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!

Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013: Race Update and Information

Aloha 2013 Gunstock Racers: We hope your training is going well and that you are getting ready to tear it up on the trails of the Gunstock Ranch on October 19. Here are a few items of business to help you prepare for race day! Start Times We expect an increased number of runners this year and have decided to have a separate start time for the 5k. The half marathon will still begin at 7:00 a.m. and the 5k will begin at 7:15 a.m. We hope this will give the 5k runners a chance to really sprint the whole race without having to fight for position at the beginning of the race. We also hope this will help with any confusion about where the half marathon runners turn to continue running and the 5k goes straight to head to the finish line! We still expect all runners, including 5k runners, to be checked in by 6:30 a.m. Packet Pick-up and Registration We are going to add a North Shore Packet Pick up to our schedule this year for those of you who live closer to the race site in hopes to cut down on those of you picking up packets on race morning, and also allowing you a little extra sleep :) At Packet Pick Up you will receive your shirt, bib number, and athlete bag from sponsors. You will still need to pick up your timing chip on race morning so remember to get there in time for that. Tell your friends to register now while prices are still $40/$25 for the half marathon/5k. On Wednesday October 2 the price online increases to $50/35 through Saturday October 12 at midnight, at which time online registration is closed. Those who are not registered may still register at either packet up or race morning at the race between 5:00 and 6:30 a.m. for $60/$45. North Shore Packet Pack Up and Registration Thursday October 17, 2013 4-7 p.m. Laie Shopping Center 55-510 Kamehameha Highway Laie, HI 96762 Honolulu Packet Pick Up and Regisration Friday October 18, 2013 3-7 p.m. The Running Room 819 Kapahulu Ave Honolu, HI 96816 Race Day Packet Pick Up, Registration, and Timing Chip Pick Up Race Start at the Gunstock Ranch Saturday October 19, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 a.m. 56-250 Kamehameha Highway Laie, HI 96762 Race Day Food and Nutrition So that you can know what to expect on the course and what you want to bring of your own...this is what will be provided on the course. Water, Gatorade, PowerGel, and Powerbar. Once we know more specific flavors and which locations we will have certain items at, we will give you another update on this. You can also expect our usual buffet of after race snacks and treats! We will post more info soon. Please send any questions or concerns to gunstockhalfmarathon@gmail.com Mahola, The Xterra Gunstock Crew Natalie, Angel, Kevin, and Greg

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2013 Race Date and Exciting News!

The race date for 2013 will be Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 a.m. Depending on numbers we may do a different start time for the 5k so stay tuned on that one. We are excited to announce that we are now part of the Xterra trail running Series!We will be the first race in the 2014 series, with the 2nd Hawaii series race on Maui the weekend after ours on October 26, 2013, and the 3rd is the Freedom Fest that takes place at the Kualoa Ranch in July of 2014. For info on how to earn Xterra points, what they are good for, and more rules, visit http://www.xterraplanet.com/xduro/series.html Only Half Marathon participants will earn points. So start planning your 2013/2014 race calendar now! Registration for our 2013 event is now open on active.com. Follow the link at the right to register! Register early, before February 1st, and receive a discount. Fees: Before February 1st - Half Marathon $30 / 5k $20 Until October 1st - Half Marathon $40 / 5k $25 Late Registration - Half Marathon $50 / 5k $35 Online Registration will close at midnight Hawaii time on October 13th We will be setting a cap of 600 runners this year, if this has not filled, day of registration will be available! We are also pleased to announce that we will be offering our Military discount again this year! We really appreciate all that our Military Personnel do to serve us and it was great to have so many of you participate in our 2012 event. For $10 off the Half Marathon enter coupon code MILITARYHALF10 at checkout. And for $5 off the 5k, enter coupon code MILITARY5K5. This discount is for Military Personnel only and Military Identification will be required at packet pick up! Thank you to Heidi Waseman for these spectactular shots from our 2012 event:
The Star Spangled Banner!
View from Mile 2 and 12! Hope these pics get you excited to join us again in 2013! Register early to save a little $$$. Our race crew is working hard to make our 2013 race the best yet! Happy Training!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Online registration is now closed. But don't worry!! You still have two registration options! The Running Room - Fri. 10.12.12 3 - 7 p.m. 819 Kapahula Avenue, Honolulu 808-737-2422 -or- Race morning at the ranch! Sat. 10.13 between 5:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Half Marathon:$45, 5k:$30 *These are also packet pick up times and places. Remember...whether you pick up your packet on Friday night or Saturday morning, you will still need to get your timing chip on Saturday morning so please arrive by 6:30 a.m.! It's race week.....get excited!!