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Runnin’ with Rani: A tough weekend of climbing

Only one cycling race on the island has stood the test of time and to this day, it is revered to be a brutal challenge in just 6.5 miles.

The notorious Pedal Till Ya Puke and Run Till Ya Ralph cycling and footrace held on Kaloko Drive has attracted athletes from all over the state for the last 27 years, providing a chance to test themselves against the clock and earn bragging rights on a gnarly climb featuring 3,000 feet in elevation gained with steep gradients upwards of 20 percent.

It is also the only event in the state where a runner has actually beaten a cyclist outright.

In 1996, the legendary Karl Honma outran John Shirley, who rode a mountain bike, finishing the climb in a time of 56 minutes and 13 seconds, with Shirley crossing…


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