Keōua Canoe Club hosts 40th annual Mac-A-Thon 5k and 10k races April 8
Keōua Canoe Club, one of the oldest canoe clubs in Hawaiʻi, will host its 40th annual Mac-A-Thon 5K and 10K races on April 8 at 7 a.m. in South Kona.
The annual races are an important fundraiser for the organization, which supports various community programs.
The club was founded in 1974 and operates as a charitable organization governed by a board of 13 directors. Its mission is to perpetuate the ancient art and culture of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling as traditionally practiced on historic Hōnaunau Bay.
In addition to preserving Hawaiian culture and traditions, the club is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and educating the community about the importance of marine resource protection.
Keoua Canoe Club also operates a youth program that has served more than 1,000 community youth, and has undertaken various community service projects, including trail and site restoration, fundraising campaigns and mentoring youth in crisis.
The Mac-A-Thon is one of two major fundraisers that the club hosts each year. In addition to the race, participants can enjoy a famous mac-nut pancake breakfast, entertainment and a silent auction.
To register for the race or make a donation, visit www.keouacanoeclub.com.