Run for the Dry Forest 2023

Come join us for a run through the dry forest on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a.

The 16th Annual Run for the Dry Forest event is a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and 1/4-mile keiki run.  The 10K run starts at 7:45am and is an “extreme trail running experience” featuring a 1200 ft. elevation gain in the first 3 miles.  The 5K starts at 8:00am and is suitable for most people and jogging strollers.  The keiki run starts at 8:30am and is perfect for little legs as well as parents. It’s fun for the whole family!

Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a is home to several species of endangered birds and many endangered plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.  Proceeds from the race events contribute to conservation of these species.  Registration is required.  To reduce waste this year we are going cup-less!  A collapsible, reusable race cup will be included in each registration packet. Paid entries will also receive a 2023 race t-shirt highlighting Honohono, a dryland native plant, and a ticket to enter a drawing for door prizes. 

PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed, as there are endangered nene geese in the area.  Time: 6:45 am to noon.  Cost: $40 per entrant. Keiki Early Bird rate for children 14 under running 5k or 10k: $25.  Sign up soon! Prices are subject to staggered increases as race day approaches.  There will be no same day registration.  For updates on pricing and volunteer opportunities go to the Nāpu‘u Conservation Project Instagram. To view a detailed description of the event visit the Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests website.

We hope to see you on the trail!