Runnin’ with Rani: Kahakai Students get a blast of color at Rainbow Run

Janet Hunter, Kahakai's physical education and health teacher and organizer of the Rainbow Run. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Students smile after being covered with rainbow swirls of color. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Kahakai's second grade students charge out onto the field during Thursday's Rainbow Run. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Students at Kahakai Elementary School celebrate at the finish of the Rainbow Run by throwing colored cornstarch into the air. (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

Itzae Lemus navigates the run course with VP Yuki Kaea Lyons-Yglesias (left) and VP Denise Lacro (right). (Rani Henderson/Hawaii Sport Events)

KAILUA-KONA — What began ten years ago as a simple gathering among a handful of Kahakai Elementary School teachers seeking camaraderie and fitness, has now blossomed into the school’s signature annual event known as the Rainbow Run.