Last minute reminder, we will run out of dinner tickets this year………………if you need some, please notify John at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Runners, The past few days have seen a lively debate on the HURT blog about the outcome of the lottery for the 2012 HURT 100. It seems to me that much of it is caused by misinformation and misunderstandings regarding the lottery procedure. We will update the respective section for The Book of HURT - 2013. For now, let me briefly explain the process for all applicants and participants in the 2012 race: A total of 125 runners were admitted. Among these are up to nine runners with guaranteed entries, namely: • The ﬁrst three ﬁnishers of each gender of the prior year’s HURT 100 (assuming they have completed an application, submitted payment, and met the deadlines applicable to all runners). • Up to three entrants (regardless of gender) with no 100-mile race ﬁnishes. • Up to three entrants (regardless of gender) with no prior HURT 100 starts. The remaining entrants were chosen via a weighted lottery. Kukui nuts (i.e., points) were awarded to each entrant based upon: • Responses to questions posed on the electronic application form. • Top-three ﬁnishes in prior HURT 100 events. • HURT community service. The latter (HURT community service) is a way for locals to get ahead of competition from the mainland, and for the HURT race directors to reward runners who graciously offer time and resources to make events like the HURT 100 happen. All of us are volunteers with busy lives outside of trail running. The kukui nuts awarded to those who help us prepare and stage these events are our way to show appreciation of the support we receive from the HURT ohana. In addition, negative kukui nuts were assigned to applicants who exhibited unsportsmanlike conduct at prior HURT 100 events, the worst offense being failure of an admitted runner to show up on race day without notifying the race directors. Note that kukui nuts only affect (and usually increase) the odds of being selected because they act as weights in the lottery; they do not guarantee entry and do not allow applicants to bypass the random drawing. After 125 entrants were selected as described, the random drawing from the pool of weighted applications was continued in order to add fifty wait-listed runners, ranked by the order in which their names were drawn. Based on our experience from prior years, wait listed candidates have a very good chance of being invited to join the race - even those near the end of the list. I hope this makes the process clearer. We will continue to look into ways to improve the selection procedure and make changes where necessary. Aloha, Jeff
Congratulations to the 2012 HURT 100 Entrants we hope that you are excited about being selected for the event. We had over 230 applicant for the 125 slots, and the kukui nut lottery went without a hitch (despite some dissapointments). As time goes on the entrant list will be updated, however, for those who want to see who they will be running against we advise you to go to Ultrasignup and check out the performances of your competitors in past races.
If you are in the event and failed to order dinner tickets, you can still do so be contacting John at email@example.com, the earlier the better as we had a sizeable pre order already. There will be no refunds on dinner tickets after 12/31/2011.
The main race information source will be found at HURT and via direct e mail, so please make sure we have an updated e mail at all times. It is imperative that you also read the Book of HURT 2012.
Thank you for your patience with the Waitlist, we needed to assure all selected entrant's credit cards were processed properly.
As can be seen when viewing the wait list, the wait list lottery was discontinued after 50 runners were selected.The wait list is an ordered wait list, meaning runners will be selected in the order they appear on the waitlist.
For those on the wait list, you will be sent a registration link when a slot opens up. The e mail will be sent to the e mail address utilized when you originally regsitered. Please review the Wait List Procedure.
The registration will be done in exactly the same manner as when your registered for the event as a lottery hopeful. You will also have the option at checkout to purchase dinner tickets, once again it is highly advised to do so since there will be very limited number for sale at the pre race brief. There will be no refunds on dinner tickets after 12/31/2011.
The wait list will be updated periodically at HURT. If for whatever reason you would like your name removed from the wait list please send an e mail to Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all future updates will only be posted to the hurt100trailrace blog, and not to the hurthawaii blog.
The post race dinner will be on January 16, for those making travel plans you might want to consider leaving Hawaii on January 17.
The race directors and volunteers are eagerly awaiting your arrival in January. We are confident that we will be able to deliver a top notch experience (but the running is up to you) for you all. We will do our part, now you do yours. Get out there and run.
Congratulations to the 125 of you who have been selected for the 2012 HURT 100. As you might already know your position in the race is highly coveted and we are hopeful that you all train up to the level needed to complete the 100 miles, otherwise it goes down as another DNF.
For those of you not selected , a kukui nut weighted lottery will be performed and an ordered entry of the next 50 runners will be determined. This lottery will be done within the next 24 hours and the wait list posted on this site by 8/15/11.
We will limit the wait list to 50 based upon last years drop rate / wait list runner accepted rate. For what its worth we had >30 lottery entrants drop from the race prior to the 11/15/10 deadline. We offered all those slots and worked through runner #52 on the wait list. Even then we only had 119 starters to the event.
Bottom line, if your in and want out let me know. If you are out and are wait listed train like there is no tomorrow. Who knows you may get a call on 1/2/12 asking if you want a slot.
If you want to know if you made it in go to ultrasignup.com. I'm too tired to post the list now (and too disappointed)
Thanks to all who attended today's party, you will all get another kukui nut next year.
Please remember that to make this event happen we need tons of volunteers, if you weren't selected we would love to have you at an aid station or on the HURT Patrol.
Recall tomorrow at 2 p.m., we will be having the 2nd annual HURT Lottery Selection show at the Huff house (1639 Ala Makani Place / Moanalua Valley). The doors will lock at 1:59 p.m. Please arrive early at 1 p.m., so we can partake of some ono grinds. Chef Inouye will be grilling burgers / dogs on the grill. I will have beer,soda,water, and juice on ice. All entrants are welcome as are past participants of the HURT 100 and significant others. Entry fee is just a simple dish to share with others (potluck style).
At precisely 2 p.m. the lottery will begin and continue until we fill the 125 slots. For those of you who will be in attendance bring a good attitude as the format will be similar in style to the post race banquet. For those of you who can't make it you can follow the selection process at http://mobile.ultrasignup.com/lottery/hurt