|Photo by Kona Marathon|
Here are some photos from the day, courtesy of Kona Marathon:
|The bouncy house was a huge hit|
|Race Announcers Danny Jesser and Eddie O with Assistant Race Director Randy Ashley|
|Look at them go!|
|Bigger kids getting their start|
|All the volunteers|
|Photo by Christine DeCarli|
The race came down to a sprint toward the finish with Bree Wee taking first in 24:45 and Peter Parisi finishing second in 25:23. Full results are available here.
We have a busy week this week. First, tomorrow evening is the King's Trail Summer Solstice Runs hosted by Team Mango out at the Natural Energy Lab. These are 7 mile and 4 mile trail runs with a 1-mile keiki run. Events start at 5:00 p.m.
Then on Friday evening is the Aloha Friday Run presented by Kona Marathon at Kona Commons. The 3 mile fun run/walk starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes from Kona Commons to the Old Airport Walking Path and back.
Saturday is the Kona Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the Keauhou Beach Resort from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Big Island Running Company will be there along with approximately 20 other vendors. They will also be screening "The Spirit of the Marathon" and hosting several speakers. For a full schedule, go to Kona Marathon's website. Following that is the Carbo Load Dinner at Keauhou Beach Resort.
Finally the main events for the Kona Marathon kick off Sunday starting at 5:30 a.m. with the full marathon; 6:00 a.m. for the half marathon; 6:45 for the 10k; and 6:50 for the 5k. It promises to be a busy, fun week! Good luck to everyone participating!