The public is invited to participate in the 10th annual Mayor-a-thon scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at the Kapa‘a Beach Park. Online pre-registration is at www.getfitkauai.com and runs through June 22 at noon. The first 500 to pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. All participants will receive a free cinch bag from Kaiser Permanente, according to a county press release.
Participants can walk, run or bike one, two, four, six or eight miles on Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the multi-use path. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m., warm-up is at 7 a.m., and the event starts at 7:15 a.m.
“Hundreds of residents and visitors join us for this fun event every year,” said Bev Brody, director of Get Fit Kaua‘i. “It’s free, you get to exercise, enjoy a healthy breakfast, and a chance to win great prizes!”
“It’s so wonderful to see many of our ohana as well as visitors enjoying themselves at this event, which has all of the elements of good, clean fun,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho. “This is our 10th Mayor-a-thon, and I hope to see each and every one of you out there.”
The grand prize for the event is a two-night stay at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club.
You must pre-register and be present to win prizes.
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 Healthy Food Drive flyer at www.getfitkauai.com.
As the Mayor-a-thon is a Zero Waste event, participants should bring their own water bottles.
Free bus service will be provided for participants.
Pick-up locations and times for the Westside:
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.
North Shore pick-up locations and times:
Princeville Shopping Center – 5:35 a.m.
Anaina Hou – 5:45 a.m.
Anahola Post Office – 5:55 a.m.
The Mayor-a-thon is sponsored by Get Fit Kaua‘i, Kaiser Permanente, HMSA, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Hawai‘i State Department of Health, and the County of Kaua’i.
If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, or an interpreter for a language other than English, please contact Brody at 212-4765 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days before the event.