Half Marathon Sept. 7 For Boys & Girls Club

Running is good for you, and on Sept. 7, it also can help Windward children during the 33rd annual Windward Half Marathon. The event also includes a 5K and a keiki dash, and all of them benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Windward Clubhouse.

The half marathon will begin at 6 a.m., followed by the 5K at 6:20 and the dash at 8:30. The three races start and finish at Kailua Intermediate School.

“We’d like to say a special thanks to our sponsors Lanikai Juice and Castle Medical Center,” stated race coordinator Carole Iacovelli. “Their support, along with that of our volunteers, hundreds of runners and the many Kailua residents who cheer on the participants all help to make this fun community event such a successful one for the Windward Clubhouse.”

Lanikai Juice will sell acai bowls to fuel the runners. And to help ease post-race pain, a massage therapist will be standing by to massage participants. Be Fit Kailua will man a booth.

Early registration (by Aug. 20) offers discounted fees and a T-shirt: $45 for the half marathon, $30 for the 5K, and $20 for the Keiki Dash. To register, visit raceroster.com.

All proceeds go toward the clubhouse to support its sports, arts and leadership programs for area children.