Big Mahalo to the HURT Race Support and Directorate
Enough cannot be said, but still I'll attempt to some degree here.
Aid Stations: Year after year, I think the aid stations are great but this year took the competition between each aid station to a new level. The energy at Nuuanu, the lights at Paradise and the excellent volunteers at Nature Center all brought forth the aid station captains' personalities. So much excellent food and lube to share with all! Especially the lube.
Trail Work: Mike and the DLNR Team rocked. Running up the newly refurbished section was amazing. I even hopped over the pungi sticks left behind, and never slipped once. The effort to clear away debris, reroute rivers and make the HURT race another difficult success was tremendous. So much thanks goes out to this crew that like all trail races cannot ever be thanked enough unless you go out and help.
HAM Operators: My family and friends felt very close even in the deep swamps and hidden bayous. My Mom even emailed me about why I stopped at the 100K before I knew I was really done. This well-oiled team of experts made my HAM operating uncle proud back home as he listed closely from afar. Your licenses are well earned and experience cannot be truly understood in this arena. But as I learned so often as a child growing up, KB5DOT signing off! Awesome job out there.
Race Directorate: You are the most visible and tireless of everyone. Yearlong effort is required and many things require duct tape that we never see. Although Jeff may be the Bag Balm of the leadership, PJ is truly the duct tape. Seeing the friendship amongst each of you brings the spirit of HURT out in each of us. Another incredible race!