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The Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About The Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon

The Hapalua, subtitled Hawaii’s Half Marathon, offers an individual half marathon and relay as well as a unique feature it calls “The Chase.” In the Hapalua Chase, the best local runners from Hawaii get a head start on some of the best professionals runners in the world. The pros will chase down the local guys and girls to the finish line.

The race begins at the historic and beautiful Duke Kahanamoku statue and takes runners along Hawaiian streets, exposing them to great scenery and entertainment along the course. At Diamond Head Crater State Monument, runners will run all the way around the 475-acre park that circles what is perhaps Honolulu’s most famous site.

The Hapalua invites runners, elites, beginners, or in-betweens, to come and participate in this wonderful event!

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

Practicalities

After Race Services

Malasadas, bagels, shave ice, snacks, Gatorade and water will be available for in the finisher area. There will also be finish line entertainment.

Award Medals

Hapalua commemorative Finisher medal.

Maximum Time

There is no time limit for the Hapalua.

Refreshments

Finisher Malasadas.

Timing

Chip-timed.

The Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon Route Map

The Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Duke Kahanamoku

Waikiki,us

Finish:

Kapiolani Park

Waikiki,us

Highlights

The course offers up plenty of gorgeous Hawaiian scenery. In addition, runners can take in the Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Kalakaua Avenue, where the race begins. The statue was named for the five-time Olympic medalist in swimming who was later one of the earliest popularizers of surfing.

At Diamond Head Crater State Monument, runners will run all the way around the 475-acre park that circles what is perhaps Honolulu’s most famous site. Called a tuff volcano for the rock it is made of, Diamond Head erupted some 300,000 years ago, leaving the crater we know today, which is now filled with hiking trails and some of Hawaii’s most spectacular views.

Overview

The race begins at the statue of Duke Kahanamoku on Kalakaua Ave, with runners proceeding in a westward direction. Runners will then turn left onto the makai (oceanside) lanes of Ala Moana Blvd at the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Ave. Runners will proceed on Ala Moana Blvd, crossing over at Channel St, then to Nimitz Hwy, and will turn right onto Smith St, and right again onto South King St in an eastward direction. Two lanes of South King St will be closed and one lane will be open for through traffic with no parking allowed in this area of South King St. Runners will continue east on South King St, then turn right on Punchbowl St, using the three far right lanes of Punchbowl St. Runners will turn left onto Ala Moana Blvd and continue on the makai lanes of Ala Moana Blvd. Runners will turn right onto Kalakaua Ave and proceed past the Duke Kahanamoku statue. Runners will veer left onto Monsarrat Ave and head eastward up Monsarrat Ave toward Kapiolani Community College. Runners will continue around Diamond Head on Diamond Head Rd to Kalakaua Ave, in a westward direction and finish at the Honolulu Marathon Finish Line.

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.