Weather/Storm Update 8-8-14 Maunawili Out and Back – August 9, 2014

UPDATE 8/6/14:

It is with a heavy heart and a very full refrigerator that I need to announce the cancellation of Run with the Pigs.  The State has informed us that the level of danger with Iselle is too high and they will not permit the Maunawili Out and Back.  We are looking at alternatives and will be trying to develop options.  We realize how very disappointed you all are, as are we.  

Please be patient; we hope to provide a solution that may help to take the edge off of the sting.  Most importantly, keep yourselves and your families safe. 

So very sorry,

Neal, Marian, and the HURT ohana


First of all, congratulations to all that were chosen for a coveted spot in the January 2015 HURT 100!  Enjoy the training and preparation for an epic experience!  Good luck to those lucky wait-listers!  The lottery drawing party at the Huff's home was awesome – thank you so much to the wonderful hosts, Jeff and Vanessa!

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Maunawili to Waimanalo and Back

aka – Run With the Pigs

Saturday, August 9, 2014***

The run will start at 7:00 from the Nuuanu Pali Lookout.  All runners, including both relay team members, need to be at the lookout between 6 and 6:30 to get your bib numbers and check in.  Parking at the lookout is limited and we cannot use the parking lot for runner’s vehicles. Carpool if possible. You may ONLY park on the roadway leading to the lookout.  The parking tsar will direct you at the main gate when approaching from Honolulu-side.  Please cooperate and do not park your car in the lot.  This requirement is one of the terms with which we must abide in order to utilize the State park.

The run utilizes a handicapped start.  “More experienced” (aka older) folks start first; women start before men.  Your bib number will determine your start time.  Groups should take off every three minutes until all runners are on their way.

The course will be marked – ORANGE is the correct route; BLUE is bad. The start area and turn-around areas will be marked.  For the 8.5 miles in between the ends, simply follow the trail and make no turns at intersections.  See the description below:        

From the Pali Highway Lookout, follow the abandoned Pali roadbed on the right down towards Kailua. About 1/4 mile down where the hairpin turn is cut off by the Highway, continue on between the rock wall and the chain-link fence. Turn right at the intersection with the Maunawili Trail.  Stay on the trail for 11 miles to Waikupanaha Road trailhead in Waimanalo where you will receive aid.  Return by retracing your steps.


Each runner MUST carry adequate water for the entire 11-mile stretch of hot and humid trail.  We recommend 60+ ounces of fluids.  If you require calories during those 11 miles, it is your responsibility to have those with you.  The turn-around aid station needs to track all runners that pass through.  Make sure your bib number has been recorded. This is a low-key and fun event with few rules.  However there are some behaviors that are absolutely disallowed and will get you disqualified:

  • Littering on the trail is not tolerated
  • Conducting yourself in an aggressive or unsafe manner toward other runners, hikers, bikers, or equestrians is not tolerated.
  • Short-cutting the trail is not tolerated.
  • Leaving the course without notifying a race director is not tolerated.
  • Whining, pouting, and being grouchy are not tolerated.  Have fun!

NOTE: There is an early-start option for 6:00 am. Those choosing the early start will be ineligible for awards.

Get your inner pig on and enjoy a great run!

 ***Please check this blog prior to race day for up-to-date race information regarding the expected storms heading our way.