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DATE AND TIME: Saturday, October 23, 2010. 8AM Start
Kailua Beach Park, near Kailua Canoe Club halau, across from Buzz's.
Directions from Waikiki and Downtown: H-1 freeway West to Pali Highway (61)—Pali Highway into Kailua Town. Continue on Kuulei Road (0.6 mi). Turn right at S. Kalaheo Avenue (0.6 mi). Follow the road over the bridge to Kailua Beach Park on your left across from Buzz's restaurant.
Approximately 800 meters swim, 2.5 mile beach run, and either one 2 mile lap (paddleboards and SUP's) or two laps (4 miles) on an OC-1.
RACE START TIME:
Mandatory pre-race meeting 7:40am in transition area. Race starts promptly at 8AM. Please listen carefully to any additional instruction or changes during the pre-race meeting.
Public parking is limited. Carpooling is a great idea, or park and ride safely to start. Parking is available at the beach park and on the street.
If you have already picked up your packet with your equipment number sticker at packet pick-up, you do not need to check in at the registration table on race morning. Instead, proceed to the TRANSITION AREA to:
Pick up timing chip. RELAYS: ONE CHIP PER TEAM
Get body marked with your race number. (ALL RELAY MEMBERS need to be bodymarked with same team number.)
Position your equipment according to your number (OC-1s will be row closest to ocean, SUPs in 2nd row, Paddleboards 3rd row).
Position your run gear next to your equipment.
There is only one transition area. It will be used for the swim/run transition as well as the run/paddle transition. Athletes will be able to set up their race equipment (SUP, OC-1, paddles, paddleboards, and shoes) the morning of the race from 6:00am-7:40am. There will be signs marking where your equipment goes according to your number.
Event shirts will be given to participants at packet pick-up. No size changing unless sizes are available after the event.
Timing will be provided by Pacific Sport Events. Time cards (splits, overall time, etc…) will be available for post-race printing at www.finishercards.com
Surf Lifesaving will be present at Kailua Beach Park. Nearest Hospital: Castle Medical Center.
Run course only – Two aid stations will be available on the run course, one at the beginning transition area and one on the course (Amino Vital & water).
RACE NUMBERS – BODY MARKING:
Participants will be body marked with their race number on race day as they enter the transition area to set up their race gear (Note for Relay Teams: all members of the relay must be body marked with the same team race number). You will also be marked with a letter: S for SUP, P for Paddleboard, O for OC-1, or R for Relay.
The race number stickers are to be adhered to the front of your equipment so that the number is clearly visible…do this before race morning. Your equipment MUST have the number sticker present in order to race.
Swim caps will be provided at packet pick up and will be required during the swim.
A post-race healthy beach brunch will be graciously provided by Kalapawai Market and Deli.
Swim, run, and then choose: Stock Paddleboard (12' and under), SUP (14' and under), OC-1.
Overall Male/Female, 18 & under Male/Female, 19-34 Male/Female, 35-49 Male/Female, 50+ Male Female, Open Relay.
Beach start in front of the transition area. Right shoulder turn at the first buoy. Proceed down the beach and follow the rectangle course back to the area in front of the transition area. Run from the waters edge through the chute and over the chip timing mat to the transition area. Relay swimmer must pass chip to relay runner. Please move to the side so as not to obstruct other racers.
No flotation devices, fins, paddles, snorkels, etc.
BEACH RUN GUIDELINES:
All runners are required be bodymarked during the run.
Barefoot running is allowed; but proper shoes are recommended on hard pack sand.
Stay to the right, as there will be two way traffic at some parts of the course.
Runners cross the mat and proceed to remove their shoes and get their equipment for the paddle. (Relay runner must pass chip to paddler. Please move to the side so as not to obstruct other racers.)
Paddlers for all crafts must head out and right shoulder turn on buoy in front of transition area.
Proceed toward boat ramp and follow course. Left shoulder turn on all other buoys except finish buoy, which will be a right shoulder turn.
One lap for SUP and Paddleboards, 2 laps for OC-1.
Course volunteers will be at water's edge to take your equipment. Run up the finish chute (same as swim chute) across the chip mat to the finish.
Do not leave any equipment or personal gear on the race course. Volunteers will arrange shoes and equipment. Please recover your belongings and put away equipment to your vehicles ASAP so there is ample room for those still racing.
Foul, harsh, argumentative or abusive language or other unsportsmanlike conduct directed at race officials, volunteers, spectators, or fellow athletes is forbidden.
A warm Mahalo goes out to all our sponsors who make the Kahala Challenge a great success!