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Wahiawa Pineapple Run 2008 Race Review

By Louis Tomsic

Wahiawa Pineapple Run 2008 start
Wahiawa Pineapple Run 2008 start. Photo by Tesh Teshima.

The largest Wahiawa Pineapple Run in a decade was held at 7A on May 10, 2008. Over 800 runners braved the slight drizzle in Wahiawa to complete the 6.6 mile course which started west on Kilani ave, taking a left on California Ave circling around Kaala Elementary School proceeding left on Kam highway. The course turns left on Kamananui Road, turning left on Wilikina Drive for a mile downhill and left back on Kam Highway for a 400 meter uphill. Staying within the cones, take a left back on Kilani Ave ave to finish at Kaala Elementary School. The last half mile of the race is slightly downhill.

All who successfully finish the race got a finishers t-shirt with a racing pineapple on the front and a fresh Dole pineapple for later. Random prize drawings were held for 5 big prizes. Five year age division winners recieved medals.

Wahiawa Pineapple Run 2008 Louis Tomsic
Wahiawa Pineapple Run 2008 Louis Tomsic. Photo by Tesh Teshima.

I like this race because it is the only race run in the middle of the island on Oahu in Wahiawa. The race nearly tripled in size because of the hard work of the race director and over 50 volunteers who marshaled the course and provided aid and water stations. It was nice to relax and enjoy a race in the country.

Last Updated: May 10, 2008