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Great Aloha Run goes virtual

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    2020 Great Aloha Run metals await run finishers during this years’ event.

HONOLULU – Carole Kai Charities, Inc. announced earlier this week that registration is now open for the 37th Annual Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run.

For the first time in its nearly-40-year history, to protect the health and safety of the runners and the community, the race will be a virtual event.

This means participants will be able to run the 8.15-mile foot race at any location they chose, at any time, and for however many days they wish to complete the race between Feb. 8 and 15, 2021.

Runners will help raise money for dozens of local charities.

“Despite these challenging times, the Great Aloha Run is committed to the health and well-being of the people of Hawai‘i and there’s no doubt that our Hawai‘i charities need our support now more than ever,” said Carole Kai Onouye, who founded the Great Aloha Run and continues to spearhead and organize the race through Carole Kai Charities, Inc.

Participants who register by Dec. 31 are eligible to receive the early-entry discounted rate. To register, visit greataloharun.com.

Through the generosity and aloha from the thousands who take part, last year’s Great Aloha Run generated $170,000, benefiting more than 100 charitable organizations and the military in 2020.

In total, the Great Aloha Run has raised more than $14 million for over 150 Hawai‘i’s nonprofit organizations and community groups during its 37-year history.

“As one of Hawai‘i’s largest health-care providers committed to a healthier Hawai‘i, we are pleased to once again support the Great Aloha Run, this year in a virtual format,” according to Ray Vara, president and chief executive officer of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the run’s title sponsor.

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