Kapalua Trail Run
Kapalua Trail Run
November 07, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
After all participant, community, and staff health and travel concerns related to COVID-19 were considered, the difficult decision was made to cancel the XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run event. Please visit our FAQ for more information and instructions about the cancellation.
XTERRA KAPALUA TRAIL RUNS
Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10km – Hula Grill XTERRA 5km – Leilani’s 3.3km – Kimo’s Keiki K
WHERE: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
DISTANCE: 3.3/5/10km and Keiki K (10 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 10 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. 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 10 and under. Distances are age appropriate 6-10 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.
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 [at] xterraplanet.com (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 trailrun [at] xterraplanet.com
FUN FOR SPECTATORS
The XTERRA Spectator Village will be open in the finish area and offers fun for the whole family including a bounce house and face painting for the kids, games for everyone, live race reports, music, food and beverage and great viewing of the finish line.
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.
Schedule of Events
*Schedule is tentative. All events are at the host hotel, The Ritz Carlton Kapalua, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, November 4
|9am-2pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up, XTERRA Athlete Village Open|
Thursday, November 5
|9am-2pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up, XTERRA Athlete Village Open|
Friday, November 6
|5:45am||“Hiuwai and E ala E” - Sunrise Hawaiian “Cleansing & Rejuvenation” Ceremony - open to all athletes, friends and family who wish to participate (Wear swim gear, meet at the Beach House Lawn at D.T. Fleming Beach. Please be on time – we start promptly at 5:45)|
|9am||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Swim Clinic. Meet at the Beach House at DT Fleming Beach (bring your swim stuff to practice afterwards)|
|9am-5pm||Registration and Packet Pick-up, XTERRA Athlete Village Open|
|2pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – MTB Clinic at Expo Village|
|3pm||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – Run Clinic at Expo Village|
|6:30pm||XTERRA World Championship Welcome Dinner - Aloha Garden Ballroom (complimentary for competitors, tickets for friends and family available at registration and at the door)|
Saturday, November 7
|7-8am||Registration Open for NEW Trail Run Entries, XTERRA Expo Village|
|7-8:30am||XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run Packet Pickup (pre-registered athletes only)|
|9am-12pm||XTERRA Spectator Village Open at the finish area – bounce slide, face painting and tattoos for kids, food & drink and exhibits.|
|9am-12pm||Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|9am-4pm||Triathlon Packet and Timing Chip Pick-up, XTERRA Expo Village|
|9am||Leilani’s XTERRA 3.3K Trail Run Start|
|9:10am||Hula Grill XTERRA Kapalua 5K Trail Run Start|
|9:30am||Duke’s Beach House XTERRA Kapalua 10K Trail Run Start|
|10:30am||Trail Run Awards Ceremony|
|11am||Kimo’s XTERRA Kapalua Keiki K Run (free for kids 10 and under)|
|11am||Run and Bike Courses Open|
|11am||XTERRA University, presented by Paul Mitchell – “Art of XTERRA”. Aloha Garden Ballroom|
|12pm||Mandatory Competitor Briefing – Aloha Garden Ballroom|
Sunday, November 8
|6:30am||Transition Open for set-up|
|6:30am||Body Marking, Swim Cap and Timing Chip Pickup Open near finish line|
|8:00am||XTERRA World Championship ELITE START|
|9am||XTERRA World Championship Start (see swim wave information)|
|10am-3pm||XTERRA Spectator Village Open at the finish area – bounce slide, face painting and tattoos for kids, food & drink, exhibits and big screen live race coverage|
|10am-3pm||Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Cut-a-thon, a benefit for the Challenged Athletes Foundation|
|10:30am||World Championship elite winner expected|
|11:50am||World Championship age group winner expected|
|1:30pm||Elite Awards for top 5 Men/Women (finish area)|
|2:15pm||Cut-off at T2|
|3pm||Transition closed – all gear removed|
|6:30-10pm||Awards Dinner and Dance Party, Aloha Garden Ballroom (complimentary for competitors, tickets for friends and family available at registration and at the door)|
|10pm-2am||After Party (sorry, 21 and over only) – Halloween costumes desired but not required, XTERRA Expo Village.|
Monday, November 9
|9am-12pm||Lost & Found, Board Room at the Ritz-Carlton|
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 10 and under. Distances are age appropriate 6-10 year olds run about 1/2km with 5 and under 100 yards. Parents are welcome to run with their children).
