Over 1,000 runners, 300 traveling from Japan, participated in the second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival at Kapiolani Park on Sunday, June 1. The first place six-member team was Team Hawaii Sport Jaco Rehab, crossing the finish line in just under 2.5 hours to win the grand prize of round-trip airfare to Japan for the entire team, courtesy of lead sponsor Hawaiian Airlines. Other participants included Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Japan Consul General Toyei Shigeeda and Hawaii News Now: Sunrise weather anchor Dan Cooke. They joined student teams, corporate groups, military members and family teams on the 26.2-mile course, split into 6 legs, from Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach and back. Team members passed a sash embedded with a microchip as each completed one or more legs of the relay-style race.