Kealia Quad Crusher – Trail Series Race #3 – Saturday, May 7th, @ 7AM

Aloha Quad Crushers!

Race day is Saturday May 7 with a start time of 7am. The race is SOLD OUT and there will be no race day signup so if you’re super bummed you didn’t get a slot, please come out and volunteer instead! Make sure to arrive early enough to get checked in, get comfy and do any warm up routines to prepare yourself for the few hills we have in store for you on the course.

As many of you know, Run With A View, which has been a part of the HURT trail series for many years, has been reborn this year as the Kealia Quad Crusher. For all your GPS holders out there, you’ll likely find that the course is actually closer to 10(ish) miles. The official state trail website lists the mileage at 2.5 miles per leg (so 5 miles per lap) but we realize many of you have been getting varying distances. We also know that HURT runners love the opportunity to do bonus miles, especially when uphill, so please don’t be too concerned about the precise mileage and enjoy the run 🙂

Course Description
The race will be a two lap out & back course. It will start at the Kealia trailhead, climb 2.5 miles to the top of Kealia Trail where it intersects with Ku'aokala Access Road. Runners will turn around at this intersection and head back down Kealia Trail, retracing the route they just climbed. Returning to the start/finish line, they will turn around and run the same route up and down the course.

The route will be marked with our ribbons, which will be explained race morning when you check in. Course marshals will be on course to point you in the proper direction at critical turns. As always, blue is bad. Do not follow any trails marked in blue ribbon.

image from hurthawaii.blogs.com

Aid Stations
There will be no aid stations ON the course. All food & water will be available only from the start/finish near the parking area. You will be passing through here at the half way point during the race so you will have a chance to fill up, eat and drink at approximately mile 5. But keep in mind that the course is rugged and hot, and we urge you to carry your own water bottle for safety and comfort. Bathrooms and water spigots are available at the start/finish.

Directions & Parking
The main starting/staging area for the race is the Dillingham Airfield. From Farrington Highway, after passing Camp Mokuleia, turn left into the third entrance to Dillingham Airfield. Proceed straight ahead 0.4 mile to the parking area. Parking has been allowed by the Dillingham Airfield’s Manager and will be in the grass field adjacent to the start/finish area. Do NOT park in the paved parking lot. As always carpooling is encouraged and appreciated.

Cutoffs
If a runner fails to complete the first lap within the 2.5 hour cutoff time, they will be disqualified, and will not be allowed to head back out on the course.

If you have to drop out or choose not to continue on a second lap, it is mandatory for you to inform one of the race directors at the start-finish, before the race is over. We don’t want to have to send a search party after you.

Awards
Race awards will be for the top 5 finishers for each gender. The prizes are your once in a lifetime chance to win a hand painted, signed, limited edition bowl created by HURT’s very own Augusto, Kelly, Shell and Rosie!  They are ridiculously awesome and worth all the pain and suffering it will take to earn one.

Posse

Please Kokua

  • Please stay on the trail as this is a sensitive area and a number of endangered plants live along the trail.
  • Please be courteous to other racers and hikers.
  • This is a State Park, so alcohol is not permitted.

Mahalo!

The RD's aka Rosie & Steve

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