The Concept

Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a was started back in 2003 with Na Opio Hana Pa’a or A Celebration of Youth Opportunities when the first Maui to Molokai Challenge was started. The crossing was the vehicle in getting our visiting ocean men, women and youth to Molokai via the ocean. While that was happening we had events for our community and everyone then converged at Malama Park for an afternoon of music and festivities.The event evolved, went through its growing pains but most importantly adjusted and adapted to our community needs. Unfortunately Malama Park went through its own growing pains and became off limits but soon we hope that we can bring Malama Park alive with the weekend of Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a.

 

History

21 Years of Fun Racing and Celebration History for our Youth

The History

The concept of the Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a was started back in 2003 with Na Opio Hana Pa’a or A Celebration of Youth Opportunities when the first Maui to Molokai Challenge was started.

Our Founders

We welcome all volunteers and we currently have our partners on Maui and Molokai where we can all work together in making this event amazing for all who attend, from the toddler to the elite athlete.

Our Mission

The Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a brings our local paddlers and community together to enjoy a festive weekend of healthy ocean and land activities. “The Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a will embody our inherent Hawaiian cultural values – taking care of the land and sea, giving back to the community, honoring host culture/language, respecting others.”

Our Profits

All profits from the event will go towards next year’s event and creating a  community/scholarship fund for Molokai Youth Organizations/Individuals to apply for.

2023

2023 will mark the coming together of our Molokai community by inspiring our youth and their families to get healthy as we celebrate 21 years since we started this event. 

We have events for everyone from 3/4 mile to 27 miles and also our Gorilla Ogo and Mangrove Seed Contests. 

Looking at a skate Jam session so stay tuned. 

Music and food for all on Saturday 15th July as we celebrate our Youth at the Molokai Community Health Center.

Team

Event Coordinators

Clare and Gordon Albino

Clare and Gordon Albino

Clare a Windsurfing World Champion, multiple British National titles, world class event titles, US National, Hawaii State and Maui Championship titles. Gordon has extensive ocean background with many channel crossings in OC6 and ocean lifeguarding on Maui.

Both combined have a passion for the youth and dedicate their lives to serving our youth.  

More names coming soon

More names coming soon

More names coming soon

Sustainable Molokai

Sustainable Molokai

We define sustainability in terms of restoring abundance, or ʻāina momona, to the land and people. ʻĀina reflects a covenant between the people and the land, where earth’s bounty goes hand in hand with good stewardship. We asked ourselves what makes a happy, healthy, and sustainable community. We identified 12 priority areas and birthed Sustʻāinable Molokai in 2010 to serve as a central hub to hold these priorities together with the mission to restore ‘āina momona.

More names coming soon

More names coming soon

More names coming soon

More names coming soon

Join & Be Involved

Register to Race!

Maui to Molokai Challenge 27 miles from DT Fleming to Kaunakakai Harbor
The Molokai Holokai Ho’olaule’a is a 2-day festival on the island of Molokai hosted by Youth in Motion and the Stand Up Paddle Association of Molokai.  

We have events for everyone from 3/4 mile to 27 miles and also our Gorilla Ogo and Mangrove Seed Contests. 

1-5K HOLO Fun Run – Saturday 20th July 

Looking at a skate Jam session so stay tuned. 

Music and food for all on Saturday 20th July as we celebrate our Youth at the Molokai Community Health Center.