Runner Update #3 11/13/13
Runner Update #3
Entrant List / Wait List: We are very near the 11/15/13 deadline to withdraw from the event 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 cautiously optimistic (60% certain) that the repairs to the Aihualama Trail will be completed in time. If you do not want to be potentially running on an altered course you can drop out of the event under the policy listed above. We have an alternative trail measured and a new route design in place that will provide an equally challenging 100 mile course on almost all of the currently used trails. We are just awaiting final approval of the said trail. The goal is to contest the 2014 HURT on the original course so we will wait until the end of December / beginning of January to make the final decision, unless notification is provided to us sooner. We will keep you apprised of any additional information as we move forward. To date no work has been performed on the closed trail and access is still prohibited.
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.
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Lottery Information / Link
You have made it this far. You have all registered and your "nuts have been analyzed and tabulated". The time is near. Are you man / woman enough for the HURT 100? If you answered no, you will likely not be selected, such is the way of the all knowing Nut. Only the nuts know, and they control your destiny. More nuts equals more chances, less nuts..., you know the routine. We have been told by the computer God Mark that all nuts are locked and loaded. It is time to roll. If you are in Hawaii come by the Huff house (1639 Ala Makani Place (Moanalua Valley)). You will be locked out after 1:15 pm (HST). Lottery starts at 2 pm. You don't want to be locked out. Based upon the mood of Stan, John & PJ between 125-130 of you will be chosen. After that 50 more will be wait listed (normally 27 get in off wait list).
The H.U.R.T. Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run (HURT 100) is a very difficult event designed for the adventurous and well-prepared ultrarunner. It is conducted on trails located in the mountains above the city of Honolulu (O‘ahu, Hawai‘i). The race is noted for its grueling terrain and for a uniquely scenic course, offering views of the O‘ahu coastline as well as the Pacific Ocean.
- 100 miles over 5 laps (partial out and backs) in a semi-tropical rain forest.
- 99% single-track trails, 1% asphalt.
- Moderately packed soil surface generously interspersed with roots, rocks, puddles, and mud wallows.
- Narrow trails passing through forest, along exposed ridges, and past vertical embankments.
- 20 stream crossings (four per loop).
- Three aid stations per lap.
A total of 125 runners will be selected via a weighted lottery. The lottery will occur on 08/04/2013. Based on the number of applications received in prior years, the selection wait-listed candidates is expected to be complete on 08/05/2013.
Prior to registering for the event please review the 2014 Book of HURT which can be found at the "Website" link above.
H.U.R.T. 100 Merchandise Available
For those interested in H.U.R.T. 100 merchandise please visit us at http://missionpossiblefilms.com/store/hurtproducts.html
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