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September 3 @ 5:30 am 2:00 pm

TTT is close to a 30-mile course with each runner completing three Trek loops, with a return to the Nature Center aid station each loop.


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Tantalus Triple Trek Trail Race
$ 60.00



September 3
5:30 am – 2:00 pm
Trail Race Category:

Race Directors

Kelly Sutcliffe
Mike Flartey




2131 Makiki Heights Dr
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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  • Each loop will head up the Kanealole (Center/Pipe) trail across Makiki Valley trail, up & along the Moleka, Manoa Cliff, and Kalawahine trails then along Tantalus Drive. The route will continue down Nahuina trail, back across Makiki Valley trail then down the Maunalaha trail (Hogsback). Runners will proceed past the start/finish and cross the HNC driveway over to the Makiki Botanical trail (the graveled trail) and follow this down to the public parking area where race staff will check runners in. Runners will then proceed back up to start/finish to complete one circuit.
  • Runners are expected to know the course or be able to follow the trail markings (see provided map). There will be course marshals at the major intersections for only the first loop. The course will be adequately marked with ORANGE ribbon going from the start to the apex of the course (the top pig gate along Manoa Cliff trial). WHITE ribbon will take runners back down the start/finish. As always BLUE means “BAD.”


  • Available along the access road to the Nature Center (before the gate) and along Tantalus Drive (near the Makiki pumping station). When parking along the side of the road, have all your tires off the roadway. A volunteer will be near the entrance of the access road to assist you with parking.
  • Carpooling is highly encouraged, as space is limited. The vehicle operator is solely responsible for consequences that may occur due to illegal parking.


  • This is a Pre-Race Registration Event. No race day entries will be accepted.
  • No pre-race or post-race gathering will be allowed. HURT is currently recommending that if social distancing is not practical, you wear a mask when in a crowded setting.
  • CHECK-IN: will be required at a table set up under a tent by the start/finish between X:XX – 5:25 am.  If you miss the 5:25 am cut-off for check-in, you must wait until after the race has started to check-in and begin your run.  Your time will not be adjusted for the delayed start. Upon arrival at check-in, do not gather with others. If gathering with others, please social distance.
  • For tracking purposes, each participant will be given a bib with assigned numbers. Please display the number prominently on the front of your body for timing purposes.
  • FACE MASKS: Face masks are highly recommended for all runners at the START/FINISH area.


  • A single drop bag may be left at the Start/Finish and accessed by the runner at the completion/start of each loop. Please have it adequately labeled with your name. Also, be courteous of your fellow runners by not bringing a large drop bag or excessive gear.


  • There will be two aide stations along the course: at the Maunalaha-Kanealoloe trailhead (start/finish area) and at the Kalawahine trailhead (Tantalus road crossing). Both will be adequately stocked with water, sports drink, soda, fruits (watermelon, bananas, oranges), and various salty and sweet treats (peanut butter/jelly sandwiches, chips, gummies, etc.) to keep you going for another loop (or two)!
  • We will be offering Skratch at both aide stations as the featured sports drink.
  • Runners must carry a minimum of 24 ounces of water while on the trail and supply their own gels, electrolytes, and sports nutrition for the race (other than what is offered at the aid station). No aspirin or oral medications will be available.
  • We encourage you to get aid only at either of the two aide stations. While we do welcome crewing, have them meet you at these locations. Crewing anywhere else along the course will not be allowed. Additionally, pacers are NOT needed or allowed for this event.


  • Runners will have 9 hours to complete three loops. Runners must start their third/final loop by 11:30am and reach the Kalawahine aide station by 1:30pm.


  • Sunrise will not be until after 6 am so, please bring a personal light source (i.e. small flashlight, headlamp) to navigate the trail until the sun has adequately lit the trail.
  • The course crosses two roadways. There will be course marshals at both crossings and all trail intersections for only the first loop. After that, be careful when crossing these roadways. There will be not only vehicles but also cyclists and road runners so be cautious and courteous. This is a long race, so a few seconds to be safe is well worth it.
  • Please listen to, thank, and respect the volunteers. We cannot have these events without them! Swearing or signs of disrespect may result in disqualification.
  • As the course is not closed to the public, be courteous to all other trail users. Treat fellow runners and trail enthusiasts with the same kindness and respect that you would like to be treated with. If you would like to pass by, ask to do so when space is available and thank them. Likewise, if someone would like to pass by you, let them do so when space allows. Kindness goes a long way.
  • Please do not leave any `opala (garbage) on the trails. Littering may result in disqualification so “Pack it in and pack it out!” Should you decide to pull yourself from the race, please inform the race directorate as soon as possible before leaving the premises. We would like to ensure that all are safe and accounted for at the end of the day.
  • All volunteers are recommended to wear face masks.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use at Start/Finish.
  • Toilets are available near the Start/Finish.
  • Contact us if you have any questions.


  • At the end of the race, you will be provided a light snack, bottled water, and a sugar-based drink to take with you.
  • Please comply with the <15–minute contact guidance. If you are lingering with others, we recommend that you wear a mask.
  • Please forgive race management as we usher you off the site after the completion of your event to maintain the social distancing policies per our permit.


  • Following the event, if you should test positive for COVID-19, please follow the guidance from the CDC
  • Contact us.   The State Department of Health provides the following guidance for isolation and quarantine due to a positive test result or being a close contact of someone that tests positive for COVID-19.