Race Day: (Saturday) September 3, 2011 - 5:30 am Start.

Aloha Kakou,

Welcome to our 20th Annual TTT.

OK, here’s where we get a little serious on the mileage (50km or 30 miles), after all, this race marks the official beginning of H.U.R.T. training.  As usual, there is no pre-registration, so just come early on race day, bring your $10 and sign-in.

Each runner will complete three of the Trek 10 mile loops, coming back to the Nature Center aid station each loop.  For those of you not familiar with the race course, we suggest you study the attached map, (perhaps you may want to print this out & carry a copy ).  There will probably be a couple of training runs prior to race day, so please look out for these on the HURT blog.

We will have the usual race munchies which will cater to most palates with iced water & gatorate at both aid stations.  Usually race participants bring their own concoctions/special needs & you are highly encouraged to do so.

Race Directors will be there to open the main gate at 4:30 am, and set-up by the Nature Center bathrooms & take care of race registration.  There is no parking above the second gate, so please park on Makiki Heights Road below the Nature Center entrance.  We would appreciate if we didn’t fill-up the lower parking lot, so please kokua and try to park out on the road or even down the water tank and walk up.  Only race officials and volunteers can park up at the top.  Please arrive early enough to park & bring your stuff up to the start & sign-in.

It will be dark on the trail for the first half hour- suggest you bring a small flashlight.

Aid stations will be at the Start & at the 7 mile Tantalus Road crossing.  The Tantalus aid station will stay open until 1:30 pm, so plan accordingly.  “Please take enough fluids with you especially during the later part of the afternoon”. (Most runners bring their own electrolytes)

Cutoff is 11:30, to leave the Start-Finish station for the third loop.  Dropouts need to inform either race directors (Fish/Ernest), so we won’t be looking for you in the woods after the race.

The course will be marked with Orange ribbons, for the uphill section to the top of Tantalus and Green ribbons to bring you back down to the Nature Center.  This is a figure eight course, so orange & green ribbons will overlap in some areas of the course.  As always, BLUE is BAD! So do not go that direction. Bad section & hazards will be clearly marked with Blue ribbons.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.


Click here for course map.

Peacock 100k info and call for volunteers

Hi all: We plan on having one extra aid station at the Peacock 100 Km this year, probably at the entrance to Gordon's loop, where I was the first year we had the race.  We are asking for a volunteer or two to take on this aid station.  You will not need 4 wheel drive since you won't be on the fire roads.  I will apply for all the permits needed, but need volunteer info asap.  Please e-mail me, cetacean6 at hotmail.com for more information.

I have also updated the ultrasignup webpage for the race.  These are first-draft, living documents that will get better with age. Any input such as GPS maps and elevation information will be greatly appreciated.  Again, please feel free to e-mail any of that to me, and I will incorporate that into those documents.

Here is the unfinished Peacock runners manual

Here are a couple maps will get better as we receive more GPS information.  I can e-mail these maps in a much larger format if you'd like.
Loop 1 (Follow Red, then Blue)
Loop 2 (Follow Brown, Red, Blue)

Aloha, Rob

2011 Run with the Pigs Results (UPDATED)

Aloha Athletes,

Another amazing display of food by Marian and Neal as RD's for this race. The pigs were everywhere!

I have the results from John. Click here.

Remember the next race in the HURT Trail Series is the Tantalus Triple Trek on September 3rd. Race start time is 5:30 a.m. More info will be coming.

Aloha, Bob

Maunawili Out & Back 22 Mile and Relay

RUN WITH THE PIGS!!!  Maunawili Out & Back – 22 mile & Relay

Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 a.m.  Home_petunia_jump

Show-up-and-sign-up begins at 6:15 a.m. at the Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map). All runners must register, sign a waiver, and pay $10 at the tent located just on the town-side of the gate entering the park from Nuuanu.

NOTE: There are NO bathrooms at the lookout. The nearest public restroom is at a park located on the Kokohead side of the Pali Highway, off of Puiwa Road in Nuuanu. Please plan accordingly!

Parking is limited; please carpool. Runners and supporters cannot park in the paved lot. There will be awesome volunteers to guide you in the morning to designated areas. Cars must be parked along the roadway leading to the lookout.

WARNING - There have been break-ins at the lookout; lock up and DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE!

