An 8.2-mile relatively flat course starts at Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu, winds its way along the historic harbor, down Nimitz Highway, Kamehameha Highway and on to Aloha Stadium. The Great Aloha Run has accomplished and achieved many milestones in its 32-year history. It was the first largest first-time running event in the State of Hawaii with over 12,000 individuals signing up for the event in its very first year. The Great Aloha Run has also been recognized nationally as one of the top “100 Great Road Races” by Runner’s World Magazine.
Over the past 32 years, the Great Aloha Run, Hawaii’s largest participatory race, has raised over $11 million for over 150 non-profit health and human service organizations and community groups throughout Hawaii, such as: Boys and Girls Clubs, BSA Aloha Council, Girl Scouts Hawaii, Leeward Special Olympics, MWR Facilities, United Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii, the Variety School of Hawaii, Palama Settlement, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association and many more!
The GAR, an 8.15-mile foot race, begins at Aloha Tower and finishes in the Aloha Stadium. There are divisions for elites, age groups, wheelchair and hand-cycle competitors, Sounds of Freedom (military running in formation) and those who just want to walk the course with friends and socialize along the way in the Back of the Pack.
There is a place in the Great Aloha Run for everyone who wants to participate. It is this inclusive philosophy that reflects the Hawaiian name for this race, “Ke kukini me ke aloha pau‘ole”—the race with compassionate love.
WHEN: February 19, 2018
WHERE: 155 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
HOW: Register Here: https://www.athlinks.com/event/34488
The GAR Health Expo, located within the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, is open to the community, show patrons experience and action-packed, pet-friendly show with offerings of:
-Participatory Fitness Activities and Demonstrations
-Special Events like the Keiki GAR and the High School Challenge and the GAR Warrior Fitness
-The GAR Warrior Fitness Challenge
-Daily Prize Giveaways and Great Food