Fire department plans fun run/walk


In honor of Emergency Medical Services Week, the Hawaii Fire Department is sponsoring its 13th annual EMS Family Fun Run/Walk, Keiki Fun Run, and Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3. The event will take place at Lili’uokalani Park in Hilo, and the public is invited to participate.

The 5K Family Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk begins and ends at Lili’uokalani Park. Both events will begin at 8:30 a.m. A Keiki Fun Run, a non-competitive event for children ages 3 to 10, will be held within Liliuokalani Park following the 5K run.

Applications may be obtained at the Spencer Health and Fitness Center, the Fire Administration office located at the County Building, 25 Aupuni St., Suite 2501, in Hilo, at any district fire station, or by calling 932-2900 during normal business hours. The entrance fee is $20 for adults, and $10 for youth, students & seniors (60+).

Awards will be presented following the completion of the event. All participants will also become eligible to receive random drawing prizes which have been provided by our generous sponsors.

The family fun run/walk will also kick off various events and displays that will continue throughout the day. The American Heart Association (blood pressure screening), Ululani Pharmacy (blood sugar/cholesterol screening), Big Island Asthma Coalition-East Hawai’i (asthma awareness and education), Hospice of Hilo, Tri Fit (personal fitness assessment administered by Kea’au High School students), and the County of Hawai’i Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (Keiki ID) are among the agencies that will provide their services to the public.

The Hawaii Island branch office of the American Cancer Society will have volunteers and staff on hand to assist with the event as well as to provide information about their services.

 

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