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Island’s biggest stand up paddle fitness race (Sept. 29)


WHAT: The second annual Hulakai Stand Up Paddle Race To Fitness

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29. Participant briefing at 7:30 a.m. Race at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Kohala Coast. Meet at Hulakai store at The Shops at Mauna Lani. 68-1300 Mauna Lani Drive.
Race finish at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Complimentary parking.

COST: $20

BRING: Your own board or canoe or hire in advance from Hulakai

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is teaming up with local stand up paddle board and ocean sports company, Hulakai, to present the second annual Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Race To Fitness on Saturday, Sept. 29 along the Kohala Coast.

The race is Hawaii Island’s biggest SUP fitness event for all ages and levels. It’s about celebrating the heritage of SUP in Hawaii and its evolution as one of the fastest growing water sports and fitness workouts in the world.

One and two person outrigger canoes, surf skis and prone paddleboard enthusiasts are also invited to join in the fun.

The race will start from either Kiholo Bay or Kawaihae Harbor depending on the wind direction on race morning. The finish line is at Mauna Lani Bay.

The distance from Kiholo Bay is 7.2 miles and from Kawaihae, it’s 7.4 miles. The start location will be announced at a pre-race briefing held at Hulakai’s store at The Shops at Mauna Lani. Each participant will have their race time recorded.

The Mauna Lani Bay will host an oceanfront after-race BBQ and awards ceremony featuring DJ Hype 808 and fun activities for children.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers along with category winners.

To enter SUP For Fitness and for further information, contact 808-887-1091 or visit

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