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Keaukaha 5K run/walk a Huge Success

There's No Future on Meth 5K run/walk


It was a bright sunny day in Keaukaha for the “No Future on Meth” 5K run/walk held this morning at the Hawaiian Village Beach.

More than 200 people showed up for the event hosted by Guy Loa and his ohana.

Guy Loa, right, hosted the event

Fresh Onishi

The 3.1-mile run/walk was none competitive and there were no running numbers and no one was logging in the time.

But the Big Dog kept track of the first couple of people and saw firsthand that Michael Daly crossed the line first in the 19 minute range with Waiakea’s Jackson Halford also breaking the 20 minute barrier and finished 20 seconds behind Daly.

The Big Dog clocked 23:12 and was the first senior citizen to cross the line.

Hats off to the Loa family and the many volunteers that helped to make this first ever event become an enormous success.

L to R, Jackson Halford, Larry Loa, Mike Daly

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Future on Meth 5K run/walk slated

There is no future on Meth

There is no Future on Meth – 5K run/walk on Saturday, Dec. 12

Guy Loa and his group will be hosting a 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk on Saturday, December 12 starting at 8:30 am from Hawaiian Village Beach in Keaukaha.

Cost is $15 and participants are asked to register one hour prior to the start.  For more information contact Loa at loas00@yahoo.com or call him at 896-2052.  “We’re sending out the message that there is no future on meth,” Loa said.

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , | Leave a comment