HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 2,300 children and their supporters gathered on Saturday for the annual Keiki Great Aloha Run.
Keiki, ages 12 and under, raced through the 1.5-mile course around Neal S. Blaisdell Center and McKinley High School to raise money for physical fitness and nutrition education programs and activities.
This year, more than $34,500 will be donated to 115 Oahu schools.
"It is such a pleasure to watch this event grow each year and to see families come out in full force to support physical education for our youth" said Mark Zeug, president of Kahoomiki, a non-profit promoting an active and healthy community, from keiki to kupuna. "Healthy habits start at home, so we applaud the families that are taking physical fitness and nutrition into their own hands."
Local entertainer, Augie T., kicked off the event and joined the KES Dance Fitness Team to lead energizing warm-ups prior to the race.
All participants received an event t-shirt, complimentary breakfast and free entry into the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Expo.