KAPAA — The emphasis is on fun, said Bev Brody of Get Fit Kauai at the 9th annual Kauai Mayor-a-thon hosted at the Kapaa Beach Park.
More than a thousand people registered for the event offering a bike, run, or walk along Ke Ala Hele Makalae with distances reaching a maximum of eight miles.
Following the workout, Mayor-a-thon participants were treated to a healthy breakfast from Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering embelished with a generous longan contribution from the Kauai Grown and Kauai County Farm Bureau. Kauai Coffee provided the wake-up juice.
Patrons, some of whom arrived via The Kauai Bus special runs, could donate to either the Hawaii Foodbank, Kauai Branch, or the Kauai Independent Food Bank, and get their share of information from a number of organizations focusing on healthy living and lifestyles.
“Next year is the 10th Mayor-a-thon, and the last one for Mayor Carvalho,” said Brody. “He terms out after that. The next Mayor-a-thon is already penciled in for June 23, 2018.”