Gunstock Ranch’s Race Features Turtle Bay Stay
Gunstock Ranch will take runners off the beaten path and through 13.1 miles of Jeep trails, cow paths and open pasture at the first-ever Gunstock Half Marathon, set for 7 a.m. Saturday in Laie.
The race is the product of Angel Naivalu, an avid runner who visited the ranch last March and began envisioning a run through its hills.
“For me, running has little to do with running and more to do with connectedness to self, earth and ancestry,” said Naivalu, a former Laie resident who now lives in Aspen, Colo. “I wanted to develop a run in a sacred space that nurtured those deep connections for other runners as well. This location provides exactly that.”
There’s also a 5K trail run at 7:15 a.m. Portions of the proceeds go to Paniola O Koolauloa 4-H Club, whose members will assist on race day.
First-place finishers win a two-night stay at Turtle Bay Resort. Pony rides and a pet- ting zoo are also planned.
Online registration closes Oct. 28, but people may sign up before 6 a.m. at the race site. For more details, go to active.com and gunstockhalfmarathon.blogspot.com.