KAPAA – The public is invited to participate in the 10th annual Mayor-a-thon scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at the Kapaa Beach Park.
Online pre-registration is at www.getfitkauai.com and runs through June 22 at noon. The first 500 to pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. All participants will receive a free cinch bag from Kaiser Permanente.
Participants can walk, run or bike one, two, four, six or eight miles on Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the multi-use path. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m., warm-up is at 7 a.m., and the event starts at 7:15 a.m.
“Hundreds of residents and visitors join us for this fun event every year,” said Bev Brody, director of Get Fit Kaua‘i. “It’s free, you get to exercise, enjoy a healthy breakfast, and a chance to win great prizes.”
“It’s so wonderful to see many of our ohana as well as visitors enjoying themselves at this event, which has all of the elements of good, clean fun,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. “This is our 10th Mayor-a-thon, and I hope to see each and every one of you out there.”
The grand prize for the event is a two-night stay at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.
You must pre-register and be present to win prizes.
A Healthy Food Drive is also part of the event with proceeds going to the Kauai Independent Food Bank and The Hawai‘ Food Bank – Kauai Branch.
Suggested items to donate include: canned fruits and vegetables; brown or hapa rice; whole grains; dried beans and lentils; canned low sodium meat; or shelf stable milk with calcium. For more ideas, you can download the Healthy Food Drive flyer at www.getfitkauai.com.
Pick up locations
Free bus service will be provided for participants. Pick-up locations and times for the Westside are scheduled as follows:
• Kekaha Neighborhood Center: 5:30 a.m.
• Waimea Athletic Field: 5:35 a.m.
• Hanapepe Multi-Purpose Building: 5:45 a.m.
• Kalaheo Post Office: 5:55 a.m.
• Kukui Grove Center: 6:10 a.m.
• Return trip from the Kapaa Public Library: 10:15 a.m.
The North Shore pick-up locations and times are as follows:
• Princeville Shopping Center: 5:35 a.m.
• Anaina Hou: 5:45 a.m.
• Anahola Post Office: 5:55 a.m.