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 - 2017 - Fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii

Special Olympics West Hawaii announced their annual “Bus’ a Move” throw down bus pull competition will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 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 or by calling 808-345-0433. Entry forms, rules and event information are available by clicking this link:

The entry fee for a team is $300 and the deadline to enter is September 11. After September 11, the entry fee will be $350.

Event t-shirts will be given to all pre-registered participants that enter by September 11 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

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:

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


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


  • 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

Petco presents Free Puppy Play Time!

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

Touch a Truck on August 12, 2017

Join Kuleana Education for a FREE Touch a Truck event in the Kona Commons parking lot on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 am to 12 noon!

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!

Mahalo to our community sponsors:  West Hawaii Today, Ali'i Lawn, TNT, Johnson and Associates, Paper Crane Soaps and Top Shape.