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Running Big with Big Island Running Company

Celebrate Running!

Today, Wednesday, June 3 is National Running Day! Hopefully many of you have completed a run already. If not, come join us this evening at 11:30 p.m. at our Alii Drive store for a night run through Kailua Village.  We have partnered with Atlanta Track Club to start and finish National Running Day the right way.  Atlanta Track Club held a run at midnight Eastern time and we will be ending our run at midnight Hawaii time. We'll be providing refreshments and also doing prize giveaways.  We also have our regularly scheduled group run at 5 p.m. in Hilo this evening. Help spread the running bug by bringing a friend, too!

Then this Sunday, join us for a course preview of the Kona Marathon courses.  We'll meet up at 6:00 a.m. at the Queen's Shops in Waikoloa and simulate the race conditions. We'll provide water at the start/finish, but bring extra water for during your run.

The Kona Marathon races will be held June 28 in Waikoloa, with a 5k, Quarter Marathon, Half Marathon and full Marathon.  With the change in venue to Waikoloa, the Health and Fitness Fair will be held on Saturday, June 27 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Big Island Running Company will be there making sure you have all the last minute gear you need for the runs. Additional information on the Kona Marathon and online registration is available at  You can also register in person at any Big Island Running Company location.

Lug your Jug

For several months, we've been stocking up on accessories for the year's hottest water bottle - the HydroFlask.  In addition to all of the different lids, caps and handles, we now carry the JugLug sleeve.  These sleeves fit the 40 oz. HydroFlask and come with an adjustable strap for easy carrying.  Don't worry about dropping and denting your HydroFlask anymore! Available in pink, black and camo.

Run Big Photo Contest 2015!

The submissions are in and now it's time to vote for our 2015 Run Big Photo Contest winners.  To vote, email with the number of the picture you select.  The photos will also be posted in an album on our Facebook page and you can "like" a photo to cast a vote.  The photo with the highest combined total of email and Facebook posts will receive a Run Big prize package.  Thanks for entering and voting!

#1 - Drew at Hibiscus Half Marathon in Honolulu
#2 - Ujia in Oregon

#3 - Alika at Volcano National Park

#4 - Lesa in Portland

#5 - Matthew at Colorado Marathon
#6 - Ally, Becky and Kevin after Lavaman Waikoloa
#7 - Maddie after the Zooma 10k in Annapolis, Maryland
The Atlanta Track Club staff after their Hawaiian-themed Midnight Run on National Running Day.
Upcoming Events
June 13 - Hapuna Roughwater Swim (1-mile swim); 8:15 a.m.; Hapuna Beach; $25 ages 1+, $20 ages 10 and under.

June 14 - Papa Pea's Birthday Biathlon and Salute to the 70s; 1/2 mile swim and 2 mile run; 8:08 a.m.; Kailua Pier; free.

June 20 - Aloha Keiki Run, various distances depending on age; 8:00 a.m.; Kona Commons; $15.

June 21 - Waimea Preservation Association's Honoring Father's Day Walk/Run 5k; 8:00 a.m.; Waimea Preservation Association's Cottage; $20 adults, $10 youth 13-18; 12 and under free.

June 21 - King's Trail Summer Solstice Run (7-mile extreme trail run, 4 mile beach run, 1 mile beach sprint); 5 p.m.; OTEC Beach Park.

June 27 - Kona Marathon Health and Fitness Fair; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Hilton Waikoloa Village; free.

June 28 - Kona Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5k; Waikoloa Beach Resort; 6:00 a.m.; various prices depending on distance.
Accommodation Request
Professional triathlete Jeff Symonds is looking for a home stay in Kona during the month of September to prepare for the Ironman World Championships.  Jeff just recently won the 2015 Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne.  If you can help, please email Melissa.
Alii Drive Group Runs
Tuesday - 5 p.m. (including Tuesday Trot 5k Fun Run/Walk)

Thursday - 5 p.m.

Saturday - 6:30 a.m.

Hilo Bayfront Group Runs
Wednesday - 5 p.m.

Saturday - 6:30 a.m.

Store Locations
Alii Drive
Coconut Grove Marketplace
75-5807 Alii Drive #C-8
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-7 pm
              Sun noon-5 pm

World Headquarters
Hale Ku'i Plaza
73-5619 Kauhola St. Ste 107
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm

308 Kamehameha Avenue
Suite 105
Hilo, HI 96720

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm
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