this run was built on suffering

WHEN IT COMES TO HAWAII, THERE'S MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS MAJOR PROBLEM ON THE ISLANDS, PARTICULARLY AMONGST THE YOUTH. HAWAII HOSTS THE HIGHEST RATE OF METHAMPHETAMINE USE AND ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF SUICIDE IN THE NATION, WITH ONE OF THE LOWEST LEVELS OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO COMMUNITIES.

drug and alcohol ADDICTION IS DEVASTATING OUR CULTURE, community, and our youth. WE’VE WATCHED IT KILL PEOPLE WE LOVE AND THOSE CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS. THIS EVENT WAS CREATED TO SHED LIGHT ON THE PROBLEM AND BEGIN TO HEAL OUR COMMUNITY.

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WHO WE ARE

THE ULTIMATE HAWAIIAN TRAIL RUN IS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE KEALA FOUNDATION. THE KEALA FOUNDATION IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO CREATING COMMUNITIES THAT SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII.

 

OUR SOLUTION

WE BELIEVE THAT THE SOLUTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE BEGINS WITH HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. THROUGH COMMUNITY WE CAN EQUIP PEOPLE WITH THE TOOLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND OVERCOME ANY CHALLENGE.

THE ULTIMATE HAWAIIAN TRAIL RUN ALLOWS US TO CREATE A MULTITUDE OF ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES. IT SPONSORS FREE YOUTH FITNESS PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

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