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Hapalua Team Challenge

Hapalua Team Challenge

The Hapalua Invitational Team Challenge, set within Hawaii’s Half Marathon, introduces a compelling elite racing format for 2024.
It’s a unique competition where two teams, each comprising 12 of Hawaii’s finest runners plus a professional captain, go head-to-head. Here’s a simplified explanation:

 

  1. Teams: There are two teams:  Team Duke Statue and Team Diamond Head. Each team has 13 members who are among the top runners residing in Hawaii.
  2. Captains: Both teams will be led by professional athletes who act as captains.  Calli Thackery and Jacob Thomson.
  3. Race Start: All members of both teams will begin the race simultaneously with the mass start at 6 a.m.
  4. Handicap System: To level the playing field, each runner receives a handicap based on their current form. This system aims to balance out differences in ability and ensure a competitive race regardless of individual runner’s baseline speeds.
  5. Winning Criteria: The competition focuses on the collective performance of the team.
  6. Prize: The winning team will be awarded a $5,000 prize to share!

This format adds a strategic layer to racing, emphasizing not just individual prowess but also teamwork and strategy in overcoming the handicaps.
So, are you leaning more towards the spirit of Team Duke or Team Diamond Head?

TEAM CAPTAINS
Team Captains Calli Thackery Team Duke Statue Captain
Captaining Team Duke Statue is Call Thackery. Calli is representing Great Britain in the marathon at the Paris Olympics. Half marathon PB: 68:20 Marathon PB: 2:22:11 (on debut)
Team Captains Jacob Thomson Team Diamond Head Captain
Jacob is returning to Hawaii to Captain Team Diamond Head. He ran at the Hapalua in 2023.
Davis Ka’ahanui Team Duke Statue
2013 Hawaii State High School Cross Country Champion 2023 King’s Runner 10k 1st Place 2024 Great Aloha Run Champion
Gabi Bedlion Team Duke Statue
PRs- 5k 19:29, 10k 38:11 2022 Tantalus Trail Half Marathon
Zoe Worobel Team Duke Statue
PRs - 18:16 5K, 38:50 10K, 1:26 HM
Troy Oshimo Team Duke Statue
2024 King's Runner 10k Runner Up
Bree Wee Team Duke Statue
Former professional triathlete. 8 x Team Hawaii member in The Chase.
Jeremy Morgan Team Duke Statue
2024 King’s 10k: 33:59 (4th overall)
Laura Ankrum Team Duke Statue
Last 10 years Marathon PR 3:04:03 CIM 2022
Kevin Enriques Team Duke Statue
10k PR 33:30 Half Marathon PR 1:17:29 Marathon PR 2:53:58 Instagram: @kev_en2
Grace Chow Team Duke Statue
Half-marathon PR of 1:27
Patrick Stover Team Duke Statue
I was born and raised in Kona on the Big Island. I was always a very active keiki I played soccer growing up and loved going to the beach. Instagram: @pstover88
Jaci Barrientes Team Duke Statue
Personal Records (PRs) •10K- 2024 Kings Runner 41:06 • Half Marathon- Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam 1:32:42 • Full Marathon- Eugene Marathon 3:12:43
Jantzen Hing Team Duke Statue
2024 King's Runner 10k - 36:04
Cosmo Brossy Team Diamond Head
1st place at the 2024 King's Runner 10k
Arielle Zlotnick Team Duke Statue
2024 Great Aloha Run Champion
