Join us for the Annual Week before H.U.R.T. 100 Trek Loop Training

Aloha Athletes and Happy New Year!

For those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100 we are a mere 10 days away! Ken

We are planning to run a reverse Trek loop (~10 miles) at an easy pace this Saturday 1/11 starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Invite your pacer's and let's get a bunch of people out there. In years past, we have even had some early arrivals from the mainland join us.

If you can't make it, Mark Speck will also be taking some pacers and patrollers out this Fri, 1/10, evening for some night ops from 6:30 - 8:30. It will be a short out and back from Paradise Park to the beginning of JAG and back. About 2hrs to test night equipment and nighttime trail orientation. We will meet on Manoa Rd on the righthand side after the last bus stop.

We are looking forward to seeing all our visiting friends and H.U.R.T. ohana!

Rosie

Aloha Athletes and Happy New Year!  OK, we are down to the wire here for those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100. I wrote the RD this morning and asked him why he chose the dryest month of the year to hold the race as it again looks as if the trails will be dried out by race day. (P.S. He hasn't responded)  We are planning to run a reverse Trek loop at an easy pace this Saturday starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Invite your pacer's and let's get a bunch of people out there. In years past, we have even had some early arrivals from the mainland join us.   Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.   If you are doing something different and want company, post it in the comments below.   Aloha, BobAloha Athletes and Happy New Year!  OK, we are down to the wire here for those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100. I wrote the RD this morning and asked him why he chose the dryest month of the year to hold the race as it again looks as if the trails will be dried out by race day. (P.S. He hasn't responded)  We are planning to run a reverse Trek loop at an easy pace this Saturday starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Invite your pacer's and let's get a bunch of people out there. In years past, we have even had some early arrivals from the mainland join us.   Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.   If you are doing something different and want company, post it in the comments below.   Aloha, Bob - See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/2012/01/1-7-12-saturday-training-the-annual-week-before-hurt-reverse-trek-loop.html#sthash.yhVHXZVf.dpufAloha Athletes and Happy New Year!

OK, we are down to the wire here for those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100. I wrote the RD this morning and asked him why he chose the dryest month of the year to hold the race as it again looks as if the trails will be dried out by race day. (P.S. He hasn't responded)

We are planning to run a reverse Trek loop at an easy pace this Saturday starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Invite your pacer's and let's get a bunch of people out there. In years past, we have even had some early arrivals from the mainland join us. 

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday. 

If you are doing something different and want company, post it in the comments below. 

Aloha, Bob

- See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/2012/01/1-7-12-saturday-training-the-annual-week-before-hurt-reverse-trek-loop.html#sthash.yhVHXZVf.dpuf

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS 2014 HURT100 Race, Nature Center, Start-Finish Line

The Hawaiian Ultra Running Team (HURT), is putting on the fourteenth annual 100 mile trail race on Jan. 18 and 19th.  We start at the Makiki Nature Center on Sat at 6am. The cut-off is Sunday, 6pm.

My husband, John, and I, are organizing the start-finish line aid station, and putting together our team of volunteers again. We will also have a contingent of volunteers from Tripler, thanks to Joel Jenkins.

Basically our volunteers help prepare aid station food- fruit, sandwiches, cookies, soups- and keep levels of the water and Gatorade coolers full. Volunteers also greet the runners as they come in, and cater to their every needs- help them get to their drop bag, fill their water bottles, show them where the food it, cheer them on! etc.

After the 6am start, the runners start coming back into our aid station late Saturday morning, from the first of five 20 mile loops. The route is Nature Center- Paradise Park- Nuuanu Jackass Ginger- Nature Center, via the trails. They run throughout the night, and some right up to 6 pm Sunday.

Half of our runners are from the mainland, Canada, China, & Japan, Iceland, Russia, Chili, Australia, Germany this year. It is inspiring to watch them come in and out of our aid station, and rewarding to help them get through a grueling race.

