XTERRA KAPALUA TRAIL RUNS
Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10km – Hula Grill XTERRA 5km – Leilani’s 3.3km – Kimo’s Keiki K
DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 9am 3.3K – 9:10am 5K – 9:30am 10K – Keiki K – 11am
WHERE: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
DISTANCE: 3.3/5/10km and Keiki K (8 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 eight and under).
Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10K, Hula Grill XTERRA 5K and Leilani’s XTERRA 3.3K races are open to one-and-all (the 3.3km is open for walkers too!). All competitors will experience the famed XTERRA World Championship run course. Kids 8-12 are free in Leilani’s XTERRA 3.3K (sorry no t-shirt for children). Parents must register their children for any of the races. 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 8 and under. Distances are age appropriate 6-8 year olds run about 1/2km with 5 and under 100 yards. Parents must register their children. All participants get awards and post-race refreshments. Sorry, no t-shirts for children.
ONSITE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP – New registration and packet pickup will be at the XTERRA Athlete Village at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua. View the full schedule here.
10K – fastest male and female overall as well as fastest Maui resident male and female win $100 restaurant certificates from T S Restaurants. Note that if a Maui resident is also the overall winner, only one certificate is awarded.
Top 3 in each division receive medals and prizes.
5K – fastest male and female overall as well as fastest Maui resident male and female win $100 restaurant certificates from T S Restaurants. Note that if a Maui resident is also the overall winner, only one certificate is awarded.
Top 3 in each division receive medals and prizes.
3.3K – fastest male and female overall as well as fastest Maui resident male and female win $100 restaurant certificates from T S Restaurants. Note that if a Maui resident is also the overall winner, only one certificate is awarded.
Top 3 in each division receive medals.
Keiki K – all 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!
CONTACT US: For questions or more information, call toll-free 877-XTERRA-1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VIRTUAL RACE BAG
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.
RSVP ON FACEBOOK
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!
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.
3.3K/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: Free fun run for kids 8 and under. Distances are age appropriate 6-8 year olds run about 1/2km with 5 and under 100 yards. Parents are welcome to run with their children).
PAUL MITCHELL CUT-A-THON
Get a professional haircut at the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, in exchange for a donation to the Challenged Athlete Foundation, Saturday, 9am-12pm.
Athlete photos will be available shortly after the race.
TRAIN WITH WHAT’S ON COURSE
Lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, it now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and a new, lighter flavor.