Photos by RD Michael Cole.
Photos by RD Michael Cole.
The HURT 100 is extremely appreciative of Matt Stevens' efforts in the making of the HURT 100 Film. As you are aware, Matt and his team are attempting to the fund the event via a Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/698872650/hurt-100-film-the-story-behind-the-iconic-ultramar?ref=project_link . To date the fundraising goal is at 54% with 21 days to go before the all or nothing campaign closes.
In the past, the HURT 100 has taken part in similar fundraising activities for worthy projects, whether being a national organization or a fellow HURT runner in need, the HURT 100 has been supportive via our auctions to provide entry into the HURT. This year, in order to give the HURT 100 Film fundraising a gentle nudge, the HURT 100 is offering the following for the 2018 HURT event via an open auction:
If, for whatever reasons, the Kickstarter project is not funded, the highest bidder will then receive:
Bidding for the auction items starts at $650 (USD) and no higher.
Details of the auction for the 2018 slot are described below.
On Friday, February 24th at 6PM Hawaiian Standard Time, the auction will go live as a post on www.hurt100trailrace.com. Simply write your bid in on the comments section with your name. The auction will close exactly two days later on Sunday, February 26th at 6:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time. Each comment/bid is time stamped. Please only increase bidding amount by $10 increments. If you are the winning bid, you have 24 hours to notify Jeff Huff ([email protected]) and Matt Stevens ([email protected]) that your bid won, as well as pledge the amount bid on the kickstarter page. At that point we will confirm you as the high bidder and confirm your pledge on Kickstarter. If you have already donated to the film, thank you, and feel free to deduct this amount from your new pledge for your HURT spot should you win the auction. If the winning bid does not make the pledge in 24 hours, the next highest bid will be awarded the spot, and the same process will occur as above. We are trusting that people will bid honorably in this auction, and please know that your chances in future HURT lotteries will not go well should you choose to bid an amount you do not intend on fulfilling. Mahalo for your kokua, and good luck!
For those who are not interested in bidding on the above slot, we ask that you seriously consider a donation to this worthwhile endeavor. The HURT 100 has always stood by the premise of no sponsors / no a$$holes. With that said, though, Matt Stevens is one long-time HURT a$$hole worth sponsoring! All jokes aside, please know that we have seriously vetted this production in order to tell the story of what runners historically go through out on the HURT 100 course, and we are totally in alignment with Matt to make this your story. This film is being made to celebrate our HURT ohana, not for profit. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Huff at [email protected]
Jeff Huff, HURT 100
It's that time of the year again! HURT Hawaii trail series is coming up and Aiea Loop Express RD Michael would like to take out for a training spin this Saturday, February 18, over at Aiea Loop Trail. Please bring your best smile, WATER, and your spare rainbows. Meet at the lower parking lot ready to run by 7 am!!
If you can't make it this Saturday, more training opportunities will come. Stay tuned to this channel and we'll do our best to get the word out as soon as possible.
Spend 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/
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