It’s not too late to sign up for the 32nd annual Ha’ena to Hanalei Run/Walk Event, sponsored by the Hanalei Civic Canoe Club. Online entry for the run has now been closed, but late entries will still be accepted at the Hanalei Canoe Club on June 1 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, at the Hanalei Canoe Club clubhouse, or on race day.
Haena Race Map
- Where: Begins at Ke’e Beach Park and ends at the historic Hanalei Pier.
- When: Saturday, June 2, 2012
- Start time: Walkers begin at 6:00 AM and runners begin at 7:00 AM.
- Cost: The cost is $45, which includes the race fee, event t-shirt, and a wonderful pancake breakfast waiting for you at the finish line.
The Ha’ena to Hanalei Run/Walk Experience
Having participated in this event several times, I must say it’s one of the most beautiful and picturesque 8 miles you will ever run. Traffic is confined to one lane, so runners and walkers have ample room to move around (and pass one another).
Last year, I came in third in my age division, but must admit I was beat by a 70-something dynamite of a woman! I highly recommend this as a must do event for residents and visitors alike.
If You’re Not in the Mood to Wake Up and “Feel the Burn”
You can simply come down to the pier to cheer on the finishers and buy a ticket for the pancake breakfast. For more information, visit the Hanalei Canoe Club website.