Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run

Half Marathon
Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run

09 November 2019


Location:

Koloa
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Organiser:

Missouri City-Sugar land TX Alumni Chapter

Overview

The old historic town of Koloa lies along the southern shore of Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands. Koloa shows off the scenic countryside, beachfront resorts and tree-lined roads that have attracted tourists since the first sugar mill opened back in the 1830s. These views await runners in the Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run.Koloa is surrounded by the mountains of Kauai as well as the wide-open fields of the plantations that once operated there. The town may be best known for its Tree Tunnel along Maluhia Road, a grove of eucalyptus trees planted over a century ago. Koloa today offers a piece of Kauai history with historic stores and the Koloa Heritage Trail, a 10-mile self-guided tour through more than a dozen of Koloa’s most historic cultural and geological sites.The Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run features a 5k run, 5k walk, 10k and half marathon.Proceeds from the event benefit both the nursing program and the electronic technology program at the University of Hawaii/Kapiolani Community College, as well as local Rotary Club youth leadership award scholarships.

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Course details

The old historic town of Koloa lies along the southern shore of Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands. Koloa shows off the scenic countryside, beachfront resorts and tree-lined roads that have attracted tourists since the first sugar mill opened back in the 1830s. These views await runners in the Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run.Koloa is surrounded by the mountains of Kauai as well as the wide-open fields of the plantations that once operated there. The town may be best known for its Tree Tunnel along Maluhia Road, a grove of eucalyptus trees planted over a century ago. Koloa today offers a piece of Kauai history with historic stores and the Koloa Heritage Trail, a 10-mile self-guided tour through more than a dozen of Koloa’s most historic cultural and geological sites.The Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run features a 5k run, 5k walk, 10k and half marathon.Proceeds from the event benefit both the nursing program and the electronic technology program at the University of Hawaii/Kapiolani Community College, as well as local Rotary Club youth leadership award scholarships.

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What's included

Runners will start the race at Anne Knudsen Park, which lies near the junction of Maluhia Road and Emi Road.From there, they’ll head east and south along Ala Kinoiki for the first three miles, down to Poipu Road, where they turn right and head west with the resorts on their left. This stretch will take them past beach resorts, tennis and swim clubs, and Mano Okalanipo Park before hitting the first turnaround point, at Lawai Road.Once they make the turn, runners head back east along Poipu Road past the areas they’ve just run through. This time, they pass right by the turn for Ala Kinoiki and keep heading east toward the second turnaround near the CJM Country Stables, passing by the golf course along the beach on the right.After they make the turn there, they head back along Poipu Road to Ala Kinoiki, where they turn right to make the trek back north toward the park for the race finish.

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Scenic countryside, and tree-lined roads, including the Tree Tunnel.

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Breakfast after the race.

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09 November 2019


Location:

Koloa
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Organiser:

Missouri City-Sugar land TX Alumni Chapter

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