The Smoke’N Fire 5k Race and Family Fun Run, Oct. 1

With the goal of promoting health, wellness, and fire safety, the day launches 2023 Fire Prevention Week.

Logos of HFD, HPD, and Vulcan Athletics.


The inaugural Smoke’N Fire 5k Race and Family Fun Run will be held at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023.

With the goal of promoting health, wellness, and fire safety, the day launches 2023 Fire Prevention Week. Sunday’s event is sponsored through a collaboration of UH Hilo Vulcan Athletics, local firefighters, police officers, Friends of First Responders, and members of the community.

HFD Logo in red and yellow

The day will feature keiki runs, a family two-mile walk/run, and a timed race-style 5k/3.3 mile run event.

The event includes vehicle displays from the Hawai‘i Police Department, Hawai‘i Fire Department, military, and HELCO. First responders and local businesses will have information booths.

Each year, the nonprofit Smoke’N Fire Foundation will select two beneficiaries for event proceeds. This year’s proceeds will be donated to UH Hilo Athletics as well as The Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Parking and registration

Visit the Smoke’N Fire 5k Race and Family Fun Run website for more information.

Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. at UH Hilo’s upper tennis court parking lot. The run starts at 8:20 a.m.

Event parking will be located at the UH Hilo parking lot area in front of the bookstore (enter via campus’s main entrance on W. Kāwili Street).

Details below, click image to enlarge. See you there!

Text and images about the event. Run starts at 8a, kids event starts at 9:30a, Oct. 1, 2023. UH Hilo campus. Vehicle displays, vendor booths, keiki fun run and activities, the Smoke'N Fire Foundation sponsoring.