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Course Description

Course Description

The spectacular Hapalua course starts in Waikiki as the sun is coming up, and takes in downtown Honolulu, returning to Waikiki before going up and around Diamond Head, finishing in Kapiolani Park. You’ll receive your medal in the finisher village in Kapiolani Park where you can also see your finish on the big screen and enjoy the entertainment and awesome post-race food.

See the course map, elevation chart (metric & imperial) and turn by turn description below

New for 2019: Please note course modifications. Ala Moana Beach Park and miles 5-7 on South Beretania and Kapiolani Blvd.

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metric chart
Turn by Turn Course Description
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.

First Aid Station at 1.2 miles
Portable Toilets at the Start
Runners will proceed on Ala Moana Blvd, turn left onto Ala Moana Beach Park Road, running through the park with ocean views, exiting the other end back onto Ala Moana Boulevard.

Second Aid Station at 2.4 miles
Portable toilets on the turn into the park and inside the park
Runners will continue west on Ala Moana Blvd, turn right onto Smith St, up to Beretania St and turn right.

Third Aid Station at 4.2 miles
Medical Aid at Smith St.
Runners turn right onto Puchbowl St then left onto N. King St, veer right onto Kapiolani Blvd

Fourth Aid Station at 6 miles
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. Monsarrat Ave will be coned to allow contra-flow traffic in the makai lanes with runners on the mauka (mountainside) lanes. No parking will be allowed on Monsarrat Ave.

Fifth Aid Station at 9 miles (energy gels)
Portable Toilets at 9 miles
Medical Aid at 9 miles
Sixth Aid Station at 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.

Seventh Aid Station at 11 miles
Medical Aid Station at 11 miles
Portable Toilets at 11 miles & finish