This year’s Mayor-a-thon pays tribute to dads with the theme “Hats Off to Dads!” Fittingly, the first 600 people to register online for the event at www.getfitkauai.com will receive a hat.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to sign up early to walk, run or bike one, two, four, six or eight miles in the Seventh annual Mayor-a-thon. The event will be held on Saturday, June 20 at the Kapa‘a Beach Park with check-in set for 6:30 a.m.
The deadline to register for this free event is midnight, Thursday, June 18.
Online registrants will have a chance to win great prizes including, a two-night stay at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club and one of four bicycles. You must be present to win.
There will also be games and live music and a healthy continental breakfast will be served. In addition, police officers will be distributing free reusable shopping bags and blinking safety lights from Walk Wise Hawai‘i.
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.
Participants can also contribute toward a Healthy Food Drive with proceeds going to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank and The Hawai‘i Food Bank – Kaua‘i Branch. Suggested items
to donate include: canned or dried fruits; 100 percent fruit or fruit/vegetable juice; canned vegetables; canned soups; 100 percent vegetable juice; brown or hapa rice; whole grain cereals; dried beans or lentils; canned beans; canned tuna; canned meat; shelf stable milk; and more.
A free shuttle will be available to Westside residents.
Bus stop locations and pick-up times for the Westside bus are scheduled as follows:
n Kekaha Neighborhood Center – 5:30 a.m.
n Waimea Athletic Field – 5:35 a.m.
n Hanapēpē Multi-Purpose Building – 5:45 a.m.
n Kalāheo Post Office – 5:55 a.m.
n Kukui Grove Center – 6:10 a.m.
n Return trip from the Kapa‘a Public Library – 10:45 a.m.
Dogs will be allowed at the event. However, they must be leashed.
The Mayor-a-thon is sponsored by Get Fit Kaua’i, the County of Kaua’i and HMSA.
If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Bev Brody at 212-4765 firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven days before the event.