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Half Marathon, 10 K, 5 K
Na'alehu Park
Na alehu, Hawaii
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O Ka'u Kakou presents the
First Annual Ka'u Family Fun Fest
"The Southernmost Goodwill Games in the USA!"

A fun-filled day of free live music & entertainment, races, tournaments, games, awards, prize drawings, a silent and live auction, health resources, vendors, food and family fun!

100% of the proceeds raised from this fundraiser sponsored by O Ka'u Kakou will be donated toward the construction and development of a new Bay Clinic Ka'u Family Health Center.

All donations received will also be MATCHED 100% up to $15,000 until June 11th!


Half Marathon
10K Run/Walk
5K Run/Walk


Hunter's Obstacle Course
Portuguese Horse Shoe
Jan Ken Po


Kat from the KWXX Kat & Keala Morning Show
Hawai'i County Mayor Billy Kenoi
2011 Miss Ka'u Coffee Brandy Shibuya


Zumba with Randalynn (9am)
One Journey (9:45am)
Hawai’i County Band (10:15am)
Lava Boys (11am)
Zumba with Erin (12:30pm)
Keoki Kahumoku with Miss Ka’u Coffee Brandy Shibuya (1pm)
Live Auction with Mayor Billy Kenoi (2pm)
Dennis & David Kamakahi (3pm)
Three Men in a Dub (4pm)


100 Yard Dash
3 Legged Races
Keiki Archery
Big Surf Water Slide
Rockwall Climbing
Dunking Booth
Face Painting

All-day, all-activity passes are $5 for ages 11 and under, $10 for 12 and older.


Take your best shot and dunk a City Planner (Ron Whitmore), a Fire Commissioner (Darryl Oliveira), a Grammy Winner (Keoki Kahomoku Jr), the CEO of Bay Clinic (Paul Strauss), a Ka’u Doc (Doede Donaugh) and many more!

$1 per ball, dunk one person 2 times and be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes!


Register 7 or more with the same team name for any race or tournaments (excluding basketball) to qualify for a chance to win a one-week stay at the Kona Coast Resort!


Fresh fruit & refreshments for race finishers
Kalua Pig Plates
Fish Plates
Mexican Tacos, Burritos & Tamales
Hot Dogs & Portuguese Sausage
BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Chili & Rice
Chili Nachos
Shave Ice
Braddah Pops
Ka'u Coffee (of course!)

Event Start Location
Na'alehu Park in the heart of Na'alehu, Hawai'i. Located on the Big Island in the Southernmost District of Ka'u.

Course Description
The race course traverses an old historic “Cane Field Road” in Ka'u, once used for hauling sugar cane to Na'alehu and Pahala sugar plantations. Offering one of the most scenic views of the Big Island’s southern coast, the route encompasses over 30 miles of breathtaking coastal landscapes from mauka to makai (mountain to sea).

The route is fairly level with overall elevation change estimated at 700 feet. The first 1.5 miles of the race includes a gradual incline that levels off for the remainder of the course.

The award presentation for top race finishers will begin at 12:00pm. Awards for tournament winners will be presented at 2:45pm.

Participants registered by May 31st for the races, archery and hunters obstacle course tournaments will receive event t-shirts. T-shirts will be available in limited supply and cannot be guaranteed after May 31st.

Finisher medals will be awarded to all participants who complete the Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race.

Overall Race Division Winners will receive prizes valued at $50 to $100.

Overall Archery Winner will receive a BowTech Destroyer bow.

Overall Hunter's Obstacle Course Winner will receive a Garmin Astro DC-40 GPS Tracking System.

Additional prizes and awards are being added daily!

Packet Pickup / Expo
Race packets are available for pickup (along with last minute registration) Friday, June 10th from 3:00pm-8:00pm at Na'alehu Park and again on race day, Saturday, June 11th from 6:00am-7:00am. Last minute registrations can be paid in person in cash, local check, or credit card (Visa, MC, Discover).

The races begin at 7:00am and the tournaments begin at 9:00am. Race information will also be emailed.

