We hope everyone had as much fun as we did at the 2012 H.U.R.T. 100. What a great weekend. Thank you to all those who made this event possible. The results for the event can be viewed here
Out of the 109 starters, 46 were able to complete the distance within the 36 hour time limit. Jason Loutitt and Tracy Garneau both won their second H.U.R.T. 100. While they were running hard up front previous winners were also slugging it out. Monica Scholz and Luis Escobar the winners of the inaugural H.U.R.T. garnered their 11th and 10th finish respectively.
A great time was had by all. More to come later.
The 2013 H.U.R.T. 100 will be held on 1/19/2013. Registration information will be made available at a later date.
HURT 100 Training Shirts and HURT Trail Series Shirts will be available for purchase at the Pre Race Meeting for the 2012 HURT 100 Ultra held on Friday. There will be a limited amount of sizes and colors there, so if you want to be sure and get exactly what you want, please preorder at http://missionpositivefilms.com/store/hurtproducts.html .
Also, there is a 15% discount available for all HURT participants and supporters for any of the DVD's or Books ( not the shirts ) ordered through the website or purchased at the PreRace meeting. Just use discount code HURT2012 at checkout. That discount will be available through Monday, January 16th, 2012.
Please note that Credit Card payments will not available at the meeting, only cash or checks. If you want to pay be Credit Card, please preorder on the website, and choose " Pick Up at the Meeting " for the shipping choice.
Last minute reminder, we will run out of dinner tickets this year………………if you need some, please notify John at email@example.com and send $45 each to HURT, 46-180 Lilipuna Rd, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 (we have about 20 left).
The bib numbers have been assigned and posted at Ultrasignup, go to the site to find your bib number.
Race coverage will be provided at Ultralive, let your friends and family know so the can follow your progress throughout the event. Please check out the link and play around with it as much work has been done on the site by Ted Knudsen. If you have uploaded an image at Ultrasignup your friends at home will be able to see what you looked like prior to stepping out on the course. If you haven't uploaded an image, please do so if you like.
Thank you all who have volunteered to help mark the course. We should have a sufficient amount of trail markers if those who have committed show up. I will e mail the trail marking team separately.
Pre Race Meeting:
Please be prompt as we want to start on time. Do not bring your drop bags to the pre race brief.
You will pick up your race bag and bib prior to the brief. Your runner bib and safety pins will be in the bag. Don't forget it on race morning as we won't have another number for you.
You might want to bring a lawn chair to the pre race meeting as seating is limited.
You will not be allowed to drive up to the Nature Center on race morning. We need to keep the roadway clear to get essential volunteers and supplies in and out of the Nature Center. Please park down at the lower lot and walk up with your bags.
You must check in on race morning. We need to know who is out on the course. A table will be set up at the Nature Center with a volunteer checking in each of you.
Drop bags will be collected at the Nature Center. Specifically we will have two trucks that will ferry them out to Paradise Park and Nuuanu. Recall the drop bag restrictions and have them all marked with location, runner name, and runner bib number. We will not accept unmarked bags. It is your responsibility to place your bag in the correct truck.
During The Run:
The rules and trail etiquette is described in the Book of Hurt. Read the book before running the event, and if you have a pacer / crew make sure they do the same.
Go out and run and have some fun.
Please gather and remove all your drop bags. We will not be responsible for them after the event concludes.
Night comes early and we need to clean up after the event, we ask your cooperation late in the afternoon as we work to return the premises to the way we found them.
Monday Evening Banquet:
We have posted directions to the banquet on the Blog. The event is nearly sold out. The few tickets that remain will be sold on a first come first served basis at the trail brief.
We are in dire need of some folks who would be willing to help mark trail on Friday morning. The plan is to have 5 separate teams to do the marking so that we can keep the marking segments short for each group. Please let me know ASAP by e mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out. We are looking at starting at 0730 and hope to be done by 1000.
By now you are far along in your training for next month, we hope some of it has been done with wet feet. We have had an extremely wet winter and one can only guess what race day might be like. Just a few quick reminders and announcements.
The wait list will be maintained up until 1/1/12, after that point the wait list will be shut down and no other runners added to the event. The refund policy stands as stated in the race book. If you are currently not on the ordered wait list you have no opportunity to get into the race. The current wait list is posted below on the Blog.
We have just a handful of banquet tickets left, if you did not purchase one at registration or from John afterwards and would like to do so contact john at email@example.com. For those who have previously purchased tickets but can no longer attend, you can get a full refund if requested prior to 1/1/12 by contacting John.
Bib numbers will be assigned on or about 1/5/12. Check either Ultrasignup.com or this Blog for the list. You are encourage to view the Ultrasignup list for the update entrant list.
We will have live tracking of the event and we will post the link in a later communication.
The race brief will be held at 2 pm, at the Nature Center on 1/13/12. Please be prompt, as it will be a very short meeting. Do not bring your drop bags to the brief.
Print out and read the race booklet. There have been many changes this year.
For the racers out there we will be once again offering a $500.00 cash prize for either a Men's (20:10), or Women's (24:05) course record.
For those of you who complete the HURT 100 we will have plaques available for purchase at the finish line, engraved while you wait by Joel Jenkins our Medical Coordinator. The cost of the plaque will be @ $25-30, payable in cash only.
If you would like to participate in the trail marking on 1/13/12 please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have several teams out marking the course so the legs will be @ 4-6 miles at most.
Best of luck to you all in the final weeks of training.
There has been little movement on the waitlist. I have posted the updated wait list here as of 12/10/11.
If a runner drops from the event an e mail registration link will be sent directly to your e mail on file if you are next in line for a slot. Please allow your e mail spam protection / junk mail to accept e mail from Ultrasignup. Otherwise you could be bypassed after the three day period passes.
If you are currently on the wait list and would like to be removed please e mail me at email@example.com
Putting on an event like the HURT 100 requires significant commitments from many of us, and we are grateful for the support we receive from the HURT ohana. Most recently, Jan McGriff and Julie Takishima have graciously agreed to be the Aid Station Captains at Paradise Park, and many of you have already volunteered to help at all three aid stations.
A major organizational challenge still lies ahead though, and we need your help.
At the last HURT 100 we successfully field-tested the concept of a safety and sweeper team. In its 2012 incarnation the mission of the HURT Patrol remains unchanged, namely to
1) assist in case of an emergency, 2) maintain course markings, 3) monitor the race.
Trail safety has become a pressing concern for the HURT 100 and similar events. Pacers provide some element of safety on the course but only for individual runners fortunate enough to find one. The HURT 100 needs a dedicated team committed to the support of the race and all its participants.
Members of this team will have to commit to at least 14 hours of service, must be familiar with the course, and need to be physically and mentally strong enough to be on standby or out on the course for a significant portion of the event, regardless of conditions.
- call for volunteers for the HURT Patrol
- request that Aid Station Captains release volunteers who could be candidates for safety patrol service from prior commitments made to support HURT 100 aid stations
- appeal to all runners of the HURT 100 to forgo pacers and instead encourage their pacers to serve all runners by joining the patrol
The safety patrol provides vital race support, and its members' kokua will be recognized as a significant community service contribution by the HURT 100 Race Directors.
If the HURT Patrol is not for you and you would still like to volunteer, we have posted the contacts for those areas where volunteers are still needed. The listing is on the right hand side of this page.