Kona: Run for Hope Weekend

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Every year, the Four Seasons Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu hosts its Run for Hope Weekend, the proceeds from which benefit the American Cancer Society and the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center. For a while now, the Friends of the Cancer Center have paid for volunteers from the Cancer Center to fly to and stay in Kona (not at the Four Seasons, but not at Uncle Billy’s, either!) to work at the weekend’s events. Todd and I have volunteered for several years.

This year, the fundraising weekend included the Taste of Hawai‘i Island gala foodie event on Friday night, a golf tournament on Saturday afternoon and the signature 5K and 10K runs early Sunday morning. Our team spent the weekend busing tables, assembling race packets, registering golfers, pouring drinks, pointing runners in the right direction along the race course — and, of course, relaxing in whatever spare time we had.

Taste of Hawai‘i Island
Taste of Hawai‘i Island.

Taste of Hawai‘i Island
Taste of Hawai‘i Island entertainment.

Gold Tournament Fundraiser Check-In
Checking people in for the golf tournament.

Manning the Bloody Mary Station at the Golf Tournament
Collecting donations and serving up Bloody Marys — hey, somebody’s gotta do it.

Run for Hope, Four Seasons Hualalai
Cheering on runners during the Run for Hope.

I’ve seen a few Four Seasons properties, and Hualālai definitely tops my list in terms of luxury and overall beauty. It’s not difficult to see why!

Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Hualalai

Feet Up, Four Seasons Hualalai

Me & Todd, Beach Tree Grill, Four Seasons Hualalai

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