Dozens gathered in downtown Honolulu Friday to encourage early registration for the annual Presidents Day run.
The Great Aloha Run takes place Feb. 19, 2018.
The 8.15-mile course stretches from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium.
This year, participants can expect something a little different.
“Our goal is not to be bigger, but to be better. Every year we try to do something different,” said Carole Kai, Great Aloha Run president and co-founder. “This year we’re going to have 8-foot rubber slippers that say 1,2,3 miles. You can take selfies along the way.”
Jan. 26, 2018 is the last day participants can mail in their registration forms. Race-day registration is accepted, but at a much higher fee.
Proceeds from the run go to 150 non-profit organizations across the state.