2016 Big Island Road Runners Race Schedule
August 13, 2016
7:30 AM, Mana Rd. (near Waimea)
$5 Members, $10 non-members
September 11, 2016
7:30 AM : Reed’s Bay Park
Registration Form Required
This is BIRR’s longest running event. Originally held at Coconut Island, the race was moved to Reed’s Bay a few years ago after completion of the park because of better parking and facilities at the start. The route for both races includes Liliuokalani Park and Hilo Bayfront, on a basically flat course. This is only one of 2 BIRR races which has pre registration. Funds raised go towards operation of the race as well as continuing expenses of the club. Money raised beyond need is contributed to the scholarship fund.
Participants in both races will get tank tops, race refreshments, and a chance at random prize drawings. Both races also have age group awards. The race is open to all, but BIRR members get a $5 discount.
November 24, 2016
7:30 AM : Coconut Island Parking Lot
Food and charity donations accepted
The annual Thanksgiving Day 5K starts at Coconut Island parking area and goes along Hilo Bayfront to a turnaround point and back. The route is essentially flat with one bridge rising.
There is no pre-registration for this race. It is always free to members. Non-members may run for a $5 donation. Money and canned goods are collected for the Salvation Army holiday food program. This is a day to give thanks for all, especially our ability to run and to help others. There are no shirts or awards for this event.
December 17, 2016
Start 7:30 AM : Prince Kuhio Plaza
Free to all
The jingle bell run is a non-competitive fun run which takes place in the Christmas season. Some runners choose to wear Santa attire or other seasonal attire. The race begins behind Prince Kuhio Plaza, near the Hele On bus stop. One lap around the block is about 1 mile. Runners and walkers can choose to go as many laps as they want. Membership meeting and election of officers for the next year usually takes place at the end of the event. No fee for the event, but we encourage donation of toys and food for the Salvation Army.