Ka'u Coffee Trail Run

Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 AM (GMT-10)

Event info
Sport: Running - trail
Location: Pahala, HI, United States
Registrations: 184
Registration closes: Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:59 PM (GMT-10)
Organized by: 'O Ka'u Kakou (OKK)
Event website: http://okaukakou.org/kau-coffee-trail-run/
Event notes
Ka'u Coffee Mill (Wood Valley)

4th Annual Ka'u Coffee Trail Run


On September 23, 2017 the Ka'u Coffee Trail Run returns for its 4th year offering moderate to highly-challenging 5K, 10K and 1/2 marathon races through macadamia nut and coffee fields along the beautiful slopes of rural Ka'u on the southern side of Hawaii Island.

Sponsored by
'O Ka'u Kakou, a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non -profit community service organization. All proceeds from this event stay in Ka'u to benefit the Ka'u community.

The race begins and ends at the Ka'u Coffee Mill in Pahala (Wood Valley). The course starts with a family-friendly 5K, continues uphill through a moderately-challenging 10K and reaches a 3100-foot elevation in the vigorously-exhilarating Half Marathon.

Invite your friends and family to cheer you on.

Runners will receive a race goodies bag, including a T-shirt and more. $1.00/Min Massages!

On-line registration opens May 1st...
Register before midnight by July 10, 2017, for Early registration, August 14th for Regular registration and September 11th for Late registration.

Race day "non-online" registration ends September 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM. We need to provide runner's information to the race timers...

Event Start Location
All runs begin and finish at the Ka'u Coffee Mill, located at 96-2696 Wood Valley Road above Pahala Town.

Race Start Time: 7:00 am

Race day registration ends at 6:30 AM, September 23, 2017.

Course Description
The 5K: is a family-friendly, run/walk trail through macadamia nut groves and coffee fields
The 10K: is a moderate run through macadamia nut groves and coffee fields
The Half Marathon: follows the 5K & 10K course, then continues up to an elevation of 3100 feet, traverses onto a 4-wheel drive access road, marked trails undulating through grazing pastures.

May 1: 5K/$25, 10K/$35, HM/$45
July 10: 5K/$30, 10K/$40, HM/$50
Aug 14: 5K/$35, 10K/$45, HM/$55
Sep 11: 5K/$55, 10K/$65, HM/$75
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I know that running [volunteering for] a road race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but no limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road [insert any specific risks related to your here, e.g. “the alligators who bask in the sun at the corner of 4th and Sunset St…”’], all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or roller blades, animals, and personal music players are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Ka'u Coffee Trail Race [Name of event], the city of Pahala, Hawaii 96777, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

VISITOR’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

In consideration of the services of Ka'u Coffee Trail Run/'O Ka'u Kakou (EVENT NAME OR MANAGEMENT COMPANY) their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Ka'u Coffee Trail Run”) I agree as follows:

Although Ka'u Coffee Trail Run has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate information, skilled event directors, and volunteers for Ka'u Coffee Trail Run- Half Marathon, 10K, 5K (EVENT NAME AND DISTANCE) so I can enjoy this activity for which I may not be skilled, and Ka'u Coffee Trail Run has informed me this activity is not without risk. Certain risks are inherent in this activity, Ka'u Coffee Trail Run- Half Marathon, 10K, 5K (EVENT NAME AND DISTANCE), including and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. Ka'u Coffee Trail Run does not want to frighten me or reduce my enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks.

Uneven running surface
Obstetrical on running surface
Trail running surface
Altitude variation


I am aware that Ka'u Coffee Trail Run- Half Marathon, 10K, 5K entails risks of injury or death to any participant. I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death. I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of Ka'u Coffee Trail Run/'O Ka'u Kakou has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. I acknowledge that I have read information provided by Ka'u Coffee Trail Run that is related to the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.
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