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2014 Lavaman Waikoloa schedule of events (March 28-30)


Friday, March 28

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Athlete Packet Pick-up & Body Marking Kona Ballrooms – Hilton Waikoloa Village

10 a.m. Expo Opens – Hilton Waikoloa Village – Grand Promenade
Guest speakers and presentations throughout the day

4-4:45 p.m. Pre-race meeting

5 p.m. Expo closes

5:15 p.m. Lavaman 5K Sunset Run – Queens’ MarketPlace

Saturday, March 29

7:30-10:30 a.m. 13th Annual LavaKids Aquathlon – Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lavaman Family, Health, Sports & Fitness Expo Grand Promenade at The Hilton Waikoloa Village
Guest speakers and presentations throughout the day

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Athlete Packet Pick-up & Body Marking Kona Ballrooms – Hilton Waikoloa Village

Noon-12:45 p.m. Pre-race meeting

5 p.m. Expo and Packet Pick-up Closes

5 p.m. Final pre-race meeting

Sunday, March 30

5:30-7:10 a.m. Bike Racking & Body Marking – Anaeho’omalu Bay Parking Lot

7:20 a.m. Pro/Elite & Relay Race Start – must have pro card or declare elite at packet pick-up – not eligible for age group prizes

7:25 a.m. Wave 2 – Start Men 44 & under

7:30 a.m. Wave 3 – Start Men 45 – 54

7:35 a.m. Wave 4 – Start Men 54 & up

7:40 a.m. Wave 5 – Start Women 39 & under

7:45 a.m. Wave 6 – Start Women 40-49

7:50 a.m. Wave 7 – Start Women 50 & up

7:55 a.m. Novice Wave Start – Must declare this wave at packet pick-up

Starting order is subject to change

9:10 a.m. First Finishers

11 a.m. Live Music

11:15 a.m. Kona Brewery Beer Tents Open

11:30 a.m. Hilton Beach Barbecue Buffet Opens

1 p.m. Awards

3 p.m. Bikes must be picked up from Transition

Shuttles will be available Friday and Saturday between the Queens’ Market Place and The Hilton Waikoloa Village. It is recommended that athletes park at the Queens’ Market Place to avoid parking fees at The Hilton.

Race Day parking will be at Anaehoomalu Bay and the Queens’ Market Place.

Road to Anaehoomalu Bay will be closed from 7:00AM until 11:00AM during bike portion of the race.

2014 Lavaman Keauhou Cancelled

I recently had to make a very difficult decision regarding Lavaman Keauhou for 2014. Several factors have contributed to my decision to cancel the November 2014 Lavaman Keauhou.

After 5 years of attempting to come up with a course that is both safe and community friendly, I realize that until future road construction is completed, Kona Country Club is reopened, and improvements and repairs at Keauhou Bay completed, I will be fighting an uphill battle.

The expenses of the current bike course and the requirements necessary to make it as safe as possible without creating a total gridlock for the community, create a financial hardship that the race cannot sustain.

I love this event and this was a difficult decision and I will definitely re-look at it in the future as changes occur, but for 2014, it just is not feasible.


Gerry Rott
Lavaman Race Director

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