Monday, February 18, 2013

Great Aloha Run

The Hawaiian phrase of the day is

Ke kukini me ke aloha pau‘ole.

The race with compassionate love.

Today is the Great Aloha Run ... from its website (at this link):

The GAR, an 8.15-mile foot race, begins at Aloha Tower and finishes in the Aloha Stadium. There are divisions for elites, age groups, wheelchair and handcycle competitors, Sounds of Freedom (military running in formation) and those who just want to walk the course with friends and socialize along the way in the Back of the Pack.

There is a place in the Great Aloha Run for everyone who wants to participate. It is this inclusive philosophy that reflects the Hawaiian name for this race, “Ke kukini me ke aloha pau‘ole”—the race with compassionate love.

It is more than a run ... it is a festival of healthy living.  My son is volunteering with his leadership class to greet runners at Aloha Stadium.   We have to set the alarm for 5 am!   Despite the early hour, I am proud that he is participating in this annual event.

If you were here, what would you do - run?  walk?  volunteer?   One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.   Comments are open through Saturday, February 23, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 24.


Kim in Hawaii