Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile Race


The next race in the H.U.R.T. Trail Series is the Kaena Point Firecracker 10 mile race. This race is a fast, flat out and back course that parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line. The race starts at 7:00 a.m. on June 30th.

We ran the course on Saturday and it was hot on the way out, shady along the Waianae side and a very nice in-your-face breeze along the return. The route is so simple that we will not even be marking the course. Though we may paint some of the rocks bright yellow at the request of Julie.

As with all of our trail races, there is no pre-registration, just show up at least 30 minutes prior to the race start, pay the $10 entry fee and you are all set.

We plan to have a little potluck after the race, so bring a dish to share, a beach chair, and get yourself into the 4th of July Picnic mode.

The route goes from the end of the pavement past Diliingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side of Kaena Point. We will have an aid station set up at the turnaround, however we encourage 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 a hat and sunscreen.

Click here to see 2006 results. Click here, here, and here, to see photos from the 2006 race.

If you need driving instructions, click here for general instructions from the Honolulu Airport area. Drive to the end of the paved road. There are no bathrooms at the start/finish. Plan accordingly.

Aloha, Bob

Mango Madness Results

We had beautiful conditions for today's Mango Madness Trail Series race. I am not sure where all these people are coming from, however it is fun to see so many new faces at these races. From what I hear, the race was hotly contended near the front. From my position the only thing being hotly contended was trying to stay in front of Lindsey Dewald. I think his dad, Western States Steve, helped by carrying him down center trail because as we got close to the Nature Center, Steve and Lindsey passed me. At this point, I knew I should have paid Gil to keep them behind him. :-)

Special thanks to Co-Race Directors Pete and Mike for putting on a great race.

Some of us back-of-the-pack runners have come up with a strategy to slow down these fast front runners. We are not going to mark the trails in the future and that way, they may be fast but if they don't know the route, some of the fast front runners will get lost. Sounds like a great strategy to me. In fact, we might even try it at the next race.

Click here to view the results.

Don't forget to mark your calendars, the next race is just three weeks away.
Kaena Point Firecracker 10 mile race is June 30th. More info will be coming, just know it's an easy 5 miles out and back course.

Mango Madness Photos

We've got a great selection of photos from today's Mango Madness Trail Race.

Here are some pictures from Mango Madness. Nick

Click here for some photos that Cheryl took.

Finally, Co-Race Director Pete Martinez took some as well. Click here to view his.

It's great to have all these photos. I am sure you will see yourself somewhere in these shots.

Thanks for getting me these.

Mango Madness: Saturday June 9th, 7:00 a.m.

HI Athletes,

Don't forget that this Saturday is the H.U.R.T. Trail Series race, Mango Madness. Remember, these are fun, low key events. Show up by 6:30 a.m., pay your $10 registration fee and you are all set. This race is a fun one because it is half up hill and half down hill. Some people are stronger at one then the other so it makes for a fun race.

Scroll down to a detailed description (or click here) by co-race director, Mike Muench.

The meeting place or start of the race (and finish) is by the water pumping station, corner of Makiki Heights Drive and Makiki Street. If you need more info, contact either Pete or Mike.

Pete Martinez 538-7080 [email protected]
Mike Muench 372-2630 [email protected]

Have fun out there!
Aloha, Bob

Run with a View Results

Hi Runners,

Here's the results from Saturday's Run with a View trail race. Thanks to all the participants for making it a great race.

Remember the next trail race in the H.U.R.T. Trail Series is Mango Madness on June 9th. Be sure to mark this on your calendar.

Click here to view Saturday's results. Be sure to scroll thru both pages.

Run with a View Photos

We had a great turnout and excellent running conditions for today's Run with a View race. Click here to view photo's of the race. Remember to click the first photo to enlarge it and then you can view the whole album this way. I'll get the final results posted as soon as I receive them. Thanks to Race Directors, Don and Cheryl for putting on a fun race, providing great post race food and cool awards. I'm glad my wife won one! :-)

Run With A View is Saturday

The second race in the H.U.R.T. Trail Series, Run with a View is this Saturday, May 12. This past Saturday we had a large turnout for the preview run. The trail is in excellent shape so I expect some fast times.

Remember the trail series races are low, key fun events for beginner through advanced trail runners. Just show up at least 30 minutes before race time to register, pay your $10 and you are all set.

Thanks to Devon for posting photos from this past Saturday's preview run.

For more information on Saturday's race, click here.

Run With A view 2007 training run

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Run with a View: 2006 Photos and Results

As you know, the 2007 Run with a View is coming up on Saturday, May 12th.

Click here to view photos from the 2006 race.

Click here to view results from the 2006 race.

More info, including driving instructions to the race start can be found here.

If you have any questions about the 2007 race, contact Race Directors, Cheryl Loomis 488-0784 [email protected]) or Don Fallis 247-4144 [email protected]

HURT Trail Series: Run with A View

Hi Runners!

The next race in the 2007 H.U.R.T. Trail Series is coming up on May 12th. The Run with A View race is 8 miles of fun. In typical H.U.R.T. style, the course is 4 miles uphill and the second half, all downhill.

The race starts at the neighborhood park (on the left) at the corner of Kaahele St. and Naalii St., goes 1/2 mile up Kaahele St. to the trailhead and makes a 7 mile clockwise loop on trails before returning back down Kaahele St. to the park. It is 8 miles total. Cheryl will be stationed at the only aid station at the 3.5 mile mark, so plan to bring a water bottle, as you may need it. The race starts at 7:00 am, so please be there to check in by 6:30 am with your $10 entry fee. Awards will be given to the first 10 men and to the first 10 women finishers and there will be soda, water, gatorade and food at the finish. Fun for all ! We also have a limited supply of nice, new Patagonia/HURT Trail Series shirts for $20 each.

Driving directions: If you are coming from Honolulu, take H-1 freeway ewa direction to the Waimalu Exit. After taking the Waimalu Exit, immediately get into the left lane and prepare to stop at the traffic light. Take another left at the stop light, getting onto Moanalua Rd. (heading Diamondhead). Go to the 2nd traffic light, Kaahele St., and take a left (mauka). continue up Kaahele St. for quite a distance up the hill, until you reach the stop sign at Naalii Street. The neighborhood park is on the left and there is plenty of parking on Kaahele St.

If you have any questions, contact Race Directors, Cheryl Loomis 488-0784 [email protected]) or Don Fallis 247-4144 [email protected]

See ya there !