Annual hare and hound, poker run races May 7

The fifth annual Boy’s Day Hare and Hound & Poker Run races, hosted by the Garden Island Motorcycle Club, are set for May 7 in Omao.

The races are held in memory of Kapa Moke Jr., who died in a swimming accident in 2012. He was 3 years old.

The hare and hound races, in which riders collect checkpoints along the course and the first to turn in with all the checks wins, will have a Class A for expert riders and a Class B for intermediates.

In the poker runs, in which racers collect cards instead of checks and the whoever gets the best hand wins, there will be a Class C for novice and a Class D for beginners.

Participants can sign up the morning of the event. Gates will open at 6 a.m. Registration will begin 7 a.m., and the races will start at 9 a.m. Registration is $40 for adults and $20 for keiki 12 years old and younger.

There is a $2 parking fee.

Free carnival games, shave ice and fish pond, and prizes are part of the event.

Info: Bertram Almeida, Garden Island Motorcycle Club, 651-3000, and


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.