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Fun Run Helps Uplift Union’s Aloha Spirit

Union president Val Ceria congratulates Kainalu
Pagente, first-in Local 675 entry to complete the
2016 Aloha Fun Run. Finishers enjoyed a hosted
breakfast at the Stadium.
Union business agents Tracy Tanouye, Matt Brady and Jonathan Lee found they had the stamina to finish the race and play breakfast hosts.

Ideal outdoor conditions prevailed for the high-spirited diehard Great Aloha Run participants on February 15. The Plumbers Local Union 675 was again a major supporter of the annual Presidents’ Day fun run event.

Members find it a healthy outlet and a time for family togetherness. “That’s partly what the Great Aloha Run is about,” suggested Union president Val Ceria. He was among the staff who played post-run breakfast hosts in behalf of business manager Reggie Castanares. “We’re grateful being associated with an event that raises funds for community social services and popularly known for boosting the island spirit of aloha,” Castanares added.

While most Union members enjoyed the morning as a welcomed family outing, there were youngsters among them serious about winning or bettering past performances. That was the motivation for Kainalu Pagente, 13, a Pearl City Highlands Intermediate freshman.

He crossed the Stadium finish line in one hour 18 minutes, among the fastest of the Union finishes recorded to date. The son of Kaimuki Plumbing’s Shane Pagente said it was his first try and definitely would look forward to future runs. An older brother Kainoa, 19, a Leeward Community College freshman, also competed as did their admiring parents.

A Pictorial Kaleidoscope
Congratulations to Our Ohana on Finishing the Great Aloha Run

Note: To avoid misnaming family members and friends shown in the Fun Run photos, just the names of the active members are used. Mahalo to all those pictured for adding joy to a great “Fun” morning.

Joshua Sanchez Wilder Chock
Kirk Kageno
Betty Lee-Mara Michael Maeda
Scott Saito-Takabayashi Javin Taira/Brian Taira John Ridings
Craig Yanagihara Gordon Caughman Ryder Maeda
Randall Freitas Michael Maeda/John Lee Eddie Lum/Alec Hamaguchi
Wilder Chock Mary Ricafort-Ronquilio/Aaron Shane Pagente
Tod Nakanishi Carmel/Kainoa Pagente Patrick Garaughty Ernie Theodore
Helen Tivera Chad Murakawa Carl Kaneda Dexter Doi Stanley Chun

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