Friday, May 8, 2015

Plant a Free Tree!

Paul Mitchell, one of the title sponsors of the Xterra series, is working to plant 500,000 trees all over the world by the end of 2016. Please participate!

Plant a free tree. Follow the link. Code: XTERRAME



Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Registration now open!

We wanted you to be the first to know that registration for the 2015 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Gunstock Trails Half Marathon and 5k is now open!!!

This year’s race will be held on Saturday October 17, 2015. Register before April 5, 2015 for the early bird price…Only $30 for the Half Marathon and $20 for the 5k. Beginning April 6, regular registration prices will begin which are $45 for the Half Marathon and $30 for the 5k. To Register and for more info please click on the Register button to the right.

We will again be part of the Hawaii XTERRA Trail Run Series this year. For those of you interested in qualifying for XTERRA points, please use the following website for information: http://www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/hawaii-series

And as always we are happy to offer our Military Discount for those of you who loyally serve our country. We appreciate all that you do and want to say thank you! To receive $10 off the Half Marathon, enter code MILITARYHALF10 at checkout and for $5 off the 5k enter code MILITARY5K5 at checkout. If you use this code, please bring a current Military ID to packet pick up!

Hoping to see you all in October! Happy Trails and Training!

The Gunstock Team,
 Kevin, Nan, and Greg

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Final Race Week Instructions

