Hawai‘i 5210 Let's Go!

Hawaii 5210 Keiki Run on Feb 16th—Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle for Hawaii’s Youth


Posted:February 28, 2013

Categories:Family, Featured, Fun News

To Register, follow this link: http://kahoomiki.org/?p=3313


HONOLULU (February 16, 2013)— On Saturday, February 16, thousands of cheering youngsters and their parents will take part in the Hawaii 5210 Keiki Run presented by Kaiser Permanente. The 1.5 mile untimed race, starts and ends at the Great Aloha Run Health Sports and Fitness Expo at the Neil Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall.

Nearly 1,600 elementary and preschool aged students and their parents from 89 schools paricipated in the run in 2012. Hundreds of teen from McKinley High School’s athletic program, Kalani High School Riflery Team, Kapolei Middle School dance troop and Kamehameha Schools volunteered their services as well.

The event raised over $29,000 with 100% of the race entry proceeds going back to the schools to support their PE, physical activity and nutrition education programs. The top five schools with the highest number of participants were Sacred Hearts Academy, followed by Hanalani Schools, Ma’e Ma’e Elementary School, Windward Nazarene Academy, and St. Philomena Early Learning Center. Community partners that the keiki run are Kaho’omiki, Hawaii 5210, Let’s Go!, HAPHERD—Hawaii Association for Health, PE, Recreation & Dance, Hawaii Action For Healthy Kids, Hawaii Education Matters, and PSE—Pacific Sport Events & Timing.

Following the race were a number of activities that keiki could take part in, including a Personal Fitness Challenge, pictures with Marathon Foto, Taekwon-Do demonstrations with Traditional Taekwon-Do Center Honolulu, Kids Zumba with Gayla Traylor of Kamehameha Schools, and a Jump Rope Demo Team sponsored by Kamehameha Schools.

The Hawaii 5210, Lets Go! Keiki Run is held to promote 5210, a healthy living message which encourages behaviors associated with healthy weight in children—5 or more fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and no (0) sugary beverages each day. Hawaii 5210 Lets Go! is an initiative to promote healthy eating and active living, and to prevent childhood obesity in Hawaii through a coordinated, collaborative, locally relevant health education campaign. Hawaii 5210 is based at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and is led by HICORE, the Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education. Dr. May Okihiro, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center Pediatrician, and HICORE Director participated in the Keiki Run with her two children has this to say. “The event was AWESOME! The healthy food, the demonstration groups, the coordination, the excitement was great! There were many compliments from parents and teachers. Mr. Noh, principal from Lanikai Elementary was impressed and plans to send a bigger team next year. I want to thank the community partners for their energy and enthusiasm in promoting H5210, the DOE Wellness Guidelines and activating families and communities to live healthy.”

More information about the Hawaii 5210 “Let’s Go!” program can be found at www.hawaii5210.com orwww.kahoomiki.org or email tonimuranaka@gmail.com with questions.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD on this incredible event that provides 100% of the entry fee back to participating schools plus all registered runners receive a free healthy breakfast and a t-shirt! Deadline to register is January 31st at http://www.flpregister.com/22. Link shares details: http://kahoomiki.org/?p=3313. Capped at 2,000 runners.

Create a healthy day ~
From Keiki to Kupuna with Aloha (State Games),

Toni A. Muranaka ~ 291-5442