Plenty of rewards for Mac-A-Thon finishers


More than 200 athletes participated in the 32nd annual Mac-A-Thon Saturday in Honaunau.

This 5K/10K race has become a favorite for many runners because a mac-nut pancake breakfast, entertainment, a silent auction and a keiki Easter egg hunt are waiting for you when you cross the finish line.

The participants ran along the old government road that extends from Honaunau Bay to Napoopoo.

Honaunau’s Tai Scarbrough took first in the 5K with a speedy time of 18 minutes, 19 seconds. Scarbrough ran the race at a 5:54-per-mile pace. Aaron Simpson was close behind in second in 18:33, and Paul Van Druff was third for the men and fifth overall at 21:37.

The third-place finisher and first female finisher was California’s Julianne Bridgnell, who crossed the finish line in 21:04. Chelsea McKenzie was fourth overall and second for the women at 21:34, and Gillian Viers finished in third (24:19).

In the 10K race, Lyman Perry crossed the finish line first with a quick time of 37:22. He ran the race at a 6:01-per-mile pace. Alan Ryan was second (39:30), and Joxin Jackson claimed third (42:02).

Kailua-Kona’s Jeni Winegarner finished 10th overall and first for the women with a time of 43:56. Sara Madden claimed second (44:52), and Heather Scarbrough was close behind in third (45:03).

Congratulations to all the participants of the 32nd annual Mac-A-Thon, and we hope you enjoyed your well-earned pancakes.

There are no races this weekend.

On April 13, the Hawaii Cycling Club will host its first team time trial at 8 a.m.

Teams may include three or four members for this free event. You can form your own team or, if you show up as an individual, you can join a team on the morning of the ride. The time trial will begin at the intersection of Waikoloa Beach Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway, with cyclists heading south on the highway to Kona International Airport for a total of 17.5 miles. Registration will take place from 7 to 7:40 a.m. on the day of the event.

On April 21, Frozen Pea Productions will hold its Carboman 10-mile Mosey, 3.5-mile Dragon Dash and 1-mile Golden Fox Gallop at 8 a.m. Hawaiian time. The run-only event and will feature 10-, 3.5-, and one-mile runs along Alii Drive. All the runs start and end near Kailua Pier. This is a free community event and, as always, jogging strollers are allowed.

Hope to see you all out there for some training fun. Until next time, happy training.