With the onset of summer upon us, Kauai is already bustling with activity.


Saturday, May 2, 2009 was the “Kaua’i Loves You” triathlon.  The event was held at Kalapaki Bay in Lihue and was hosted by Swim Kauai Aquatics.  It involved a half-mile swim in Kalapaki Bay, a 12-mile bike ride around the Menehune Fishpond area and a 5K run through the Marriott property.  A heart felt congratulations go out to Leo McCarthy who finished first, our own Lois Lutz who won the women’s division and to all of the other 78 participants of this wonderful event!  Go to www.kauaiworld.com for more on this story.


Here are some up and coming events:


3rd Annual Hanalei Open Water Swim ~ This event is a fundraiser hosted by the Namolokama O’ Hanalei Canoe Club.  It will take place on July 25, 2009 at 9:00 am at the Hanalei Pier.  There are various divisions for this event; for more information or to sign up, please visit www.namolokama.com.


1st Annual Kauai Marathon ~ This inaugural event will take place at Poipu Beach and starts at 5:30 am.  You can participate in the half or full marathon.  For more information or to register for this event, please visit www.kauaimarathon.com.


Canoe Paddling ~ There are two canoe clubs on the North Shore.  One is the Hanalei Canoe Club (www.hanaleicanoeclub.com) and the other is the Namolokama O’ Hanalei Canoe Club (www.namolokama.com).  Both have Men’s, Women’s and Youth programs available and have various fundraisers throughout the year.  If you are a visitor and want to just try it out, contact them and they will be more than happy to accommodate you.


If you are an off island guest and you plan to participate in any of the upcoming events, you can always visit our Vacation Rental Department for accommodations at www.balihai.com.

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