DATE: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9am 5K - 9:20am 10K
Keiki K - 11am
WHERE: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
DISTANCE: 5/10km and Keiki K (12 and under)
The off-road adventurous spirit of XTERRA reaches out to the community with XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs as well as Kimo's XTERRA Keiki K (free for kids twelve and under). Duke's Beach House XTERRA 10K and Hula Grill XTERRA 5K races are open to one-and-all (the 5km is open for walkers too!). All 5K/10K competitors will experience the famed XTERRA World Championship run course. Paul Mitchell stylists will be there cutting hair in exchange for a donation to the Challenged Athlete Foundation.
KEIKI K: Free fun run for kids 12 and under. 8-12 year olds will run a kilometer, with 6-7 year olds about half of that, and 5 and under 100 yards. Parents must register their children.
All participants get awards and post-race refreshments. Sorry, no t-shirts for children.
AWARDS: Fastest Male and Female will win $100 restaurant certificates from T S Restaurants. There are also prizes and medals for the top 3 in each division. And, all keiki runners receive a medal.
Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the race. For safety, headphones are not allowed to be worn during the race
EVENT PARKING: On Saturday and Sunday, please park in the XTERRA event lot by D.T. Fleming Beach. Take Honoapiilani Highway to Kapalua. Pass the entrance to Kapalua Resort (Office Road) and turn left at Lower Honoapiilani Road. Follow the road to D.T. Fleming Beach and turn left into the parking lot just past the pre school.
VOLUNTEERS: Our dedicated team of volunteers across the US and abroad has been key to bringing the XTERRA experience to more people in more places. As the sport grows the need for volunteers increases. This year we need people to help with pre-race and race-day activities. Please e-mail our volunteer coordinator. Tell us what you're interested in doing and what your availability is. We'll try to find a place for you at XTERRA. We hope you can join us!
XTERRA has gone green and we're now offering virtual participant race bags to our Kapalua Trail Run participants. Email invites will be sent prior to and after the event with special offers from our partners.
Our Facebook event page is a good way to connect with other racers, get event updates and let people know that you signed up for XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs. Invite your friends! RSVP on facebook, and start inviting all of your friends!
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The start is a big, green lawn at the fantastic Ritz-Carlton Kapalua resort hotel. It is an easy run on golf course bike paths for the first half mile. The fun starts as the course passes under the highway through a short tunnel and heads up the mountain.
You'll face about 3 kilometers of uphill, wandering through an overgrown golf course, along dirt trails, through Oleander forests and alongside 60-foot high ironwood evergreens, to an unexpected mountain lake at the 650-foot level.
We'll take you on some old pineapple field roads for another mile up and around the lake and then to what we are calling the downhill delights. You will lose that altitude running a slalom through the old Kapalua Village golf course, which is now overgrown -- fabulously treed and with high green bermuda grasses -- then suddenly into the open with fantastic views of the Pacific.
Don't look out too long or you'll stumble. As you return to the 250-foot level there is a 200-meter technical, steep downhill into a gully next to the golf course, where you'll jump over and duck under fallen trees and end up in a huge, rocky dry creek – at least we hope it will be dry.
Then through thick elephant grass, into a Cook pine nursery to a paved road that curves and climbs 100 feet to the head of a neat, narrow single track downhill with switchbacks that drop all the way down to the beach road. We simply had to throw in a calf busting 250-meter beach run back to the resort and finish area.
5K/10K DIVISIONS: (9 and under) (10-14) (15-19) (20-24) (25-29) (30-34) (35-39) (40-44) (45-49) (50-54) (55-59) (60-64) (65-69) (70-74) (75-79) (80+).
KIMO'S KEIKI K: 8-12 year olds will run a kilometer, with 6-7 year olds about half of that, and 5 and under 100 yards. Parents are welcome to run with their children).
Get a professional haircut at the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, in exchange for a donation to the Challenged Athlete Foundation, Saturday, 9am-12pm.
Rick Kent and his team of photographers from Enduro Photo are the official athlete photographer of the 2014 XTERRA America Tour. Athlete photos will be available shortly after the race. You can request to be notified when your photos will be ready at www.myxterraphotos.com.