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Waimea Bridge to close for Na Heihei a Ola run

WAIMEA — Registrations and signups are still being accepted for the 47th Na Neihei a Ola or Waimea Town Celebration Run on Saturday on the westside. Online registration can be done at

Check-ins will be on Saturday morning starting at 5:30 a.m. at Waimea Plantation Cottages for the run that has options for 2K, 5K and 10K. The race is also open to runners and walkers of all ages and experience levels. The last shuttle taking runners to the Pa‘ula‘ula race start will leave the Waimea Plantation Cottages at 6:30 a.m.

Additional updates and details can be found online at Iwikua, a West Kaua‘i nonprofit, is the organizer and host for Na Heihei a Ola.

“We are excited to debut a new route for the Waimea Town Celebration run that highlights Waimea town. Because of this course change, there will be a brief closure of the Waimea Bridge from 7 to 7:15 a.m.,” Iwikua said.

“During the bridge closure, and the race, traffic will continue running through Waimea town in both directions, but expect some minor delays. Please remember to drive with Aloha, and be cautious of our runners.”

Iwikua serves as an educational resource to benefit the wellness of West Kaua‘i for future generations through sustainable food, production, physical fitness and cultural exchange. The proceeds of this community event will support Iwikua’s Westside Track Club that is open to all ages and experience levels.

The Westside Track Club is focused on teaching the fundamentals of track and field, as well as providing speed and quickness training to benefits athletes.

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Source: The Garden Island

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