Welcome to the Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of the scenic Kaiwi Coast at a runner’s and/or walker’s pace. Held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, this 4-mile journey will begin at 6:45 a.m. with the rising of the sun over the Kaiwi Channel, a Hawaiian oli (chant) and the blowing of the pu (conch) shell.
The event starts at Sandy Beach Park (Awawamalu) and continues around the Kaiwi Coast, passing Halona Blow Hole and Hanauma Bay and finishing at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club halau on the shores of Maunalua Bay.
This is the only pedestrian race sanctioned for this area of O‘ahu. This special setting allows the race participants to enjoy the Kaiwi Coast in its pristine and natural state. Between Sandy Beach Park and Hanauma Bay the road will be closed to all traffic.
All participants will receive a commemorative glass fishing float, race shirt (event shirt not guaranteed if you are registering after October 31, 2017) and goodie bag. At the finish line there will be refreshments, an awards ceremony and the opportunity to meet community organizations sharing their missions.
Proceeds benefit Hui Nalu Canoe Club programs and support the mission of the Ka Iwi Coalition, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, and other Maunalua community groups. Hui Nalu Canoe Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Event details and schedule
SHUTTLE TO START: FREE shuttle service will run from 5AM to 6AM from the Hawaii Kai Park and Ride (Kamehameha Schools pick up area). Do not wait for the last shuttle, as you may be late for the start. There is a post race bus after the awards ceremony (about 8:30 a.m.) back to the start area. This bus will make multiple trips, if needed.
STARTING LINE: The start line is located on Kalanianaole Highway across from the restrooms at the Makapu`u end of Sandy Beach Park. In addition to the public restrooms, there will be porta-potties set up for the run.
START TIME: 6:45 a.m. The road will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Please stay on the grass until the road is closed and you are instructed to line up for the start.
WATER & AID STATION: There is one Water Station on the course just after the entrance to the rifle range and just before mile 2. In addition to water there is medical personnel at this station.
FINISH LINE: The finish line is at Maunalua Bay, just Koko Head of the Hawaii Kai Drive entrance to the parking lot. Refreshments and awards will be at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club Halau. Please use caution when crossing the parking lot, as it will be open to vehicular traffic. There are booths staffed by local non-profit organizations at the finish line. They are not selling anything and are there for your enjoyment and education.
AWARDS CEREMONY: Awards will be presented at 8:10 a.m. Award winners please pick up your award at this time. Awards will not be mailed.
NEED MORE INFORMATION? Go to www.kaiwicoastrun.org.
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