Every Thanksgiving VIRR hosts a run up in Kula at Rice park called the Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a unique race where the winners are the runners who are closest to guessing their time in the 16 mile or 8 mile runs, not who crosses the finish line first. No timing devices are allowed.. no cheating … Start: 8 Mile Starts at 8:00am, 16 Mile Starts at 7:00am. Course: Starts and finishes at Rice Park in the parking area off of Lower Kula Rd. Distance: 8 Mile out and back and 16 Mile which is the 8 mile out and back twice. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Maui Food Bank.