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Tuesday
Oct012013

2013 Underpants Run 

16th Annual Underpants Run Kona

October 10, 2013  l  8:00 am  l  1.2 miles

Pacific Vibrations (across from the Banyan Tree)  l  Kailua-Kona, HI

The tradition continues into it’s 16th year and with it will bring the usual cast of notable participants.  First conceived in 1998 as a protest against wearing Speedos in inappropriate places (stores, restaurants, etc.) the Underpants Run has become an Ironman pre-event ice breaker, local fund raiser and an integral part of the Ironman World Championship event week.  Over the past 16 years, over $100,000 has been raised for local charities through the donations given towards t-shirts and hats.  Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the IM expo and Pacific Vibrations race week, up to 5min before the race start.  $5 will get you a picture with the Wattie Girls.  For more information on the run, visit the Underpants Run Kona website.  

The Charities 

  • VASH - Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai'i on Hawai'i Island.  The Vision is that every visitor touched by adversity will also be touched by the aloha spirit. Our hope is that the stories our visitors tell upon returning home are all about the care and love they received – the aloha – rather than being about the unfortunate incident.
  • Ahu'ena Heiau -The Ahu’ena Heiau rock platform base, perimeter wooden fencing, Anu’u Tower and an uprooted ki’i were all damaged from the recent tsunami.  Ahu’ena Heiau, Inc. has surveyed the damage, consulted the State Historic Preservation Division and is working closely with a qualified historical site restorations coordinator. We are currently seeking grants to repair and restore the tsunami damage

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