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We emphasize a healthy lifestyle as our main motivator.
Eating the right foods will allow you to train harder, recover better, run faster… and go further.
Don’t fall back into the same routine… do something different!

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Tuesday 6 PM: Ala Moana Beach Park. Meet us near lifeguard tower 1E for a shorter interval training. Plenty of free parking in the Magic Island parking lot.

Thursday: 6 PM: QK Run Club. Meet us in the lobby of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave.
 Free parking near by in the Kapiolani Park/ Waikiki Shell parking lot on Monsarrat Ave. It’s a short warm up walk or jog over

Friday  6 PM: Friday Night Fireworks Run.
Meet us for a fun, social run or walk on Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park.
6 pm social run, 7 potluck gathering, 7:45 fireworks.

Saturday 7 AM Kapiolani Park 5K Run. Meet us near the bandstand for a timed 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk around the park. Run for fun, or run for time!

Sunday 6:30 AM: Meet us for a long run every Sunday morning. Times and locations vary. You’re welcome to join in anytime.

Everyone welcome.
All levels.
Call or text Coach Kawika 808-462-1313
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Group long run training every Sunday through December 2020

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Our Coaches:

Coaches Kawika and Gerry

Gerry Lindgren is the Head Coach for the Hawaii Running Project and its new and unique running program. Lindgren was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2002 for his amazing running career. He had record setting performances while at Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington that were so amazing – he is considered the best high school runner of all time. He was so far ahead of his time that many of his records have lasted 40 years or more. Lindgren went on to win 11 National Championships and hold numerous national records while at the Washington State University in Pullman, making him one of the most dominant collegiate athletes in history.  A former World Record holder, and Olympian at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.  Gerry is probably best remembered for being the first runner to defeat the Russians in 10,000 meters at the annual USA – USSR dual meet at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and for handing Steve Prefontaine his only loss at the collegiate championship level.

Lindgren continued his running legacy by coaching runners in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He could be found every Wednesday night at the Niketown Run Club in Waikiki leading the 4 mile run, until the store closed down after 11 years of serving the community. Throughout the 2000′s he coached runners in his own Coconut Road Runners Club, both on the track and road. Many of his runners did not even know of his fame. From 2005 – 2007, he was the University of Hawaii assistant women’s track and field and cross country coach. Now, he has become an integral part of a new concept in running at the Hawaii Running Project and it’s philosophy of serving the community.

Lindgren has often said that he does not run for himself, but for the well being of others. “Ask not what you can get from running, ask what you can give.” This is the same foundation that the Hawaii Running Project is built on.  Together, Coach Lindgren and the Hawaii Running Project will inspire people to get out and run, leading Hawaii into a New Running Revolution.


Kawika Carlson
Focus: Fun Runs
Age: 56
Height: 5’7″                                                       Weight: 128 lbs.
Years Running: 24                                            Hometown: Schaumburg, Illinois              Email:            Running Goal: Run a marathon when I’m 100.
Personal Best: 5K – 17:20, 10K – 36:06, Half Marathon – 1:21:02, Marathon – 2:53:09                        
Career Highlights:  
1st Place – 2013 New Year’s Resolution 12 Hour Ultra Run, 2013 Tantalus 10 Miler, 2012 H.U.R.T. Triple Trek 50K, 2010 Hibiscus Half Marathon. 2 X winner of the TriLanai 3 Hills 50 Miler (2013, 2014), 3 X winner Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultramarathon (2007, 2008, 2012), 5 X winner of the Kailua Beach Run (2007-2011). 2nd place – 2007 Hogsback 12 Hour Race. 2007 Hawaii Male Athlete of the Year- Athlete’s HI magazine. 2013 Outstanding Male Runner: Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club. 26 Marathons in 26 Days to Feed the Hungry (December 2012, Ala Moana Beach Park).