Firecracker Results and Mahalo!!!

OUTSTANDING Day for a nice run around the Ka'ena Point!!! 

Congratulations to all of you for your incredible accomplishment today under some epic conditions!!

I also want to thank John and PJ for allowing Benita and I to have the honor of hosting this great HURT event, Mahalo!!!

These events are all successful because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteer work force!!! Our HURT community is strong and supportive of each other and make these HURT Trail series runs a joy to attend!! 

Now I am just going to say thank you to everyone that Benita and I can think of, please forgive us if we omit your name..

Thanks USMC (3rd Radio BN), Jeffery, Freddy, Mike C, Mike, H, Mike, O, Daintry, Yumi, Carina, Linda, Jackie, Marin, Shell, Connie, Sandi, Myra, Ruby, Loren, Gus, Kalani, Liza, Chris, Jess, Tony, Nate, The Wolfe's, Lisa, Jaren, The Florian's, Andy....... 

Firecracker 2017 Results

Again, we thank you all for another fantastic event!!!

 

Aloha,

Arvel and Benita

 

 

 


Final Firecracker 10 Mile Race Post

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1 July 2017, 7 AM start time 

Ka'ena Point on the North Shore of Oahu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/@21.5795,-158.2372,226m/data=!3m1!1e3

Please park to the left of the main parking area (as we want to share the main area with other park visitors) and take guidance from our parking attendances as needed. 

Please show up 15 minutes minimum prior to 7 AM to allow for Check in with John and PJ.

Bring a water bottle to run with (20 oz minimum), festive clothing to run in, sun screen, sun glasses, a hat/visor and any other items that will allow you to traverse this nice flat out and back 10 mile course :)

Always be kind and courteous to each other, our race staff and all volunteers!! Mean people will not be tolerated, and possibly made to run the course again to ensure accurate timing!!!! BE NICE!!!! Please thank your volunteers as you run around this beautiful course. 

There will be hand made prizes for the first 5 places for men and women, and Best "Festive" attire prize too!!!

Then hang out with us and share the Aloha and stories of your exciting race around the farthest most point of Oahu!!

Reminder that this is a "Festive" run, so please feel free to wear appropriate clothing to show your enthusiasm for this awesome time of year!! This event is also a pot luck, and you are encouraged to bring a small dish or beverages to share with others.

Aloha,

Arvel and Benita 

arvel@hawaii.rr.com

bashults@yahoo.com

 


Kaena Point Firecracker Preview Run

Ok RUNNERS!!!!

Firecracker Preview Run, 24 June 0700 Start time!!

Bring water and some fuel (food or other secret stuff), sun screen, hat, sun glasses, running shoes (please wear cloths too, we don't want to scare anyone or the local wild life).

The course runs from the end of the pavement at Mokuleia past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side at Yokohama Bay

Directions to the Start:

From the North Shore, follow the signs to Waialua/Mokuleia. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the paved road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park dirt parking lot on your left, as we need to ensure park visitors have parking to share the park with us, so we will leave them the primary parking on the right.

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/@21.5795,-158.2372,226m/data=!3m1!1e3

Hope to see you there, Aloha!!!

Arvel and Benita Shults

Arvel: arvel@hawaii.rr.com

Benita: bashults@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kaena Point Firecracker 10+

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SOLD OUT

Start Time
1 July 2017
Race starts at 7:00am.

If not attending, please cancel your run in Ultrasignup, this will allow us to put others into the event so that a slot to run is not wasted.

Kaena Point familiarization run
There is another running group (BC Endurance) that is meeting at the Point this weekend 17 June 0730 for a run in the area (not the course). If you have never been there, this would be a great opportunity to see the terrain and just get familiar with the area.There will be course preview runs coming up soon, watch for those postings here soon!!!

