Bieni Kohler-Johnson 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk
Runners, walkers, families and friendly canines are invited to participate in the Sixth Bieni Kohler-Johnson 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy cross country course. The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging, but fun course that includes hills, flats, grass, and pavement.
The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging but fun course that includes hills, flats, grass and pavement.
The registration entry fee is $30 for adults, $40 for adults with a dog, $25 for students 10 and under, and $35 for students 10 and under with a dog.
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.
Medals will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers.
Kohler-Johnson, who graduated from HPA in 1983, passed away in June 2009 after a valiant battle against breast cancer.
Proceeds from the event will fund the Bieni Kohler-Johnson Memorial Scholarship at HPA, which currently recognizes two 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.
A portion of the proceeds also will benefit ALS and the North Hawaii Community Hospital Cancer Center through the HPA student service program.
For more information, contact Janet Melton at (808) 881-4044 or [email protected].
Runners, walkers, families, and friendly canines are invited to participate in the Sixth Bieni Kohler-Johnson 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Preregister by Wednesday, October 12 (www.hpa.edu/athletics/bieni) to receive a shirt and goodie bag.
Pictured: Last yearʻs first dog, “Ernie,” and his human, Ricci Bezona. Photos by Patrick OʻLeary.