POWERMAN-Hawaii-Stack Event
Powerman Hawaii

The run courses will start and finish on the high school track.  Then take you up above the high school on a slow gradual climb to a turnaround point.  Then it will be a lightning fast descent back down to the high school and into the transition area or finish on the track.  

The bike courses will utilize the Ane Keohokalole highway, Pilani, Queen Ka'ahumanu highway and the climb being on Hino Lani parkway.  Flat on the Ane K, to a fast descent on Pilani to a nice climb on the Kealakehe parkway for a 1,2 and 4 loop course.  

Course cut off: 5:00 hrs.  Raffle / awards will start at 12:30.  

PowerKeiki - TBD

PowerKeiki race will happen Saturday morning.  Official distances will be posted in October.  Stay tuned and get the kids ready. 

Transition Area

Open at 6:00am not before!  in the parking area just outside the track area.  

No Friends or Family members allowed in the transition area for any reason. ITU European style transition formats will be used wherever possible.  If you are unfamiliar with this style of racking it is one long row.  The race director and race officials will close the transition area 30-45 minutes before race start to ensure all athletes are at starting lines for mandatory course meetings and announcements. Once the transition area is closed, you will not be permitted back in before the race starts. Family members will not be permitted in for any reason. 

In the event of inclement weather, we recommend you have warm, dry clothing outside the transition area to put on following your finish due to other athletes still being on the bike course. Thank you for your cooperation in following these rules.

You must rack according to your race number, based on the sequence numbers placed at the end of each row. Please remember racks will hold 7 bikes racked with the seat tip on support bar. Please be courteous to fellow athletes to ensure there is space for 7 bikes on a rack. The transition area is closed until all athletes are off the bike course. Any athletes removing gear from transition areas before the announcer or race director has officially opened the transition area will be DISQUALIFIED from the race! No questions asked. Your race number will be taken down and you will be disqualified. Sprint athletes this goes for you as well, you must wait until all the athletes are off the course and race officials open the transition area. All athletes deserve a clear transition. 

There will be an aid station at the run in/out chute with water and electrolyte replacement. Athletes wearing their own chips, PLEASE remove your chips before re-entering the transition area and exiting again. This will cause a timing error. Run in/out and bike in/out chutes are clearly marked on the large structures at either end; it is your responsibility to go the right direction.

Transition area map 

Run: 2.5k or 5K and 10k

Starting out on the track, flying around then exiting the school heading up Keanahalu drive to the top, turnaround and flying back down.  Very simple, you will be able to see your fellow athletes and where you are on the course.  It is a slow, gradual up hill.  

See course here

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Aid Stations: Located every mile with Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula and Water and Pepsi.

The course will be clearly marked with flags and cones.

Run Course Cut off Time: 1:30PM (5:30 hrs)

Bike: 18k - 36k - 55k

Exiting the parking lot at the high school you will head right down to the Ane K to a LEFT turn into a coned lane.  That will take you right down to the Palani downhill RIGHT to a super fast downhill on the bike lane bringing you to a RIGHT on the Queen K highway.  From that point you will fly down the Queen K a few miles to a RIGHT on Hino Lani parkway.  The climb begins here for about 800m straight up back to a RIGHT on the Ane K.  Then a turnaround down the middle of the Ane K before your final turnaround.  At that point it is either up to the high school or continuing on for lap 2 or 3 depending on what event you are in.  1 for the sprint, 2 for the short, 3 for the Powerman Classic.  

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Aid Station Powerman distance athletes only, You will hit this 3 times on the bike. Water, Lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available.

Bike Course Cut off time: 12:00am

Road Bike Course

Race Tips

I have had the pleasure of riding and running this course for years.  Well before the Ane K was even open to traffic.  It was since the first ride on the loop that I thought what a great place for a duathlon.  This will be a great test especially if things heat up out there.  Because there is only one climb on the bike I would make that the priority especially in the Classic distance.  You can really distance yourself from your competitors on this climb.  

The first run course in these events has been more of a get a feel for the rest of the field run so I would pay attention to the course where it hurts a bit more to you.  the steepest part is right before the turnaround.  Once making that turn you really just need to let it go and let gravity bring you back to the track.  Then it is a simple question, who wants it more if you enter the track with someone else.  

The question mark being March is it could be hot and it could be windy, so check the weather and be prepared.  Racing smart in those conditions are the ones that have a great race.  

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