We are looking to fill the following shifts with about three-four volunteers each shift:

·         Sat     10 am to 4 pm    lot of food prep and kitchen set up for the duration

·         Sat     4 pm to 10pm-    the usual runner assistance

·         Sat     10 pm to Sun 4 am           "

·         Sun     4am to 10 am                  "

·         Sun     10 am to 5 pm                 "

·         Sun      5 pm to 7 pm  tear-down and clean-up

Other miscellaneous jobs include:

·         1 pm Friday for the Mandatory Runner's Mtg- parking nazi for 2 hours, at entrance to Nature Center

·         4:15 am Saturday, parking Nazi at entrance to Nature Center, until 5:45 am

·         7 am to 10 am- help with aid station set-up (organize runner's drop bags)

·         5:30 am- set up glow lights along beginning of trail for the start

·         An aid station volunteer to replace PJ (out on special duty) for about 5 hours, some time middle of the night

·         on- call gofers,  any time

If you wish to volunteer, please email PJ at hurtpals@aol.com, or call me at 351-1453 to I can schedule you in.   Many thanks, PJ Salmonson

 


UltraSportsLive.TV is coming to the HURT100

Aloha Athletes,

Happy Holidays! I hope your training is going well and that you are also enjoying everything the holidays mean to you and your family. 

The sport of ultra running is changing and growing. This year we are fortunate to have the team from UltraSportsLive.TV covering our race. This will be a great way for friends and family to follow along while you run the race this year. 

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H.U.R.T. 2014 Event-Runner Update #1

Entrant List / Wait List:

To date there has been no movement on the wait list. Typically we start to see accepted runners withdraw from the event starting in October. For those accepted runners in the event be advised that you have until 11/15/13 to withdraw to receive the $100.00 refund if a wait listed runner accepts the slot. After 11/15/13 there will be no refund (except for dinner tickets prior to 1/1/14). For those currently on the wait list once an invitation to register for the event is sent you will have 3 days to complete the registration process with payment, otherwise the invitation will be revoked and passed on to the next wait listed runner. No wait listed runners will be added after 12/31/13.

If for any reason you would like to drop from the event and / or wait list please email Jeff Huff at jhuff@hawaii.rr.com at your earliest convenience.

Aihualama Trail Update:

We're in continual conversations with the DLNR regarding the Aihualama trail closure. As most of you know the closed trail impacts ingress and egress into Manoa and subsequently the Paradise Park aid station. All parties remain very optimistic that the repairs to the Aihualama Trail will be completed in time. However, we're also currently exploring alternatives trails and route designs that will provide an equally challenging 100 mile course on most of the currently used  trails. We will keep you apprised of any additional information as we move forward.

Banquet Tickets:

For those who have not purchased banquet tickets for the Monday evening gala, there is a link on the HURT 100 page on Ultrasignup to do so. Tickets are nearly sold out, so you don’t want to delay.

Best of luck with the training.

HURT 100


2013 HURT Lottery Link For The 2014 Event

The 2013 HURT lottery will be on 8/4/2013 starting at 2 pm (HST).

Recall, that we will draw between 125-130 in the lottery. Over 280 people registered for the event, some of who had quite a few kukui nuts while others had just a couple. However, the beauty of the lottery regardless of "how many nuts one has" is that it still remains random. Who knows what a computer will do in the selection. Have faith, you all have hope.

If you would like to follow the action simply click on the Lottery Link , you can view and refresh your browser as the names are pulled.

For those in Honolulu we will be having a lottery party, details below:

Place: Huff residence,1639 Ala Makani Place, Honolulu, HI. (Moanalua Valley)

Date & Time: Party starts at 1 pm (HST), lottery starts promptly at 2 pm (HST) on 8/4/2013.

What to bring: The HURT is providing burgers, hot dogs, and beans. We also will have water, soda, juice and beer. Larry will have the grill fired up and the first batch of dogs / burgers ready at 1 pm. If you like, please bring 1 small side dish, some fuit or anything you desire to share (potluck style). Please don't bring too much as we always have too much food. You also need to bring a good attitude. This should be fun. Having said that some may go home sad since it is a lottery and you might not get selected. Family members welcome.

If you are allergic to dogs, please know we have two small hounds running about the house / property throughout the day. They both have a keen knowledge of the who the real runners are. Affectionate displays or willingness of the dogs to approach you might mean the dogs know something that we at the HURT 100 don't know (Fish will likely have some dog bones). If they run off the property I will be asking all those in attendance to head up the hill with me to look for them. We will reward an extra nut for next year's lottery if this were to happen.

Aloha,

HURT 100


Aihualama Trail Statement

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.

H.U.R.T. 100


2014 H.U.R.T. Registration

Gang,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the lottery for the 2014 H.U.R.T. 100, to be contested on 1/18/14 through 1/19/14, will open on 7/22/13 and conclude on 7/29/13.

Registration for the event will once again be provided by Ultrasignup.

The race lottery selection will occur on 8/4/13 at the Huff house in Moanalua Valley, details of the party will follow at a later date.

On behalf of the H.U.R.T. 100 thank you for considering the event.

Aloha,

Jeff


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

Aloha,

Bob