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2013 HURT 100 Finish Line Video

Aloha Athletes,

Many of us beleive the best part of the HURT 100 is watching the finishers come in between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Sunday. For many, this is the most emotional part of the race as runners are up against the 36 hour time limit. Once runners leave the last aid station (Nuuanu/Jackass Ginger), it can take 2-3 hours to get back to the finish line. Everyone is pulling for the runners to make it before the cutoff. 

This year photographer Augusto Decastro captured some of this on video and this was shared at the post-race dinner on Monday night. Here it is again for you to enjoy. Thank you Augusto for capturing this.

HURT 100 Finish Video



2013 HURT 100 Results and More

Aloha Athletes,

Another incredible HURT 100 is over. We have a new course record set by the previous course record holder, Gary Robbins. Gary's time of 19:35 is incredible. When I got involved with HURT 10 years ago no one had ever run under 24 hours on the course. Competition brings out the best in us and Jason Loutitt, winner of the last two HURT 100's bested his own previous winning time by about 50 minutes finishing 2nd. Third place went to two-time HURT runner Nickademus Hollon. Watch out ultra world as Nick is just 22 years old and he improved his HURT time by about 3 hours. 


Hannah Roberts was the women's winner and set a course PR for herself by 3 hours of 25:41. Hannah is a two-time winner taking the win in 2011 as well. Hannah had a pretty incredible 2012 winning the Zion 100 miler, running Badwater in 34:26 and tying for the win at Cascade Crest. She currently does all of this as a Navy Officer. 

Second and third place women were first timers to HURT. Second place Melanie Bos ran a 26:50 after taking a wrong turn at one point on the course. Melanie is from Kelowna, BC., a town near and dear to Barbi and me as Barbi's parents lived in Vernon. Third place woman was Candice Burt running 28:35. Candice rolled her ankle early in the race yet was able to perservere and get it done.

The HURT 100 is not just about the winners and top three finishers. Some people think the best part of HURT is watching the finishers who come in between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. That is the last two-hours and often times the most emotional. This year was no different. We had first time finishers and several who had attempted HURT multiple times get their first finish. Congratulations to all the runners!

2013 Results

HURT would not happen without all the volunteers. We estimated 300 volunteers made it all happen this year. Volunteers helped at all three aid stations, out on the course and before and after the race. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 

We also want to thank the HURT 100 Supporters. Gu Energy Labs support HURT by supplying Gu for runners throughout the race. Hoka One One donated some prizes for the post race dinner and was out supporting during the race. Runners HI and owner Ray Woo support the HURT 100 and HURT throughout the year. Check out his store in Aiea. Succeed supports HURT with S-Caps and sports drink. Other supporters include Great Harvest Bread Company-Kailua, ZombieRunner, Menehune Water Company, Honolulu Disposal ServiceUltimate Direction and Waikiki Hot Yoga. We appreciate all your support. 

The HURT 100 has certainly become popular as a race to follow. We had 165,000 hits to our live feed. Thank you to Ultralive.net and Ultrasignup for making administration of the race seamless. 

I am probably missing something or someone here. Jeff, John, and PJ put in an incredible amount of work all year long to make the race happen. Stan Jensen also contributes a lot of time and effort to making HURT a success. Thank you for all you do.

 Aloha, Bob


Aloha All,

This message is directed to runner's crew, pacers, family and friends that want to come out to support runners during the HURT 100. We are including parking and driving instructions here so please share this with anyone who will be here on island supporting you. There is a Google Maps link near the top right of this page. 

Most of this information is in the The Book of HURT. You have read that right? Well your crew, pacers, family and friends may not have so please pass this on. 

Driving between aid stations can take some time depending on traffic. Also parking is limited at each aid station. CLICK HERE for details. Please park only in designated areas. No crew or support is allowed at the Paradise Park Aid station until after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to limit congestion. Please limit or leave no valuables in your car while parked at an aid station. 

PDF Version of Driving Directions for Printing

See you in a couple of days!

Aloha, Bob


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HURT 100 Update

Aloha All,

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you. Some final business before your big event.

Bib numbers have been assigned. Please visit  Ultrasignup to view your bib assignment. Refer to the 2013 Book of HURT for proper labeling and size dimensions for your drop bags.

Dinners tickets have sold out. The deadline for a refund has expired as well. The dinner count has been placed with the venue.

The wait list has just closed. We will no longer accept any wait listed runners. An email was sent to the wait listed runners today to that effect.

We still need a few more trail marking members. If you are interested and have not contacted me as of yet please do so with an email to jhuff@hawaii.rr.com.

We are also in need of a few more volunteers for the Nature Center aid station. If you are interested and haven't already done so please contact PJ at Hurtpals@aol.com.

If you would like to donate some of your old Aloha Shirts for the banquet on Monday night please contact PJ at Hurtpals@aol.com

Post race plaques will once again be engraved on site post race by Joel Jenkins. Cost of the plaques is $20.00 cash.

The weather here has been pretty gloomy, hopefully we will get some sun soon or it might be a tad bit muddy. Hooray!

We have some new things in place this year to enhance your experience. We hope you find them helpful.

Once again we will have updated web tracking during the event. Once the URL is determined we will get that information out to you. Until we meet in a couple of weeks, enjoy the taper.


HURT 100