TTT Course Preview/Training Run This Saturday 8/22

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 6:30am

TRIPLE TREK COURSE PREVIEW/TRAINING

Aloha Athletes,

One more week until the big weekend! Thank you to all of you who came out for our course preview training run yesterday!! Was a super fun morning in the mud!

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This Saturday the 22nd, JulieT will be leading the second preview/training run to go one full loop of the course again. Please meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6:30am.

Bring sufficient water as well as any nutrition (gels, energy bars, magic potions) you require, and most of all come to HAVE FUN! If you have not yet been on the Tantalus trails please make it a point to remain with Julie and the group. See last week’s training run post for a map of the course. For the most part the race itself will consist of three loops of the course.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this training run – you don’t have to be registered for the Triple Trek race, and all levels of trail runners are encouraged to come!

Have a great remainder of week and hope to see you on the trails!

Mahalo,

Julie, Fish, and Jeff (da 3T RDs)


TTT Course Preview/Training Run This Saturday 8/15

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 6:30AM

TRIPLE TREK COURSE PREVIEW/TRAINING

Aloha Athletes,

Many congratulations to all that ran last weekend’s Maunawili Out&Back 22-miler (aka the Run with the Pigs). As usual Marian and Neal Yasuda have outdone themselves in putting on another great event that’s kept us coming back year after year! It’s now time to keep those legs going for the final race of the H.U.R.T. trail series, the Tantalus Triple Trek (3T)!

This Saturday, JulieT will be leading the first preview/training run to go one full loop of the course. Remember there are will be only two weeks until race weekend. Please meet at the picnic and restroom area at the Maunalaha trail head (by the Hawaii Nature Center) at 6:30a.m. Bring a minimum of 32 oz of water as well as any nutrition (gels, energy bars, magic potions) you require, and most of all have fun. If you have not yet been on the Tantalus trails please make it a point to remain with Julie and the group, or be with someone who knows the course. Below is a map of the course. For those unfamiliar with the trails, please feel free to print a copy for reference along the training run. For the most part the race itself will consist of three loops of the course.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this training run – you don’t have to be registered for the Triple Trek race, and all levels of trail runners are encouraged to come! You don't have to run the full distance (or you can go longer), come and do as little or as much as you like.

Hope to see you on the trails!

Mahalo,

Julie, Fish, and Jeff (da 3T RDs)

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Run with the Pigs - Race Results-Corrected

Aloha Athletes,

A huge mahalo to all of the runners and volunteers who came out for Run With the Pigs aka Maunawili 22 miler today. Marian and Neal pulled off yet another fantastic race full of the most amazing food, prizes and pig themed fun.

The Race results are here: Updated and Corrected Results From position 67, early starters listed in alphabetical order. 

See you all next for the sold out Triple Trek on August 29th!

Rosie


Maunawili to Waimanalo and Back a.k.a. - Run With the Pigs - Final Instructions

Maunawili to Waimanalo and Back

a.k.a. - Run With the Pigs

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The run will start at 7:00 from the Nuuanu Pali Lookout.  Plan to arrive by 6:15 to get your bib numbers and check in.  All runners (including both members of a relay team) must check in at the lookout.

Parking at the lookout is limited.  We cannot use the parking lot for runner’s vehicles.  You must park on the roadway leading to the lookout.  The parking tsar will direct you at the main gate when approaching from Honolulu-side.  Please comply and do not leave your car in the parking lot.  This is one of the requirements for the permit to use the State park. The area is subject to break-ins and thefts.  Leave nothing of any value in your vehicle!

There are NO bathrooms at the start/finish.  Please be respectful and plan accordingly.  From town side, there are bathrooms at the Nuuanu Valley Park on Puiwa Street.  From the Windward side, there are bathrooms at Maunawili Park or the Windward City Shopping Center.

The run utilizes a handicapped start.  “More experienced” (aka older) folks start first; women start before men.  Your running number determines your start time.  Groups will start every three minutes until all runners are on their way.  For some, this means you get to cheer other runners for a while.

The course will be marked – PINK is the correct route; BLUE is bad. The start area and turn-around area will be marked.  For the 8.5 miles in between the ends, simply follow the trail and make no turns at intersections.  See the description below:

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Each runner MUST carry adequate water for the entire 11-mile stretch of hot and humid trail.  We recommend 60+ ounces of fluids.  If you require calories during those 11 miles, it is your responsibility to have those with you.  The turn-around aid station needs to track all runners that pass through.  Make sure your bib number has been recorded. This is a low-key and fun event with few rules.  However, there are some behaviors that are absolutely disallowed and will get you disqualified:

  • Littering on the trail is not tolerated.
  • Conducting yourself in an aggressive or unsafe manner toward other runners, hikers, bikers, or equestrians is not tolerated.
  • Short-cutting the trail is not tolerated.
  • Leaving the course without notifying a race director is not tolerated.
  • Whining, pouting, and being grouchy are not tolerated.  Have fun!

