This week, we asked PatitucciPhoto to wrap up a summer on the trails with a photo piece of their favorites. The team, which consists of Dan Patitucci, Janine Patitucci, and Kim Strom provided a beautiful array of pictures from their travels in both the Swiss Alps and California’s Sierra Nevada.
Q: Why are you starting The Kauai 50 and especially giving so much money away to finishers?
A: I’m originally from San Diego CA, but I’ve been visiting the island of Kauai every year since 2005. I always wanted to start a race myself and if you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit Kauai, you know why I chose this place. Lastly, for prize money, the sport is nothing without its runners so I wanted this race to really reward runners.
Q: What fun things can runners expect if they race in The Kauai 50?
A: We’re having a midnight start time so runners will definitely need coffee.. SO we will be doing bottomless coffee prior to the start for all runners! We will also have some fun surprises at the finish line. All Kauai 50 finishers over 21 years old will be served one complimentary Mai Tai upon finishing. Finisher medals will also be unique- think race buckles but even better. We have more surprises, but we don’t want to give everything away!
Q: Any course tips for runners planning their training?
A: Hawaii is humid. Definitely work heat training into your training schedule. We will also have an 11 mile climb during the race with about 3300 ft. in elevation gain so get those treadmills to incline or hit those hills!
Q: Anything else you want people to know about this race?
A: Yes, we’d love to give you a discount if you’re interested in racing! Use the codeULTRA100for $100 off your race entry. Hope to see you next year in Kauai!
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