Having trouble finding the right Father’s Day gift for your dad or husband? Give him some family fun. Whether he’s active or not so active, he may enjoy the Second Annual Father’s Day 4.5 kilometer Fun Run/Walk on June 15 at 8 a.m. sponsored by the Waimea Preservation Association.
The almost three-mile walk/run begins at the Waimea Preservation Association cottage, just off Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road near the Firehouse Gallery. A stroller and dog friendly event for all ages, the out-and-back route takes walkers and runners past historic landmarks like the old slaughterhouse, Pukalani stables, Pu‘u Hihale cattle enclosure, Paniolo Park, and the new Ala Ohia Pathway built by Parker Ranch.
“It (the walk/run) is just to keep building community spirit, to get families to meet their neighbors, and to help people get out with their dads,” said Pete Hendricks, a board member of the Waimea Preservation Association.
All participants will get bottled water compliments of the Kamuela Liquor Store. Members of the North Hawaii Rotary Club will help with support along the route.
The event will follow a similar route to last year’s walk/run, but it will end across the street from Historic Spencer House. Everyone is invited to Spencer House after the run/walk for tours and festivities. Participants are encouraged to bring written memories about their father or grandfather that will be posted.
“It will be strictly for fun and stroller friendly,” Hendricks said.
Register Sunday from 7 to 7:45 a.m. with the run/walk starting at 8 a.m. at WPA’s cottage at the corner of the main intersection. The Spencer House festivities will include refreshments, finishing prizes and door prizes, including donated gift certificates from Ace Hardware and Lilikoi Cafe. Entry fee is $20 per adults, $15 for youth 12-18, and free for keiki under 12. To remember the event, participants will receive a red bandana and a family photo taken at Spencer House.
No roads will be closed due to the event. For information, call Pete Hendricks at 885-4453.