Timing / Results
Bib timing will be used for the races.

Results will be posted during the Ka'u Family Fun Fest and on the event website at

Post Race Activities
The Silent Auction begins at 8:00am inside the Community Center. The Live Auction with Mayor Billy Kenoi begins at 2:00pm on the main stage. You must sign up for a free bidder number at the Information Booth to participate in either auction. Auction items will need to be paid for and picked up the day of the event. Payment will be accepted via cash, credit card (Visa, MC, and/or Discover), or local check.

From 9:00am-5:00pm, please stay as our guest to enjoy live entertainment from One Journey, the Hawai'i County Band, Lava Boys, Keoki Kahumoku and Miss Ka'u Coffee Brandy Shibuya, Dennis and David Kamakahi and Three Men in a Dub. Live Zumba will be featured on stage in the morning and afternoon. The Ka’u Family Fun Fest also features tournaments, games, hula, food and vendor booths, community booths, health screenings, water slides, keiki bouncers, rock wall climbing, face painting, a dunking booth and so much more!


All tournaments begin at 9:00am. The Archery and Hunter’s Obstacle Course competitions will be held on the Rodeo Grounds. The Portuguese Horseshoe and Jan Ken Po competitions will be held on the baseball outfield. Youth HI-PAL Basketball will be held on both the Basketball and Tennis Courts.

The weather in Hawai'i in June is much like it is year-round: beautiful! Expect temperatures around 77 degrees with some cloud coverage to shade your run and gentle ocean breezes to keep you cool across the finish line.

Directions from the Hilo Airport:

From the Airport Road, turn left at Hawaii Belt Road. Drive 63 miles until you reach Na'alehu. Na'alehu Park is on the left hand side of the street (ocean side).

Directions from the Kona Airport:

From the Airport Road, turn right at HI-19/Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (6.8 mi). Turn right at Palani Road (.4 mi). Turn left at Kuakini Hwy (8.4 mi). Continue onto HI-11/Hawaii Belt Road (47.9 mi) until you reach the town of Na'alehu. Na'alehu Park is on the right side of the street.

Parking is available at the Na'alehu School off Ohai Road. The Na’alehu Community Center lot is reserved for handicapped parking.

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Year: 2011     Participation


17 men competed in the 2011 Kau Family Fun Fest 17 (51.5%)
    Total finishers: 33


16 women competed in the 2011 Kau Family Fun Fest 16 (48.5%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Michael Sullivan    Half Marathon Men 1:32:03 7:02  8.54 mph 
 Merceda Rivera    Half Marathon Women 2:05:40 9:36  6.25 mph 
 Steven Pavao    Half Marathon Masters Men 1:41:02 7:43  7.78 mph 
 Dene Sturm    Half Marathon  Masters Women  2:09:24 9:53  6.07 mph 
Complete 2011 Results (All Races)
Year: 2011     Participation


9 men competed in the 2011 Kau Family Fun Fest 9 (50.0%)
    Total finishers: 18


9 women competed in the 2011 Kau Family Fun Fest 9 (50.0%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Daniel Johnson    10 K Men 0:55:13 8:54  6.74 mph 
 Sasha Gusarchuk    10 K Women 0:55:12 8:54  6.74 mph 
 John Roddy   10 K Masters Men 1:18:46 12:42  4.72 mph 
 Raylene Moses    10 K  Masters Women  1:29:10 14:23  4.17 mph 
Complete 2011 Results (All Races)
Year: 2011     Participation


18 men competed in the 2011 Kau Family Fun Fest 18 (36.0%)
    Total finishers: 50


32 women competed in the 2011 Kau Family Fun Fest 32 (64.0%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Lyman Perry    5 K Men 0:19:28 6:17  9.55 mph 
 Kiyena Beatty    5 K Women 0:26:33 8:34  7.01 mph 
 Lyman Perry    5 K Masters Men 0:19:28 6:17  9.55 mph 
 Anna Banana    5 K  Masters Women  0:35:52 11:34  5.19 mph 
Complete 2011 Results (All Races)
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