This Event Took Place Sun. Jul 1, 2018

Race Information

XTERRA Freedom Fest is a racing event on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the scenic Ka’a’awa Valley of Kualoa Ranch. We LOVE hosting this event and spending time with our awesome community. Thank you for all the support since we started this race in 2009 for our wedding! This year we will have a 5K and 10K trail run (run, walk, stroll),2K Kids Fun Run, 20K and 40K mountain bike, XTERRA Qualifier Triathlon (1K swim, 20K bike, 8K run), 1K swim, and kids fun run! Parking will be through the FARM GATE, 2 mile NORTH of the main Kualoa Ranch gate, 1 mile past the Surf Gate. Event is a fundraiser for Humanility. Camp Bennett has raised almost $200K for charity. Come help us make a difference. Your race entry includes BBQ, live music, finisher medal and shirt for those completing the race. To ensure you get your size, you must be registered by June 1st!

Race Day Schedule

GATE and REGISTRATION OPEN............................................................................... 5:30 AM

FREE KID’S ZONE w/CRAFTS .................................................................................... 7 AM - 3 PM

10K TRAIL RUN (totally cool to walk, hike, enjoy the movie sites)................................ 6:30AM

5K TRAIL RUN (STROLLERABLE, walk, hike, enjoy the movie sites).......................... 7:30AM

2K KEIKI and FAMILY FUN ADVENTURE......... .......................................................... 9 AM

OCEAN SWIM RACE and OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON (USAT)....................................... 10 AM

20K and 40K MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE (USAT)............................................................. 3 PM

RACE BIBLE

Thank you for being part of Freedom Fest. This is our 9th race at Kualoa Ranch and we are happy to share this beautiful place with you. We are working hard to make this a quality day on the course and to raise money and awareness for our partner, Humanility. YOU are helping kids in need through your donations and purchases. No one else profits, just the kids. Thank you so much.

Coordinating Instructions: Please give yourself 30 minutes to park and get organized before your race brief or volunteer start time. There will be water and restrooms in the race area. Review maps for parking instructions, courses, medical, and aid station locations. All racers receive a medal and free BBQ. Sierra Nevada is free for all racers and volunteers with valid ID 21 and over whom consume responsibly. Don’t forget your ID! You can purchase a BBQ and beer ticket at registration or the schwag tent for your family and friends. Please remember that Kualoa is a working cattle ranch. Kindly respect all tours and cattle operations. They have requested no animals be brought to the ranch. If you are in need of a service animal, please coordinate with the race director. If you need assistance for any reason, please let us know.

Volunteers: Love on the volunteers, they are working hard so you can have fun. You can never have enough volunteers so sign up! We can use you before race day and before or after your event.

Course: Everyone on the course needs to be registered and insured. This includes your beautiful children. Kids 2-4 are discounted for the 2 and 5K, kids under 2 are free. Safety is priority. Strollers are allowed on the 2K and 5K courses. Off road strollers are recommended. Please have your kids buckled in their stroller. Kid carriers are fine for all the runs. No headphones. Course marking will be RED for run and BLUE for bike.

Aid Stations: All aid stations are equipped with medical supplies, water, and Gatorade. If you are having a problem, please let the aid station know immediately.

Timing: JTL and the amazing Jim Lovell will be doing our timing. He will have a printed result cards for you at the finish line. If you drop out of the race for any reason, please let him know. No chips.

Medals: All racers will receive a super cool finisher medal by Tai at Hybrid Designs with art work by Melanie. We love supporting local companies and people.

Finisher Shirts: Once you complete your race please go to the Schwag Tent for your finisher shirt. Athletes registered by June 23rd are guaranteed a shirt. Your shirt size is located on the back of your bib, let us know if it needs to be changed. All remaining shirts will be available after awards on a first come first serve basis. We ordered hundreds of extra shirts so don’t fret.

Schwag: Buy some super cool race stuff and help us raise money for Humanility in the Philippines. Donations will also be accepted as well as the opportunity to sponsor a child.

Bikes: Bikers must have helmets on at all times while riding. We must yield to horses, dismount your bike and ask for permission to pass slowly. If you get to something scary or need to push your bike, dismount and stay to your right. Passing will be on your left.

Swim: If you are having an issue during the swim, please raise your hand for a lifeguard. They will be in the water and on the beach to assist.

Transition for Triathletes: Transition is located at the surf gate. This gate will be kept closed until the triathlon race brief for security. Transition will be open from 8:30-9:40 AM.

Awards: 5K and 10 Trail Runs will have awards at 8:30 AM. Swim awards will be at 11 AM. Triathlon awards and slot allocation will be at 1:30 PM. Mountain Bike awards are at 5 PM. No awards for 2K.

Help Make a Difference

It All Starts With U! We can make a difference for the our community and for the Humanility orphanages in the Philippines. All of the Camp Bennett and XTERRA activities support this initiative. Last race you were part of a $10,000 donation allowing the children to get a safe vehicle to travel to and from school in. This year we are doubling our goal in a HUGE effort to build the children a home. Camp Bennett has raised over $150,000 for charity.
https://humanility.causevox.com/erik-and-amy-eck-xterra-freedom-races-and-camp-bennett
You can get involved by participating in Camp Bennett events and by fundraising! The best way to raise enough funds to build all of the facilities is for each of us to reach out to our communities. You can help us provide homes for these precious children and change their lives forever. Reach out! Give your family, friends, contacts on Social Media, neighborhood, church, and work place an opportunity to get involved. Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference!

XTERRA Points and Slots

Points and Slots: XTERRA points available for the 10K and triathlon based on XTERRA age groups. 25 slots will be awarded to the winner of each of the triathlon age groups male and female and to the top challenged athlete. Winners will be asked first if they would like their slot, if not it will roll down to the next person in the age group. If there is no one in that age group, slots will roll to other age groups. If you do not get a slot and would like one, let me know. If you are awarded a slot, accept it, and then need to decline it later, let me know. Don’t get discouraged, slots roll!

Local time: 4:55 AM
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