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Jog The Ka Iwi Coast And Help Canoe Club

Kaiser High School Athletic Foundation honorees (from left) Asa Tanaka, David Nakama, Bill Von Arnswaldt, Stephen Kim and Sid Fernandez pose together at the foundation's annual luau, held June 8 at Sea Life Park. The 2013 event grossed $45,000 for sports scholarships and facility upgrades for the high school. Photo by Darryl Arizo.

Hui Nalu Canoe Club will sponsor an inaugural Ka Iwi Coast Run and Walk from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6, offering entrants views of East Oahu’s most beautiful natural assets. Starting with a Hawaiian oli at Sandy Beach, the 4-mile course will traverse the scenic Ka Iwi coastline, passing Halona and Hanauma Bay before finishing at the club halau at Maunalua Bay.

A commemorative booklet will highlight the cultural significance of the race route, and proceeds will support the club, which plans to restore Uhane, one of its racing canoes.

A free shuttle will bring runners to the start line from the Hawaii Kai Park and Ride. Parking is limited to the park-and-ride, Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s Executive Plaza area, Maunalua Bay and from Burger King to City Mill.

If postmarked by Sept. 13, entry fee is $40 for adults, $30 for ages 12 and younger. Fees escalate from then to race day. To obtain an entry form, go to kaiwicoastrun.org. Roy’s Hawaii Kai restaurant also offers at $150 package that includes a post-race champagne brunch for up to 100 customers and an Oct. 5 packet pickup pupu party.

Make checks payable to Hui Nalu Canoe Club and mail them to Time Line, P.O. Box 25566, Honolulu, HI 96825. Packet pickups are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at the canoe halau, or 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Runners HI in Aiea. Motorists should expect some road and lane closures during the two-hour event.

For more information, call 256-7394.

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