Mahalo nui loa for making our celebration a very memorable one!😃. To all of the participants who ran, walked and strollered on our course we hope to see you all next year!😃. The following link is where you can find your results.. If you have any questions, please email me rootednativefeet@gmail
There are so many people to Mahalo nui and we will be taking the time to recognize all of them.. Pictures and video footage to come!
Mahalo nui loa!
Our 1st Annual Ewa Puʻuloa Keiki ʻOhana Historical 5K Run/Walk & Hoʻolauleʻa honors and celebrates our kūpuna, Aunty Mary ʻMalia’ Kaipo Serrao (Lf) and Aunty Arline Wainaha Puʻulei Brede-Eaton (Rt). Both played pivotal roles in their Ewa community as they watched their surroundings experience extreme changes. They endured community transformation but more so, they sustained a strong sense of place and culture.
To celebrate their unconditional endeavors, our participants will run or walk a 3-mile course while learning about a significant area of Ewa originally known as Puʻuloa and Honouliuli. They will start at Puʻuloa Beach where both of our kūpuna lay resting today. The name Ewa Beach Park is known to most, however, due to Aunty Arline’s, Aunty Mary’s and other community member’s passionate desire to bring back original place names, the park has been reclaimed its authentic name, Puʻuloa Beach Park. It is also home to Ewa Puʻuloa Outrigger Canoe Club, which Aunty Mary established in 1998. The strength, dedication, commitment, and aloha Aunty Mary and Aunty Arline demonstrated continue to influence and provide the foundation of our canoe club. Formally known as Pu’uloa Outrigger Canoe Club, we have been “Perpetuating the Culture of Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling Since 1998”, by providing a safe, competitive program that emphasizes discipline and sportsmanship, and promotes character development and life skills. Our mission includes preserving and protecting Hawaii’s natural resources, and to provide opportunities for child and parent to engage in cultural activities that strengthen their relationship. It is through their eyes, we captivate Ewa’s historical landscape of culture, community, keiki, and ʻohana.
As our participants proceed down Fort Weaver road, illustrated on their course map, they will envision the abundance of varieties of limu (seaweed) and ʻia (fish) along the coast from Keahi, Kupaka, Puʻuloa, and Oneʻula (Iroquois Point to Haubush). In sharing the original place names, our participants will have the opportunity to visualize Puʻuloa through the eyes of our kūpuna. As they approach Papipi, at the corner of Seven Eleven and Chevron, the course takes the left heading towards Kapolei Parkway. Crossing into new development area known today as Ocean Pointe and Hoakalei subdivisions, the new residents, and kamaʻaina will traverse through acres of sugar cane. Visualize, if you will, the asphalt and sidewalks, being peeled back only to find the sustenance that fed the Hawaiian community who resided and mālama (care for) this area. A significant annotation indicated here on this historical journey is that aunty Arline helped name many of the streets. Each name reflects and is specific to the ʻāina, and its surrounding during aunty’s keiki years.
The course takes a right turn on Kapolei Parkway, another right on Kekaiholo St., a hana hou (repeat) right on Kaileonui St., and on the final left turn on Kaileoleʻa St., our participantʻs final half mile stretch crosses Keoneʻula Blvd. to the finish line where our Hoʻolauleʻa begins.
This heartfelt celebration of our kūpuna will embrace culture, community, keiki, and ʻohana. Here, we celebrate a place to gather, and remember, with music, food, crafts, and activities for the keiki!
Our Kona Junior Paddlers were featured on KHON2 along with Head Coach and granddaughter of Aunty Mary ʻMaliaʻ Serrao, and granddaughter of Aunty Arline Eaton. We are very grateful to Ron Mizutani and the ʻOhana at KHON2 for their support!
Itʻs that time of year! Awesome fun, Great prizes, vendors, and our interactive Keiki Korner!
Bring the entire ʻOhana!
Mahalo Nui Loa!
MAHALO NUI LOA HASEKO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
1sr Annual Ewa Puʻuloa Keiki ʻOhana 5K Run/Walk & Hoʻolauleʻa!
MAHALO NUI LOA MENEHUNE WATER COMPANY!
MAHALO NUI for sponsoring our heartfelt event:
1st Annual Ewa Puʻuloa Keiki ʻOhana 5K Run/Walk & Hoʻolauleʻa!
The race course is confirmed! We are ahead of our timeline obligations and we will maintain on that track.
We will bring you up to date information as we receive them. You will learn about the heart and roots of this event in the months ahead.:-) In addition, we will releasing information on parking facilities and our shuttle service being offered for the participants of the race, and for the second part of the event, our Hoʻolauleʻa!
Register online: www.flpregister.com/208 or
Contact Kehau at email@example.com
See you at the race/walk!
Mahalo nui loa!
As we welcome a new day of spring, our 2016 graduates welcome a new beginning as well. Celebrate them by planting a koa tree…Mahalo nui