Walkers, runners to make the trek up north

On Saturday, June 3, the North Shore becomes the scene of many active people running, walking, and laughing their way to the finish line at the Hanalei Pier.

“The Hanalei Canoe Club invites boys, girls, men, and women of all ages to get fit or fitter and enter our 26th annual event from Ha‘ena to Hanalei,” Hanalei Canoe Club spokeswoman Rebekah Reid said.

Four races are scheduled to take place: a one-mile run for keiki up to 13-years-old, a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk starting and ending at the Hanalei Pier, the spectacular 8-mile run, and the 8-mile walk (separate awards for each).

“This a beautiful scenic and popular 8-mile run/walk. Last year there were close to 200 runners. This is a great activity for those visiting the island and want to partake in a community event,” Reid said.

There will be free shuttle service from the registration point at Hanalei Pier to the starting point at Ke‘e Beach in Ha‘ena.

“The race ends at Hanalei Pier and is followed with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for the runners/walkers. Friends, family, and spectators are welcomed to join us for the all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 per person,” Reid said.

Register by picking up a form at the Kaua‘i Athletic Club, Princeville Spa, Kaua‘i Cycle, Peddle & Paddle-Hanalei, Bicycle John in Lihu‘e, or download a form at www.hanaleicanoeclub.com.

Call Mary for more information at 639-4048.

This fundraiser primarily benefits the youth program of the Hanalei Canoe Club.

“Help keep our Kaua‘i kids active and healthy by supporting this event,” Reid said.

• Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or kauaisports@kauaipubco.com.

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