Aloha Keiki Run 2016

Congratulations to Kahakai Elementary School for winning the $500 ‪Kona Marathon‬ Sports Award! Kahakai Elementary was the school with the most runners at the 2016 Kona Commons Aloha Keiki Run! They have been the gift card winners for 2016, 2015, and 2013. The student's families & school staff were really supportive on getting the keiki out there! Again, mahalo to all to joined us. We'll see everyone next June 17, 2017 for another morning of fun for the whole family! Enjoy live entertainment, goodie bags for all participants, finisher medal, face painting, peel off tattoos and much more!

• Ages 7-8: 1/4 mile
• Ages 9-10: 1/2 mile
• Ages 11-15: 1 mile
 

Bus' A Move Fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii 2016

Special Olympics West Hawaii announced their annual “Bus’ a Move” throw down bus pull competition will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Kona Commons located at located 74-5450 Makala Blvd in Kailua-Kona. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all teams and the mandatory captain’s briefing begins at 9:30 a.m. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and the order in which teams pull the bus will be determined by a random drawing.

This annual fundraising events encourages supporters who think they’re strong enough to pull a Roberts Hawaii Bus to form a team of 10 and enter one of two categories:

• Fastest pull – All ten members of the team will be on the rope at the beginning of the pull. Teams will pull a Roberts Hawaii Charter Bus that weighs approximately 37,400 pounds, for a distance of 30 feet, within ONE MINUTE.
Lowest combined weight – teams determine the least number of team members needed to pull a 16,500-pound AIRGAS vehicle. Team members may be added as needed to move the vehicle 15 feet. If the team does not pull the vehicle within ONE MINUTE, the team get’s a “No Pull.”
• Most enthusiastic team – judges will award a prize to the most enthusiastic team!

Teams can register by emailing sowhdenise@gmail.com or by calling 808-345-0433. Entry forms, rules and event information are available by clicking this link:

http://bit.ly/2b61RQo

The entry fee for a team is $300 and the deadline to enter is September 12. After September 12, the entry fee will be $350.

Event t-shirts will be given to all pre-registered participants that enter by September 12 and are not guaranteed to teams entering after the deadline. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and can bring gloves if desired.

About Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics West Hawaii is always looking for volunteers to help make this event run smoothly and safely. If you would like to volunteer please email sowhdenise@gmail.com.
 

Celebrating 'Ohana at Kona Commons

Neighborhood Place of Kona and Kona Commons present Celebrating ‘Ohana, a FREE, fun and hands on event for keiki and the entire ‘ohana on Saturday, March 25 from 9 am to 12 noon. Join Kona Commons for a quality family time celebration with free activities including arts & crafts, games, photos with the Easter Bunny and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. enjoy a “Meet & Greet” with Ronald McDonald to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Visit the free family-focused booths including Therapeutic Horsemanship Hawai’i, Family Support Hawai’i, NIU Hawai’i Pediatric Massage, Girls Scouts of Hawai’i, Keiki O Ka ‘Aina, Kuleana Education, Community Case Management Corp, DHS Child Welfare Services and Queen Lili’uokalani Trust. At 11:30 a.m. watch “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” an entertaining film for the entire family.
 

Dinner and A Movie

Kona Commons kicked off the Holiday Season with Kailua Kalikimaka Dinner and a Movie on Saturday, December 6th.

This fun family-friendly event brought entire families out to watch the movie Happy Feet on the big screen in the Kona Commons parking lot. Photos were taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus & movie goers got the chance to win great prizes from Kona Commons tenants.

To view the SmileBox slide show, click this link:  http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4e4445324e6a49314e6a52384f544d784f4441324e7a673d0d0a&sb=1

Mahalo to Special Blend, the Lyndsey Ohana, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boy Scouts Pack 79, and McDonald staff members that helped with the set up and manning the water and popcorn stations.

A big mahalo the Kailua Village Business Improvement District and to our tenants that helped sponsor this event :

  • Sports Authority
  • Petco
  • Office Max
  • Trixx Salon & Spa
  • Dairy Queen
  • Hawaiian Island Creations
  • Ultimate Burger
  • Taco Del Mar
  • Vitamin Shoppe
  • Jeans Warehouse


 

Dinner & A Movie ~ FINDING DORY!

Kona Commons Presented Dinner and a Movie Featuring FINDING DORY!

WHAT:
Kona Commons presented their Annual Kailua Kalikimaka Dinner and a Movie, a family-friendly event to kick off the holiday season! Keiki and their families enjoyed watching FINDING DORY on the big screen in the Kona Commons parking lot on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

To view a slideshow recap of Dinner and a Movie, please click this link:  http://bit.ly/2j7O2GO

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo and his dad Marlin, Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Mahalo to our co-sponsor, the Kailua Village Business Improvement District.

