Peacock Challenge 55 Mile
The Peacock Challenge (PC) 55, brought to you by the HURT ohana, is an extremely difficult event designed for the most adventurous and well-prepared ultrarunner. Conducted on trails located in the Kuaokala Forest Reserve Area above the Dillingham Airfield (Waialua, Hawai‘i), the race is noted for its grueling terrain, incredible heat and humidity, all within a uniquely scenic course high above West and North O'ahu, offering breathtaking views of the majestic blue coastline of the Pacific Ocean.
Local time: 3:45 AM
Due to the extreme nature of the course, distance, and climate, participants must have completed an official trail ultrarun (documented results via Ultrasignup) of at least 50 kilometers within the past 2 years (June 1, 2014).
The course is remote and brutal. Course cutoffs have been established for the safety of the runner and will be strictly enforced. In depth course maps, details and runner information can be found at http://www.hurthawaii.com/peacock-challenge-55-miles.html.
In keeping in the tradition of the HURT 100, and the HURT Trail Series, this event is designed to be a low-key event.
55 miles over two identical laps run in the same direction (27.5 miles / lap)
Approximately 12,500 feet of elevation gain / loss for the entire event (6250 feet per lap)
76% single-track trail, 24% asphalt road (Mokuleia Access Road / AKA Long Road).
Terrain consists of mostly packed soil surface generously interspersed with rocks, puddles and mud wallows (many more if raining). Sections of trail passing through forest, along exposed ridges and past vertical embankments
16 hour time limit for the event, an hour 8 cutoff will be employed after the first loop, additional cutoffs will be employed both at the three way aid station and at the bottom of Mokuleia Access Road on lap two.
Four Aid Stations / Lap.
PC 55 is limited to 100 entrants.
Registration For Event
PC 55 is a pre-registration event. Once run credentials are verified (not before 8/1/2016), runners will either be accepted into the event or denied. Registration for the event closes on October 1,2016 at 11:59 pm. When accepted into the event, the credit card on file will be billed. There will be no refunds.
Entry fees are necessary to meet the costs of preparation months in advance of the Run, and that if the Run is cancelled because of acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the control of the run management, the entry fee will not be refunded.
The entrant list can be viewed at https://ultrasignup.com/entrants_event.aspx?did=38836 . If you do not see your name on the list; we are either reviewing your race history, or you have not yet been accepted to the event.