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.
HOST DESTINATION – KAPALUA RESORT
The XTERRA World Championship is headquartered at the Kapalua Resort, which will serve as base camp for off-road triathlon’s greatest day.
Race expo will be at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple’s hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Learn more at www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.
|Garden View Suite||$360|
|Ocean View Suite||$460|
Check-In Time: 4:00PM | Check-Out Time: 12:00PM
$10 USD special rate for resort fee per day. Complimentary self parking.
Book your reservation with the link above or by calling reservations at 800-241-3333 (global) or 800-262-8440. Plus 14.4167% tax and discounted daily resort fee of $10. Cut-off date is October 1, 2019.
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS AT OUTRIGGER® RESORTS
Outrigger Maui Condominium Collection
Special condominium rates for XTERRA athletes will be offered for this year’s race at Outrigger’s collection of Maui condominium properties, offering spacious accommodations from studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments with kitchens and living rooms. Rates are per night and do not include taxes or additional fees.
The closest Outrigger Resorts properties to race headquarters are:
The Kapalua Villas (0.33 miles – 2 minutes by car)
Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger (1.62 miles – 9 minutes by car)
Maui Eldorado Kaanapali by Outrigger (7.71 miles – 17 minutes by car)
Aina Nalu Lahaina by Outrigger (10.15 miles – 22 minutes by car)
Promo code: XTMAUI
There are two airports on Maui, Kahului, and Kapalua. Kahului (OGG) is the main airport and handles most of the arrivals to Maui. There are direct flights to Kahului from many U.S. cities. If you are flying into Honolulu and then on to Maui, Kahului offers the most options.
Flying into Kapalua airport from Honolulu or Kona on Mokulele Airlines is also an option. The schedule is limited, however, the airport is only a ten-minute drive from Kapalua Resort and there is a complimentary shuttle to properties within the Resort (Phone: 808-665-9110).
IMPORTANT TSA TRAVEL INFORMATION
The TSA at Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) would like to offer you a few helpful tips for your return flight home that will help expedite you through the Pre-Flight Airline Check-In and TSA Security Process.
(Available languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese)
If you want to explore the island during your stay, a rental car is your best option and all the major companies are available at the Kahului Airport.
If you need a large vehicle to transport a large group or a lot of equipment, check out www.mauivans.com.
SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles between OGG the Ritz Carlton Kapalua. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.
KAPALUA RESORT SHUTTLE
The Kapalua Resort Shuttle offers transportation between any two points within the resort. Simply call the shuttle service center at 808-665-9110 and a shuttle will be dispatched as soon as possible.
On Saturday and Sunday, please park in the XTERRA Event lot by D.T. Fleming Beach. Take Hanoapiilani Highway to Kapalua. Pass the entrance to Kapalua Resort (Office Road) and turn left at Lower Hanoapiilani Road. Follow the road to D.T. Fleming Beach and turn right into the parking lot just past the pre school.
LOCAL BUS SERVICE
There is bus service on Maui but you can’t bring luggage on board. it’s good for getting around locally and has a bike rack on the front. However, the bus makes frequent stops and it takes some time to get around.
Driving to Kapalua Kapalua is about an hour’s drive from Maui’s main airport in Kahului. From the airport, follow the signs to Lahaina/Kaanapali. You will be on Highway 380 (Dairy Road) through the town of Kahului and turn left on Highway 30, which takes you to West Maui. Drive 25 miles past Maui’s famed Pali cliffs, scenic beaches, the old whaling town of Lahaina, and the resort areas of Kaanapali, Kahana, and Napili before entering Kapalua, on Office Road.
Event address The XTERRA Village is in the Salon Ballrooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761 and telephone 808-669-6200. Here you’ll find athlete packet pickup, event registration, bike technical support, clinics, and expo booths. The hotel grounds are home to the race start and finish and transition. The start line for the triathlon is at DT Fleming Beach, adjacent to the resort.
Parking On race day – Saturday and Sunday – Please park in the XTERRA Event lot. Follow the XTERRA parking signs on Hanoapiilani Highway past the entrance to Kapalua Resort (Office Road) and turn left into the parking lot. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has limited parking and it is used primarily by hotel guests. If you park in the lot, validate your parking ticket at the XTERRA Village, Dinner check-in, or at the bell desk in front of the hotel. For our dinner functions, parking is in the lot at The Ritz-Carlton, as well as public lots and streets in the area. Please be courteous to our host community by not blocking driveways and not parking in marked No Parking Zones.
