Race Report from Brett Rivers on the 2010 HURT 100
Reminder: H.U.R.T. 100 Mile Application

2011 H.U.R.T. 100 Runner Selection Statement

Dear Runners,

 

It has been an incredible 10-year run for the H.U.R.T. Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run. During that time we have seen the run grow in popularity, and we have witnessed the improvement in the quality of the run and the runners who participate in the event. In an attempt to continue this improvement process we will be implementing some new processes for the 2011 edition of the H.U.R.T. 100.

 

Beginning with the 2011 event we will be utilizing the services of http://ultrasignup.com/ for our race registration. The open date for registration will begin on July 31, 2010 at 8:00 (HST) and last for 5 days only. The application and credit card payment will all be done electronically.

 

Beginning this year (2011 event) we will institute the H.U.R.T. 100 lottery algorithm whereby applicants will be awarded Kukui nuts in the lottery process to increase one's chances of being selected. Kukui nuts will be awarded based upon various criteria including, but not limited to the following:

 

·      Previous H.U.R.T. 100 finishes

·      Previous H.U.R.T. 100 starts

·      Previous 100 mile experience or lack thereof

·      Aloha spirit and sportsmanship or lack thereof

·      Harmonious mix of Hawaii, Mainland and International runners

·      Considerable services to HURT or to trail maintenance of the HURT trails

 

It is our hopes that these criteria will help us to achieve our objective of providing the following:           

 

·      Homogenous group of race entrants from the front of the pack to the back of the pack.

·      Opportunity for both the first time 100 hundred-mile runners and the first time H.U.R.T. 100 mile runner to get into the run.

·      Reward those runners who have supported the H.U.R.T. 100 over the years.

·      Reward and develop the Aloha spirit and sportsmanship among the participants in order to make the H.U.R.T. 100 truly unique.

·      Maintaining the high quality of the event.

Much Aloha,

John, Jeff & PJ.

 

 

Comments

Bogie D

Well ... at Mont Blanc 2 years ago they had 2500 people register and it filled up in 20 minutes. I understand they needed to create a lottery.

But isn't it better to create a system, a ladder where people can actually do something rather than wishing they are lucky ?

For example you get 1 point for each 50 miler, 3 points for 100 with less 10K of elevation, 5 points for all other 100 milers. Then regardless of how many points people have create 5 buckets and assigned "lottery points" from 1 to 5 distributed proportionally

In this way HURT will have more finishers as well ...

On the other hand , whatever is easier for you so you can keep organizing the race
:-)


Aloha back
Bogie
:-)

Jeff

Bogie Dee,

I feel your pain, I'm 0 for 7 at Hardrock, 5 of 14 at Western States, and 1 for 1 at Wasatch. Fortunately, the inability to get into those events led me to others events that had no lottery or rarely filled up. My favorite to date is Plain which has no lottery, and never fills up, yet few people want to run it. Go figure. Putting on a race where the field is limited to such a small number (100) requires some creative thinking to make it fair to all. Don't know if there will ever be the perfect solution, but we need to trying something different because the old system was summarily criticized. Thank you for the comments and concerns.

Aloha,

Jeff

Bogie Dee

Another race with a lottery ?
:-(
We should balance the chances of all races with a lottery or else some people will get in WS, hardrock, Wasach and so forth ... and some ( like me) will get in none
:-(

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