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Gunstock Trails Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Gunstock Trails Half Marathon

You’ll love this scenic run on the trails of a real working ranch. Enjoy spectacular views of Oahu including the Windward & North shores as you navigate rolling hills and forest trails. The half marathon is timed perfectly as a great training run for the Honolulu Marathon in December or there is also a fun 5k option if you’re a sprinter or a beginner.

Filled with plenty of hills that wind through the trails of Hawaii’s Gunstock Ranch, a real working horse and cattle ranch nestled in the shadw of the Ko’olau Mountains just off Oahu’s North Shore, the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Gunstock Trails Half Marathon & 5K promises to be a fulfilling run.

This Challenging and Scenic race is part of the Hawaii Xterra Trail Run series and is the first event in the 2016 series. Enjoy beautiful ocean views of Oahu and the spectacular Windward and North Shores while running through the rollings hills and forest trails of a real working ranch.

Distances

5K

  • 5km

21 km

  • 21.098km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Aid station 1 is located at Mile 1.5 and 4. it serves water and Gatorade. Aid Station 2 is located at Mile 5.5 and 10. It serves water and Gatorade. The Turnaround Aid Station is located at Mile 8. It serves water and Gatorade, and gels.

Gunstock Trails Half Marathon Route Map

Gunstock Trails Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Gunstock Ranch

Laie,us

Highlights

Enjoy beautiful ocean views of Oahu and the spectacular Windward and North Shores while running through the rollings hills and forest trails of a real working ranch. Runners can expect to see horses and cows along the trail.

Overview

Runners start the out-and-back course for the race at the Gunstock Ranch, which lies about a mile north of downtown Laie on the Kamehameha Highway, and just west of the Malaekahana State Recreation Area.

From the ranch both races follow the same course for the first mile and a half or so until the split, where those running the half marathon turn left and head south while those running the 5K continue west along the trail.

The next portion of the race continues on eastward and southward, roughly in the direction of the campus of Hawaii’s Brigham Young University.

Once runners make their way down to the southern edge of the campus, they hit the race turnaround point and then start retracing their steps along the route they’ve just run, all the way back northward along the trails nearly all the way back to where they split off from the 5K runners.

Once they make it back, they’ll turn left and follow the trail west again for a brief loop and then back to the northernmost part of the trail they ran earlier in the race, during the mile 1 through mile 3 stretch.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.