31st Annual Mac-A-Thon Set for April 7

Hawai‘i Island’s oldest foot race, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club’s “Mac-A-Thon,” takes place annually the day before Easter. This year’s fun-filled family event will be held on Saturday, April 7. The race start is at 7:00 a.m.

The Mac-A-Thon offers distances of 5K or 10K on the old government road that extends from the sacred waters of Honaunau Bay to Napo‘opo‘o. Each race course is the same, except that the 5K turn-around is halfway into the 10K course.

An award ceremony, our famous Mac-Nut Pancake Breakfast (included with entry fee), entertainment, a silent auction, and lots of fun await you and your family at the finish line at the Keoua Halau on the Honaunau beach road.

Take Hwy. 11 to Hwy. 160 junction (Honaunau Post Office), turn makai on Hwy 160, continue approximately 3 miles, and turn left at the Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Park sign. Turn right just before entering the park and proceed to the Keoua Halau, where check-in and late registration will take place. Parking is very limited at Honaunau Bay, so plan to park along the highway and walk to the check-in/late registration area.

The entry form is available at the Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club website at  www.keouacanoeclub.com <http://www.keouacanoeclub.com> .  Entry fees are $20 for adults until March 15, $30 until April 1, and $40 on race day. Juniors (15 & under) are $10. Pre-registered runners will receive a race T-shirt.

Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2012. After that, please hand-deliver your entry form and fee on race day before late registration closes at 6:30 a.m.

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