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POSTPONED UNTIL 2019: Haena to Hanalei Run

June 2nd, 2018

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Due to the April 15 flood event and its aftermath, Hanalei Canoe Club has cancelled what would have been its 38th annual Ha’ena to Hanalei run that was to be held on Saturday June 2, 2018.

The popular run, considered by many to be one the world’s most scenic, is popular with both locals and visitors alike. Approximately 30% of the runners travel to Kauai from the mainland, other islands and even internationally.

“It is with great sadness that Hanalei Canoe Club is announcing the cancellation of our annual Ha`ena to Hanalei Run that was scheduled for June 2.” Says Mary Mair, Secretary of the Hanalei Canoe Club.

In addition to the fact that the road (Kuhio Highway) where the run is held more than likely won’t be open in time for the run, Mair adds “Our run is such a great community event but so many on our island and our paddling community have been deeply affected by the flood. Although we could see the benefits of holding the event in an alternate location we were also aware of the impact on an already stressed situation. Finding another location to hold the run this year, combined with navigating the logistics proved to be insurmountable for us.”

Hanalei Canoe Club stressed that they will hold the run, which is one of the biggest fundraisers for the year for the Hanalei Canoe Club, in 2019. Says Mair, “With the addition of the 1/2 marathon course, our run will be better than ever next year.”

Runners who have pre-paid their registration and would like to have their entrance fee refunded may contact us on our website, hanaleicanoeclub.org. If you’d like to have your 2018 registration and fee applied to next year’s run, please contact Mary Mair at mary@hanaleicanoeclub.org


Run or walk one of the world’s most beautiful courses, and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the finish!

The 8 mile course begins at the end of the road in Ha’ena at Ke’e Beach, then traverses the scenic stretch of road, and one-lane bridges, along the breathtaking North Shore towards Hanalei town, ending at the historic Hanalei Pier.

Start Times
8-Mile Run or Walk Runners – 7:00 a.m., Walkers – 6:00 a.m.
There will be a free shuttle bus to ferry people from the Hanalei Pier to Ha’ena beginning at 4:45 a.m. Walkers be at the pier at 4:45 – 5:00 a.m., runners be at the pier at 4:30 – 5:45 a.m., at the latest.

5K Run or Walk Runners – 7:00 a.m.
This run starts and ends at the Hanalei Pier. The race can be run or walked but there are no separate awards.

1-Mile Youth Run Runners – 7:00 a.m., right after the 5K Run start
This run starts and ends at the Hanalei Pier.

Entry Fees & Deadlines
8-Mile Run or Walk and 5K Run $40 for pre-registration, $50 on the day of the race
1-Mile Youth Run $10
The entry fee includes the pancake breakfast and a T-shirt, late registration does not guarantee a a T-shirt or size!

Mail in entries should be sent no later than Friday May 25th. We strongly encourage participants to register online, the online deadline is Midnight Wednesday May 30, 2018.

Race packet pickup and late registration on Friday, June 1st from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hanalei Canoe Club, or at the Hanalei Pier at 4:45 a.m. on race day.

Pancake Breakfast
The pancake breakfast cost $7.00 per person, all you can eat, and starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Hanalei Canoe Club. Registered runners and walkers eat free!

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Date: June 2nd, 2018
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Hanalei Pier

Hanalei, 96714