Teams being formed for mayor’s health challenge

The Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa, the Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center have invited all Maui County businesses, individuals and organizations to register for the Mayor’s Challenge: A Healthy Adventure, scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. April 20 at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

This Healthy Adventure Challenge will test participants’ teamwork and mental and strategic skills by posing tasks and puzzles that must be completed in order to receive the next clue. The first team to successfully complete the Grand Finale Challenge will win five round-trip interisland airfares courtesy of Mokulele Airlines; more prizes will be announced. Challenge partners include Red Door Portrait, Yogurtland, Macy’s and Sears

Anyone interested in participating in the Mayor’s Challenge may pre-register by sending team members’ names to A $25 registration fee payable to Valley Isle Road Runners will cover team shirts and Challenge Packets, which include solar-powered pedometers from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, water from Menehune Water and healthy goodies from Maui’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition. More details are available at

The Mayor’s Challenge will be limited to the first 50 teams; registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms must be postmarked by April 5. For more information, email or call 270-8299.