 

FOOD BASKET Food Drive for Hurricane Iselle Relief

MAHALO to everyone who donated to the Food Basket drive on August 30th.  We collected 380 pounds of canned goods, 124 pounds of pet food and cases of bottled water from our friends at Office Max!  Thanks for making a difference!


 

Mahalo for joining us at the Aloha Keiki Run 2015!

MAHALO to everyone who joined us for the Aloha Keiki Run on June 20, 2015!

A special thanks to our community partners and sponsors:  West Hawaii Today, Sports Authority, West Hawaii Community Health Center, Foster Care Programs Big Island, Sleep Center Hawaii, Kuleana Education, McDonald's and  Ronald McDonald House Charity, BioAstin, Lava Kids, Vision Screen West Hawaii and Leeward Steelers Football.

Click this link to see the slide show of the event!  

http://www.smilebox.com/play/4e4449334d7a55794f44553d0d0a&blogview=true&campaign=blog_playback_link&partner=googledu

We had 360 keiki register for the Keiki Run and it was a morning of fun for the whole family!

  • Live Entertainment
  • Goodie Bags for all participants
  • Finisher medal
  • Face painting
  • Hiccup Circus performers
  • Fun Peel Off Tattoos
  • and much, much more!
Kona Commons Fall Fashion Show

It was a busy day at Kona Commons! Friends and families came down to participate in our Fashion Show presented by STARting Point Hawaii. Kona’s top models strutted the catwalk wearing the hottest Fall fashions from Ross, Jeans Warehouse, HIC and Sports Authority. A big mahalo to everyone that showed up and participated.  Thank you to our co-sponsor, STARting Point Hawaii.  They provide model coaching and modeling packages including photo shoot, makeup, hair styling and photograph prints.  http://www.startingpointhawaii.com

 

Kona Marathon

Kona Marathon Present the Marathon, Half Maraton

A field of around 1,500 runners makes it way from all corners of the globe each summer for the annual running of the Kona Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, which features an out and back course that starts and finished at the Outrigger Keauhoufamous Ironman Triathlon.

RACE START TIME: FEE: (Up to June 12, 2014)
Marathon 5:30AM $120.00
Half Marathon 6:00AM $110.00
10k 6:45AM $50.00
5k 6:50AM $35.00  **

**5k - 19 and under and 60 and over the fee is $20.00 always.

For more information and to register visit www.konamarathon.com

Awards:

  • Top Three Male & Female Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
  • Top Two Male & Female, 5 Year Age Division Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
  • $100.00 for First Place Male and Female Big Island Marathon Finisher
Kona Marathon Aloha Friday Run

Kona Commons Welcomed the Kona Marathon with three great events!

Mahalo to all participants! For results:

ALOHA FRIDAY RUN RACE RESULTS

Aloha Friday Run - 5:30pm on June 20th - $15.00

Run, job or walk three miles while having fun meeting other participants who call the Big Island home, or have traveled to Hawaii to participate in the Kona Marathon events.

Start at Kona Commons Shopping Center by the fountain near the food court and travel to the Friends of Fitness Makaeo Jogging Path and return to the shopping center.  At the Finish Line you will be greeted with an Aloha Friday celebration which includes a special goodie bags, music and pupus.

A portion of every fee will benefit the Friends of Fitness of Kailua-Kona!            More Information!

2014 Kona Marathon Aloha Keiki Run

Mahalo to all the wonderful Keiki that participated in the Aloha Keiki Run on June 14th.

Click here to see finisher results: KEIKI RESULTS

Kona Commons Welcomed the Kona Marathon on June 14th 2014.  Everyone enjoyed fun for the whole family, including live entertainment, goodie bags, face painting & tatoos and much, much more!

Ages 1-4 100 yard dash Ages 9-10 1/2 mile
Ages 5-7 100 yard dash Ages 11-15 1 mile
Ages 7-8 100 yard dash    

Petco presents Free Puppy Play Time!

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 3:00pm

St. Pet-Tricks Day 2015 Slideshow

 

Mahalo to everyone that came out to Kona Commons 5th Annual St. Pet-Tricks Day Food Drive!

Click below to see our slideshow!

The Color Run

Mahalo to everyone who came out to The Color Run Kona on September 13th!  It was a tremendous turnout fillled with colorful fun!  The Color Run promotes healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.

View photos of The Color Run Kona at:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jb4avpg8z3gwxwf/AADFVgmUEjQJSzVcCMYrDzSIa

Touch a Truck Event

Join Kuleana Education for a FREE Touch a Truck event in the Kona Commons parking lot!

Touch a Truck offers kids a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the professionals who use the trucks. Meet the people who build, protect and serve on the Big Island.

Trucks include emergency vehicles, military, construction and more!

Free bounce house and 20’ waterslide for the keiki!

Mahalo to our community sponsors:  West Hawaii Today, LavaMama, Johnson & Associates and Sunshine Party Rental, LLC.