Vi's Top of Tantalus Results and Photos

Kat And Judy 2016
Kat and Judy, Photo Credit: Johnny Landeza

Great job by all the runners' this past Saturday! It was nice to see so many smiles at the finish. Congratulations to Ryan Karwiel, who also won Aiea Loop Express, and Shawna Ping for winning their respective categories. Click here for the results.

Kalani was out in the field again taking wonderful trail photos. View his album through his Facebook Profile.

Mahalo to all our wonderful volunteers who makes our RD job easy: Benita, Arvel, Michael Cole, Rosie, Steve Villiger, Clem, Elisa, Jacki, Jacque, DeAnna, Pricilla Clark, and Mike Hee. Also to the trail marking team of Freddy Halmes, Heather, and Scot Kuwaye. And, of course, to John and PJ who make everything possible for our HURT Ohana.

Next up is Kealia Quad Crusher on May 7. There are a few more slots open, so give your quads something to remember and REGISTER!

Judy and Kat, RDs 
Vi's Top of Tantalus

Vi's Top of Tantalus 7+ miler - Trail Series Race #2 - Saturday, April 16th, @8AM

Vi's Top of Tantalus is sold out but we are looking forward to seeing everyone who has signed up for race #2 of our HURT trail series.

20150411-HURT-Vis-Top-of-Tantalus-Trail-Race-0414-3076The race run will start and finish at the Pu'u Ualakaa Park, about two miles up Tantalus Mountain on Round Top Drive. The park opens at 7 AM. This race is conducted in memory of our dear HURT friend, Vi Medusky-Jones, who passed away from ALS.

According to our permit from the Division of State Parks, we are required to leave parking spaces open to other park users. Please park out on Round Top Drive, outside the entrance to the park, making sure your car is completely off the roadway. Carpooling to the race is highly encouraged.

The race will start at the covered lookout, past the bathrooms, and finish in the upper parking lot. The route will be marked with our ribbons, which will be explained race morning when you check in. There will be one aid station which you might pass twice and light refreshments at the finish. The course is rugged and hot, and we urge you to carry a water bottle...our aid stations are only to supplement your water needs.

Please be courteous to other racers and hikers. This is a State Park, so alcohol is not permitted. If you have to drop out, it is mandatory for you to inform one of the race directors at the start-finish, before the race is over.

We all look forward to seeing you on the (possibly muddy) trails!

Judy and Kat
Race Directors

Aiea Loop Express Results and Photos

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first race of the HURT Trail Series, Aiea Loop Express! Ryan Karwiel and Malory Peterson won their respective categories. Click here for the rest of the results.

Here's a post race thank you note from Aiea Loop Express race director, Michael Cole:

IMG_0999To All of the volunteers, course marshalls, cooks, parking tsars, and runners, you made the Aiea Loop Express a Fantastic FUNDAY RUNDAY!!! John PJ Salmonson, Marian, Jeffrey, Jacqueline, Jacki, Juliet, Arvel, Benita, Jaren, Iris, Glen, Augusto, Kalani, Kana, Sandi, Myra, Cassie, Liza, Mike Hee and anyone I may have accidentally omitted, You ALL make my small part in putting on this race Easy with your endless supply of energy!!!MAHALO!!! And, A HUGE THANK YOU to Brenda for keeping me on track and the many, many things she does everyday:)))

Kalani was gracious enough to capture some of the shenanigans, and you should be able to see his album below or through his Facebook profile.


**Aloha, please contact me for permission to use my images elsewhere on social media, or for use in magazines, print, web articles, etc.**This album is public so please feel free to tag anyone you may know.

Posted by Kalani Pascual on Sunday, March 20, 2016


Here's a YouTube video of the race start:

Next up at bat is Vi's Top of Tantalus which is now SOLD OUT. Don't delay to register for the other races. Click here for the trail series lineup.

Welcome Kealia Quad Crusher!

Yes! As some of you may have already heard, Run With A View has been reborn as the Kealia Quad Crusher. In its true HURT spirit, here is the description:

"Kealia Quad Crusher is a 9.2 mile trail run located at Kealia Trail above Dillingham Airfield. The race will be a two lap out & back course. It will start at the Kealia Trailhead, climb 2.3 miles to the top of Kealia Trail where it intersects with Ku'aokala Access Road. Runners will turn around at this intersection and head back down Kealia Trail, retracing the route they just climbed. Returning to the Start-Finish line, they will turn around and run the same route up and down the course. There is cut off time of 2 1/2 hours in order to do the second loop."

 Please join us on May 7, 2016, for this inaugural event. Click here to register!

Photo by Robert P. Smith

Javelina Jundred Bound

We at HURT Hawaii have a "Sister Race" arrangement with Aravaipa Running Club (Nick & Jamil Coury) where we choose a volunteer from each club and give them complimentary entries into HURT100 and Javelina Jundred including travel expenses. Aravaipa and HURT have very similar philosophies and are both Ohana oriented.

This year we were pleased to host Thomas O’Reilly from Arizona at HURT100 2016. He ran the race, stayed with one of our HURT family in Lanikai, and attended the Monday banquet.

2015-08-29-HURT-Tantalus-Triple-Trek-2885We’ve chosen Jeff Fong, a very treasured HURT volunteer and trail series race director, to attend Javelina Jundred which will take place October 29-30, 2016, in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park of Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Congratulations and good luck to you, Jeff! We can’t wait to hear your running adventure... in the desert... with coyotes... on halloween.

Annual Post H.U.R.T. 100 Potluck (and short shuffle) SUNDAY January 24th @ 7:30am

Aloha Athletes, Hurt

Congrats to everyone who toed the line to run/volunteer/pace or help in any way at H.U.R.T. 100 2016! Another year is in the books and that means this Sunday we'll be doing our annual recovery "run". Please come out and share your stories, show off your injuries or just say hello. Meet at the Ho'omaluhia Gardens in Kaneohe (map) outside the garden at the gate at 7:30am.

Please make sure to stay quiet as this is a residential area. Round trip will probably take an hour or so to do an out and back in the garden (~5-miles). Those wanting a bit more can go to the Pali lookout and back, around 9 miles.

The garden opens at 9:00 for cars and we typically potluck all the way in at the last parking/picnic area starting between 9:30 - 10.



2016 Trail Series Schedule

2016TrailSeriesThe 2016 HURT Trail Series is opening up with Two Shakas! Click on the Trail Series tab on the top navigation links for race details and registration.

Please note that "Run with a View" aka "Rosie's Race" doesn’t have a firm location yet and is listed as TBD. Make sure you are subscribed to our feed so you won't miss the latest updates.

Each race has limited spots so signing up early is recommended.