Alan Whitehead founded the Kona Run race event in 2003 held annually in Northville, MI, Wicked Halloween Run in 2011, Kona Shamrock Run in 2012, Kona Chocolate Run in 2013 all held in Plymouth, MI and the new Novi Half Marathonw/Nas Dastmalchi in 2014. 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 for three years and Race Director of the Parade Company's annual Detroit Turkey Trot for two years. The Kona Running Companydonates to charitable organizations including the Karmanos Cancer Institute, University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital, Northville Educational Foundation, Northville Parks & Rec and Plymouth Parks & Rec.
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