Aloha! Welcome to
Wow!! How time flies, especially when you are enjoying
yourselves in our HURT Trail Series. 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
(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 everyone bring their
own concoctions/special needs for the race & you are highly
encouraged to do so. Please also feel free to bring a potluck to
share, but it is not required.
We will be there to
open the main gate at 4:30am, so we can set-up by the 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 you can 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 hour or so – strongly suggest you bring a
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
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.
We promise this to
be another exciting race & look forward to seeing you all soon!