Who we Are

Alan Whitehead founded the Kona Run race event in 2003 in Northville.  Since then, created the Wicked Halloween Run in 2011, Shamrock Race in 2012, Kona Chocolate Run in 2013 all held in Plymouth, Kona Strawberry Run in 2015 & Kona Cheesecake Run in 2016 plus the Buffalo Wild Wings Race & Strohs Legend Run in 2017.  Alan derived the name Kona Running Co. from his frequent visits to Hawaii & drinking Kona Coffee.  Alan was on the Race Staff at the Detroit Free Press Marathon in 1999-2001 & Race Director of the Parade Company’s annual Detroit Turkey Trot in 2004-2005.  The Kona Running Company donates to local charitable organizations like the Karmanos Cancer Institute, University of Michigan CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Northville Educational Foundation & the Farmington Y.  Alan also owns the Road Runner Sports store in Canton & part ownership in Hughesware Registration Services.