By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
In 2023, The Kauai 50 gave away $55,000 in prize money, had 74 finishers, 41 DNFs and 45 DNS, according to UltraSignup. The entry fee was $550 and apparently race director Brady Silverwood invested over $100K into the creation of the race.
For 2024 Brady announced the cancellation on Instagram:
The Kauai 50 event lost a significant amount of money in the first year of the race and unfortunately isn’t receiving enough support to survive another year.
Success, just like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. For some success is all about the numbers and the money. Those people would say this race was not a success.
Instead, I believe this race was a massive success.
I don’t know where to begin here.
And finally, according to the Instagram post the inaugural race was a huge success, but not a financial success. And while some might look at money as a measure of the success, he doesn’t. But the race can’t continue because it didn’t make any money the first time around, but it still was a huge success. Or something like that.