About the Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run

The Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run, an 8.15-mile foot race, begins at Aloha Tower and finishes at Aloha Stadium.
There is a place the Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run for everyone who wants to participate, with divisions for every age group, elite athletes, wheelchair and hand-cycle competitors, military, and those who want to walk the course with friends. It is this inclusive philosophy that reflects the Hawaiian name for this race, “Ke kukini me ke aloha pau‘ole”—the race with compassionate love.


Supporting Hawaii’s Non-profit Organizations

Established in 1985, Carole Kai Charities, Inc.’s mission is to organize and produce, through community participation, the Great Aloha Run. Proceeds from this event financially assist scholarship programs and special projects of selected health- and human services-related charitable organizations serving the community needs in the state of Hawaii.

See the Hawaii Non-profit Organizations we supported in 2023

Is your Non-profit Organization in need of support? Request a Donation.

Hawaiian Language Display

Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run and its affiliated events honor the Hawaiian language and its use of diacritical marks, the glottal stop and the macron (okina and kahako). We have omitted them in our online platforms as they are often limited in their ability to display these marks.

To determine when diacritical marks should be used, refer to Hawaiian Dictionary and Place Names of Hawaii, published by UH Press

Our Title Sponsor: Hawaiʻi Pacific Health

Hawai‘i Pacific Health is a not-for-profit health care system with over 70 locations statewide including medical centers, clinics, physicians and other caregivers working together to create a healthier Hawai‘i.

Its four medical centers – Kapi‘olani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox – specialize in innovative programs in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, bone and joint services and more.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s employed physicians and advanced practice providers are unified under the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Medical Group, which includes nearly 700 health care providers brought together under one operational structure to provide consistency and excellence in patient outcomes and patient experiences across the system.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health is recognized nationally for its excellence in patient care and the use of electronic health records to improve quality and patient safety, including being recognized as the nation’s only three-time winner of the prestigious HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in health information technology.

Learn more at HawaiiPacificHealth.org.

Major Sponsors

Kamaʻāina Sponsors

Board of Directors

Lawrence Okinaga, Chairman
Carole Kai Onouye, Co-Founder & President
Randy Hiraki, Vice President
Jean Hagi, Secretary/Treasurer
Robin Campaniano, Director
Stanford Carr, Director
Art Gladstone, Director
Scott Kuioka, Director
Robert Kurisu, Director
John McNamara, Director
Unyong Nakata, Director
Ali Nikkhoo, Director
Rene Mansho, Ex-Officio Board Member