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First Bieni Kohler-Johnson 5K run/walk at Hawaii Preparatory Academy


October 11 Event Benefits HPA Scholarship Fund, Builds Breast Cancer Awareness

WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii—Runners, walkers, and families are invited to participate in the First Annual Bieni Kohler-Johnson 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 11, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy cross country course. The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging, but fun course that includes hills and flats.

Kohler-Johnson, who graduated from HPA in 1983, passed away in June after a valiant battle against breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and organizers hope to increase awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection. All proceeds from the event will fund an annual high school scholarship established to recognize and support an HPA student who demonstrates positive athletic and academic efforts.

Registration and pledge forms are available online at The top fundraiser will receive the grand prize of a two-night stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The runner up fundraiser will receive a round of golf for four at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Fundraisers do not need to be present to win. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category and to the top two overall male and female finishers.

Entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for students 14 and under, with a late fee of an additional $10 after October 1. The event is made possible by Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. For more information, call Liz Noetzel at 808-989-9100 (e-mail:

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