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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 turn description below.

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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 0.8 miles
Portable Toilets at the Start
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.

Second Aid Station at 2.4 miles
Runners will continue east on South King St, then turn right on Punchbowl St, using the three far right lanes of Punchbowl St. The two far left lanes of Punchbowl St will remain open for vehicle access to Restaurant Row and the residences in the area with no parking allowed in this area of Punchbowl St.

Third Aid Station at 4 miles
Portable Toilets at 5 miles
Runners will turn left onto Ala Moana Blvd and continue on the makai lanes of Ala Moana Blvd which will be coned to allow runners in both directions.

Fourth Aid Station at 6 miles
Runners will turn right onto Kalakaua Ave and proceed past the Duke Kahanamoku statue.

Fifth Aid Station at 7.3 miles
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.

Sixth Aid Station at 9 miles (energy gels)
Portable Toilets at 9 miles
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
Portable Toilets at 11 miles & finish