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Kualapu’u School 5K Race Series Announced

Tryouts for the 1st Annual “Honolulu 5K for Kids”

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By Sue Forbes-Kikukawa
We are excited to announce the inaugural “Kualapu`u School 5K Race Series.”
Five 5K (or 3.1 miles) races are planned on Molokai during the months of March and April. The races begin promptly at 8 a.m. – Saturdays March 5, March 26, April 2, April 9, and April 23.
The intent of the 5K race series is to prepare and to select a Kualapu`u School team for the first Honolulu 5K for Kids on May 1. We also plan on having FUN-raising during this time as well – the cost to send a team of four boys and four girls is $1,500.  Event organizers are hoping to raise this money by asking all adult 5K participants to make a donation to the Kualapu`u School team in lieu of a regular entry fee. 
For a Kualapu`u School student who wants to qualify for this team, the selection will be made based on a student’s results in the first three races of this series. The best two out of three race results will be used to select the traveling team; those selected will be announced after the April 2 race.  The final two races will then be used to hone student’s racing skills and to prepare the team to compete against the larger competition field of Oahu. 
Please come out to support this cause! “Do 5 for the Kids” so that they can go show Hawaii what great athletes we have here on Molokai. 
All races begin at 8 a.m. and follow Coffee’s of Hawaii 5K perimeter course. Runners and walkers should meet at Coffee’s of Hawaii at 7:30 a.m. for registration and pre-race instructions. Ribbons will be awarded in each race for the top five male and female runners in adult and youth divisions.  For more information, please contact Kualapu`u School’s P.E. department (Ryan Link and Ian Haskins) at 567-6900.


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