About the Great Aloha Run

The Great Aloha Run, an 8.15-mile foot race, begins at Aloha Tower and finishes at Aloha Stadium.
There is a place in the 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 2024

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

Hawaiian Language Display

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


Kamaʻāina Sponsors

Board of Directors

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