The Big Island, Hawaii (PRWEB) November 14, 2008
The Rainbow Raw Games (RRG) begin on November 20th-23rd on the breathtaking island of Hawaii. The setting is Kalani, a renowned retreat nestled among tropical jungles and the Pacific Ocean. This lush location offers an amazing backdrop to the festivities, fun and sun that make up The Rainbow Raw Games!
This Hawaiian adventure for the whole family is the first event of its kind that hopes to raise awareness about the benefits of living a raw, organic lifestyle. Whether a hardcore athlete, dedicated health nut, raw food enthusiast or parent interested in a unique family vacation, The Rainbow Raw Games offers something for everyone!
The RRG were founded with the hope of creating a bridge between sports, wellness, raw food living, spiritual growth and personal empowerment, with a goal of welcoming everyone and a hope of sharing information on the raw lifestyle. This amazing event is designed to take you - as part of the ever growing world consciousness- to the next level of strength, athletic skill, individual awareness, cultural outreach and community appreciation.
Competitive events include a Tropical Triathlon, Raw Strength Competition, Greg Cipes Surf Contest, The Kalani Adventure Race, Sprinting, Sand Castle building and even a Raw Food Prep Off (featuring Raw Vegan chefs!).
The RRG is dedicated to broadening the view of the world community by sharing alternative health options and bringing together renowned experts from a variety of fields. Speakers, presenters and athletes include:
•Raw lifestyle leader, David Wolfe, an internationally renowned eco, nutrition, and natural beauty expert
•Catherine Garceau, Olympic Bronze Medalist in Synchronized Swimming, renowned motivational speaker and author
•Primal diet creator Aajonus Vonderplanitz
•Supermodel and health advocate, Lillian Muller
•Musician, actor, athlete, Greg Cipes, known as the spiritual surfer from MTV
•Host of the Raw Spirit Show and Raw Inspirations, Laura Fox
•Renowned dancer, fire spinner and dedicated raw vegan, Tonya Kay
•Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke
•Kieba Om a life coach who operates a raw boot camp in Hawaii, Body Fitness Boot camp
•Raw vegan distance runner Frank Giglio, the first raw vegan to publicly finish in a 100 mile race
•Physical trainer and athletic director, Joseph Jacques of CAST
•Author, motivator, life coach and personal trainer, Nick Goode of Success Ultra Now
•Musical guests will include Elijah, Sudhananda, Baraba Jaba (http://www.myspace.com/barabajaba) and Nahko.
The RRG are also meant to be a celebration of ancient Hawaiian customs and will feature a variety of cultural festivities including The Rainbow Raw Games Traditional Makahiki Festival, considered to be the Hawaiian New Year. The traditions will be guided by Kapuna (revered elders) and celebrated with food, music and timeless games of balance, strength, and wit, enjoyed by all ages, examples include, Spear Throwing (O o ihe), Plunging With Greatest Splash (Lele Pahu), A Race By Turning Cartwheels (Ho okaka), A Board Game Similar To Checkers (Konane) and Coconut tree climbing.
There will also be luaus and demonstrations of Hawaiian crafts; learn how to make Lei's and traditional clothing. See how coconut cream is made and of course get a fresh taste. Learn how chocolate comes from trees and nibble on some of the world's best raw chocolate. Learn how to Hula and witness the "Royal Court Dancers" of Pu uhonu oHonaunau and enjoy traditional and modern Hawaiian music by local favorites and more well-known performers.
Rainbow Raw Games is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the games will go towards two island charities, Hulau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna and Native Puna District Charter School.
The RRG were initially conceptualized by Paul Mamakos, creator of Everything Raw, a company he founded in 2006 that is based in organicCharlottesville, Virginia. Everything Raw offers several varieties of raw, a energy bars - Raw Decadence®, an organic dark chocolate with dates and variety variety of nuts and Yoga Bar TM, an organic white chocolate with dates and a Organic. of nuts. Everything Raw Bars are 100% raw, gluten free and Certified , In March 2008, Everything Raw introduced a new flavor, Indigo Nights a fudge bar, combines pistachios and chocolate. In 2008, Everything Raw will introduce a new bar called I Am Strong TM, for people who exercise.
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