Maunawili Out & Back Instructions

Maunawili to Waimanalo and Back

a.k.a. – Run With the Pigs

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The run will start at 6:00 from the Koolau Golf Course.  Plan to arrive by 5:15 to get your bib numbers and check in.  All runners (including both members of a relay team) must check in at the Koolau Golf Course.

Parking is limited to the last parking lot as you enter the golf course area.  A parking attendant will guide you.  Only park in the designated area.  We are limited to 50 stalls – carpooling is encouraged.  

There are portable luas (bathrooms) at the start/finish.  Please be respectful and DO NOT enter the Koolau facility!!!  Bring your own water to wash up after the run, if needed.  There will be no use of the golf course water or bathrooms!

The course will be marked – PINK is the correct route; BLUE is bad. The start area and turn-around area 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 Koolau Golf Course, follow the abandoned road towards the Pali Highway. There is a "Y" intersection about ½ mile after the start – bear right at the "Y".  You will follow the road, which turns into single-track trail, then go under the Pali Highway, climb a ladder, and turn left onto the trail that will connect to the Maunawii Demonstration Trail.  Go down about 8 stairs and turn right at the intersection with the Maunawili Demonstration Trail.  Stay on the trail for 10 miles to the Waikupanaha St. 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.  You will not be able to start if you do not have a way to carry fluids.  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.
  • Race organizers MUST be notified if you are leaving the course at any point.
  • Whining, pouting, and being grouchy are not allowed.  Have fun!

Instructions from the Start to the Waimanalo turn-around