Campus Recreation

Ke Alaloa O Kūkini

Ke Alaloa O Kūkini - The Long Pathway of the Swift Runner - 265 Mile Island Run

History Of The Kūkini

Ke Alaloa O Kūkini, roughly translated is "The Long Pathway of the Swift Runner". In ancient Hawaiʻi, messengers (Kūkini) were sent out to call in other chiefs for meetings, to call for tribute, to gather in laborers to build public works projects such as temples, to spy on rival chiefs, and to summon warriors to battle. The Kūkini were elite warrior-athletes, often of chiefly descent, who were selected to undergo rigorous physical and mental training.

Read about the History of the Kūkini.

Running Challenge

We are doing a running challenge! You will do this on your own, you can log miles on the treadmill, elliptical or run outside!! Stay safe and workout on your own, just track your mileage! When you reach 265 miles, you get a t-shirt.

Sign up today online

Complete the distance of the Kūkinis' path and earn a Ke Alaloa O Kūkini t-shirt!

To Participate:

  • Register online
  • Exercise on a treadmill, elliptical, or in the great outdoors
  • Log your miles after each workout
  • Get healthy and earn a t-shirt!
  • No time limit, work at your own pace

Congratulations to our first 265 mile island runner, Preston Vierra!Congratulations to Our first Kukini Run Winner, Preston Vierra