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Molokai Holokai Celebrates 15th Annual Maui 2 Molokai Challenge

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MAUI, Hawaii - The 2017 Molokai Holokai Weekend Presented by Maui Jim is coming up on July 8-9 is the 2nd oldest Pailolo Channel crossing event next to the sailing canoes. The Maui 2 Molokai Challenge will be celebrating its 15th year since Youth in Motion started this event. The Molokai Holokai has continued to grow since becoming the first event to do Stand Up Paddling across the Pailolo Channel back in 2008.

"The Molokai Holokai will embody our inherent Hawaiian cultural values," said Clare Mawae of Youth In Motion and Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai. "Taking care of the land and sea, giving back to community, honoring host culture and language, and respecting others."

The Molokai Holokai Weekend is part of the Maui Jim Majors - Hawaiian ocean racing circuit. The dates are July 8th and 9th, departing from Maui and finishing on the island of Molokai. The Molokai Holokai comprises of two events for 2017. The Maui Jim Maui 2 Molokai Challenge on Sat 8th July 2017 will kick off the weekend departing from DT Flemmings on Maui and crossing the Pailolo Channel to the island of Molokai with a distance of 27 miles. The M2MC has two main classes with SUP and Prone and a limited division of OC1, OC2 and Ski. There will be solo divisions, 2 person relay, 3 person relay and youth divisions in both solo and relay.

For those participating in the whole weekend there will be complimentary transportation to accommodations, event dinners and prize givings, the race start for the M4Molokai at Kamalo and to the main town of Kaunakakai. Stand Up paddle Association of Molokai will be running trailers to transport all gear for the race the next day as well as departure day.

With incredible tides the Molokai 4 Molokai will happen the following day from the M2MC on Sunday July 9th, on Molokai’s famous downwind run from Kamalo Harbor to Hotel Molokai a distance of 8.5 miles. The M4Molokai will have 4 courses, advanced, intermediate, beginners and Keiki runs. The advanced will start out at the Kamalo buoy with the Intermediate starting from the beach. The Beginners will do a 3 mile run from Kakahaia Beach Park and the keiki (parents and Kids) will do a 3/4 mile course from Alii fish pond. All racers will finish at Hotel Molokai for some awesome Molokai hospitality.

The Molokai Holokai weekend is brought to you by Maui Jim, SIC, Molokai Vacation Properties, Molokai Outdoors and Hotel Molokai. Limited board rentals are available on both Maui and Molokai.

For more information please visit the website: supmolokai.com

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