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Parker School annual Color Stampede Fun Run registration deadline approaches

October 9, 2017 - 12:27am

WAIMEA — Parker School invites community members to come get splashed at the 18th Annual George Heneghan Fun Run and Color Stampede Oct. 29.

Participants are splashed with different colored powder throughout the race, which takes place on Parker School’s lower school campus and in the surrounding neighborhood. Open to the public, it consists of a 1K Keiki Run starting at 7:30 a.m. for kids ages 11 and under, followed by a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m.

Participants who register by Oct. 16 will be guaranteed a race kit, including a t-shirt, glasses, bracelet, color packet and a beaded necklace. The entry fee is $30 for adults and $25 for kids 11 and under. Medals will be awarded to first place overall male and female finishers in the 5K run and 1K run, and first place finishers in each age category.

“We enjoy providing our community a fun, healthy event in Waimea with the hope that our school’s athletic department can inspire others to stay active,” said Nicole Vedelli, the school’s athletic director. “It is always a fun colorful event and everyone leaves happy and a little healthier too.”

This community event was established in 1999 in memory of Hawaii architect George Heneghan, an accomplished athlete, teacher and Parker cross country and track coach from 1992-1998. All proceeds from the run will go to support Parker School’s athletics program.

Parker extends special thanks to this year’s generous Heneghan Fun Run sponsors: Big Island Running Company, Five Mountain Fitness, Mamane Bakery and Ironman Triathlon.

For more information or to download a registration form, visit, email, or call 885-7933, extension 7106.

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