200608-019 The course is mostly single-track with rolling hills. It can be very hot and the only aid station is located at the 11-mile turn-around.  Carrying water is MANDATORY.  You will not be able to start without having some fluids with you.  No exceptions!  A minimum of 40 ounces of fluids is recommended.

The start of the run is staggered based upon handicaps assigned by age and gender. This will ensure that people finish closer together and are able to share stories and food at the finish.

Agililty pig For those who have pre-ordered Run With the Pigs shirts, bring your $12.00 per shirt and pick them either before or after the run.   

Any questions? Email or call Marian (221-5171)

UPDATE - Maunawili Out-n-Back 22-mile and Relay

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 Design by

Melanie Decker Koehl

The deadline to place your order for Run With the Pigs shirts is Friday, July 22!  Call or email today!



When: Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.

Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map)

What: 22 miles of single-track trail - Solo or 2-person Relay

Why: Why not?

This is the sixth race of the 2011 H.U.R.T. trail series. As with most of the trail series events, it is a show-up-and-sign-up race. All runners need to be at the Nuuanu-Pali Lookout by 6:15 to pay the $10 registration and sign a waiver. The start will be staggered, based on age and gender handicaps.


Parking at the Nuuanu-Pali lookout is very limited; carpooling is recommended.  You will not be able to park in the parking lot at the top.  Please abide by the Parking Czars’ instructions to park on the grass shoulder along either side of the road leading to the lookout.  Do NOT occupy a parking stall.


The race is an out-and-back on a single-track trail from the Pali lookout to Waimanalo (11 miles each way).  The handoff point for relay teams is at the Waimanalo trailhead on Waikupanaha Street.  I will provide driving instructions on race morning. Relay teams may hand off car keys at the aid station.


As with all of the H.U.R.T. runs, this event is all about fun.  It is a wonderful opportunity to do what you love while surrounded by the greatest group of people you could hope for. However, fun does not preclude safety and etiquette. As always, be careful and smart out there.  Follow these simple rules and fun is virtually guaranteed:

  • Everyone must carry fluids (40 ounces minimum).  You will NOT be allowed to start without bottles and/or a hydration pack!

  • Stay on the trail and do not short-cut.

  • When overtaking someone, let them know you are approaching and will be passing on their left only when it is safe.

  • Whenever you stop for a view, a rest, or to yield, move off the trail so it is free for others.

  • Pack It In - Pack It Out. Absolutely no littering.

  • Be courteous and take care of each other. 

There will be plenty of food and drink at the finish.  Please plan to stay around to enjoy and swap stories. 

DON’T MISS THIS: There will be white performance t-shirts, men’s and women’s  cut, available for pick up at the event showcasing the Mens-tech-shirt
adorable Womens-tech-shirt Run With the Pigs logo designed by Melanie Decker Koehl of Melanie Decker Design and printed by taigraphx for the astounding low price of $12.00 (cash only, please). Men’s and Women’s sizes are: XS, S, M, L, and XL. You must pre-order your shirt no later than July 22 by contacting Marian at [email protected] or calling 221-5171.                               



Saturday Training 7-9-11: Peacock Flats

Aloha Athletes,

We're heading back up to Peacock Flats on Saturday morning. Plan on a 6:30 a.m. start from the parking area behind the Control Tower at Dillingham Airfield. You can go as short or long as you want. Please bring all of your own nutrition, water and electrolytes. We always recommend 60+ ounces of water and don't forget your sunscreen. 

Don't forget Doug will be starting the Hardrock 100 on Friday morning.

If you need more info, place your questions in the comments below. 



2011 Firecracker 10 Mile Pictures (Updated with Results)

Congratulations to all the runners who came out to the race today.  Special thanks to the Co RD's Julie and Jan for all the great support.  You girls rock!  Here are some pics from this mornings fun run.



Big Mahalo to Jan and Julie for stepping up as Race Directors!! We appreciate you doing this. Thanks to all the runners for coming out as well as everyone who helped out at the race. The race results can be seen here

Enjoy the rest of your 4th of July Weekend!

Aloha, Bob & Barbi

Kaena Point Firecracker 10-Miler Announces New Categories, Awards, Theme!!

Aloha Athletes,

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On July 2nd the H.U.R.T. Trail Series heads to end of the road and Kaena Point on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu.

This race is a fast, flat, out and back course that parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line.  

Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile Trail Race: Saturday July 2, 2011 @ 7:00 a.m.

No pre-registration, just show up at least 45 minutes prior to the race start (6.15am), pay the $10 entry fee and be ready to run.

There will be Awards, Theme Prizes, and a BBQ Potluck after the race, so bring a snack or dish to share, a beach chair, swimsuit, sunscreen - to relax and enjoy the post-race festivities! Hotdogs, burgers, condiments, drinks, and fruit will be provided. 

Theme, what theme…!?! Yes indeed, this is an American holiday, so runners that show up in the spirit of this FUN holiday event will be eligible for prizes, as deemed by the Race Day Theme Judges…. So don’t be shy, have some fun… Prize categories may include but are not limited to: Most Patriotic Runner…. Brightest Running Shorts (or shoes)…. Silliest Running Hat….Weirdest Running Outfit, etc.

The course runs from the end of the pavement 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 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. 

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.

For general driving instructions from the Honolulu area, click here

Questions, comments, or periodic episodes of anticipation? Please contact one of the race directors below….

Aloha, Happy Trails, and Happy 4th of July!!

Julie & Jan

Julie: julie.takishimaatyahoodotcom

Jan: janmcgriffatyahoodotcom

Start 4th of July Weekend with a Bang!! H.U.R.T. Trail Series Kaena Point Firecracker Race

Kaena Point-Waianae Side On July 2, the H.U.R.T. Trail Series heads to end of the road and Kaena Point. 

This race is a fast, flat, out and back course that parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane rail line.  

Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile Trail Race: Saturday July 2, 2010  @7:00 a.m.

The course is typically hot on the way out, shady along the Waianae side and there is usually a very nice in-your-face breeze along the return. The route is so simple that we will be doing minimal marking of the course. Keep the ocean on your right side on the way out and keep the ocean on your left side on your return. There will be some volunteers out on the course to assist with any questions.

As with all of our trail races, there is no pre-registration, just show up at least 45 minutes prior to the race start, pay the $10 entry fee and you are all set.

We plan to have a potluck after the race, so bring a dish to share, a beach chair, and sunscreen.

The route goes from the end of the pavement past Dillingham 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.

If you need driving instructions, click here for general instructions from the Honolulu Airport area. Drive to the end of the paved road. We will be on the ocean side. Plan on a 60 minute or full hour drive from Honolulu. Remember we ask that you show up at least 45 minutes before race start to register. 

One more change for the race, Jan M. and Julie T. have agreed to step up as Race Directors this year. Barbi and I have another commitment race day. 

If you have any questions, please post in the comment area below.

Aloha, Bob 

Mango Madness Results

Aloha Athletes,

We had near perfect conditions for Mango Madness this year: rain, trail runners, mud, sun, rain, mud, some more rain, and of course, madness out on the course! At the base of concrete hill I saw most everyone was enjoying themselves.

Great job by race directors, Julie T. and Mike M. as well as all the course marshals, aid station volunteers, course markers and HURT directors John and PJ.

Race Results can be seen here.

Rob Lahoe got some great photos and they can be seen here and here.

The next race in the HURT Trail series is the Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile on July 2. There will be more information posted here soon. Expect nothing like concrete hill and traditionally there has been more dust than mud. 

Aloha, Bob

Run with a View: Results and Mahalo!

Aloha Athletes,

Amazingly enough (given the recent and race day rains), runners showed up for the Run with a View. It was more like Run with Mud, Rain and Wind. The views were slightly obscured by clouds and rain at times. All in all, those who came seemed to have a blast. People finished looking pretty muddy but there were lots of smiles too! So, thank you runners for coming out and playing.

Cheryl wanted to say Mahalo to all those that helped. Thank you to Gordon, Fish, Kat, Lisa, Steve and Jacob. You all contributed. As did Robert and Sue--I am probably forgetting someone. I know others contributed to the amazing post-race food, including Pam, who made some incredible cupcakes. 

Big thank you to Cheryl, John and PJ!! Don, get yourself better! We missed you out there today.

Race Results

Again, we do the best we can on getting these results correct. Sometimes we get names spelled incorrectly or not in the right finishing order. You know what you did, that is really all that matters. 

Our next Trail Series race is Mango Madness on June 11th at 7:00 a.m.

Aloha, Bob