KOLOA, Hawaii, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KonaRed Corporation (OTCQB: KRED), manufacturers of antioxidant juices and nutritional supplements from the unique and exclusive Hawaiian CoffeeBerry® coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, today announced today that it will be sponsoring the Kaua'i Marathon & Half Marathon that will take place on Sunday, September 6, 2015, on Poipu, Kaua'i Island, in Hawaii. KonaRed will also be sponsoring the 2nd Annual CrossFit Poipu Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run set for Saturday, September 19, 2015, in Hawaii. All donations and proceeds from the event go towards scholarships for children to do CrossFit.
The 7th Annual Kaua'i Marathon and Half Marathon begins at 6 AM in Poipu Beach and ends at the Kukui'ula Resort for half marathoners while full marathoners will return to Poipu Beach. The courses follow the coastline, and feature gorgeous views of beaches, tropical forests and volcanic peaks. Both half- and full-marathon runners will share the USATF certified course for 11 miles and journey through the Tunnel of Trees. Runners come from around the world to participate in this event. Runner's World rated the Kaua'i Half Marathon as a Top 10 destination for half marathons, and many other publications and runners have also expressed enthusiasm for the event.
CrossFit Poipu is putting on the 2nd Annual CrossFit Poipu Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run Competition; the event comprises a 10K run, a 5K run with obstacles and a 5K run for a team of 4. CrossFit Poipu is a CrossFit gym located in Poipu Beach, Kaua'i; their fitness programming aims to improve participant capacity in ten recognized fitness domains: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. CrossFit has grown immensely in popularity over the past few years and according to Forbes, there are 11,000 CrossFit gyms around the world, a 22-fold increase from nine years ago. The CrossFit brand is estimated to generate $4 billion in annual revenue.
KonaRed CEO Shaun Roberts stated, "We embrace active lifestyles and good nutrition, and this is at the core of our business. We are very excited to be sponsors of these amazing runs and we will continue to look for opportunities to sponsor local events. Both of these events bring out great people, some excellent charitable organizations and sponsors who believe in fitness and healthy lifestyles. Hawaii is an ideal setting for outdoor activities and draws people from all over the world. Our beverages and powders are ideal for anyone who wants to be healthy and are very popular not only with CrossFit athletes, but with all types of athletes as they get a good nutritional boost without all the sugar that is present in the average sports drink. Our beverages are packed with anti-oxidants and nutrients and also taste great. KonaRed products help with energy, immune support and focus, all of which are vital to athletes but also benefit ordinary people who simply enjoy the taste and living a healthy lifestyle. We are excited to support these two events and we really like the fact that all the proceeds of the Ultimate Trial Run by CrossFit Poipu go to children in the form of scholarships for CrossFit."
About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation produces health and wellness nutritional products including beverages and nutritional supplements that bring the attributes of Hawaiian Coffee Fruit to an international consumer market. The Company was established in August 2008 and achieved its first sales in February 2009. In October 2013, KonaRed went public and trades on the OTCQB under the symbol KRED. KonaRed, through a licensing agreement with FutureCeuticals Inc., utilizes innovative, state of the art, proprietary processes that produce antioxidant extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, which are used to produce KonaRed's Antioxidant Juice, Organic Green Tea, Coconut Water, On-the-Go Packs and 100% Coffee Fruit Powders. KonaRed Corporation is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution center is in San Clemente, California. KonaRed products are sold in select Kroger, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Safeway, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada. More information about KonaRed and its products can be found at www.konared.com.
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