The Molokaʻi Holokai Hoʻolauleʻa (“seafarer celebration”) is a 2-day festival on the island of Molokaʻi. This is not the typical race. The focus is on our youth to inspire and motivate them and their families to be the best they can be. It’s a family fun weekend for all levels from the serious racer to the weekenders. The event is a combination of two ocean paddling events, the Maui to Molokaʻi Challenge (27 miles) that started in 2003 and the Molokaʻi Holokai (10 miles) that began in 2010. There is also global virtual event for those that cannot attend. Live music and food, of course. Open to the public; free to spectators. (Race registration fee not available at press time). More info: Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a
- Friday’s race starts from DT Fleming Beach on Maui with racers crossing the Pailolo Channel in a 27-mile distance race. On Maui there will also be SUP/canoe experience/demo/clinics. On Molokai there will be a Mangrove and Gorilla Ogo clean up service project with prizes to the one who collects the most mangrove seeds, a non-native and invasive vegetation as well as Gorilla Ogo.
- Saturday’s race is a 10-mile downwinder from Kamalo Harbor to Molokaʻi Community Health Center located at the harbor. There will also be a range of other courses, including a 3/4 mile (for the Keiki and Makua), 2-mile, 4-mile and 5-mile to the Health Center.
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