Kukini Sponsors

The support of our kukini or "swift runner" sponsors has made this special event possible. A heartfelt mahalo to these organizations and businesses for their support of UH Hilo!

Allstate logo

Big Island Running Co. logo


FHB logo


Hilo Bay Bodywork logo


MetroCare logo



Oceanic Time Warner Cable logo



Mahalo to our generous donors for their support of this community event!

Big Island Delights
Big Island Running Company

BioAstin / Spirulina Pacifica

Chelsi Matsumoto - Thirty-One Independent Consultant

Cronies Bar & Grill

Domino's Pizza

First Hawaiian Bank

Fred Leslie - Zumba Fitness

Healthy Habits Global

Hilo Bay Bodywork

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

‘Imiloa Sky Garden Restaurant

KTA Superstores

Lucy's Taqueria

Mermade Spa

Metrocare Hawaii-Plus

Oceanic Time Warner Cable

Pepsi Co.

Richard Ha

Sports Authority


Tommy Hanohano - Line Dancing

Tram's Dayspa

UH Hilo Athletics



We also appreciate the participation of our community health and fitness vendors and organizations:


Allstate Insurance

Big Island Academy of Massage

Big Island Roadrunners

Cary Tahara

Chelsi Matsumoto - Thirty-One Independent Consultant

Community First

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

Healthy Habits Global

Hilo Bay Bodywork

Hoonanea Massage

Kammie Chang

Metrocare Hawaii-Plus

Miura's Party Things - Sweet Tooth Cravings

Oceanic Time Warner Cable

Ohana Heroes Project

Origami Owl Jewelry

UH Hilo Alumni & Friends

Yoga Centered

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UH Hilo campus aerial photo

UH Hilo's 5K Holiday Run/Walk – Fun for EVERYONE!

TENTATIVE DATE - Saturday, December 5, 2015
UH Hilo Campus Center Plaza
6:00am - Registration
8:00am - 5K Run/Walk

Last year, the UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association held its first 5K Holiday Lava Run/Walk on December 6, 2014 in partnership with the Student Athlete Advisory Council.

UH Hilo students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members joined together in a festive 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for students affected by the lava flow and the UH Hilo Student Athlete Advisory Council.

Registration was at 6:30am with fun group warm-up exercises at the Campus Center Plaza; the run started at 8:00am. The race began right by the plaza, extended northwest of it, and finished at the Campus Center Plaza, with health and fitness vendors, music and snacks. There was also a family-friendly Holiday Costume Contest, award ceremony, and door prizes.

The registration fee was $25, and included a limited edition race shirt, snacks, and drinks. The race shirts featured the artwork of our student t-shirt design contest winner, Valentine Vaeoso.

race shirt

Children 10 and under were free. Teams must have had a minimum of four participants.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following individuals for their outstanding runs!:

Male Runners:
1st Place - Ryan Witthans
2nd Place - Steven Chung
3rd Place - Mark LeDuc

Female Runners:
1st Place - Lory Hunter
2nd Place - Nikka Takane
3rd Place - Karsyn Ansan

Top Team:
Sunrise Athletics

Official race times are posted in the sidebar menu to the left.

For more information on future walk/runs and other alumni events, call the Marketing & Alumni Office at 808-932-7672.

We look forward to seeing you again at our next 5K Run/Walk! MAHALO for your support of UH Hilo!




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