will be easier.
Sign up on day of race will be on a space available basis.
A little bit about the run: 3 miles, we will begin by the cabin next to the parking lot, and head Makai and we will explore the area overlooking UH – then back up to finish in the same place. The trail has roots, some rocks, and the mud tends to stick to your shoes and you will look like a hobbit!
A little bit about how to get there: Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area is located at the end of St. Louis Hts., kind of…at the top, the street changes names as you don’t stay on St. Louis to get there the whole time. Right on Peter Street, and left on Ruth Place will get you there. BUT…parking is limited in the park…so it is recommended that you find parking in the neighborhood, and as always, be courteous to those who live (and sleep there). The park does not open before 7:00AM – and that is when we will be there and available for questions and taking down some names and numbers (on your leg).
Run 2 and 3 are the Saturdays after Christmas (Aiea Loop Trail, 4.4 miles) and New Year (Pupukea, around 6 miles). More info as those runs get closer.
Though HURT is promoting these run, they are not HURT sponsored runs.
Finally, for those of you who participated in the Peacock race a few weeks back, there are now race bags available for pickup at Runner's HI in Aiea. These arrived late and are now ready for pickup for all participants. So, if you raced, stop by Ray's and pick yours up.
For those of you training for HURT, this is a crucial weekemd, get out there and train! For the rest of you, enjoy your time with family and Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Got training plans for the weekend, post it in the Comments below for others to join in!
H.U.R.T. Trail Series Kaena Point Firecracker 10-Mile Trail Race: Sunday July 8, 2012 @ 7:00a.m.
No pre-registration, just show up at least 45 minutes prior to the race start (6:15a.m.), pay the $10 entry fee and be ready to run. Driving Instructions: From the North Shore, follow the signs to Mokuleia or Waialua. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. After that, you will come to Kaena Point State Park on your right.
BBQ Potluck after the race, so please bring a dish to share, a beach chair, swimsuit - to relax and enjoy the post-race festivities! Hotdogs, burgers, condiments, drinks, and some fruit will be provided. We will have an aid station with water set up at the halfway point, however, we will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20 ounce bottle) during the run. It is hot out there and there is not much shade. Don't forget sun protection!
COSTUME PRIZES!!!! The theme for our race is Cartoon Costumes (think Roadrunner, Wiley Coyote, & dynamite that goes BANG!) ... Costume award categories may include but are not limited to: Most Patriotic… Cartoon Character… Brightest Colors… Craziest Hat… etc.
Stephane Lacasa will be taking professional photos of all of the runners out on the course, & will post a link on the HURT blog for FREE downloads of all his action shots after the race! Check out his website (cut & paste following url into your web browser): www.surfographie.com
BONUS: this year marks our first ever Dyn-O-Mite Double Challenge Run! Do BOTH the XTERRA Freedomfest 10K Trail Run at Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, July 7th (www.xterrafreedomfest.com) AND our Firecracker Race = AWARDS TO THE TOP THREE BEST COMBINED TIMES!
We are fortunate to have amongst us a new Trail Series Co-Race Director who is also an amazing graphic designer, Melanie Decker Koehl. She had asked me to post this a while back but we held out until the race got a bit closer and not to distract from this weekend's amazing "Run for George."
However the deadline to order is Monday, May 28th to get your shirt in time to be available race day, June 9th. The shirts will not be available for sale at the race!
Get a shirt for the 4th race in the H.U.R.T. Trail Series: Mango Madness! These white dry-fit t-shirts run a bit small, so order up. Designed by Melanie Decker Design, printed by Tai Blechta of TaiGraphix. $15!