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Annual Kraig M.K. Vickers Honor Run Slated for Aug. 2

July 20, 2015, 12:12 PM HST
* Updated July 20, 12:14 PM
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Senior Chief Kraig M.K. Vickers, one of 22 U.S. service members killed in action, Aug. 6, 2011, in Afghanistan. Provided by the Vickers 'Ohana.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Senior Chief Kraig M.K. Vickers, one of 22 U.S. service members killed in action, Aug. 6, 2011, in Afghanistan. Provided by the Vickers ‘Ohana.

By Maui Now Staff

The Fourth Annual Kraig M.K. Vickers Honor Run is scheduled for Sunday,  Aug. 2, at Kanaha Beach Park on Maui’s North Shore in Kahului.

The annual race is held in honor and memory of Maui’s own Kraig M.K. Vickers, a senior chief explosive ordnance disposal technician attached to the US Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group. He was killed in action on Aug. 6, 2011, along with 21 other military members from his team and nine military support personnel in Afghanistan during combat operations.

This event includes a 5K run and a 3K run/walk to accommodate participants of all ages.

The course starts at the end of Kanaha Beach Park and finishes at Kanaha’s second entrance. This run is a relatively flat course that follows the North Shore greenway towards Spreckelsville and returns to the starting area.

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Register online.

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There will be free food, drinks and refreshments for all participants, live music and door prizes.

Race packets will be available for pick up at Kanaha Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 1 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Present proper ID for packet pickup. Otherwise, packets may be picked up at Kanaha Beach Park beginning at 6 a.m. on race day.

The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m.; the 3k will start at 7:35 a.m.

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Race number bib will have coupons attached for various snacks/treats following the race.

There will also be door prizes given away throughout the event.

Bring beach chairs and/or beach mats to enjoy entertainment after the race.

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