Description
This race is a pot luck so bring a dish to share, and the course is fast, flat, out-and-back that is a little longer than 10 miles and parallels the ocean along jeep trails and an old sugar cane railroad line. The course runs from the end of the pavement at Mokuleia past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman, to where the pavement begins again on the Waianae coast side at Yokohama Bay. We will have an aid station with water set up at the turnaround, however, we will require ALL runners to carry adequate water (at least one 20-ounce bottle) during the run. It is a hot course without much shade. Please feel free to be "Holiday Festive" in your attire and bring a local kine dish to share with all.

Directions
Directions to the Race Start: From the North Shore, follow the signs to Waialua/Mokuleia. Follow Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield and Camp Erdman. At the end of the paved road, you will come to Kaena Point State Park dirt parking lot on your left, as we need to ensure park visitors have parking to share the park with us, so we will leave them the primary parking on the right. There will be parking attendants directing you where to park.

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/@21.5795,-158.2372,226m/data=!3m1!1e3

Volunteers
We are still accepting volunteers to assist us with the event.
If you are interested in helping please send an email to Benita and I and we will add you to the list and provide details as they develop!!
Send mail to:
Arvel: arvel@hawaii.rr.com
Benita: bashults@yahoo.com
Subject: Firecracker Volunteer

Final instructions to be published soon!!!

Aloha,

Arvel and Benita


Mango Madness Race 6/10

13423757_1192462920785817_499181905073174024_nThe Madness is almost here! This Saturday, meet at Archie Baker Mini Park. It's the triangular-shaped park at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive. The race starts at 7am, so please give yourself ample time to find parking and check in. Prepare for a hot race. We will have two aid stations (one at the road crossing on Moleka, the other at the road crossing at the bottom of Concrete Hill), but my advice is to CARRY water and snacks. It is a 10+ mile race on the steepest sections of Tantalus. Special surprises at the finish to give you some extra motivation. See everyone soon!

 

(pictured are some of the Top 10 Women of the 2016 race)

 

- Melanie (Mad RD)


Mango Madness Preview Run, 6/3, 6am, Nature Center

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Please meet at 6am in the Nature Center parking lot this Saturday, June 3, for another approximate preview of the course. Please bring your hydration pack and snacks. All paces are welcome. No one will be left behind. See you Saturday morning!

Jacque
The Co RD

P.S. The Mad RD will be competing at the Ironman 70.3, aka Honu, in the Big Island this Saturday.  Good luck, Melanie!


Mango Madness Preview 5/27

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Are you ready for Mango? Well, we will get you as ready as you can be! We cannot show you the exact course because that would be against the Mango Madness rules.

Please meet at 7am in the Nature Center parking lot this Saturday, May 27 for an approximate preview of the course. Please bring your hydration pack and snacks. I will be sweeping, so all paces are welcome. No one will be left behind. See you Saturday morning!

Melanie
The Mad RD


aloha all, just a quick reminder that the video shoot for the HURT film on Lanikai ridge is on for tomorrow morning! We hope that as many people as possible can make it, as this footage will likely be used as a closing shot for the film. Please meet Melanie at the boat ramp at Kailua Beach Park at 8 AM. She will be in contact with Steven and Bryson up on the ridge, and the group can walk/jog over to the trail for the shot. The whole deal should take about 2 hours. Hope to see you there!


Kealia Quad Crusher Results, Photos, and Videos

The 2nd annual Kealia Quad Crusher was anointed as Soul Crusher this past Saturday as temperatures quickly rose after sunrise. But that didn't stop most of the runners from tackling the "One Hill" twice!

Sergio Florian took the win but not without competition as Jeff Frank was on his heels coming down the switchbacks the second time around. Polina Carlson took 3rd overall while winning and breaking the course record for the women. Congratulations! Click here for the results.

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If you wish to relive your experience at Kealia Quad Crusher, click on the following links. 

Photos:
Kalani Pascual (on Facebook)
Augusto Decastro

Videos:
Kalani's cool drone footage
Augusto's pre-race briefing and course footage

As always, the trail series are run by our gracious volunteers. Mahalo for all your help.

Next up is Mango Madness on June 10, which is sold out. Please tune in to this channel for the partial course preview training run coming up soon. Contact us if you wish to volunteer.

Rosie and Steve
KQC RDs