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Marathon Magazine

Big Island Marathon - Hilo Marathon Coming soon! http://hilomarathon.org/
6:00 AM Start is near the Hilo “Bay Front Area” and Canoe Paddling section. It is less than a mile walk from the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel or you may park nearby on the grass. The course will head North up the Old Hamakua Coast of Hawaii taking scenic routes past the famous Honoli’i Surf spot, through beautiful canopy covered roads, alongside waterfalls and over narrow bridges. You will turn around approximately 7.5 miles at the Botanical Garden Center and head back along the same course. After passing through the Hilo Bayfront area, you will head over the Suisan Bridge, take a left turn, and then travel around Queen Liliokalani Gardens, through Banyan Drive. After you pass the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, you will run around “Ice Ponds” and head out to The Richardson Beach park with a few a few scenic detours that bring you closer to the the ocean waves breaking along the coast. After the turn-around just past Richardson’s, you will take the first left onto Uwalu St. and pass mile 21. Then it’s a right onto the shady and scenic Nene St. until you get back to Kalanianaole Ave., where you will head back towards Hilo until the short detour to Silva Street. Half way down Silva St. you will take a right onto Keaa St., and then left at the Mazda dealership back to “Ice Ponds”. At this point, a police officer will be stopping traffic for you to cross back through the way you came onto Banyan Drive and make your way back to the finish where you started.


Honolulu Marthon

START LOCATION: Ala Moana Boulevard / Queen Street Extension


START: 5 AM on Sunday, December 13, 2009. To ensure an orderly start, please proceed onto Ala Moana Boulevard beneath the banners indicating your estimated finish time. Water is available at the Start.
TRANSPORTATION: Free BUS SERVICE to the starting line will depart from the Honolulu Zoo parking lot on Kapahulu Avenue beginning at 2 AM on Race Day. The last bus will leave at 4 AM. Board early and do not wait for the last bus as there may not be room. Non-runners will be transported on a space-available basis. A few buses will return to Kapiolani Park after the start.

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PARKING: Vehicle access to Ala Moana Beach Park and Kapiolani Park will be strictly enforced. Only vehicles that have authorized access by the Honolulu Marathon and display the proper vehicle permit will be allowed access.
No parking will be allowed in or near Kapiolani Park or the parking lot after 7 PM on Saturday, December 12. Unauthorized vehicles parked in those areas will be ticketed and towed. Parking at the starting line is prohibited. Check the Traffic Advisory for more information.

RESTROOMS: Portable facilities will be in abundance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no Clothing Check-In at the START Area on Race Day. Any clothing left or discarded at the start area will be donated to charity.

Maui Marathon

The Maui Marathon is a Point-to-point, from Kahului to Kaanapali on the island of Maui. This 26.2-mile course is recognized as one of the ten most scenic marathons in the USA as well as the oldest consecutive running marathon in Hawaii. A major portion of the course runs within 50 feet of the Pacific Ocean.

The Maui HAlf Marathon is an Out-and-back from Whalers Village in Kaanapali Resort. This flat and fast course passes through Lahaina Town tracing the final 6.55 miles of the marathon course, turns around at Launiupoko Park and returns to Kaanapali Resort following the same route.

Kauai Marathon

The Kaua'i Marathon and Half Marathon begin in Poipu, the world-class resort community at the sunny southern end of the island and run the first 11 miles together. The courses follow the contour of the scenic coastline, offering magnificent views of the island's picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks, and green tropical rain forests. As dawn breaks, runners will experience lush green vistas as they approach the shade of the century old Tunnel of Trees. The course then winds through misty Omao where the half marathon enters Kukui’ula Resort offering spectacular ocean views for the last few miles. The full marathon heads out to Lawai before climbing to reveal stunning ocean views at the top of Kalaheo. The remaining miles are a gradual descent until runners receive a rousing island welcome upon their return to Poipu Beach. The courses is USATF and AIMS certified. 

To view maps and elevations please click the following links.  Due to issues with the USATF site, the elevations may or may not work from time to time. Please right click and refresh, if they still do not come up, please try back. Thank you for your patience.

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