XTERRA Hawaii Series

XTERRA Hawaii Trail Run SeriesIn paradise, there are ocean views, lush scenery, all of which combine for the perfect trail running venue.

The XTERRA Hawaii Trail Run Series returns after its 2013 debut. It will again feature three events at three different locations. Each venue will offer visually spectacular and physically challenging trails unique to Hawaii.

The three events in the XTERRA Hawaii Trail Run Series:

  • XTERRA Freedom Fest, July 6, 2014, at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu. This event will feature a 10K and a 5K, and serves as an excellent preview of the trails that will also be used for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship later in the year. Kualoa Ranch is a privately-owned working cattle ranch, and the trails are open to runners for only a few select events per year. The ranch has been the backdrop for shows like “Lost” and “Jurassic Park.”
  • XTERRA Gunstock Ranch Trail Run, Oct. 18 at Gunstock Ranch in Laie, Oahu. This event will feature two courses – a 21-kilometer half-marathon and a 5K short course. Gunstock Ranch is a privately-owned working ranch, so this is a rare opportunity for runners to experience the trails of a remote location near the North Shore of Oahu.
  • XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs, Oct. 25 at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui. This event will feature three courses – the Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10K, the Hula Grill XTERRA 5K, and the Kimo’s Keiki XTERRA K. The 10K course will be the same trails used a day later by the world’s greatest off-road triathletes in the XTERRA World Championship. Note: This is the perfect time and place to meet the world’s top triathletes.

All three events in the Hawaii Series are open to runners of all ages and skill levels, from all states.

Runners who enter the Gunstock Ranch 21K, Duke’s Beach House 10K and Freedom Fest 10K can earn points toward the overall standings of the Hawaii Series. The top age-group runners at each of those courses will receive points for the series. At the conclusion of the series, each age-group champion from the Hawaii Series will receive a free entry to the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, which is held every September in Utah.

The XTERRA Hawaii Trail Run Series also offers a chance for runners to prepare for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, which is held in late November at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu. The 2014 Trail Run World Championship is scheduled for Dec. 7. It is worth noting that all runners who participate in a Hawaii Series event – short course or long course – can also participate in the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch.

Series Schedule

07/06/14
XTERRA Freedom Fest Trail Run – Kualoa Ranch, Oahu – 10K/5K

8/09/14

XTERRA Adventure Fest Trail Run – Kapalua, Maui – 10K/5K

10/18/14
XTERRA Gunstock Ranch Trail Run – Laie, Oahu – 21K/5K

10/25/14
XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs – Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui – 10K/5K