This page is a description of each of the PEAMAN Events. They fall on different days each year so dates are not included (they can be found on the schedule of the year you are in). Typically each event is held during a specific month so the month will be noted beside the event with approximate Sundays of the month. As is the case with all Peaman events, the price is FREE!
As usual, the events will include four races. The individual pea and chickpea race is usually the most popular, but we also have a good turnout in the split-pea relay race, pea-wee individual race and pea-wee split-pea race. Each of these races includes divisions, or pods as I like to call them, such as finned peas, family relays, corporate relays, K-9, baby strollers and even unicycles. Our only real rule is that if we don’t currently have a “pod” for you, we will create one. All of these races and pods have and always will be available at all of our events. Each event will also have a theme.
Peaman Splish-Splash and Superbowl Shuffle Biathlon. [Last week in Jauary]
At the End of Januarywe will be offering a 1/2 mile swim and 3.1-mile run/walk. As usual, the event will include four races. The individual pea and chickpea race is usually the most popular, but we also have a good turnout in the split-pea relay race, pea-wee individual race and pea-wee split-pea race. Each of these races includes divisions, or pods as I like to call them, such as finned peas, family relays, corporate relays, K-9, baby strollers and even unicycles. Our only real rule is that if we don’t currently have a “pod” for you, we will create one.
THEME: We encourage all pea-ticipants to wear the logos or colors of their favorite national football league team or previous year Super Bowl team.
The Terrific Turtle Trudge, The Mighty Mouse Scamper and The Roadrunner 1- mile Romp. [Third week in February]
In February, we will honor Gene “Turtle” Power, Linda “Mouse” Kelley and Rani “The Roadrunner” Tanimoto on the third Sunday of the month. The three run/walk events are called The Terrific Turtle Trudge, The Mighty Mouse Scamper and The Roadrunner 1- mile Romp. The Trudge will cover 332,640 inches; the Scamper will be 126,720 inches; and the 1- mile Romp will be 63,360 inches. The pods will be separated by weight rather than age.
THEME: We encourage people to wear turtle, mouse or roadrunner stuff.
Zoomin’ Zak Plunge and Plod Biathlon. [First Sunday of March]
We will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the first Sunday of March. The event is the Zoomin’ Zak Plunge and Plod Biathlon. The course will include 3/4 mile swim
and a 3.9-mile run. St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to be Irish and wear green, but we will also remember one of my all-time favorite people, Zak Harvey.
THEME: St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to be Irish and wear green.
Carboman 10-mile Mosey, Dragon 3.5-mile Dash and 1-mile Golden Fox Gallop. [Third Sunday of April]
On the third Sunday of the month, we’ll go back to the streets for the Carboman 10-mile Mosey, Dragon 3.5-mile Dash and 1-mile Golden Fox Gallop. The three run/walk races will honor a trio of our original peas, Craig “Carboman” Leeper, Gary “The Dragon” Grubb and Lenny “The Golden Fox” Katz.
THEME: The event theme will be Easter, Spring and, of course, Carboman, The Dragon and The Golden Fox.
Polar Bear’s Pinto Bean and Pinata Biathlon. [First Sunday of May]
The Polar Bear event is open to guys age 20 and up, and boys and girls 19 and under. The race covers a half-mile-swim and two-mile-run course. The Polar Bear event will celebrate Cinco De Mayo. At the Polar Bear Cinco De Mayo celebration, we will offer a two-loop-swim only race that will make up for the cancellation of the traditional Cinco swim. I think we will call ours the Sinko or Swimo De Mayo.
THEME: The event theme will be Cinco De Mayo.
Bree Wee Chickpea Biathlon. [Second Sunday of May]
Bree Wee’s biathlon is open to gals 20 and up, and boys and girls 19 and under. The race covers a half-mile-swim and two-mile-run course. Bree’s race will honor moms and women, who truly are the ones that keep our planet spinning.
Papa Pea’s Birthday Biathlon and Salute to the 70s. [Second Sunday of June]
In June, we will use our usual formula of celebrating my dad’s birthday two weeks after the “Honu Half Ironman. The event will be called Papa Pea’s Birthday Biathlon and Salute to the 70s. The course will include a 3⁄4-mile swim and a 3.1-mile run/walk. We will, of course, be celebrating Bill “Papa Pea” Pagett’s
birthday and the year 1975.
THEME: The 70s.
Pedal Till Ya Puke and Run Till Ya Ralph + The Papa Pea Pedal or Plod + Mad Dog Mile. [July]
In July we will venture away from Kailua Bay and Alii Drive to pretend that we are in France for the final weeks of the “Tour de France.” The hill climb event will be open to road bikes, mountain bikes, runners and walkers. Both the Pedal Till Ya Puke and Run Till Ya Ralph (both 61⁄2 miles) start at the bottom of Kaloko Drive and finish at the top. Start time is 8 a.m. The Papa Pea Pedal or Plod will start three miles up the hill and finish 31⁄2 miles later at the top. Finally at 9 a.m. the Mad Dog Mile will get going with an out and back 1-mile course that starts at the top. At this event we will begin our “Christmas in July” charitable collections. We will be gathering as many new or slightly used event or volunteer T-shirts as possible. We will also continue our year-round collection of both useable and unuseable athletic shoes.
THEME: up hill pain?.
The Brown Bear Bash and Sunny Sprint. [Third Sunday of August]
In August we will distribute all our itemswe can collect to those in need. All donations will be made in memory of Sunny Haspe. Prior to giving out all of the stuff on the third Sunday of the month we will honor Brown Bear and Sunny with The Brown Bear Bash and Sunny Sprint. The bash will be a 1⁄3-mile swim and 3.1-mile run/walk and the sprint will cover 200 yards in the water to go with a 1-mile run/walk.
THEME: The event theme will be bright and sunny clothes or things with bears on them.
Peaman Kickoff Klassic Biathlon. [Second Sunday of September]
In September we will celebrate the start of football season and the arrival of the Iron-peaple at the Peaman Kickoff Klassic Biathlon. The event will the second Sunday of the month and will consist of a 3⁄4-mile swim and 3.9-mile run/walk.
THEME: Wear the logos or colors of your favorite pro, college or high school team.
Peaman Thrash and Dash Biathlon. [near end of October]
Two weeks after the Ford Ironman World Championship we will help cure everyone’s Ironman fever with the always fun Peaman Thrash and Dash Biathlon. It a great first timer with a 1⁄3-mile swim and a 2-mile run/ walk. .
THEME: All “peaticipants” are encouraged to wear autumn colors or silly Halloween stuff.
Post Pigout Peamania. [last Sunday of November]
November will bring about complete lunacy as our fanatical FPP wackos bring back this year’s most fun event, the Post Pigout Peamania. The swim-run – swim- run event will be,
as usual, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The four-segment race will be two loops on the 1⁄4-mile swim and 2-mile run/walk course. The pea-wee race will also cover two loops. Doing one loop or mixing the long course and pea-wee course is also OK.
Peaman’s Birthday Bonanza. [last Sunday of December]
We will wrap up our FPP schedule with Peaman’s Birthday Bonanza on the last Sunday of December. Western-themed attire is encouraged and a bandana or sheriff ’s badge never slowed anyone down in a 1⁄2-mile swim and 3.9-mile run/walk race.
THEME: All Western-themed attire is encouraged and a bandana or sheriff ’s badge never slowed anyone down.