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Bieni 5K Fun Run Funds HPA Scholarships

July 29, 2014, 7:44 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:43 PM
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Runners, walkers, friendly canines and families are invited to participate in the Fourth Bieni 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy cross-country course.

Bieni Kohler-Johnson, who graduated from HPA in 1983, died in June 2009 after battling against breast cancer.

The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging but fun course that includes hills, flats, grass, and pavement.

All net proceeds from the event will fund the annual Bieni Kohler-Johnson ’83 Scholarship at HPA, which currently recognizes four young women who are gifted in athletics, academics, or the arts; who understand their responsibility to work hard to develop and share those gifts; and who demonstrate a sincere commitment and willingness to go the “extra mile” for friends, family, or a worthy cause.

Registration and pledges are available online.

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The top fundraiser will receive the grand prize of a two-night stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The runner-up fundraiser will receive a round of golf for four at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Fundraisers do not need to be present to win.

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Medals will be awarded to the top two overall male and female finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in each age division.

Entry fee is $25 for adults, $10 for students 10 and under, with a late fee of an additional $10 after Sept. 9. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a tech shirt and goodie bag.

The entry fee for dogs is $10 and includes dog goodies in the owner’s goodie bag. There will be a special “Top Dog” award for the first dog to cross the finish line.

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This event is made possible by Hawaii Preparatory Academy and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. For information, contact Liz Noetzel at 989-9100, or e-mail: [email protected]

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