8th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy

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Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region (FL-WR) presents the 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy on Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School.

A full morning of healthy fun, exercise, community interaction, painless learning and more, the event includes a health fair, silent auction and quilt drawing.

All proceeds support FL-WR’s work to promote literacy in schools and beyond and to build Waikoloa’s first public library.

The walk/run starts and ends at Waikoloa School.


Advance registration is $20 per person, and includes a T-shirt.

The day of the race, registration is $30; $10 keiki. Strollers are welcome at no additional charge.

To sign up, and for complete information and course map, visit

The health fair offers onstage demos, exhibits and information from 14 different organizations.


On hand to answer questions about health and fitness are:

  • Pet tips and veterinary information, Dr. Juan Guera, ‘Āina Hou Animal Hospital
  • Healthy foods information and smoothies from the Smoothie Bike, Blue Zones Project
  • Easy warmup demos by Island Heart Care
  • CPR basics by Island CPR
  • Yoga lessons and breathing exercises from Hawai‘i Yoga for Every Body
  • Information from National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Exhibit of naturopathy and acupuncture, chemical free cleaning, Aloha Natural Health
  • Aerial arts and safety for keiki and adults. Hawai‘i Aerial and Performing Arts
  • Information on community health and wellness resources from Tutu’s House
  • Flu shots and health info, KTA Waikoloa Village Pharmacy
  • Free blood sugar, blood pressure and other screenings, West Hawai‘i Community Health Center
  • Zumba Fitness with Aunty Maile and Kehaulani
  • Free massages, Mokupuni Massage
  • Information from Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool and Home Visiting Program.

Bidding opens for the Silent Auction at 8 a.m., with 100 items up for sale in a wide variety of price ranges for every budget, plus “buy it now” opportunities and drawings.

Highlights include adventures by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Body Glove Cruises, Ocean Sports Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Forest & Trail, in addition to salon services, restaurant experiences, golf and many more.

A favorite every year is the hand-made quilt donated by the Waikoloa Sew ‘N’ Sews, who for 2017 created a beautiful Asia-inspired quilt with the look of hand-dyed batiks in shades of blue and indigo. Participants may make a donation to FL-WR for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind fabric artwork.


Schedule of Events:

6:15 a.m.: Walk/run registration
7:30 a.m.: Race starts.
8 a.m.: Silent auction opens.
8:30 a.m.: Health fair
11 a.m.: Silent auction closes. Pay and pick up items, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, visit

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