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Hawaii's top runners vs world elites: an interesting approach to a race (Read 80 times)

kristin10185


I race in SparkleSkirts

    My half marathon coming up in Hawaii, the Hapalua, has a very interesting approach to the elite competition. It is called "The Chase." The top runners in Hawaii start BEFORE the top runners in the world with various "handicap" times, starting between 21 minutes and 4.5 minutes early depending on their abilities. Then the world elite runners start with the gun and try to catch up to and pass the Hawaiian runners. The first person to cross the finish line wins first place, regardless of if the person started 21 minutes early or at the gun. Has anyone ever heard of a race doing this before? What do you think about it? Here is the website's explanation:

     

    http://thehapalua.com/2014-chase-runners/

    PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

     

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    "Journey" hater

      The Twin Cities 10 mile (a prelude to the marathon the same morning) has had a similar thing except it was just for the elite men and women. The women got a head start and there was extra bonus money if they held off the men and vice versa if the men caught them. Interesting concept and makes for another "race within a race".

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      Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

        Ha ha......just like bracket racing in drag races!   I like it!!

         

        That would be a great event for television!!!!

         Randy

        LRB


        Dreamer

          Forget the race, you are going to Hawaii?  I want.  lol

           

          I have friends who recently moved out there who assure me there is no way in hell they will move back to Michigan!

           

          It was on my immediate to do list a few years back but has since dropped a notch or two.  I do hope to make it someday it is just not as high a priority now as it once was.

          MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

          kristin10185


          I race in SparkleSkirts

            LRB I leave April 11th!

            PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

             

            I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

            LRB


            Dreamer

              LRB I leave April 11th!

               

              First time or return trip?

              MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

              kristin10185


              I race in SparkleSkirts

                 

                First time or return trip?

                 

                Kind of both. Been to Maui but this time going to Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island but not Maui so I'm not repeating anywhere I've been.

                PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                 

                I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

                  Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                  Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                  Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

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                  Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

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                    And that's why there is Formula 1.........and then everything else!  

                     Randy

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