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The Healthy Half Mile is an easy, flat, fun, and FREE Half Mile Walk that starts and ends at Kalena Park in Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i! Since its inception in March 2023, the Healthy Half Mile has been heavily used by residents and visitors alike. It requires virtually no equipment and can be done almost any time of the day.
On Saturday, September 30, 2023, Get Fit Kaua‘i partnered with Lihu‘e Court Townhomes to host a family-friendly decorating day along the stretch of the Healthy Half-Mile path that runs adjacent to the Lihue Court Townhome’s community gardens.
The event was catered towards keiki who reside at Lihu‘e Court Townhomes, offering them an opportunity to get creative and decorate a walking path in their community.
In addition, students from Kapa‘a High School’s Interact Club graciously volunteered to decorate the walking path with motivational sayings to encourage those walking the Healthy Half-Mile. The staff of Lihu‘e Court Townhomes also painted a hopscotch board and other games along the path.
In total, roughly forty participants joined us for the Decorating Day. Prior to the event, Bev Brody and Alyssa Miyake of Get Fit Kaua‘i met with Tonya Ortiz of Lihu‘e Court Townhomes to walk the path and determine layouts for the permanent, painted features. Based on the event’s turnout and successful engagement, our teams anticipate recreating similar events together in the future.