Saturday, August 3: Run With the Pigs

Maunawili Out-n-Back 22-mile and
Relay – some last minute details:

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When: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at
7:00 a.m.

Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map)

Here is a google map of the route in one direction.

All registered runners need to be at the
Nuuanu-Pali Lookout by 6:30 to get marked with your number – this includes both
members of a relay team. The start will be staggered, based on age and gender
handicaps.

All runners must carry at
least 40 ounces of water as well as some source of calories (gels, bars, sandwiches, whatever).  There is no aid in between the start and the
turn-around point.

The Start/Finish:

Parking at the Nuuanu-Pali
lookout is very limited; carpooling
is HIGHLY recommended.  You must park
off-site – along the roadway leading to the lookout parking lot.  You will not be able to park in the parking
lot at the top – please abide by the Parking Czars’ instructions. DO NOT occupy
a parking stall.  There are no restrooms at the start/finish. 

EARLY START OPTION – 6:00 a.m. for those who do not wish to
compete for a prize:

  • You must
    notify Marian in advance (221-5171)
  • You must be
    at the lookout prior to the 6:00 am start to be body marked
  • You must be
    ready-to-go at 6:00 a.m. (there will be only one early start time)
  • You will not
    be eligible for any award

The COURSE:

The race is an out-and-back on a mostly
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.  Relay teams may hand off car
keys at the turn-around aid station. No times will be posted – the finishing
order serves as race results.

The RULES:

As with all of the H.U.R.T. runs,
this event is all about fun. 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:

  • The trail
    will be host to a large number of people on Saturday.  Please be patient, courteous, and safe out
    there.  Any aggressive or dangerous behavior
    will not be tolerated.
  • The route
    will be marked with ORANGE
    ribbon about one mile in on both ends of the course.  Do not follow BLUE
    ribbons – they indicate the WRONG way. 
    BLUE
    = BAD.
  • Everyone
    must carry fluids (40 ounces minimum). 
    You will NOT be allowed to
    start without bottles and/or a hydration pack! 
    Be prepared for hot, humid conditions.
  • Stay on the
    trail and do not short-cut.
  • Whenever you
    stop for a view, to rest, or to yield, move off the trail so others can pass.
    Yield to horses, mountain-bikers, and take care when passing hikers. When
    overtaking someone, let them know you are approaching and will be passing on
    their left only when it is safe.
  • Pack It In –
    Pack It Out. Absolutely no littering.
  • Very Important! – If you need to drop out or leave the
    course, be sure to notify Marian (at the lookout) or Neal (at the turn-around).
    Do not leave without notifying someone in charge – we need to account
    for everyone who starts on the trail in the morning.
  • Be courteous
    and take care of each other.  HAVE FUN!

PAU HANA:
There will be plenty of food and
drink at the finish.  Please plan to stay
around to enjoy and swap stories.  Bring
warm clothing and a chair. 

Questions? Call Marian (808) 221-5171 or email
mnyasuda@hawaiiDOTrrDOTcom

Images (3)Now get out there and get muddy!

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6 Comments

  1. Yay! Can’t wait. First time on this trail and bummed I couldn’t make a training day for a preview of the trail. How’s the elevation change? Is it primarily uphill in either direction? Mahalo.

  2. To Marion Yasuda, My name is Crystal Fuentes. I would like to start the race at 6:00am tomorrow (August 3,2013). Thank you.

  3. Folks, since I couldn’t run tomorrow due to Military obligation, I decided to strike out on my own today and do it. They opened the gate at 420 and I was running by 430. I really shouldn’t say running, I guess I ran down the hill, but once on the trail I had to slow down or eat dirt. I ran into a few pigs that made their presence known, and got real close to one that was eating on the trail before he finally heard me and scampered away…amazing how they can dive down those extreme hills without tumbling. I ran with my assault pak with gear, food and 100 ounces of water in the camelbak. There was a lot of mud from about mile 4 on, and there are several trees down, nothing dangerous, but obstacles none the less. I was happy when i got past mile marker 6 and I could do more outright running…of course I knew that I would have to come back to the hills shortly. My legs felt fine and I was able to push myself up that last hill to the lookout point. My time wasn’t impressive, 7hr3min, but I am happy, I think I am gaining a love/hate relationship with switchbacks, good luck to everyone tomorrow and look out for those pigs!!!!!!

  4. Enjoyed the run today (because I did it as a relay 🙂
    Came back to the Pali and grabbed some wraps (to go). Ate them for snack at home after my shower….ONOLICIOUS!!!! can I get the recipes (I had the eggplant & sweet potato ones, but would love it if can provide all recipes…wish I had grabbed one of each!!

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