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BIRR Scholarship 5K full results – won by Gregory and Kobayashi

Gregory & Kobayashi

Name                  Time          Gender   Age
Chris Gregory         17:26          M **    25
Nick Muragin          18:32          M       43
Zach Johnson          18:52          M       22
Steven Hunter         18:55          M       15
Andrew Langtry        19:45          M       17
Max Panoff            20:17          M       15
Steve Pavao           21:12          M       55
Kelsie Kobayashi      21:50          F **    18
Emily Taaroa          22:37          F       28
Robert Connors        22:59          M       18
Elmer Solis           23:06          M       28
D. J. Blinn           23:08          M       62
Lory Hunter           23:08          F       49
Jordan Aguiar         23:34          M       22
Cody Tehero           23:57          M       25
Kaylee Rapoza         24:10          F       16
Rick Otani            24:13          M       52
Glen Ishii            24:18          M       21
Colby La Brie         24:21          M       32
Stewart Hunter        24:45          M       50
Jimmy Park            25:46          M       58
Charles Keane         26:04          M       59
Robert Belcher        26:48          M       57
Dennis Nagai          26:49          M       49
Firmin Tehero         27:44          M       57
Nathan Ermitano       27:50          M       19
Bryson Kobayashi      27:51          M       20
Hugh Kobayashi        27:57          M       57
Digg Deep             29:08          M       58
Mother Love           29:10          F       51
DeAnn Thorton         29:16          F       18
Marty Banks           30:35          F       51
Amanda Alexander      30:43          F       21
Norbert Furumo        31:52          M       55
Sarah Johnson         32:19          F       49
Lee Otani             32:21          F       57
Craig Johnson         32:25          M       56
Jerelyn Hammer        32:25          F       50
Braxton Sherlock      32:49          M       19
Robert Tomlinson      33:22          M       51
Brielie Labass        33:23          F       17
Kylin Rapoza          40:11          F       12
Sossity Rapoza        40:31          F       38
Felicia Hammer        47:45          F       16
Lacy Toledo-Muragin   47:45          F       17
Kim Sasaki            48:16          F       42
Leah Pukahi           48:17          F       34
Sierra Modine         48:34          F       39
Nani Kyota          1:01:48          F       46
Becky Kyota         1:01:48          F       17
Chad Kyota          1:01:48          M       7

May 13, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scholarship 5K run/walk on Sunday, May 13, 7:30 am, Coconut Island

The Big Island Road Runners in partnership with Wayne Joseph and Big Dog Productions will be holding its 2012 Scholarship 5K run on Sunday, May 13, 2012.  The run starts and ends at the Moku Ola or Coconut Island Parking Lot.  The run starts at 7:30 am with on-site registration starting at 7:00am 

The run is free and open to the public, however donations to the scholarship fund are greatly appreciated.  This event is a run/walk and all are welcome. 

Each year the Big Island Road Runners awards two promising high school seniors a $1,000.00 scholarship.  This year’s recipients are Keaau’s Deann Nishimura-Thornton and Honokaa’s Robert Connors, full $1000 each and a half scholarship to Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi.

L to R, Big Dog, Connors, Nishimura-Thornton, Kobayashi

The scholarship fund was created through the generous donation from Richard and Virginia Alderson and is sustained through donations from participants and members of the Big Island Road Runners.  There will be post run refreshments.   Any questions can be directed to Steve Pavao at 430-0267

Come out and support our young runners and in the process do a 3.1 mile run/walk and keep yourself healthy.

Congratulations to the Road Runners for once again supporting the youth in our community.

May 10, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , | 1 Comment

Running scholarship deadline approaching – April 22

Attn: all high school running seniorsAs chairman of the Road Runners Club Scholarship Committee I’d like to inform all my blog readers that high school running seniors only have 48 hours to get their scholarship applications in the mail.

The Big Island Road Runners is proud to announce the 2011 “BIRR Scholarship”, which will now factor in a “needs based” component, is now open for all Big Island high school student applicants. 

 go to:  www.bigislandroadrunners.org to get an application

It is easy to apply.  Download the application below or see a college counselor, athletic director, or running coach at your local high school (public or private).  Write an essay of 200 -300 words covering “… how running has affected your life …” along with other pertinent factors like the physical and mental challenges and add in 100 words or less on “…. why BIRR should consider you for a need-based scholarship…”.  Neatly complete the application and then postmark it by Friday, April 22, 2011  to the BIRR. 

In just about the time it takes to run a marathon, a student could complete the entire process and just think –  $1,000 to use at a school of their choice – 4 year, 2 year, or a technical/trade school. 

P L E A S E   –  tell your fellow runners, relatives, and neighbors who may have a high school student in their family or know of a deserving student to apply for this scholarship. 

One male and one female high school student will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the annual “BIRR Scholarship Run” to be held at Coconut Island on Sunday, May 15th at 7:30 a.m.  Please attend this run to celebrate this occasion, have fun, and celebrate a healthy lifestyle.

April 20, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , | 1 Comment