It was a weekend of sore muscles, stinky feet and sweaty clothes, but the memories from the first-ever Ragnar Trail Oahu race for live on forever.
April 21-22, more than a thousand runners laced up their sneakers and hit Turtle Bay’s miles of scenic yet challenging trails. Some even travelled from the mainland and neighbor islands to run.
Teams of 4-8 runners worked together to conquer more than 120 miles. The course was divided into three different loops ranging from four to more than six miles each.
“It was a life changing experience for sure,” said Arianne Cameros, who drove down from Nanakuli on Oahu’s west side for the event.
“The weather was terrible,” reported runner Anthony Ching of Ka’a’awa. “It was fun, but I honestly wanted to die at some points,” he chuckled.
Steady rainfall through the weekend led to making the trails insanely muddy, slippery and challenging. However, every team finished the race wearing proud grins to go along with the extra mud on their shoes. Congrats to all the finishers!
Final race results can be found here.
Learn more about Ragnar here.