Maryknoll Students Volunteer and Participate in Inaugural Keiki Rainbow Run
On Saturday, March 16th, Maryknoll students, families and staff members volunteered and participated in the first ever Keiki Rainbow Run
, hosted by the Blue Zones Project Hawaii
. In total, over 2,000 keiki and family members came out for this 1.2-mile fun-run around the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Clarence T.C. Ching Field. For every keiki registration, $15 was donated to their school for P.E. and nutrition programs (and 100% of early bird keiki registration fees went directly to the registrant's school). The event's participants collectively raised over $20,000 for physical education and nutrition programs in Oahu schools.
In addition to over 35 Maryknoll families that registered to participate in the run, Maryknoll also ran the event's obstacle course and disc golf stations! Student volunteers from our track and field team and high school Key Club also helped at the starting line, passed out finisher packets, and even helped with the event's morning yoga stretches on stage!
Mahalo to all those who helped to make this healthy and fun event possible!