Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Running on Faith 5K/10K - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On Tuesday, August 24, Big Island residents and visitors will have the rare opportunity to participate in a night run. The Running on Faith 5K/10K is being hosted in connection with the release of Jason Lester's new book, "Running on Faith: The Principles, Passion and Pursuit of a Winning Life," on the same day. Jason won the 2009 ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability. In addition to competing in numerous Ironman and Ultraman events, he also organized and completed the EPIC 5 in 2010, an Ironman distance event on each of the five main Hawaiian islands over the course of a week.

The run will finish at the Coconut Grove Marketplace where Jason will be also be holding a book signing. The event will also feature prizes, giveaways, post-race refreshments and a live DJ. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a free Zoot Fuzion Wetsuit, running shoes and a copy of "Running on Faith."

The cost for the event is $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K before August 1 and $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K after August 1 and on race day, so register early! Also, if three or more members of your family want to register for the race, the third person will get a free race entry! You can register online at runonfaith.com or in person at the Big Island Running Company.

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