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

The Mayor-a-thon is sponsored by Get Fit Kaua‘i, Kaiser Permanente, Hawai‘i Department of Health, County of Kaua’i and HMSA.
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 June 1 at 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 Kaua‘i. “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 Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank and The Hawai‘i Food Bank – Kaua‘i Branch.
Suggested items to donate include: canned fruits and vegetables; brown or hapa rice; whole grains; dried beans and lentils; canned low sodium meat; or shelf stable milk with calcium. For more ideas, you can download the flyer at
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.
            Hanapēpē Multi-Purpose Building – 5:45 a.m.
            Kalāheo Post Office – 5:55 a.m.
            Kukui Grove Center – 6:10 a.m.
            Return trip from the Kapa‘a Public Library – 10:15 a.m.
If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Brody at 212-4765 or at least seven days before the event.
Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. and his grandchildren Nahoa and Welina participated in last year’s Mayor-a-thon.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. and his grandchildren Nahoa and Welina participated in last year’s Mayor-a-thon.


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