DISCOVER MAUI AND THE ISLANDS OF ALOHA
Maui is the birthplace of XTERRA, and Hawai’i is our home. We invite you to explore the distinct and unique experiences of all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Make the most of your trip to Maui by letting the local experts help you plan your trip. Find hotels, rental cars, maps and more!
“HIUWAI AND E AL E” HAWAIIAN CLEANSING AND REJUVENATION CEREMONY
The Beach House Lawn at D.T. Fleming Beach
Athletes, friends and family are welcome to participate in this very special Sunrise Hawaiian Cleansing and Rejuvenation Ceremony where you will be met by renowned cultural advisor, Clifford Naeole.
Clifford will lead you in a ceremony where you will enter the water (or just wade and bath in it) to release negative thoughts, actions, and any other concerns from your life. As the sun rises to the chanter’s voice, all is forgiven, and you will begin your life renewed and rejuvenated.
All present will be considered participants – and please be there on time, as the ceremony is timed to meet the sunrise and will start promptly Friday at 5:45am.
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 [at] xterraplanet.com (volunteer) coordinator or call 877-983-7721 x 3. 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 would like to thank all of the sponsors that make the XTERRA World Championship event happen.
Presenting Sponsor of XTERRA
Founded in 1980 by John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell, John Paul Mitchell Systems produces more than 100 products—from award-winning styling and care products to cutting-edge heat styling tools and professional hair color—and is available in over 80 countries worldwide.
Learn more at www.paulmitchell.com
Presenting Sponsor of XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs
TS Restaurants have some of the best dining options in Maui and all are located a short distance from Kapalua near the resort areas of Ka’anapali and Lahaina Town.
Official XTERRA Host Destination
Kapalua Resort is a 22,000-acre, master-planned community on Maui ’s northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses – The Bay and The Plantation Courses; 11 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Kapalua Villas, a tennis complex; the all new 30,000 square foot Kapalua Spa, three white sand beaches, including two of America’s Best Beaches, and a myriad of restaurants and shops. Kapalua Resort hosts signature events each year: the PGA TOUR’s season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s Celebration of the Arts Festival in April and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. For more information, visit kapalua.com or call 1-800-KAPALUA.
THE RITZ CARLTON, KAPALUA
Official XTERRA Host Property
The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple’s hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists. The breathtaking island resort also features six restaurants, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children’s pool and luxury cabanas. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a historic pineapple plantation.
MAUI VISITORS BUREAU
On the island of Maui, mornings of birdsong swell into days of pure exhilaration. From staggering natural beauty to one-of-a-kind adventures, Maui is a magical, tropical playground like no other.
Indeed, Maui is everything you have dreamed Hawaii to be, and almost certainly more than you imagined. Palm-shaded, powdery beaches and lush rainforests… Eclectic small towns and world-famous enclaves… Exclusive, world-class resorts and gem-like B&B’s. It’s all here.
But more importantly, Maui is home to a unique spirit. You will recognize it in the natural smiles that greet you daily, and you will feel its presence long after you depart.
HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY
Check out Hawaii Adventures at www.gohawaii.com.
Official Energy Drink of XTERRA
The Gatorade Endurance line of products is an elite line of sports nutrition products from Gatorade for endurance athletes who have specific fueling needs. Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research conducted by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, the Gatorade Endurance line of products help deliver fluids and nutrients endurance athletes need for a training session or race. Gatorade Endurance is proud to be an Official Sponsor of the XTERRA World Championships, fueling you throughout the race.
Works Where it Hurts
MAUI MOTORCYCLE CO.
Maui Motorcycle Co. is conveniently located in the heart of Kahului, just minutes away from the airport. Our retail store features motorcycle, ATV, utility vehicle, and much, much more!
Visit www.mauimotorcycleco.com to learn more.
We are excited to share photos from the XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs.
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Congratulations to all of our racers!
2019 Race Photos
2018 Race Photos
Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds will be given if the event must be cancelled due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19. Active registration fees are non-refundable.
For more information about the XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run, email trailrun [at] xterraplanet.com or call 877-983-7721 x 3.