What is Ola Ala?
Ola Ala (which means my life (or well-being) path in Hawaiian) is an online physical activity program where you travel from Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, along a virtual route. On the way you’ll visit more than 50 of the state’s most treasured outdoor attractions, brought to life with vivid pictures and detailed descriptions.
Who can participate?
Any member school district employee — whether you’re just starting out or an experienced exerciser, Ola Ala gives you simple, motivating tools to track your progress and see results. With dozens of activities to choose from, you can increase activity and improve health no matter what your interests or ability.
How does it work?
Each time you record physical activity minutes, you move along a virtual route that winds through Hawaii, passing through the islands' most exciting outdoor attractions. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity, 5 days a week.
How does the team competition work?
Team participation is optional — and a lot of fun. Each day you record 30 minutes or more of physical activity, you earn an Ola Ala hibiscus for your team. The more hibiscuses your team earns, the higher the score. The team competition runs Monday, November 5 to Sunday, December 16; to have your activity count toward your team’s score, you must log all activity by Tuesday, December 18. Read the FAQs by clicking the link at the bottom of the page; then visit the Team page for more details after you register.
When does the program start?
Registration opens Monday, October 15; you may begin recording Monday, November 5. All teams must be formed by Tuesday, November 13. The team competition will end on Sunday, December 16, but you may update activity until the team scores freeze on Tuesday, December 18.