It takes a village. Especially with a race like this. I need people at the start/finish, to manage an aid station, and days before to help clear and mark trails. The route is new every year, so I also rely on course marshals to move our athletes through the course. I want to thank so many volunteers for their help in pulling it all off. A special thanks to Tony Barnhill for our amazing awards… a carving of Tantalus out of cedar for the male/female winner (Nicolas Escobar and Stephanie Raven). And thanks to Brent Wong for creating the “King/Queen of the Mountain” award for the first male/female to reach the highest point first (Nicolas Escobar and Zoe Sims). And we cannot forget our partners Uloha and Runners HI, they supplied me with gift certificates and I passed them along to the final ten finishers.
This year was quite an undertaking as it had a few new sections and added up to 12 miles and about 3,800 feet of elevation. But when you sign up for a Mango race, you kinda know what you’re in for.
Results can be found here: https://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=277202
My heart is full and I already can’t wait to create next year’s course.
With Much Aloha, Melanie