Every year during the last week of June, “Kona Marathon” is held on the Big Island, and they celebrated their 22nd year this year!
UCC Hawaii has been supporting this event for more than 15 years, and we are so grateful to be able to participate in this event. It began as a part of the town’s revitalization, and now there are almost 1,800 runners from all over the world gathering for this event. Children to adults can participate in the 5K, 10K, half and full marathons.
At the Expo which took place on the day before the tournament, participants enjoyed our UCC Hawaii Estate Kona coffee as well as Iced Kona coffee that we served. UCC Hawaii staff start prepared 100% Kona coffee for all the athletes before sun rise prior to the start of the Marathon. Since Kona Marathon moved its venue to Waikoloa Beach Resort, it seemed like they really enjoyed our Iced Kona coffee this year. (It was a very hot day!!) We took it as a compliment because some athletes refilled their cups more than a couple of times.
Kona Marathon gives UCC Hawaii the opportunity to contribute to the local community. We all hope this event will continue for years and bring more participants from all over the world to this Island.