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Mauna Lani Bay, K-Swiss kick off benefit run (Sept. 30)


The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows hosts the inaugural K-Swiss Pau Hana Sunset 10km Fun Run & Walk 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 – a benefit for the West Hawaii Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

The event, which is taking place on Mauna Lani’s world-famous Francis H. Ii Brown North golf course, is open to the entire community and is drawing the support of many pro triathletes who will already be in Hawaii preparing for the Ironman World Championship the following weekend.

Reigning Ironman Women’s World Champion Mirinda Carfrae will be there, along with other pros who have signed up to race in the elite category, including Luke Bell, Belinda Granger, Tim DeBoom, Hillary Biscay, Joe Gambles and local favorite, Bree Wee.

General Manager of Mauna Lani Bay Brian Butterworth said the event “is about bringing people together and enjoying some fun, friendly competition in support of one of our community’s most invaluable causes. Whether you run or walk, just enjoy being in Hawaii and soak up the spectacular surroundings, including our hard-to-beat Kohala Coast sunset.”

Proceeds from the event will be used to support Hawaii Island cancer patients and their families by providing services such as inter-island airline tickets for travel to treatment facilities, transportation to medical appointments, counseling programs and more.

Leading triathlon footwear and apparel brand, K-Swiss, has thrown its support behind the event by donating “K-Swiss dream bags” for category winners and T-shirts for all participants. Numerous other prizes will be up for grabs, too.

After the run and walk, participants and friends and family are invited to enjoy a fun-filled awards-ceremony and a ‘Pau Hana’ (meaning ‘after work’ in Hawaiian) outdoor BBQ and beer garden party with live music.

For more information and for entry forms, call 881-7034 or visit

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