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Nearly 22,000 turn out for Great Aloha Run

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:37 p.m. HST, Feb 18, 2013

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More than 21,500 runners braved gusty winds to participate in the 29th Annual Great Aloha Run, which kicked off at 7:00 a.m. on Nimitz Highway near the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

"The run is still going on and it's going very well," said Claire Nakamura, event administrator and coordinator. "The weather has not been a big concern up until the gusts started a few minutes ago and we've had no major incidences. Everybody seems happy. The mood is definitely up."

The easterly wind was mostly at the runner's backs, which may have helped some. It also kept temperatures cool later in the morning.

The run’s finish line is at Aloha Stadium. Nakamura said most participants complete the run by 10:30 a.m.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Not sure where the SA get's their writers from. Running in gusty wind on flat land is not brave...all in all it was great weather for running this morning.
on February 18,2013 | 10:37AM
droid wrote:
I have to agree. Even if this is breaking news, where is the lead — thousands of runners miss the starting gun because of poor bus management at Aloha Stadium? Our family stood in line for 80 minutes waiting to board the bus and we were one of early birds who were in line by 5:15 a.m. Hopefully, tomorrow’s write-up digs a little deeper.
on February 18,2013 | 01:04PM
Maipono wrote:
droid, next year try coming 1/2 hr earlier, I think you will have a different experience.
on February 18,2013 | 01:59PM
niimi wrote:
Yes, wind at my back is nice!
on February 18,2013 | 10:49AM
STEVESS369 wrote:
Perfect Running weather for a 8 mile fun run.
on February 18,2013 | 11:14AM
Skyler wrote:
KHON had a much better write-up on this... Aloha everyone! Wish I could have been out there with you, but i was there in spirit.
on February 18,2013 | 11:18AM
Maipono wrote:
Great run! Conditions were actually very comfortable, and the morale was very high as usual. I enjoyed the whole event, as usual!
on February 18,2013 | 11:23AM
false wrote:
21,500 ... is this more, or less, or about average number of participants?
on February 18,2013 | 11:38AM
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