Registration begins for Mayor-a-thon

KAPAA — The public is invited to sign up for the Eighth annual Mayor-a-thon scheduled on Saturday, June 25 at the Kapaa Beach Park.

Participants can walk, run or bike one, two, four, six or eight miles on Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the shared-use path. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Online registration begins today at www.getfitkauai.com and closes on June 24. The first 500 will receive a free T-shirt and a GEICO water bottle. All participants will receive a free cinch bag from Kaiser Permanente.

“This year, we will be saluting Tropic Care and our troops,” said Bev Brody, director of Get Fit Kauai. “Hundreds of residents and visitors join us for this fun event every year. It’s free, you get to exercise and enjoy a healthy breakfast, and a chance to win great prizes. Over $10,000 in prizes will be given away including hotel stays, bicycles and more. Please remember, you must be present to win.”

A Healthy Food Drive is also part of the event with proceeds going to the Kauai Independent Food Bank and The Hawaii Food Bank – Kauai Branch.

As the Mayor-a-thon is a Zero Waste event, participants should bring their own water bottles or pick up a free bottle provided by GEICO at the event.

Free bus service will be provided for participants. Pick-up locations and times 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 Mayor-a-thon is sponsored by Get Fit Kauai, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii Department of Health, County of Kauai and HMSA.

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