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Makahiki Challenge returns to Kualoa Ranch
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Time to get good and dirty at the second annual Makahiki Challenge at Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, March 9. Participants will run a 5K obstacle course with challenges such as the “Mud Crawl Pit,” a wade through “Da Pig Pen,” and the 100-foot-long “Suicide Slide.”
It’s not exactly a traditional Hawaiian contest, but organizers call it a makahiki because “people are competing and showing off their athletic abilities, and they’re kind of celebrating at the same time,” race director Kapu Gaison said.
The messy fun concludes with a party at a beer garden, with Ooklah The Moc providing entertainment. Don’t worry about mud in your eye, as race sponsors have provided showers for participants to clean off for the afterparty.
“It should be muddy,” Gaison said. “It’s always raining back there so it should be nice. Last year it was really muddy.”
Cost is $80, and heats run every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to noon (several heats are already full). Visit makahikichallenge.com to register.