NOTE: There is an early-start option of 6:00 am.  If you would like this option, you must notify Marian no later than 1:00 pm on Friday at 221-5171.  You will not be eligible for any award if you take the early start.

***There will be a special award for the most enthusiastic swine swagger.  Get your pig on and enjoy a great run!


Tantalus Triple Trek race route inquiries

Aloha Runners/Athletes,

The race directorate, organizers, and staff have recently been peppered with questions regarding a rumor that there will be new route for this year's race. At this time the RDs and organizers would like to request that these inquires and rumors please cease. The more important task at hand should be training for the Maunawili Out&Back 22-miler, aka Run with the Pigs, especially since the trail god have decided to up the anty on that race with heat and humidity. Following the completion of Marian and Neal's also extravaganza, the RDs will post for the course preview and route map. Mahalo for your kokua!

Da 3T RDs


Saturday July 25th @ 6am - Maunawili Course Preview

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This Saturday, we’ll be back at the Maunawili Trail for a preview run for the Maunawili Out and Back (aka - Run With the Pigs). As always, there are many options for start times and locations - do what works for you. There will be a group starting at the Pali lookout at 6 am. If you plan to do the full distance (22 miles to turnaround point), please take care of your own refueling needs. Don't forget that it is a long and hot 11 miles each way and good hydration is absolutely imperative.

  • Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map) There are NO bathrooms at the lookout. The nearest public restroom is at a park located on the Kokohead side of the Pali Highway, off of Puiwa Road in Nuuanu. Please plan accordingly.
  • WARNING - There have been numerous break-ins at the lookout over the years; lock up and DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE!

There are only 2 slots left for the relay, grab em while you can! Also a reminder to order your pig gear by July 26th created by the fabulous Melanie Decker Designs. We are offering short sleeve dri-fit shirts, both men's and women's styles. Women's will be pink; Men's will be grey. Pink trucker hats are also available. Shirts and hats may be ordered here by July 26. You will receive an invoice via email and the gear must be picked up at the Pali lookout (Start/Finish) on August 8 before 2 pm. Questions? Call or email Marian at 221-5171 or mnyasudaAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom

A hui ho,

Rosie


Saturday July 18th at 6am - Tour de Kailua with Jake

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It sounds like the group had a great time last week previewing the Maunawili course for the upcoming Run with the Pigs on August 9th. Special thanks to the menehune who is helping to make the course a bit more runnable for you all come race day... Expect another course preview or two for those that are interested in learning the trail but for this week we are taking a slight detour.

This Saturday, Jake will be leading a tour de Kailua. The general route is below, expect 21-25 miles likely at a decent pace :) Make sure to bring water and snacks as it is HOT!

  • Start: Kailua beach park across from buzz's at 6am
  • Run to down north Kalaheo make our way towards the regional park path.
  • Head to the Pali look out.
  • Maunawili trail.
  • Side streets back, maybe hit up the back side of pillbox.

If you have any questions post 'em here.

Also, Run with the Pigs is SOLD out but there are still 6 relay spots for those who want em. Grab em fast at: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=30807. Don't forget to order your shirts and hats from the fabulous Melanie Decker Designs. She completely outdoes herself each year, I'm loving the new design!

Rosie


Run With the Pigs Gear - Order by July 26

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The fabulous Melanie Decker Designs has once again hit a home run for this year's pig gear!  We are offering short sleeve dri-fit shirts, both men's and women's styles.  Women's will be pink; Men's will be grey.  Pink trucker hats are also available.  Shirts and hats may be ordered here by July 26.  You will receive an invoice via email and the gear must be picked up at the Pali lookout (Start/Finish) on August 8 before 2 pm.  Questions? Call or email Marian at 221-5171 or mnyasudaAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom.


Saturday July 11th at 6am - Maunawili (Oink!)

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We're already down to the final 2 races of the trail series. This Saturday, the playground will be the Maunawili Trail, site of the upcoming Maunawili Out and Back (aka - Run With the Pigs) put on by two of the most legendary RD's around, Marian & Neal.  There are many options for start times and locations - do what works for you. There will be a group starting at the Pali lookout at 6 am. If you plan to do the full distance (22 miles to turnaround point), please take care of your own refueling needs.  Don't forget that it is a long and hot 11 miles each way and good hydration is absolutely imperative.

  • Where: Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map
  • There are NO bathrooms at the lookout. The nearest public restroom is at a park located on the Kokohead side of the Pali Highway, off of Puiwa Road in Nuuanu. Please plan accordingly.
  • WARNING - There have been numerous break-ins at the lookout over the years; lock up and DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE!

Don't forget to sign up for the race - there will be a relay option as well as the full 22 mile distance. As of this posting there are only 19 slots so don't delay!

A hui ho,

Rosie