Peacock Challenge (PC) 55 Mile
The PC 55, brought to you by the family of the HURT 100, and part of the HURT Trail Series, is an extremely difficult event designed for the most adventurous and well-prepared ultrarunner. Conducted on trails and jeep roads 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 Northwest O'ahu, offering breathtaking views of the majestic blue coastline of the Pacific Ocean.
Local time: 5:00 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, 2015). Upon discretion of the race director, those submitting compelling evidence to complete the distance within the time parameters will be evaluated.
The course is remote, unrelenting 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, this event is designed to be low-key, with the primary goal runner safety and satisfaction.
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 / jeep road, 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, a 7.5 hour 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 the first 75 accepted and paid entrants, no wait-list will be maintained.
Registration For Event
PC 55 is a pre-registration event. Once run credentials are verified, runners will be sent an invite to accept / decline to participate in the event, registrant will have 10 days to complete the process. Registration for the event closes on October 7, 2017 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; race management is reviewing your race history, or you have not yet accepted and paid the fee to the event.