Are You Ready To Runble In The Jungle at HURT? Auction For 2018 HURT 100 Slot About To Go Live

Runners,

Here is your chance to bypass the expected 350 lottery entrants for the 2018 HURT 100, and Runble (my new word) in the Jungle come January 2018. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure 1 of the 125 coveted slots into the HURT 100.

Details of the auction are shown in the previous post. The proceeds from the winning bidder of the auction will be used to help fund the Kickstarter campaign for the HURT 100 film. In addition, the winning bidder will be entitled to the swag provided by the filmmaker at the given donation level.

Please use the comments section on the previous post titled "One Entry ..." if you would like to bid. Please give us your name and amount of bid. Starting price $650.00 (US)

Time is wasting, get to it.

Aloha,

Jeff

 

 


HURT 2018 Auction Slot Awarded

Runners,

 

The bidding was hot and heavy for the auctioned slot for the 2018 HURT 100 to help support the HURT 100 Film. In the end, Todd Meadows secured the highest bid just prior to the close of the auction. Many bids were cast throughout the 2 day period, in the end it became a bidding war between Meadows, Andre Blumberg, Mike Weston and Carl Tippets.

Todd has already made his bid pledge to Kickstarter, with his pledge verified thereby winning the auctioned slot.

Many thanks to the HURT 100 for providing the slot and other other goodies to make it all happen. Additionally, thank you all for your kokua to this very worthy project.

 

Much Aloha,

 

Jeff

 


One entry in 2018 HURT 100 up for auction to support the HURT 100 Film Project

One entry in the 2018 HURT 100 up for auction to support the HURT 100 Film Project

Aloha Runners,

The HURT 100 is extremely appreciative of Matt Stevens' efforts in the making of the HURT 100 Film. As you are aware, Matt and his team are attempting to the fund the event via a Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/698872650/hurt-100-film-the-story-behind-the-iconic-ultramar?ref=project_link . To date the fundraising goal is at 54% with 21 days to go before the all or nothing campaign closes.

In the past, the HURT 100 has taken part in similar fundraising activities for worthy projects, whether being a national organization or a fellow HURT runner in need, the HURT 100 has been supportive via our auctions to provide entry into the HURT. This year, in order to give the HURT 100 Film fundraising a gentle nudge, the HURT 100 is offering the following for the 2018 HURT event via an open auction:

1 no cost automatic entry into the 2018 HURT (bypassing the lottery)
2 banquet tickets for the 2018 post race banquet
1 Official HURT Team Shirt (much sought after shirt, only given to select individuals from the mysterious HURT shirt provider)

If, for whatever reasons, the Kickstarter project is not funded, the highest bidder will then receive:

Lottery bypass to 2018 HURT 100 (will need to pay entry fee, an automatic entry to register will be sent to your email)
2 banquet tickets for the 2018 post race banquet.

Bidding for the auction items starts at $650 (USD) and no higher.

Details of the auction for the 2018 slot are described below.

On Friday, February 24th at 6PM Hawaiian Standard Time, the auction will go live as a post on www.hurt100trailrace.com . Simply write your bid in on the comments section with your name. The auction will close exactly two days later on Sunday, February 26th at 6:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time. Each comment/bid is time stamped. Please only increase bidding amount by $10 increments. If you are the winning bid, you have 24 hours to notify Jeff Huff (jhuff@hawaii.rr.com) and Matt Stevens (matt.stevens.417@gmail.com) that your bid won, as well as pledge the amount bid on the kickstarter page. At that point we will confirm you as the high bidder and confirm your pledge on Kickstarter. If you have already donated to the film, thank you, and feel free to deduct this amount from your new pledge for your HURT spot should you win the auction. If the winning bid does not make the pledge in 24 hours, the next highest bid will be awarded the spot, and the same process will occur as above. We are trusting that people will bid honorably in this auction, and please know that your chances in future HURT lotteries will not go well should you choose to bid an amount you do not intend on fulfilling. Mahalo for your kokua, and good luck!



For those who are not interested in bidding on the above slot, we ask that you seriously consider a donation to this worthwhile endeavor. The HURT 100 has always stood by the premise of no sponsors / no a$$holes. With that said, though, Matt Stevens is one long-time HURT a$$hole worth sponsoring! All jokes aside, please know that we have seriously vetted this production in order to tell the story of what runners historically go through out on the HURT 100 course, and we are totally in alignment with Matt to make this your story. This film is being made to celebrate our HURT ohana, not for profit. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Huff at jhuff@hawaii.rr.com.

Aloha,

Jeff Huff, HURT 100


HURT100 - Throwback Thursday

And just like that, it's February! How are you guys doing? feeling? coping? Personally, I can't wait for July to come so that I can put my name in the hat! But enough about me...

Let's put our hands together again and congratulate Michael Arnstein and Shawn McTaggart for winning HURT100 2017! You can view the full results at UltraSignup.

