About the Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon
APRIL 5, 2020
Hapalua – “half” in Hawaiian, is our 13.1m race in April.
The Hapalua is the largest half marathon in Hawaii and starts just by the beach in Waikiki!
Around 10,000 runners and walkers participate. There is no time limit, only Aloha spirit!
The 13.1m spectacular course starts right by the beach in Waikiki and finishes in Kapiolani Park after looping around Diamond Head.
The finisher festival area has concerts, a big screen showing your finish, freshly made malasadas, shave ice and more!
All finishers also get an amazing medal as well as a race shirt and tote bag.
Mainland residents can sign up from October 15 and International residents from November 1.
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
Second Aid Station at 2.4 miles
Third Aid Station at 4.2 miles
Fourth Aid Station at 6 miles
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
Seventh Aid Station at 11 miles
Medical 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’