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About Us

The impetus for the Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk began with a canoe paddler’s vision. Kelly Fey, longtime Hui Nalu Canoe Club member and East O‘ahu resident, wanted others to experience and appreciate the beauty of the road route and coastline she regularly traveled. It didn’t take long to convince other Hui Nalu members to organize a running and walking event along the scenic coast highway.


Since its establishment in 2013, the Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk is the only pedestrian event sanctioned for the area. Thanks to almost 50 years of community involvement, the land from Hanauma Bay to Makapu‘u is protected from development.

Our Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the run benefit Hui Nalu Canoe Club programs and supports the mission of the Ka Iwi Coalition, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui and various East Honolulu non-profit organizations. Hui Nalu Canoe Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

  • Equipment for Hui Nalu

  • Livable Hawaii Kai Hui

  • Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center


  • Hawaii Kai Lions Rescue Tube Project

  • Student Scholarships 

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