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Big Island International Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date March

About Big Island International Marathon

Big Island International Marathon invites runners to be part of a beautiful race that follows the coast of Old Hawaii.

The lush, verdant, tree-lined hills and brilliant blue waters along the coastline of Onomea Bay and Hilo Bay form the beautifully scenic backdrop for Hawaii’s Big Island International Marathon. Run through the paradise-like hills along the highway overlooking the bays that open out into the vast open waters of the Pacific Ocean. This race features some of the most beautiful natural scenery runners are likely to encounter at any major race anywhere in the world.

Run alongside historic roads with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, scenic waterfalls, lush tropical forests and expansive sugarcane fields. Hilo boasts beautiful green landscapes thanks to its cooler climate and regular rainfall. Racers will have the refreshing morning drizzle of rain as they embark of the path to completing their run.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Located every two miles. Gatorade at every station. Energy Gels at approximately every 3rd station. Cola at beginning, end, and before mile 24.

Award Medals

Every athlete who completes the race will receive a finisher's medal. Categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall, and in the following Age Groups: 0-14; 15-19; 65-69; 70+.

Maximum Time

7 hours

Refreshments

Food and refreshments provided at the finish line.

Start:

Bay Front

Bayfront Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Difficulty

rolling

Highlights

Runners will run alongside historic roads with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, scenic waterfalls, lush tropical forests and expansive sugar cane fields.


Overview

The course follows “the coast of old Hawaii” up, long the Pacific Ocean, past exotic waterfalls, down and over narrow bridges and lava beaches. Runners follow an out-and-back route that takes them first along the Bayfront Highway/Mamalahoa Highway, and then back south along the route they’ve just run, back toward the starting line area.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.