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L-R: Masazumi Fujioka, Guillame Calmettes, Michael Arnstein, Alyssa Amos, Shawn McTaggart, and Nikki Kimball

A quick announcement from PJ

"I have an assortment of volunteer shirt sizes if anyone did not get the shirt they wanted. Please call PJ and 351-1453."

BELT
CBL-HURT100-BeltThe folks at California Bohemian Leather has made a belt exclusively for HURT100 finishers who earned their buckle. In addition, they have created a special HURT100 20% discount.  

The coupon code is HURT100, and runners can simply type it in during checkout and they will receive 20% off their purchase.

Click here to shop.

HURT100 FILM

Please help Matt Stevens and his team complete the HURT100 feature film. Click Here To Donate. For more information, visit HURT100Film.com.

The next HURT100 will be on January 13 and 14, 2018. We will announce the lottery registration by the 3rd week of July. In the meantime, here's a compilation of various media with permission from different sources to hopefully get you motivated to register again.

PHOTOS
Kalani Pascual (Facebook)
Puerto Mauricio (Facebook)
Edward Sousa aka Tuffy Tufferson (Flickr)
Augusto Decastro
James Kao

VIDEOS
Clare and Amy's HURT100
Cassie Turner
Cesare Rotundo
Ryan Smith's (UltraRunning) clips of runners

WRITEUPS
Marcus England - Part 1
Marcus England - Part 2
Metro HNL - Hurt So Good
Julie Koepke - HURT100 Race Report

SOCIAL MEDIA (with HURT100 Hashtag)
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook

Have I overloaded you with all things HURT100 yet?! ;)

If I've missed anyone or if you would like to share your HURT100 (2017) experience with us, please comment below and I will add it to this post.

Mahalo! I hope to see you all next year.

Augusto
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Mahalo for Supporting the HURT100 Film Project!


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aloha HURT ohana,

I just wanted to say a big mahalo to the HURT ohana for welcoming me, Bryson, Steven, and Jimmy into the many facets of the 2017 HURT 100.  Thank you for allowing us to capture the unfolding drama on film.  If you were at the dinner, we hope that you enjoyed the highlight reel our team put together for HURT.  As hard as they worked to haul heavy camera gear up up Nu'uanu ridge and beyond, Bryson and Steven are working even harder right now on the official trailer.  We look forward to kicking the crowdfunding into high gear shortly and hope you'll consider supporting the film and sharing the trailer with your family and friends on social media.  Imagine being able to share the HURT story and the unmatched beauty of Hawai'i's trails and the drama of the HURT 100 on the big screen with your family and friends....this is is what is driving the passion behind this project.  We all know we have an amazing story to tell!

Thank you again, and please like and follow our facebook page, linked below, to see the trailer when it comes out in the next week or two! Donations can be given on the link at the bottom of www.hurt100film.com.

Mahalo nui loa!

Matt Stevens

https://www.facebook.com/HURT100Film/?fref=ts

PS: Aerial shot on top is of the huge tree right at the junction of the side trail that leads to Pauoa Flats lookout and the trail down to Paradise Park.  So cool to see it in the sea of bamboo from the air! Expect to see many more views that are now only possible with drones...we got so much cool stuff to share with you guys!


Post HURT100 Picnic and Recovery Shuffle

Ho'omaluhia Botanical GardenCongrats to all those who came out and toed the line this past weekend at the HURT 100!

This year our annual post-race shuffle and picnic at the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens is going to be slightly modified. Unfortunately they are not allowing run groups in to the park without a permit, and those aren’t granted till after 4pm. So we’re going to continue our tradition of having our annual picnic starting around 10am but do a quick run close by but outside the park.

For the run, let’s meet at 7:00am near the Koolau Golf Club / First Presbyterian Church at 45-550 Kionaole Rd. After parking in the lot, run back down the road a little till you get to the last turn where you came in (this is where we’ll be meeting). From there we’ll turn right and head up the old road all the way up to Pali Highway, where we can cross underneath the highway to meet up another trail which leads to Pali Lookout. I think it’s only a few miles but not exactly sure ;)

If just coming to the picnic, after entering the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, drive in through the gate and keep an eye out for the sign that says ‘Kahua Kukui’ - it is the Polynesian section of the park and the entrance is lined with Kukui trees and this is where we will be meeting. Please bring a dish to share along with your best stories from the weekend! Bonus points for wearing cat pants!

See you Saturday!

Rosie


Need old pics for exciting new HURT legacy documentary!!!

Aloha HURT ohana,

SHORT VERSION: email me for link to google drive to submit old pics of HURT ohana for rad new documentary in the works about the history of HURT! (matt.stevens.417@gmail.com) This is the link to see what pics have been gathered so far, but I'll send you a link if you have pics to upload. The older the pics, the better, in general, especially pics that are candid and catch the raw emotion of HURT.

