Koloa Plantation Days with Kukuiula Outrigger Club

Support the canoe paddling culture on Kauai with two great events during Koloa Plantation Days. Kukui’ula Outrigger Canoe Club is hosting both the Family Fun Run Sunday July 24 and Paddle Fest at Poipu Beach Park Sunday July 31.

These two events are part of a week long of annual festivities in Koloa and Poipu.
Koloa Plantation Days 2011: Poipu/Koloa festival on Kauai's sunny south shore

Family Fun Run image Koloa Plantation Days photo by Harry Giemund

Photo by Harry Giemund

Sponsors: Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Cottages; Makai Properties; Living Foods; Dolphin Massage
Family Fun Run is co-hosted with Pu’uwai Canoe Club

Both the Kukui’ula Outrigger Canoe Club and the Pu’uwai Canoe Club support not just the Hawaiian culture of outrigger canoe paddling, they train keiki (children) on Kauai to paddle with youth paddling programs. This activity builds strong bodies, character and a solid understanding of teamwork for these children. These events are fundraisers for the clubs’ keiki programs. The proceeds go towards buying paddles for the kids, safety vests/rescue buoys for the canoes and race registration fees for them. In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the Family Fun Run will be donated to The Mayor’s Office Youth Health Initiatives. Mayor Carvalho himself will officiate over the 1 Mile Keiki Fun Run!!

Hawaiian Children Running Keiki Canoe Paddling Program

Kukui'ula Outrigger Canoe Paddling Keiki Program Promoting Healthy Fun for Hawaiian Children

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run

Poipu Beach Park
Sunday, July 24, 2011
5K, 10K, 10 Mile and 1 Mile Keiki Fun Run

Participation levels for the whole family, bring everyone! Note that Walking is an option!

This race provides four different course lengths for you to choose from depending on your ability, endurance or motivation! All courses allow you to enjoy some of the most beautiful ocean views on Kauai’s South Shore! 

Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd place overall as well as 1st place for each age division for each race course! Prizes,T-shirts, food and drinks along with mini massages will be available to all contestants. Special awards for all youth 12 and under participating.
Choose Your Distance and Choose to Race or Walk!

Keiki Fun Run in the Park – for aspiring athletes 10 years and under

Course: within Poipu Beach Park
Mayor Carvalho will preside over the start of the Keiki race

5K (3.1 miles) – Run, Jog or Walk

Everyone can join in this event… Athletes and couch potatoes alike! Youth Encouraged!
Course: Poipu Beach Park to Waikomo Stream Bridge and back

10K (6.2 miles) – test your speed and endurance!

Course: Poipu Beach Park to Kukui’ula Small Boat Harbor and back along same route as 5K

10 Mile – Serious athletes or training for the Kauai Marathon? Here’s your race!

Course: Poipu Beach Park to Poipu Rd, towards the Grand Hyatt Kauai, reverse course; keep on Poipu Rd,  follow 5K and 10K course past Kukui’ula Small Boat Harbor, to the end of  Lawai Rd, turn around at entrance to Allerton Gardens, back to Poipu Beach Park along same route as 5K and 10K

Be sure to register for the Family Fun Run on active.com

Race Participation Fee: $30 except for Keiki Run which is $15.

If you are on Facebook, be sure to add yourself to the Family Fun Run on Facebook as well.

Race t-shirts not guaranteed for registration after 7/17/2011.

Start and finish of all races is at Poipu Beach Park

Time: Officials Area opens at 6:00am
Late Registration: 6:00am-7:00am
Late charge of $5 extra applies to all registration on day of race.
10 Mile Run Start: 7:00am
5K and 10K Run Start:7:30am
1 Mile Keiki Run Start: 9:30am

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run Packet Pickup and Awards

Packet pickup will be held the day before the race in Poipu Beach Park from 1 to 5 PM Awards are given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Plus 1st Place in each Age Group. Competitors will be given individual time cards at the conclusion of the race. Total event times will be e-mailed to all competitors on the same day.

10 Mile Route for Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run

10 mile will start first at 7:00 a.m.
Head straight up Hoowili Rd
Turn right on Poipu Rd and head straight towards the Hyatt (a little less than a mile), turn around and run westward on Poipu road
Turn left on Kapili Road and head straight
Turn right on Hoonani Rd continue over the bridge
Turn left on Lawa’i Rd then continue on to a slight detour and turn into Hoona Rd (this road runs right back on to Lawa’i rd, it adds distance for the 10K)
Once back onto Lawa’i road the run continues on to Kukuiula Harbor
Turn left on Amio Rd
Turn right on Alana Rd (the 10K runners will be turning on the corner of Lawa’i Rd and Alana Rd)
Turn left back on to Lawa’i road and continue on to the end of the road to the turn around point at the top of Allertons. Then reverse the entire run with the exception that they run straight back to Poipu beach park and not go to the Hyatt.

Routes for 5K and 10K Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run

5K/10K will start at 7:30 a.m.
Head straight up Hoowili Rd
Turn left on Poipu Rd heading west
Turn left on Kapili Road heading makai
Turn right on Hoonani Rd (5K Runners will turn around right before the bridge)
10K runners continue over the bridge
Turn left on Lawa’i road
Detour onto Hoona Rd then back on to Lawa’i Rd
Head to Kukuiula Harbor turning left on Amio Rd, then right on Alana Rd and turn around at the intersection and run the same course back to Poipu Beach Park.

Family Fun Run on the official Koloa Plantation Days website.

Kukuiula Canoe Launch -Photo by Ray Gordon

photo by Ray Gordon

Koloa Plantation Days Paddle Fest at Poipu Beach Park July 31

Outrigger canoe & paddle board races, food, and public activities at Poipu Beach Park, 10am – 2pm.

Long course: OC-1 (one-man), OC-2 (two-man), OC-6 (six-person crew) and expert paddle board races start at Kalapaki Beach at 10am, arrive in Poipu at approx 11:30am.

Short course: Standup Paddle Board, Paddle Board and OC-1 (beginner) races start at 11:00am from Poipu Beach Park to Kukui’ula Harbor.

Food, refreshments, awards plus outrigger canoe displays, demonstrations and activities for the public.

RSVP on the Koloa Plantation Days Paddle Fest Facebook Event Page.

Register to participate in the Paddle Fest on the forms available on the Koloa Plantation Days site.

Read more about Koloa Plantation Days on this excellent site by enthusiastic supporter of sustainability on Kauai, Joe Sylvester, which also has lots of tips on having fun on Kauai.

Contact for Both Events: Fran McDonald, 808-635-0165, FraninKauai@aol.com

Koloa Plantation Days Parade 2010 - photo by Ray Gordon

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