Connor Bootz Team Diamond Head
4:13 is my Mile PR and 2:40:12 is my Marathon PB.
Bonny Suski Team Diamond Head
My PRs are: 5k: 18:16, 10k: 39:40, Half-Marathon: 1:34:00
Greg Costello Team Diamond Head
Lifetime bests 5k-15:26 8k-26:35 10k- 33:21 Half Marathon: 1:16:50
Marissa Kunsch Team Diamond Head
In 2022 Missy won the King's Runner 10k
Ryan Von Brock Team Diamond Head
10k (35:34), 8k (26:42) and 5k (16:01)
Teresa Allman Team Diamond Head
Marathon 2:50 (2019) Half Marathon 1:23 (2015)
Jared Breaux Team Diamond Head
Recent PR’s 29:12, Lanikai 8K (2023) 36:31, Surfside Turkey Trot 10k (2022) 1:20:17, Hibiscus Half Marathon (2023) 2:48:55, Houston Marathon (2024) 10:26:12, Palo Duro Trail Run 50 Mile (2021)
Emily Reynolds Team Diamond Head
PR includes 2022 Hapalua on Team Hawaii where she finished in 1:29.40. 
Owen Murdock
Noemaikealohaiku’ulei (Noe) Lum Team Diamond Head
PRs: 10k - 41:05, HM - 1:31:20
Davis Ka’ahanui Team Duke Statue
2013 Hawaii State High School Cross Country Champion 2023 King’s Runner 10k 1st Place 2024 Great Aloha Run Champion
Gabi Bedlion Team Duke Statue
PRs- 5k 19:29, 10k 38:11 2022 Tantalus Trail Half Marathon
Zoe Worobel Team Duke Statue
PRs - 18:16 5K, 38:50 10K, 1:26 HM
Troy Oshimo Team Duke Statue
2024 King's Runner 10k Runner Up
Bree Wee Team Duke Statue
Former professional triathlete. 8 x Team Hawaii member in The Chase.
Jeremy Morgan Team Duke Statue
2024 King’s 10k: 33:59 (4th overall)
Laura Ankrum Team Duke Statue
Last 10 years Marathon PR 3:04:03 CIM 2022
Kevin Enriques Team Duke Statue
10k PR 33:30 Half Marathon PR 1:17:29 Marathon PR 2:53:58 Instagram: @kev_en2
Grace Chow Team Duke Statue
Half-marathon PR of 1:27
Patrick Stover Team Duke Statue
I was born and raised in Kona on the Big Island. I was always a very active keiki I played soccer growing up and loved going to the beach. Instagram: @pstover88
Jaci Barrientes Team Duke Statue
Personal Records (PRs) •10K- 2024 Kings Runner 41:06 • Half Marathon- Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam 1:32:42 • Full Marathon- Eugene Marathon 3:12:43
Jantzen Hing Team Duke Statue
2024 King's Runner 10k - 36:04
Cosmo Brossy Team Diamond Head
1st place at the 2024 King's Runner 10k
Arielle Zlotnick Team Duke Statue
2024 Great Aloha Run Champion
Connor Bootz Team Diamond Head
4:13 is my Mile PR and 2:40:12 is my Marathon PB.
Bonny Suski Team Diamond Head
My PRs are: 5k: 18:16, 10k: 39:40, Half-Marathon: 1:34:00
Greg Costello Team Diamond Head
Lifetime bests 5k-15:26 8k-26:35 10k- 33:21 Half Marathon: 1:16:50
Marissa Kunsch Team Diamond Head
In 2022 Missy won the King's Runner 10k
Ryan Von Brock Team Diamond Head
10k (35:34), 8k (26:42) and 5k (16:01)
Teresa Allman Team Diamond Head
Marathon 2:50 (2019) Half Marathon 1:23 (2015)
Jared Breaux Team Diamond Head
Recent PR’s 29:12, Lanikai 8K (2023) 36:31, Surfside Turkey Trot 10k (2022) 1:20:17, Hibiscus Half Marathon (2023) 2:48:55, Houston Marathon (2024) 10:26:12, Palo Duro Trail Run 50 Mile (2021)
Emily Reynolds Team Diamond Head
PR includes 2022 Hapalua on Team Hawaii where she finished in 1:29.40. 
Owen Murdock
Noemaikealohaiku’ulei (Noe) Lum Team Diamond Head
PRs: 10k - 41:05, HM - 1:31:20