Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just Got This Email!

Aloha Gunstock Racers!!

We are just 3 days from race day, we are getting excited and hope you are too!  Here are a few last items of business and some 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.

*We will have course maps available at these pre-race Packet Pick Ups!

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!!

Mahalo,
The XTERRA Gunstock Race Crew


Now I'm getting nervous (and excited).

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