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August 19, 2017 (Saturday)
Half Marathon, 10 K, 5 K
Cooper Center
Volcano, Hawaii
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This event is at 4,000 feet elevation and will traverse the majestic native rain forest in quaint Volcano Village and the ranches near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All distances will be open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, participating for health, enjoyment and to raise funds for the Volcano Art Center.

Course Description
The 5K and 10K participants will weave through the lush native rain forest on the mostly flat tranquil streets of the Village, while the Half Marathon will continue into the more hilly surrounding upper ranch lands with views of the stunning volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in the distance. (Elevation change 650 feet) Please note: This event is run on Kilauea, one of world's most active volcanoes.

Awards
The Volcano Art Center will present local artists' pieces to the top 3 Winners M/F of the Half Marathon and top 2 M/F in each 10 year division. For the 10K and the 5K - The top M/F winners will be presented with local artists' awards in addition to the top 2 M/F in each 10 year age division. These awards are stunning pieces created by artists on the Big Island of Hawaii. In addition, Kilauea Military Camp will be presenting awards to the top M/F winners of the Military Division for each race.

Timing / Results
JTL Timing will be the official timing company. This is not a chip run event. Individual result cards will be available when the runner crosses the finish line.
Event results will be available on line at: www.race360.com, www.volcanoartcenter.org, www.jtltiming.com on August 19 and in the Hawaii Tribune Herald on August 21.

Weather
Weather should be around 60 degrees in the morning when the race begins and will probably reach 70 degrees by noon. There is always a chance of rain in the rain forest . . . .and rainbows.

Directions
Volcano Village is 30 miles from the town of Hilo and 96 miles from Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Both towns have airports and lodging. The Village is also 2 miles from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Parking
There are many parking areas around the Village within easy walking distance of the start/finish area.
 
 

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   2nd Annual Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs 10K start on the Big Island of Hawaii in Volcano Village at the 4,000 ft elevation. Running on the active Volcano Kilauea. 2 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Join us for the 3 Annual on August 18, 2012

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Recent Review: Very well organized for an inaugural event. Lovely day and mellow crowd. Lot a of laughs. Thanks
Terry Johnson
Honolulu, Hawaii
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