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Results of the Second Annual Keiki Triathlon

Mayor Billy Kenoi’s third annual Health Fest was held today at the Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona. The Health Fest included the second annual Keiki Triathlon for triathletes 7 to 14 years old. (Results are below.)
See below for results

See below for results

Nearly 70 young athletes from around the island finished the challenging swim, bike and run courses at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and around Maka‘eo Park, also known as the Old Kona Airport. The Keiki Triathlon was organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawai‘i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) with the support of volunteers from Lava Kids, Lavaman Triathlons, Keauhou Canoe Club, Ultraman, PATH, Big Island Running Co., Bike Works, IRONMAN volunteers, IRONMAN finishers, Kealakehe High School Waveriders Triathlon Club and the Hawai‘i Cycling Club.
The Health Fest included health screenings, information booths, lessons and live demonstrations, as well as free food, entertainment, and activities. Held in the Kekuaokalani Gymnasium, the fest was organized by the Office of Mayor Billy Kenoi with the support of HMSA and Kaiser Permanente. The Health Fest in Hilo was held on September 28 at Bayfront Park.

Today’s Health Fest and Keiki Triathlon were part of Mayor Billy Kenoi’s Healthy Hawai‘i Island initiative, which includes programs to connect, build, and activate a healthy community.

Keiki Triathlon Results

Keiki Triathlon Taking Place Week After Ford Ironman Triathlon

­­The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League and the Hawaiʻi County Department of Parks and Recreation are once again co-sponsoring the “Keiki Triathlon.”

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It will take place in Kailua-Kona on October 19, the weekend after the Ford Ironman Triathlon. This event is open to youth between the ages of 7 and 14.

Participants aged 9-14 years will start the triathlon with a 100-yard swim at the Kona Community Aquatic Center, followed by a 3.2-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run within the Old Kona Airport Park complex.

Children 7-8 years old will race half those distances.

Persons interested in participating or needing additional information may call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. in East Hawaiʻi at 961-8121, Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaiʻi at 326-4646, extension 258, or Darrell Yamamoto from the Department of Parks and Recreation at 961-8735.

The deadline to register is Friday, October 11.­­­­­

Coming Up – 2nd Annual Keiki Triathlon on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawai‘i County’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawai‘i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will hold the 2nd Annual Keiki Triathlon on Saturday, October 19, at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Maka‘eo Park, also known as Old Kona Airport Park, in Kailua-Kona.

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Children ages 7 to 14 years old are invited to swim, bike and run in a miniature version of the IRONMAN World Championship that will be held one week earlier.

The entrance fee is $5 per child. Registration will end on Friday, October 4. Registration forms are available online at the Department’s website: www.hawaiicounty.gov/parks-and-recreation/. They also can be obtained from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the following locations:

  • Yano Hall in Captain Cook
  • Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona
  • Pu‘u Nui Park in Waikoloa
  • Waimea Community Center
  • Kamehameha Park in Kapaau
  • Hilo Recreation office within Aunty Sally Kale‘ohano’s Lū‘au Hale

To ensure the athletes’ safety, enrollment will be limited to the first 30 children who sign up in each of the four age-group categories or a maximum 120 total racers. All participants must supply their own bicycle, helmet, swim goggles and other equipment.

Racers must check in between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on race day October 19. The youngest children will start the triathlon by entering the Kona Community Aquatics Center pool promptly at 8:30 a.m., followed by the older age-group categories.

Individual events will consist of a 100-yard swim, 3.2-mile bicycle race and a mile-long run. The 7- and 8-year-old children will race half those distances.

The Keiki Triathlon will be part of the Mayor’s 2013 Health Fest, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.  Designed to promote public health and wellness, the event will feature health screenings, live demonstrations, informational booths and keiki activities.

For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105, or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.

County of Hawai‘i Still Accepting Entries for Keiki Triathlon

Children 7 to 14 years old are invited to enter the Keiki Triathlon to be held Saturday, October 20, at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Maka‘eo Park in Kailua-Kona.

Entry forms will be accepted through Friday, October 12. The triathlon will start at 8:30 a.m. on October 20.

A link to the entry form is available at hawaiicounty.gov under the Department of Parks and Recreation’s October events. Forms also may be obtained island-wide at the department’s Recreation Division facilities, swimming pools and many gymnasiums. There is a $5 per-child entry fee to participate in the Keiki Triathlon.

To ensure the athletes’ safety, enrollment will be limited to the first 30 children who sign up in each of the four age-group categories or a maximum 120 total racers. All participants must supply their own bicycle, helmet, swim goggles and other equipment.

Completed entry forms and payment should be mailed to the Recreation Division, 799 Pi‘ilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Sponsored by the County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawai‘i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL), the inaugural Keiki Triathlon will consist of a 100-yard swim, 3.2-mile bicycle course and a 1.0 mile run; children in the 7-8 age-group category will race half those distances.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers, both boys and girls, in each age category, while all keiki who complete the course will receive commemorative certificates.

For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Hawai‘i County Sponsors Keiki Triathlon

Hawai‘i County’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawai‘i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) are teaming up to hold a Keiki Triathlon on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Maka‘eo Park in Kailua-Kona.

Children between the ages of 7 and 14 years old are invited to race in swimming, bicycling and running events similar to the Ford Ironman World Championship that will be held one week earlier.

“We’ve designed a safe and exciting course that will challenge the children’s fitness levels,” Parks Director Bob Fitzgerald said. “This is a great opportunity for the next generation of triathletes to compete in the same environment that for years has tested the world’s best triathletes.”

There will be a $5 per-child entrance fee. Applications are available from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the following locations:

  • Yano Hall in Captain Cook
  • Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona
  • Pu‘u Nui Park in Waikoloa
  • Waimea Community Center
  • And Kamehameha Park in Kapaau

To ensure the athletes’ safety, enrollment will be limited to the first 30 children who sign up in each of the four age-group categories or a maximum 120 total racers. All participants must supply their own bicycle, helmet, swim goggles and other equipment.

Racers must check in between 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on race day Oct. 20. The youngest children will start the triathlon by entering the Kona Community Aquatics Center pool promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Individual events will consist of a 100-yard swim, 3.2-mile bicycle course and a mile-long run for all but the 7- and 8-year-old children, who will race half those distances.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers, both boys and girls, in each age category, while all finishers will receive commemorative certificates.

The Keiki Triathlon will be combined with Mayor Billy Kenoi’s 2012 Health Fest. Designed to promote public health and wellness, the 2nd Annual Health Fest will feature a fun run/walk, Zumba classes, tai chi, keiki activities, bicycle safety training, and informational displays promoting good nutrition, diet and exercise practices.

For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.