Saturday Training: July 20 – Maunawili Taining Run / Run With the Pigs Information

Aloha Athletes:

This Saturday, the playground will be the Maunawili Trail, site of the upcoming Maunawili Out and Back (aka – Run With the Pigs).  There are many options for start times and locations – do what works for you.  There will be a group starting at the Waimanalo end of the trail at 5:30 am, doing the full 22 miles.  There will be a smal amount of water stashed at the Pali looukout, but if you plan to do the full distance, please take care of your own refueling needs.  Don't forget that it is a long and hot 11 miles each way and good hydration is imperative.


As of this posting, it looks as though there are 13 slots left for the race.  If you are interested in running this, don't delay.  Ultrasignup.com is handling the registration and there will be no race-day show-up/sign-up and bandits are strongly discouraged. Unofficial runners could
jeopardize HURT’s ability to obtain permits for future use of the trail. If you
see someone that is not officially entered, please share this information with


Design by Melanie Decker Koehl

NEW***Run With The Pigs VISORS are now available – $10 each.

If you have not yet ordered your Run With the Pigs t-shirt or visor, you need to get on that quickly.  The deadline for orders is this Friday, July 19 at the end of the day.  Order your shirts and visors here: RWTP Shirts

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

Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map)

What: 22 miles of single-track
trail – Solo or 2-person Relay

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

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.

**If you are able to help out a visiting runner, Brett could sure use a ride to and from the race.  He is staying on Ala Moana Boulevard near the shopping center and can be reached via email at brettDOTkettleATgmailDOTcom.  Let's show our aussie friends some aloha!**

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

There are no restrooms at the start/finish. 
Driving from town, there is a park with restrooms on the Pali Highway at
the intersection with Paiwa Road. 
Driving from Windward, there are restrooms at a park by Maunawili School
at the corner of Uluhala and Ulupii. 
Please refrain from using the foliage at the Pali lookout.


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. I can provide driving instructions on race morning. Relay teams may
hand off car keys at the turn-around aid station.


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 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. 
    = BAD. The middle will not have any markings.
  • 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. 


There will be awards given to the
first five men, first five women, and first five relays to cross the finish

There will be plenty of food and
drink at the finish.  Please plan to stay
around to enjoy and swap stories. 

NOTE: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout is a
State park (http://www.hawaiistateparks.org):
Park rules are designed to help you and others have an enjoyable visit while
protecting the cultural and natural resources. This is from the State Parks

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: The use or possession of alcoholic beverages
is prohibited.

Please do not jeopardize the permit granted
to HURT for this race. Mahalo!

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