2014 Lavaman Keauhou Cancelled
I recently had to make a very difficult decision regarding Lavaman Keauhou for 2014. Several factors have contributed to my decision to cancel the November 2014 Lavaman Keauhou. After 5 years of attempting to come up with a course that is both safe and community friendly, I realize that until future road construction is completed, Kona Country Club is reopened, and improvements and repairs at Keauhou Bay completed, I will be fighting an uphill battle. The expenses of the current bike course and the requirements necessary to make it as safe as possible without creating a total gridlock for the community, create a financial hardship that the race cannot sustain.I love this event and this was a difficult decision and I will definitely relook at it in the future as changes occur, but for 2014, it just is not feasibile.
Gerry Rott, Lavaman Race Director