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Valentine’s Day 3.1-mile Run/Walk and Course Description

Big Dog Productions will host a free event on Valentine's Day


   Coming up Sunday, Feb. 14, is the Big Dog Valentine’s Day 5K (3.1-mile) run or walk hosted by Big Dog Productions.

   The event will start from a new location at Hilo’s BAYFRONT PARK near the canoe hale at 8 a.m. and is FREE.  All are welcomed, regardless of fitness level and ability.

   Signup will begin at 7 a.m. and there will be various divisions for couples.  Post race refreshments will be provided.  Prizes donated from the Big Island Running Company and Anheuser/Busch will be given to the fastest husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, father/daughter, and mother/son.

  For more information call 969-7400 or email the Big Dog at waiakeabigdog@aol.com.  

 5K Course Description: 

  Starts at the far end of Bayfront Park and participants will head to the Suisan Bridge, turn left at the traffic light and go straight heading into Liliuokalani Gardens.

   Do the half loop around the Gardens as if you were going to Coconut Island, but continue until you hit Banyan Drive and take a left heading towards Reeds Bay (Ice Ponds).

   At the end of Reeds Bay, just before the stop sign near the Seaside Hotel, there will be an orange cone and the ground will be spray painted with an arrow – that is the turn around.

   You are now headed back on Banyan and you should run on the side of the golf course so that you are facing traffic.  Go straight to Suisan from there – Do not go back around Liliuokalani Gardens (ocean side).

   Go over the Suisan Bridge and this time follow the sidewalk out to Pauahi Street traffic lights, continue to the right on the sidewalk which will lead you back to the far entrance of Bayfront Park, near the start, continue down close to the canoe area and you’ll see the finish line.


February 10, 2010 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , | 1 Comment