10/31 UPDATE — Dash Extended to Nov 3rd, 2020!

Please join us by running, walking, hopping, skipping, or however you want to, to the summit of Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a starting on 10/17 until 10/31. Post a selfie with our Run for the Dry Forest sign in the background to Instagram to enter for a chance for a prize which will be gift certificates from local businesses! This social-media based event supports our efforts to plant 1,000 native trees at the 84-acre Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Community-Based Forest Subsistence Area.

Please remember to stay safe by physically distancing, avoiding large groups, wearing a mask when around others, and follow all state and federal health regulations.

Have fun, stay safe, and see you at the top! See below for event details.

Event Details (FREE)
Event: Run for the Dry Forest 2020: Dash to the top: a 6.4 mile (round-trip) dash to the top of Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a cone and back!
Who: The whole community is invited! This is a keiki and family friendly event emphasizing small group sizes and physical distancing.
What: This social media-based event is to raise awareness of the dry forest and to raise funds to plant 1000 native trees on the Pu’u in the Pu’u Community-Based Forest Subsistence Area! You can walk, hike, climb, dash to the top of Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a.
When: Saturday, Oct. 17th to Saturday, Oct. 31st
Where: Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a State Forest Reserve
Why: Our goal is to plant 1,000 native trees on the Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a cone within an 84-acre community-led stewardship area called the Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Community-Based Subsistence Forest Area.
The contest: Take a picture/selfie on the summit by the event sign and post it to your Instagram (IG) feed: follow and tag @napuuconservationproject, and use the #dashtothetopPWW2020 hashtag to enter for PRIZES. To learn more about the different prize categories and special prizes, please visit the official Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests (AFTF) website, linked below.

More event details here from the official AFTF EVENT WEBSITE – including collaboration with Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund and opportunities to win a WILD prize package by including native species and #keephawaiiwild in your Insta post!

Take a selfie with this sign at the finish line and be sure to tag #DashtothetopPWW2020 and #keephawaiiwild!

Fundraiser Details (OPTIONAL)
Our RDF design this year features the Pu‘u and this year’s highlighted plant species, the ma‘o hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei brackenridgei). In addition, this year you can buy a variety of apparel with your choice of unisex or women’s tees, tank tops, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies. By purchasing apparel, you donate about $10 to our effort of planting 1000 trees at the Pu‘u Community Forest area. If you would like to donate more, then please use Bonfire’s tipping feature upon checkout.
Buy a t-shirt or other apparel here!

Mugs and Tote bags
This year we are also offering our design on mugs and tote bags! By purchasing either, you donate about $6 to our effort.
Buy a mug or buy a tote bag here!


Guest Blog shared by Elliot Parsons with the Napu‘u Conservation Project.