Complimentary Community Events Offered
For The 2013 Kauai Marathon
The 2013 Kauai Marathon is hosting several complimentary events that are available to the community over the Labor Day weekend. The Sports and Fitness Expo opens its doors at The Grand Hyatt Kauai Grand Ballroom at 10:00 am on Friday, August 30th. Logoed marathon merchandise, as well as several other active lifestyle vendors from Kauai, the outer islands as well as the Mainland will be on hand to share their products and services.
On Friday, veteran runner, Runner’s World Ambassador and Kauai Marathon Host Bart Yasso is available from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm to sign autographs, discuss race strategies or simply talk story. “Ultra Marathon Man” Dean Karnazes and Kauai Marathon host will be at the Expo from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
There are also complimentary presentations that are open to the public and are located in Grand Ballroom 1 at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. On Friday at 1:00 pm, Coach Gary Westlund, Founder and President of Charities Challenge, will be speaking about “Running Beyond Health Challenges.” Bart Yasso will discuss “Everything You Need to Know About Running the Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon” at 2:00 pm. Meynard Enriquez MPT, Ryan Martin PT, Ellen Easley PT, physical therapists from Hawaii Sports and Balance Center will be speaking about how to “Avoid 4 Common Running Injuries” at 4:00 pm. And Bart Yasso will be back at 5:00 pm with his presentation titled “Never Limit Where Running Can Take You.”
Saturday is a very busy day beginning with the Fourth Annual Fun Run at 7:30 am. The Fun Run begins at the end of Poipu Road, just past the Grand Hyatt Kauai. This is a 3 to 5 mile run that is lead by marathon Hosts Dean Karnazes and Bart Yasso. The fun run is not a race and therefore it will not be timed. Please park in the designated event parking lot on the left at the end of Poipu Road.
Next, the First Annual Kauai Marathon Keiki Run begins on the far west side of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa at 9:00 am. Registrations fees are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the race. Each participant is guaranteed a medal and t-shirt if they pre register before August 26th. Late registration begins at 8:00 am on race day and the races start at 9:00 am. There is a toddler trot 100-yard run for 2-4 year olds, a quarter-mile run for 4-7 year olds and a half-mile run for 8-12 year olds. Participants are encouraged to list their school on the entry form as the elementary school that brings in the most runners for the Keiki Run is going to receive a $500 donation. To register for The Kauai Marathon Keiki Run, please visit www.kauaimarathon.com.
On Saturday, the Expo opens at 10:00 am providing walk in registrations until 4:00 pm. Dean Karnazes will be available at the Expo from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm for a “Meet and Greet” session followed by Bart Yasso from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
Saturday’s complimentary presentations in Grand Ballroom I begin at 11:00 am with Bart Yasso. He will repeat his presentation on “Everything That You Need to Know About Running the Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon.” At noon Marathon Goddess Julie Weiss will discuss her 2012 adventure, “52 Marathons in 52 Weeks – The Journey.” Coach Gary Westlund will be back at 1:00 pm for his presentation, “BRILLIANT! Why Runners and Race Walkers are Smarter than Everyone Else.” Bart Yasso’s presentation at 2:00 pm is called “Never Limit Where Running Can Take You” followed by “Compression Fractures of the Foot versus Plantar Fascilitis Pain at 3:00 pm with the physical therapists from Hawaii Sports and Balance Center.
The Fifth Annual Kauai Marathon is going to be held on Sunday September 1st beginning at 6:00 am. The marathon and half-marathon events begin on Poipu Road in front of the Poipu Shopping Village. The first 11 miles are run together before the half marathoners veer off into Kukui’ula Resort to their oceanfront finish while the marathoners head up Koloa Road to the neighborhoods of Lawai and Kalaheo before heading back down to Poipu. The marathon finisher’s party and awards ceremony is located on the ocean front lawn at The Sheraton Kauai Resort beginning at 8:00am. Race participants as well as supporters can enjoy food, refreshments and live entertainment until the early afternoon. The online registration deadline for this world-renowned event is fast approaching ending on August 29,2013 at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time. Race packets, bibs and participant bags must be picked up at the Sports and Fitness Expo at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa on Friday, August 30, 2013 or Saturday, August 31, 2013. For more information, or to register for this spectacular event, please visit www.thekauaimarathon.com. If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Robin Jumper at 808-635-3053 or HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com at least seven days before the event.