BIRR Inaugural Thanksgiving Day Big Dog walk/run planned
BIRR plans annual Big Dog walk/run
Inaugural event will be Thanksgiving Day in Hilo
Big Island Road Runners the local affiliate of Road Runner Clubs of America announces if First Annual Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run. The Walk/Run will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 starting at 7:30 am.
The start and finish will be at the parking area of Moku Ola or Coconut Island off of Banyan Drive in Hilo. The event is free and registration will be at the event just prior to the start. There is no cost for the event, however participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the Salvation Army to help needy families during the upcoming holiday season.
On a day set aside to give thanks, the Big Island Road Runners want to bring the community out for a healthy way to start the day while acknowledging the tremendous amount of extremely important service Wayne Joseph has given to the Big Island Community. As a former Army soldier and a Vietnam Veteran, a long time teacher, cross country coach, executive director of the Big Island International Marathon, former Race Director of the Volcano Marathon, former president of the Big Island Road Runners, a leader in the HSTA retirees organization, former member of the County of Hawaii’s Ethics Commission, a long time sports writer and columnist for the Hawaii Tribune Herald.