Vi’s Top of Tantalus 2023


Date: April 8, 2023
Start Time: 8:00 am
Race Directors: Judy Carluccio and Sara Santilli


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About the Race 

Date: April 8, 2023
Start Time: 8:00 am
Race Directors: Judy Carluccio and Sara Santilli

Vi’s Top of Tantalus is a 7 mile trail race on the technical trails of Tantalus Mountain in memory of our dear HURT friend, Vi Medusky-Jones, who passed away from ALS several years ago. The start finish is at scenic Puʻu Ualakaʻa State Park overlooking Honolulu. Plan on steep climbs and descents, and, with any luck, lots of mud.

NOTE a change at the finish line: We’re proud to announce that the HURT Trail Series will be cupless! Bring your own reuseable cup for post-race rehydration.

Start Location

Puʻu ʻUalakaʻa State Park
3198 Round Top Dr
Honolulu, HI 96822

Race Check-In Procedure

  • IMPORTANT PARKING INFO:  No parking inside the Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a State Park for racers. Parking inside the park is limited to volunteers. All participants must park on the shoulder of Round Top Drive outside the entrance of the State Park, with all tires COMPLETELY off of the roadway. Carpooling is highly encouraged, as shoulder space is limited. The vehicle operator is solely responsible for consequences that may occur due to illegal parking.
  • NOTE that if you park inside the Park, it must be in a marked stall; be aware that Park officials have issued citations for not doing so.
  • Check-in Check-in on race morning will be required at a table set up in the parking lot near the restroom between 7:20 and 7:55 am.  If you miss the 7:55 am cut-off for registration, you must wait until after the race has started to register and begin your run.  Your time will not be adjusted for the delayed start.  
  • At check-in, participants will be given a bib with an assigned number.
  • Once check-in is complete, hang out until the Race Directors provide final instructions and send you on your way. 
  •  Restrooms are available at the start/finish.
  • There are no aid stations on the course so runners should be prepared to carry fluids, fuel, etc. with them.  
  • REMEMBER:  Have fun! Be courteous to your fellow runners and show your thanks to the volunteers!
  • Contact us if you have any questions.


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HURT Trail Series Waiver

  • I wish to enter and participate in a HURT, Inc. Trail Series event.  I accept the rules, conditions, and regulations of the event and will comply with them.  I am aware of and assume all risks associated with this trail run, recognizing it is extremely difficult and hazardous for even well-conditioned athletes under the most favorable of conditions.  The Trail Series Runs cover difficult mountainous terrain with precipitous drop offs in a tropical rain forest and span great extremes of humidity and temperature.  I certify that (a) I am in excellent physical condition, (b) I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person, and (c) I have sufficiently trained for participation in this event, on rugged trails.  I am also aware that I may be exposed to physical injury from a number of natural factors on the trail, such as lack of water, threat from wildlife, rainstorms, rockslides, and hazards from vehicular traffic attendant to running across roadways.  I understand and accept that the risks include the fact I may become injured or incapacitated in a location where it is difficult or impossible to get required medical aid to me in time to avoid additional physical injury, even death.  Knowing these facts, nevertheless in consideration of HURT, Inc. accepting this entry, I HEREBY FOR MYSELF, MY HEIRS, EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE the HURT Inc., State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Na Ala Hele Trail Group, RRCA, any official sponsor, entity, and the officers, trustees, directors, shareholders and/or members, agents and employees of each, all medical and other personnel assisting with the Run, or any of them and any other person connected with this running event, their representatives, successors and assigns, “Run Management”, FROM ANY AND ALL RIGHTS CLAIMS OR LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE for any and all injuries to me or my property, or for damage caused by me or by any else (including Acts of God), arising out of or in connection with my participation in this event, and further indemnify and hold harmless the said Run Management from any and all liability or claims arising out of or in connection with my participation in this event.
  • I understand that if I am under the age of eighteen, a parent or guardian must approve my race participation on this waiver. I will need to deliver this signed waiver either prior to the race or at the race start in order to participate.
  • I understand that entry fees are necessary to meet the costs of preparation months in advance of the Run, and that if the Run is canceled because of Acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Run management, the entry fee will not be refunded.
  • I understand that there are no refunds for entry fees should I choose not to participate in the event. 
  • I understand that I cannot roll over my entry to the next year should I choose not to participate in the event.
  • I understand that I cannot transfer my entry to another entrant as the event is limited by permitting agencies. 
  • I give permission for free use of my name, voice, picture or my writings for any magazine or newspaper articles, broadcast, promotion or other account of the event.



The Participant and Parent/Guardian hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress execute the Waiver under the following terms:



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