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About the Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

Sunday April 14, 2019
Start time: 6am
By the Duke Kahanomoku Statue, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii

APRIL 14, 2019

Hapalua – “half” in Hawaiian, is our 13.1m race held on the second Sunday of April each year.

The Hapalua is open to everybody and there is no time limit.
International residents can enter from November 1



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Essential Information

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
‘This was my first half marathon. I'm very thankful for all of the volunteers that made this work. Very good set up, well placed water and medical points, and a great safe route. I had a blast!!!Johnny Strickland’
‘Great race! I made a new PR and felt great during the entire course! Water stations were perfect and very thankful for the volunteers handing it out and cleaning up the trash around it. Fast course and the energy was amazing!  So many nice people on the course and everyone is striving for the same goal. Aloha Spirit was great!! Will be doing it again next year!! Mahalo!Sara McGuire Margalus’
‘My 5th Hapalua half marathon, the best one yet! Got to do it with friends and even though I didn't train at all this time still came in under 2:30. Awesome to see people embrace the fitness journey whatever that may be for them!Doug Wong’
‘This is my favorite half. Well organized and awesome spectators. Beautiful path. Everyone was friendly. So glad came to HI for my 1st half on the West Coast. Loved the shaved ice and fresh pineapple juice. The best traffic control ever. Beautiful weather. Perfect run!!!Hazel Reed’
‘This race marked my 7th state on my quest for a half in each state. This race was well organized and the post race food was amazing (best I've seen yet, I've done 10 halfs and 2 fulls)! I finished in 3:00 hours and there was still plenty of food left. I'm so glad I chose this race for my Hawaiian one! Mahalo!Karissa Mcspadden’