Run! It’s time!

Logo for the Great Aloha RunThis Presidents’ Day weekend, while most people are looking for activities to fill that extra day off, a chunk of Honolulu residents will be up bright and early and looking forward to the Great Aloha Run!  Come one, come all to gather together with more than 20,000 other community members and visitors to share the Aloha! 

This weekend, starting on Friday the 13th (today), the annual Sports, Health and Fitness Expo will be held at Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall on Friday from 4 pm – 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.  If you have not signed up yet, you can still do so at Blaisdell!  Get a move on!


Monday, February 16, 2009, is the actual date of this annual community event.  The Sounds of Freedom (made up of all the different branches of our military) will start things off to the cheers of the other participants awaiting their turn to start. 

Good luck in trying to fight back the tears while listening to the sound of the National Anthem, Hawai’i Pono’i , and the rhythmic steps of our troops.  What a wonderful, emotional experience!  Come on, you guys!  Trust me, you’re gonna love it!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Feb 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • 2 Evelyn // Feb 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Sheila! Thank you! If I can still walk then I did a good job. 🙂

  • 3 Melissa Donovan // Feb 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Runs must be the thing to do on President’s Day, because we had one around here too. Actually, ours was a bike ride…

  • 4 Evelyn // Feb 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Melissa! It does seem to be common all over. I read and saw some other stories for different cities as well. 🙂 It’s a chance to celebrate freedom!

  • 5 Keahi Pelayo // Feb 18, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Great job. I watched my son and wife do the valentines bi-athalon and the great aloha was a stadium too far.

  • 6 Evelyn // Feb 18, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Aw, Keahi, just convince yourself that you guys are going to do it as a family next year. It’s a community thing and that makes it so much bigger than other runs. It’s about community not just running and exercise. Heck, some people don’t run at all!

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