Mahalo, Matt

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3qFs2Tih5YEb0x0TUozQjctbEk?usp=sharing

Long version: This is Matt Stevens writing from Oregon. If you've never heard of me, I'm the guy who used to race Out and Back in women's Montrails, a fact which Cheryl Loomis will never let me forget...that's enough personal info. for the time being.

JohnPJSo with Big John's blessing, I will be coming out to the HURT 100 this year with a new friend and filmmaker named Steven Mortinson. Steven is originally from southern OR, an ultra runner and an amazing filmmaker. (http://www.stevenmortinson.com/) I first met him this July up at Mount Hood when he was on day 7 of 8 filming HURT 100 veteran Yassine Diboun and 2 other PNW runners attempt the FKT on the Oregon section of the PCT. Steven's a great guy and I know you guys at HURT this year will enjoy getting to know him. I had seen his one minute "Get After It" edit for the Wy'East Wolfpack and thought "dang, this guy's got skills." As a drone photographer, his final few sequences with the drone shot on the ridge above the Columbia River blew me away. Nate Lewis and I met up with the crew and had fun doing some filming, droning and just generally being groupies in the FKT attempt.

A month ago, he premiered the full film of "One Step at A Time" (click for trailer here) in Portland to much excitement in the running community hear. It is currently making the rounds across the country in a Trail Running Film Festival. I know, how cool is it that such a film festival is now a thing! (http://www.trailfilmfest.com/) Once I saw the full film "One Step at a Time," I couldn't get two thoughts out of my mind: 1. the story of the HURT ohana over the last 35ish years and how the HURT 100 came from this and developed into it's current state is an amazing story that needs to be told, and 2. Steven has the skill set and passion for running to tell this story the right way and do it justice. Since then, I've been selling this idea to Steven, John and PJ, and others the same way Big John infamously sold me on doing the HURT 100 and then getting me to actually finish, even if turned out to be a five year project! Hopefully this project doesn't take that long.

So with all this in mind and a keen awareness to the special culture of HURT and trying to keep it "free of a$$holes" (Big John's words! (: ) Steven and I are going to be filming in January and trying to tell the story as authentically as we can. We want to use every tool we can, including old pics, videos and rad drone shots to make a film that honors all who have given selflessly to the community to make HURT what it is. Jimmy Wilkinson, my close friend and owner of www.opticalhi.com will be sharing his expertise to capture needed aerial footage and sharing the amazing footage he's already gotten in HI over the past 2 years. (check out his 3 min edit of he and I up on Pu'u Mana Mana to get a taste of his work) With John's support, we are committing to producing a short promo/trailer video to be shown at the HURT dinner in January. We will then be launching a pledge drive online, asking anyone who is interested in having this story told how much they would be willing to pledge to make it happen. If we can reach a still to be determined mark in pledges, we will then ask people to actually give. And if we actually collect the needed funds, we will actually make the film that deserves to be told in as compelling as way possible. Actually! (:

My passion for doing this is simple: I want to honor the people (read: you guys) who have made this community and race what it is, especially John and PJ. Through all of the physical ups and downs, I am humbled that John and PJ do this year in and year out to foster the kind of life transforming community and event that has touched so many hundreds of people. Their (and mine!) prime running days may be in their past, but they keep giving and giving and giving. I find this amazing and inspiring and want to thank them for how HURT changed me and made my wife and kids part of the ohana. We know that many other great films have been made about the HURT 100, but we want to get more at the history with this project.

HURT-OGAnd though my part is small of the story, it is significant for me. Richard Senelly and PJ spent hundreds/thousands of hours investing in us Pac Five knucklehead kids. They taught me love the trails and adventure and friends. Big John and PJ came to our track meets and John still BS's about the time I lost to Valencia. At age 22, I had run 2:46 at HNL marathon and thought I was tough enough to win HURT and run sub 24. I know, don't laugh...I was naive enough to believe it. I crashed and burned like most HURT virgins and dropped at 72, vowing never to return. But John convinced me to return, and and five years later I found myself at mile 80 at 8 am feeling optimistic about actually finishing. And then the wheels came off, I got sick, discouraged, my heel was coming unglued and Jeff Huff, who was feeling fine in his race, slowed WAY the crap down and basically held my hand for 15 long painful miles that were filled with plenty of swearing and whining, and got me to the finish. So by age 29, the HURT ohana had taught me that it is ok to dream big about winning and crap like that, but learning that you have genuine friends that will tolerate you at your worst to help you finish is infinitely more amazing and is pretty useful for making it through the harder parts of life that we will all face.

So that's it. Props to anyone who got this far, and I hope you guys can find a little time to dig up some old pics and video because they are crucial to telling the story. Please email me directly, and I will send you link giving you access to upload pics. We are hoping to get the story arc in place before getting to HI, so any pics you can upload sooner than later would be much appreciated.

Mahalo HURT ohana,

Matt
matt.stevens.417@gmail.com