The Trails Program.

      • The trail program (see below) is part of the BC Summer Fitness training.
      • BC Summer Fitness consists of three in-person workouts per week:
        • Monday at 6 p.m. (Back Roads Honolulu).
        • Wednesday at 6 p.m. (Grass Intervals).
        • Saturday at 7:30 a.m. (Trails).
      • The Saturday Trail workouts introduce trailblazers to nine of Oahu’s most scenic and runnable mountain and shoreline trails (see schedule below).
        • Basic skills are taught during the first three Saturday workouts, with a potluck brunch after the Aiea Trail run.  
        • Subsequent workouts build muscle power and stamina for the BC Endurance Mile-to-Marathon training beginning in August.
      • Start Date.  The first trail workout is on Saturday, June 1, 2024.  Meet at Ualakaa State Park on Round Top Drive at 7:30 a.m.  Here’s a map link.
      • The Drop-In Fee is $15 per workout session.  Beginners must participate in the two-week orientation before being designated “Trailblasers.”  

On Being Prepared (for trails):

      • Need to Have.  1. Cell phone (for maps, compass); 2. Comfortable shoes (willing to get dirty), 3. Comfortable clothes (layered for weather).
      • Should have by your second workout:  1. Sm water bottle (carried in hands-free holder); 2. Fanny pack (valuables, liquid spray insect repelant); 3. Leggings (protect against weeds and grass); 4. Gloves (light weight, carry in fanny pack).
      • Nice to have: 1. Spirit of adventure; 2. Willingness to work as a team. 3. Willingness to master necessary trail-related survival skills.  

The Schedule

Nine consecutive Saturday morning runs are scheduled (see below), starting June 1, 2024, and ending July 27, 2024.

June 1 – Round Top

June 8 – Aiea Loop

June 15 – Round Top (Moleka/Manoa Cliffs)

June 22 – Tantalus (Puu Ohia)

June 29 – Mokuleia/Kaena Point  

July 6 – Kuli’ou’ou

July 14 (Sunday) – Kailua Beach Run

July 20 – Maunawili from Pali Hwy

July 27 – Maunawili from Waimanalo

Aug 3 – Koko Head (above Hanauma Bay, not the stairs)

Tuition

Full payment of $150 is due before the start of the first week of workouts.  If you drop out before the end of the 2-week enrollment period (six workouts), we will keep the $50 non-refundable deposit and refund you $100.

Fill out the pre-program questionnaire to provide information about yourself and your qualifications to do this excellent training program.

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