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Veteran’s Day 5K run/walk set for Thursday, Nov 11

Veterans pose from last years Vet Day 5K

  • Big Dog Productions Presents:

Big Dog will be hosting the Veterans Day 5K run/walk on Thursday Nov. 11 at 7:30am. (rain or shine so bring your umbrellas just in case). The event starts and finishes at the entrance to the Coconut Island Parking Area in Hilo. All welcomed! Come celebrate Veterans Day – entry fee is a canned good for the Hawaii Island Food Basket.

Post race snacks provided by Veteran and House Rep. Jerry Chang along with Vidration Sports Drinks provided by Anheuser-Busch’s Keith Aoki.

Photos will be taken with the Big Dog with all the Veterans who are participating.  Also group photo’s of those wearing union tee shirts, so come out and where you’re HSTA, ILWU, UPW, HGEA, etc shirts and support our Veterans.

Volunteers are also need and for more information contact the Big Dog at waiakeabigdog@aol.com or 969-7400.

October 16, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Big Island Sports Hall of Fame 5K run/walk on Aug. 22

Big Dog will host a Free 5K run/walk on Sunday, Aug. 22

August 22 is Big Island Sports Hall of Fame Day

The Big Island Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven members into its 12th class with a trio of events on Sunday, August 22.

That day has been proclaimed by Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi as “Big Island Sports Hall of Fame Day.”

The day kicks off with the Big Dog’s Sports Hall of Fame 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk starting at 7:30 am from the entrance to the Moku Ola (Coconut Island) parking area.  The event is free and open to the public.  Contact the Big Dog at 969-7400 for more information.

The seven people being inducted are Richard Nakano, Karate; Mo Mathews, swimming; Harold “Russian” Furtado, track & field;   Manny Veincent, outrigger canoe paddling;  Ruth E.K. Walker, Aikido; Hamilton Manley, basketball;  and Francis “Bo” Saiki, baseball/softball.

The BISHF will hold a photo unveiling at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the Nani Mau Gardens at noon. 

Luncheon tickets are now on sale to the general public with limited seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under.  For more information on obtaining luncheon tickets contact Ellsworth Fontes at 935-5519 or at Ellsworth Custom Cycles at 969 Kinoole Street.

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BIRR Scholarship Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, May 23

Free Vidration provided to participants after the race by Anheuser-Busch

    On Sunday, May 23, the Big Island Road Runners along with Big Dog Productions will host the Scholarship 5K run/walk starting at 7:30 am in the parking area of Moku Ola, Coconut Island.

  Following the fun run/walk the BIRR will presents a check for $1000 to Hilo’s Sai Weiss and to Waiakea’s Kaitlyn Chock.  The public is encouraged to attend both the run/walk and the scholarship ceremony.  For more information contact the Big Dog at 969-7400.

May 18, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment