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More than 28,000 participate in annual Great Aloha Run

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:41 p.m. HST, Feb 20, 2012

Photo Gallery: Great Aloha Run start

More than 28,000 runners and walkers made their way under partly cloudy skies from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium in the annual Great Aloha Run.

The 8.15 mile course started in Downtown Honolulu, continued down Nimitz Highway past Honolulu Harbor, Kamehameha Highway and into Aloha Stadium to the finish line at the north end zone.

Several roads, including parts of Nimitz Highway, Kamehameha Highway and Salt Lake Boulevard, were closed for the run. Downtown streets reopened at about 8 a.m. and other streets reopened after the runners passed.

The annual race and fun run began 28 years ago and includes military runners in formation and occasional runners in costume.

First place finishers in the elite division get $1,000.

Each year, the race also raises thousands of dollars for local charities.

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allie wrote:
Not very interesting really
on February 20,2012 | 08:08AM
Halemaumau wrote:
The GAR has raised over $9.1 million awarded to over 150 non-profit health and human service organizations and community groups throughout Hawaii....REALLY.
on February 20,2012 | 10:09AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
It was a nice day during the race.
on February 20,2012 | 10:37AM
ejkorvette wrote:
A Great opportunity for the community of Oahu to bond and show Aloha for everyone and everything. The work week can be quite frezenied, and the pace is blurring. This race accomplishes so much and I support it 100%. Greater participation will come in the future GAR events, but 28000 is not too shabby. Funtastic job Oahu Ohana.
on February 20,2012 | 03:12PM
sloturle wrote:
hows da end "WAIT WAIT" lmao
on February 20,2012 | 09:24PM
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