Track Star Turns Race Director For Sr. Project
Mililani High senior and cross-country champion Kristin Ali Keith is behind the Family Ties 5K Race set for 7 a.m. Sunday, starting and ending at the school.
The race, which is her senior project to earn an honors diploma, will benefit disabled veterans.
Plans for the race are going well, Keith said, with donations and entries coming in. Prizes will go to the top three elite males, females and some age groups. Entry fee is $25 in advance or $30 on race day. For Mililani High students, it’s $20 in advance. For entry forms, e-mail fam- ilyties5K@gmail.com or call 664-5197.
The course starts on the high school track, passes a gravel hill, takes three loops around campus and finishes back on the track.
Keith is the only child of Kristin and William Keith Jr., who is currently deployed to Iraq with the Army for the second time in four years. Her grandfather was a Marine.
“I started running because ofmy dad,” Keith said.“I think that our relationship has grown because of running, so I decided to focus on the whole family/friend bonding thing.”
Keith hopes to eventually attend veterinary school.