Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kona's Run For The Hops 10k

Last weekend we were in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai'i. It happened to be Kona Brewfest weekend, and to kick it off, there was the Run for the Hops 10k. The race supports some good causes, including kids, culture and the environment. I signed up and ran it, slow.

I find running in Hawai'i very challenging. The heat and the humidity don't sync well with me.

The course starts at the BMW dealer and heads down by the water, with a couple out and backs. Then, it heads up hill through the industrial section of town. There was lots of aid on the course. I found myself walking, and I wasn't alone, though I was towards the back. The sun got my ears. The sun shows up in the picture above, catching my shadow as I stopped to take a pic.

Terrific event organized by the non-profit PATH. Cool shirt, and a finish line full of papaya, melon, bananas, oranges, and Kona beer. Glad I happened to be there to participate.