TriLanai 3 Hills Route Description & Schedule

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Route Description

The Ride/Run Route will leave from the Hulapo'e Beach Park to Manele Road (Hwy 440). Turning left onto Hulopo'e Drive and up to the steeper Construction Road. Once you come to the STOP sign at the top of the hill, the route will then be on the public highway (440) which runs through the Paliwai Basin. At the end of the "first" hill, you must check-in at the Aid Station. (Remember to check-in as there will be drawings for valuable door prizes at the end of the 3Hills.)

After checking-in, the second hill to traverse will come after you go through Lanai City by staying on Lanai Avenue heading out of town, past the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele. The route will continue on Keomuku Highway (430). The route will pass the Pines Sporting Clays and go downhill. Again, a reminder that you will be on a public highway that is very narrow in many spots and is subject to "blind" curves. For your own safety, please use caution going down to Keomoku/Shipwreck.

The Keomoku/Shipwreck turnaround will be at the bottom of the road where the pavement ends and has a sign indicating that Shipwreck is to the left and Keomuku to the right. Turn around at this area and start the climb back up the "second" hill. Once back in town, you must stop at the Aid Station to be checked-in once again before they ride back down the Kaumalapau Highway. The Kaumalapau turnaround will be at the end of the road at the loading docks in view of the big white jacks. Turn around at the aid station and head back up the "third" hill to the Central Aid Station to be checked-in again (and last time). Everyone will head back through the Palawai basin.

Cyclists will head down the windy twisty highway. Do not attempt to overtake traffic. Runners will head back down the original "first" hill (construction road). Cyclists and runners will converge on the Hulopoe Beach Park finish line and beach party.

Event Schedule

Ultramarathoners MUST be on Lanai the night before the event
4:15am Transportation/van pick up at the Lodge at Koele
4:20am Transportation/van pick up at and Hotel Lanai
5:00am Athlete check-in at the Hulopoe Beach park OPENS
5:30am Athlete check-in, body marking & bike boat loading CLOSES
5:30am Runners Start

3:00pm Lunch from Pele's served


Location: Expeditions Ferry in Lahaina, Maui (near Pioneer Inn)

5:30am Athlete check-in OPENS*
6:15am Athlete check-in CLOSES
6:30am Expeditions bike boat departs Maui
6:45am Expeditions passenger boat departs Maui
7:30am Expeditions Ferry and bike boat arrive on Lanai
7:30am Bike Boat unloading* on Lanai begins. Once you have your bike, proceed directly to the
Hulopoe Beach Park. Look for directional signs or "smiling" volunteers.

7:30am Athlete check-in at the Hulopoe Beach park OPENS
8:15am Athlete check-in, body marking CLOSES
8:30am Cyclists & Relays Start

12:00pm Lunch from Pele's served

(4:30pm Expeditions Ferry departure)
Location: Expeditions Ferry dock in Lanai

3:15pm Bike boat loading* on Lanai OPENS
4:15pm Bike boat loading on Lanai CLOSES
4:30pm Expeditions Ferry and bike boat leave Lanai
5:15pm Expeditions Ferry and bike boat arrive in Lahaina, Maui
5:15pm Bike Boat unloading* on Maui begins.

* Athletes are expected to happily assist Expeditions & Volunteer personnel with Bike Boat Loading and Unloading as directed by Expeditions or Volunteer personnel.
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