This year’s fundraiser includes two events that reflect HOK’s mission of: protecting ocean health by restoring the ʻāina: mauka to makai.
The Huakaʻi Makai (journey to the ocean), will take place on Saturday, November 5th on Kailua Bay. This makai event is a race for ocean enthusiasts in the categories of swimming, outrigger paddling and stand-up paddle boarding, choosing from two different courses in Kailua Bay. This event is a partnership with Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks, Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association and Kailua Masters Swim Club that aims to raise awareness about HOK’s efforts to protect ocean health.
The second event, Huakaʻi Mauka (journey to the mountains), takes place on Saturday, September 17th on the beautiful grounds of Kualoa Ranch. This mauka event includes an elegant evening on the ranch featuring a cocktail hour with pupu’s and jeep tours to view HOK’s Hakipuʻu Stream Restoration Project. The festivities will be followed by a farm to fork dinner dinner prepared by a few of Hawaiʻi’s favorite chefs. In addition, the evening will feature live music, an open beer and wine bar, a dessert bar and a robust silent auction.
Event details and schedule
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Location: Kailua Bay
Kailua Beach Park 526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, HI 96734 (behind Kalapawai Market)
Pre-registration: $40 until November 1st, 2016. Pre-registration includes dri-fit shirt, post-race snacks and race prizes during the awards ceremony. Packet pick up will be 'day-of' between 8am - 845am at the registraation booth.
Event Day Registration: Once pre-registration closes, you must register in person on race day between 8am - 845am. Day of registration is $50 but dri-fit shirts may not be available.
Awards: Top Male/Female finishers for each race category and age group:
Race Categories Categories include OC1, OC6, SUP, Swim
Courses: Swim course: ~1 mile buoy race along Kailua Beach, starting and ending at the beach
behind Kalapawai Market.
SUP: ~3 miles starting in the water off Kailua Beach,
shooting straight out to buoy off Lanikai Beach, back around Flat Island and end on the
beach behind Kalapawi Market.
OC1, OC6: ~5 miles starting in the water off Kailua
Beach, shooting straight out to buoy off Lanikai Beach, around na Mokulua, around Popoi'a (Flat Island) finishing and end of the beach behind Kalawai Market.
Equipment: Goggles, face masks are permitted. Swimmers with fins and snorkelsare able to participate but not eligible for awards. Paddle racers will end on the beach and run through the finish line. Volunteers will grab boats on the beach, but recruit someone to grab your boat if you would feel more comfortable having someone you know handle your boat. HOK and race partners will not be responsible for any equipment damage.
Event schedule: Registration and numbering runs from 8am – 845am. Mandatory pre-race meeting
will begin at 9am. Race begins promptly at 9:30am.
Hui o Ko'olaupoko