Aloha Gunstock Runners! Race day is one week away!! We hope your training is going well and we are excited for you to join us for the 5th Annual XTERRA Gunstock Trails Half Marathon and 5k. Here is some, well a lot of, information that will help you with race week. Online Registration will close Monday night at midnight...so advise your friends who’ve still been thinking about it to sign up quickly. They may also register at one of our packet pick ups or on race day but a $10 price increase for each race will be in effect at that point making the half marathon $65 and the 5k $50. Also, race shirts are not guaranteed for those who do not register online, but we do have a few left and they will go on a first come first serve basis. All of you who registered online are guaranteed a shirt!! PACKET PICK UP AND REGISTRATION We have 3 different options for picking up your race packet and bib number. North Shore Packet Pick Up, Honolulu Packet Pick up, or Race Day Packet Pick up! We highly recommend you come to one of our packet pick ups before race day to make your race morning a little less stressful. North Shore Packet Pick Up & Registration Country Rides and Grinds Parking Lot 55-730 Kamehameha Highway Laie, HI 96762 Thursday October 16, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Honolulu Packet Pick Up & Registration The Running Room Hawaii 819 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 Friday, October 17, 3-7 p.m. Race Morning Packet Pick Up & Registration Race Site @ the Gunstock Ranch 56-250 Kamehameha Highway Laie, HI 96762 Saturday, October 18, 5:00 – 6:30 a.m. Category Transfers If you would like to switch categories, either from the 5k to the half or the half to the 5k, we have set it up on our active registration page that you can do this yourself. Either look for your initial confirmation email from active, or log onto your active account. If you can’t figure it out please email us and we will be happy to help you. RACE MORNING INFO AND START TIMES Every runner will pick up their timing chip at the timing tent on race morning, even if you have already picked up your packet and bib number. Please be there before 6:30 to get your timing chip. -6:45 a.m. Announcements, Course Instructions, and our traditional Star Spangled Banner Begin -7:00 a.m. 5k Gun Start -7:10 a.m. Half Marathon Gun Start AID STATIONS AND NUTRITION 5K – There will be one aid station at mile 1.5. It will have water and Gatorade. Half Marathon: Mile 1.5 This aid station will have water and Gatorade Mile 4.5 This is the same aid station as mile 1.5 (water and Gatorade ) Mile 5.5 This Aid Station will have water, Gatorade and Powerbar Energy Gels Mile 8 (turnaround) This Aid Station will have water, Gatorade, and Powerbars Mile 10ish This is the same Aid Station as 5.5 (water, Gatorade, and Powerbar Energy Gels) We will have lots of food, fruit, and treats at the finish line!!!!! DIRECTIONS TO GUNSTOCK RANCH (directly from their website) Do not count on your GPS to get you to us on time. We are in the “country” and the GPS does not always account for the two lane highway. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes from wherever you are to arrive on time. If you are coming from the Windward side: We are located 2 miles north of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Turn toward the mountains onto our private dirt road. If you are coming from the North Shore: We are 1.3 miles south east of Kahuku High School. Turn toward the mountains on our private dirt road. Carpooling to the race start We encourage carpooling to the race start for many reasons...the environment, race morning comradery, and because we know there are a few of you who just don’t have a car. If anyone is willing to offer a ride from their area, or is just interested in meeting up with other runners (ya know the environment and comradery;-) please either comment on our facebook page or reply to this email that you are willing to help another runner out and we will try to help you work it out, please know we can make no guarantees :) Speaking of our Facebook Page...here is the link, please like of us if you haven’t already! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Xterra-Gunstock-Trails-Half-Marathon-and-5k-Laie-Hawaii/185622024842091?ref=hl RACE PHOTOS This year our race will be photographed by Hawaii Race Photos…so get your peace signs and Toyota Jumps ready! They will be out on the course as well as at the finish line. After the race, you will be able to find your photos on facebook @HawaiiRacePhotos or at 808.instaproofs.com. Smile Pretty! CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES Dr. Jake Simmons of Oahu Family chiropractic, one of our awesome sponsors, will be at the race again this year. He has a background in sports and treating athletes. He is the chiropractor for BYUH athletics and Kahuku High School He will be available to adjust athletes and provide some soft tissue and stretching techniques. AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS As always, we have great prizes from local sponsors! We will award prizes to the top 3 overall Men and Women in both the half marathon and 5k. We will also give a first place award to the first place runner in each age group. Age groups are in 5 year increments….20-24, 25-29, 30-34 etc. Your age group will be determined by your age on race day...however, XTERRA points will be awarded by your age on 12.31.15 as this race is in the 2015 Hawaii race series. The 5k Awards ceremony will take place at 7:45 a.m. The Half Marathon Awards Ceremony will begin at about 9:15…or as soon as the majority of results have come in. And upon finishing that we will do awards and recognition for our North Shore Trails Challenge..... North Shore Trails Challenge We are so excited about the initial year of the North Shore Trails Challenge. We have teamed up with the Peacock Ultra 100k and 50k (which is taking place today, October 11). We will have a special T-shirt and recognition for all those who complete either the 100k or 50k today, and our Gunstock Half Marathon Next Saturday....that’s a lot of tough trail miles in back to back weekends. There will also be a special award for the fastest man and woman to complete 100 and a half, and the fastest man and woman to complete 50 and a half. So....for those of you who completed either the Peacock 100k or 50k today (well done) and who are also running our half marathon...we are doing our best to cross reference our athletes, but we want to make sure we don’t miss anyone. Please reply back to this email with I am doing the north shore trails challenge 100 and a half, or I am doing the north shore trails challenge 50 and a half. That way we for sure won’t miss you :) See you all at one of our packet pick ups and on Race Day!! And remember, if you used our Military Discount please don't forget to bring your Military ID to packet pick up...and thank you for all that you do for our country! If you have any questions or concerns please address them to gunstockhalfmarathon@gmail.com Mahalo, Your Gunstock Race Crew Natalie, Nan, and Kevin

Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Registration is Now Open...and other exciting news!

