The Half Marathon will start at 7:00 A.M.; the 5-K run and walk will start at 7:15 A.M., and, the 10-K run will start at 7:30 A.M. The run will include a breakfast and microfiber T-shirt. Breakfast will be served as the first finishers arrive at about 8:00 A.M. The winners will be announced at about 9:30. Awards will go to overall male and female finishers and medals to age group winners. Metals will be provided to all half marathon finishers.
Registration for the Half Marathon is $40.00 at www.Active.com (search: old koloa sugar mill run). Registration for the 10K and 5K runs is $30.00 at www.Active.com until Oct 31st. Late registration for the 10K and 5K runs (Nov 1st – 9th) is $35.00 at www.Active.com. Late registration for all runs (Nov 10th) is $40.00 at Kukui Grove Shopping center. No race day registration. Early registration is advised to ensure T-shirt size availability. Registration fees are non-refundable. Race packet pickup is on Friday, November 10th between 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. at the Kukui Grove Shopping Mall, exhibit area behind Starbucks. Professional timing by JTL Timing who provides an individual time card to each runner at the end of the run. Additional details on the run can be found at www.oldkoloasugarmillrun.org.
Awards for running! Breakfast! Hawaiian music! All proceeds from this event will go toward local scholarships for the University of Hawaii located at the Kauai Community College, and the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Stay after the race for the Benefit Breakfast, FREE to all participants, and only $7 for family, friends, and visitors.
This event is made possible by the Wilcox Health with additional support from DuDont Pioneer, the County of Kauai, HMSA, and other generous sponsors.
Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run
This old historic town along the southern shore of Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, shows off the scenic countryside, beachfront resorts and tree-lined roads that have kept tourists coming here since the first sugar mill opened back in the 1830s at the all-new Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run, which makes its 15th annual running here in mid-November 2017.
Surrounded by the mountains of Kauai as well as the wide-open fields of the plantations that once operated here — and perhaps best known for its Tree Tunnel along Maluhia Road, a grove of eucalyptus trees planted over a century ago — Koloa today offers a piece of Kauai history with historic stores in the village (where you can try out the flavors at Lappert’s Ice Cream Store) and the Koloa Heritage Trail, a 10-mile self-guided tour through more than a dozen of Koloa’s most historic cultural and geological sites.
Runners will start the race at Anne Knudsen Park, which lies near the junction of Maluhia Road and Emi Road. From there, they’ll head east and south along Ala Kinoiki for the first three miles, down to Poipu Road, where they turn right and head west with the resorts on their left. This stretch will take them past beach resorts, tennis and swim clubs, and Mano Okalanipo Park before hitting the first turnaround point, on Ala Kalanikaumaka Road just past the Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center.
Once they make the turn, runners head back east along Ala Kalanikaumaka Road and Poipu Road past the areas they’ve just run through. This time, they pass right by the turn for Ala Kinoiki and keep heading east toward the second turnaround just pass the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the golf course along the beach on the right. After they make the turn there, they head back along Poipu Road to Ala Kinoiki, where they turn right to make the trek back north toward the park for the race finish.
There is a steady, gradual climb uphill in the second half of the race, after the equally gradual downhill in the first half. Runners can expect gently rolling hills throughout, and a slightly uphill finish at the end.
Proceeds from the race benefit students at the University of Hawaii/Kauai Community College, as well as local Rotary Club youth leadership award scholarships.