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UHH XC teams with Sunrise Athletics for Aug 20 fun run event

A fundraiser to help defray cost for travel for both UH Hilo Cross-Country Team and Sunrise Athletics.  UH Cross-Country still needs to get funds to compete in out island competitions and Sunrise Athletics would like to raise finds in sending youths to gain exposure at the Junior Olympics on Oahu  and for the Foot Locker Western Regional Championship Meet.  Both organizations are spreading the importance of collegiate experience and supporting Hawaii’s youth through athletics.  Details of the run are:

When: August 20, 2011

What:  5K Run/Walk @ 8:00am            1mile Run/ Walk @ 8:45am             

Where: Naniloa Golf Course

Other: Medals will be given to the top 3 males and females in each division for the respective distances.  The top male and female will receive and honorary award.  There will be post run refreshments, and door prize giveaways. 

Registration forms may be found at various fitness locations, Starbucks, or they may go to the website (www.sunrise-athletics.org) to download and print the registration form.  Deadline for early registration is August 7, 2011 to guarantee a t-shirt.

August 5, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Car Wash Fundraiser for Junior Olympics on June 12

Car Wash Fundraiser


  Track and Field Team

When: June 12, 2011 from 9:30am – 2:30pm

Where: Just Cruising Coffee Parking Lot

Why: Funds for travel to Junior Olympics   Price: $5.00 for all types of vehicles

The Sunrise Track and Field Club (under the umbrella of SUNRISE ATHLETICS) will be having a car wash fundraiser on June 12 from 9:30am-2:30pm at Just Cruising Coffee.  The Summer Club consist of about 12 elementary-age athletes from DeSilva, Waiakeawaena, Waiakea Elem., Haili Christian, etc. and 40 middle and high school-aged athletes from Kea’au Middle, Waiakea Inter. and Waiakea High.  Coaches Lance and MJ Tominaga are holding the car wash to defray cost for travel for youngsters from ages 7 – high school to attend the Junior Olympics Track Meet on Oahu this July 2nd. 

 The Tominaga’s established the track club in hopes of instilling the interest and love for running (and athletics in general, as they have a youth basketball team, too) in children at a young age.  “We try to make the practices fun (especially for the elementary-aged athletes), and yet filled with learning experiences of skills needed for the sport” MJ Tominaga said. 


June 8, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | Leave a comment