Registration for the 2014 XTERRA Gunstock Trails Half Marathon and 5k is now open!!! This year’s race will be held on Saturday October 18, 2014. Register before April 5, 2014 for the early bird price…Only $30 for the Half Marathon and $20 for the 5k. Beginning April 6, regular registration prices will begin which are $45 for the Half Marathon and $30 for the 5k. We will again be part of the Hawaii XTERRA Trail Run series this year. For those of you interested in qualifying for XTERRA points, please use the following website for information: http://www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/hawaii-series We are also extremely excited to announce the North Shore Trails Challenge which will be new this year. Here is the intro on that: Do you have what it takes to run a tough 50km or 100km Trail Ultramarathon, followed by a tough Trail Half Marathon the very next weekend? You’ll soon get your chance to prove it by finishing the Peacock 50km or 100km Ultramarathons October 11th, AND the XTERRA Gunstock Trails Half Marathon October 18th! We’ll be giving away T-shirts to all North Shore Trails Challenge finishers, and they are looking pretty cool! Awards will go to the top male and female finishers in both categories (50 and a Half or 100 and a Half). In addition, the male and female winners of each race will gain automatic entry into the next race! Win the Peacock 50k or 100k and you’ll gain free entry to the Xterra Half Marathon the very next weekend. Win the Xterra Gunstock Trails Half Marathon, and gain free guaranteed entry to the 2015 Peacock 50k! All 2014 Gunstock entrants will receive an e-mail notification giving them time to register for Peacock before it has been announced to the general public! So Register for Gunstock now if you are interested in this challenge, because Peacock fills up fast! For more information on this challenge please visit http://www.nstrails.com/ or email gunstockhalfmarathon@gmail.com for questions concerning the challenge or anything pertaining to the Gunstock Race. As always we are happy to offer our Military Discount for those of you who loyally serve our country…we appreciate all that you do and want to say thank you! To receive $10 off the Half Marathon, enter code MILITARYHALF10 at checkout and for $5 off the 5k enter code MILITARY5K5 at checkout. If you use this code, please bring a current Military ID to packet Pick up  Hoping to see you all in October! Happy Trails and Training! The Gunstock Team, Natalie, Angel, Kevin, and Nan

Monday, October 28, 2013

Post Race Follow Up

A BIG Thank YOU to all who joined us at the Gunstock ranch for the 4th annual XTERRA Gunstock Trails Half Marathon and 5k. It was an incredible day! We appreciated your amazing positive energy and gratitude so much....that’s why we love trail runners!! We hope you are all recovering, getting ready for your next event, and planning on putting us on your 2014 race calendar. We expect to be the 3rd Saturday in October again but will keep you posted! When registration for next year opens up...you will be the first to know! RESULTS We’d like thank Sam and his crew from Timeline Hawaii for doing a great job with our timing this year. Results can be found on his website at www.timelinehawaii.com. More specific results can be found at these links: You may need to copy and paste into your browser. Half Overall http://www.timelinehawaii.com/Results/Gunstock%20Half%20Overall%2013.htm Half Age Group http://www.timelinehawaii.com/Results/Gunstock%20Half%20Age%20Grp%2013.htm 5k Overall http://www.timelinehawaii.com/Results/Gunstock%205K%20Overall%2013.htm 5k Age Group http://www.timelinehawaii.com/Results/Gunstock%205K%20Age%20Grp%2013.htm PHOTOS We would also like to thank Colin Cross with Hawaii Race Photos for being there to take your pics. Check them out and support him with a purchase if you like what you see (ya know, like if he caught you with a smile or in that perfect stride with a ripped bulging quad etc. :) You can find the pictures on facebook @HawaiiRacePhotos or at 808.instaproofs.com. Thanks again for making this year such a great one! If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it - Positive or Suggestively Helpful :) Send to gunstockhalfmarathon@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Final Instructions

PACKET PICK UP AND REGISTRATION We have 3 different options for picking up your race packet and bib number. North Shore Packet Pick Up, Honolulu Packet Pick up, or Race Day Packet Pick up! We highly recommend you come to one of our packet pick ups before race day to make your race morning a little less stressful. Your friends may also register at any of these locations. Race shirts are not guaranteed for those registering at this point, but we do have a few left and they will go on a first come first serve basis. All of you who registered online will get a shirt…and they are pretty cool! North Shore Packet Pick Up & Registration Laie Shopping Center (We will be near Subway) 55-510 Kamehameha Highway Laie, HI 96762 Thursday October 17, 4-7 p.m. Honolulu Packet Pick Up & Registration The Running Room Hawaii 819 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 Friday, October 18, 3-7 p.m. Race Morning Packet Pick Up & Registration Race Site @ the Gunstock Ranch 56-250 Kamehameha Highway Laie, HI 96762 Saturday, October 19, 5:00 – 6:30 a.m. RACE MORNING INFO AND START TIMES Every runner will pick up their timing chip at the timing tent on race morning, even if you have already picked up your packet and bib number. Please be there before 6:30 to get your timing chip. 6:45 a.m. Announcements, Course Instructions, and our traditional Star Spangled Banner Begin 7:00 a.m. 5k Gun Start 7:10 a.m. Half Marathon Gun Start AID STATIONS AND NUTRITION 5K – There will be one aid station at mile 1.5. It will have water and lemon-lime Gatorade. Half Marathon: Mile 1.5 This aid station will have water and Lemon Lime Gatorade Mile 4.5 This is the same aid station as mile 1.5 (water and Gatorade ) Mile 5.5 This Aid Station will have water, Gatorade and Vanilla Powerbar Energy Gels Mile 8 (turnaround) This Aid Station will have water, Gatorade, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Powerbars Mile 10ish This is the same Aid Station as 5.5 (water, Gatorade, and Vanilla Powerbar Energy Gels) We will have lots of food, fruit, and treats at the finish line!!!!! DIRECTIONS TO GUNSTOCK RANCH (directly from their website) Do not count on your GPS to get you to us on time. We are in the “country” and the GPS does not always account for the two lane highway. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes from wherever you are to arrive on time. If you are coming from the Windward side: We are located 2 miles north of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Turn toward the mountains onto our private dirt road. If you are coming from the North Shore: We are 1.3 miles south east of Kahuku High School. Turn toward the mountains on our private dirt road. *Many of you have asked about rides from Honolulu. We suggest getting on our facebook page…some have already posted about wanting to carpool! AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS As always, we have great prizes from local sponsors! We will award prizes to the top 3 overall Men and Women in both the half marathon and 5k. We will also give a first place award to the first place runner in each age group. Age groups are in 5 year increments….20-24, 25-29, 30-34 etc. As per XTERRA standards, your age group will be determined by your age on 12.31.13 this year. The 5k Awards ceremony will take place at 7:45 a.m. The Half Marathon Awards Ceremony will begin at about 9:15…or as soon as the majority of results have come in. RACE PHOTOS This year our race will be photographed by Hawaii Race Photos…so get your peace signs and Toyota Jumps ready! After the race, you will be able to find your photos on facebook @HawaiiRacePhotos or at 808.instaproofs.com. Smile Pretty! ATHLETE PATH We’re teaming up with Athletepath this year to deliver results your way! Visit our event page at https://www.athletepath.com/xterra-gunstock-trails-half-marathon-and-5k/2013-10-19, select your race and, as soon as results are posted, Athletepath will send free result notifications directly to your phone via text or email. Plus, friends and family can get notifications too and congratulate you immediately! CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES Dr. Jake Simmons of Oahu Family chiropractic, one of our awesome sponsors, will be at the race this year until about 9:15. He has a background in sports and treating athletes. He is the chiropractor for BYUH athletics and Kahuku High School He will be available to adjust athletes and provide some soft tissue and stretching techniques. See you all at one of our packet pick ups and on Race Day!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Change to Start Times

Due to careful consideration of what will benefit all of the runners best, we have decided to change the start times...again. We will now be starting the 5k first, at 7:00 a.m. sharp with the half marathon taking off quickly after at 7:10 a.m. All runners still need to be to the race start by 6:30 a.m. in order to get their timing chip. Announcements and instructions will begin at 6:45 a.m. We will email these changes again, along with final instructions...next week! They will also be found in your race bag, if you choose to pick up your number at one of our packet pick up locations. North Shore Packet Pick Up Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4-7 p.m. Laie Shopping Center 55-510 Kamehameha Highway Laie, Hi 96762 -or- Honolulu Packet Pick Up Friday, October 18, 3-7 p.m. The Running Room Hawaii 819 Kapahulu Ave Honolulu, HI 96816 Spread the word that online registration closes this Saturday night, October 12 at midnight Hawaii time. The cost to sign up at packet pick up or race day increases by $10 and shirts are not guaranteed...so tell your friends to sign up online by Saturday night!