Fourth of July H.U.R.T. Trail Series Race
Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile Trail Race: Saturday July 4, 2009 7:00 a.m.
Start the Holiday weekend off with a Bang!!
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. We promise, no extra loops and we won't make you run the course in reverse!
The race starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.
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 not even be marking the
course. Keep the ocean on your right side on the way out and keep the ocean on your left side on your return.
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 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.
Click here to see 2008 results. Click here and here to see photos from the start finish in 2008. Nick Kaiser's wife Pel took these awesome photos in 2007 out on the course.
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
Aloha, Bob and Barbi