The H.U.R.T. 100 race management has been in discussions with the State of Hawaii DLNR regarding the current closure of Aihualama Trail on the Honolulu Mauka Trail System. The DLNR has been apprised of the upcoming race registration for the H.U.R.T. 100, and through our dialogue and ongoing communications with the DLNR it is the belief that the trail will be ready for the event in January.
Race management strongly encourages runners and hikers alike to observe the trail closure, until the necessary repairs can be made and the trail opened.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
Justin Lottig was at the race start on Saturday morning and also out in Nuuanu getting some great photos of runners. Later in the evening, he was also a pacer. Thanks for sharing these Justin! He says if any of you want full size images to let him know and he will get them to you.
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Our next race is January 16 and 17, 2016. The start time is 6:00 a.m. This site will feature information specifically related and limited to the H.U.R.T. 100. The 2016 entry process will be by lottery drawing and registration for the lottery will take place between July 18, 2015 and July 25, 2015. The lottery drawing is August 2, 2015. Please subscribe to this site for further updates--right side of this page. If you are interested in more general information related to trail and ultra running in Hawaii, please check out our main site, H.U.R.T. Hawaii, by clicking here.
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.