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Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

About the Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

Sunday April 14, 2024
By the Duke Kahanomoku Statue, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii

Registration for the 2024 Hapalua is open

There are no qualifications to enter and runners and walkers are equally welcome. There is no time limit at the Hapalua.


The 2024 race will be back on April 14, starting in Waikiki and finishing 13.1miles later in Kapiolani Park.


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Turn by Turn Course Description
The race begins at the statue of Duke Kahanamoku on Kalakaua Ave, with runners proceeding in a westward direction on Kalakaua Avenue.

Portable Toilets at the Start
Runners will turn left on Atkinson Dr past the Hawaii Convention Center and proceed past the Ala Moana shopping center on Ala Moana Boulevard.

First Aid Station at 2.3 miles
Runners will continue west on Ala Moana Blvd and onto Aloha Tower Drive.

Second Aid Station at 3.9 miles
Runners will make turn by the Aloha Tower to return on Aloha Tower Drive on the ocean side and continue onto Ala Moana Boulevard.

Aid Station at 5.5 miles
Continuing on Ala Moana Blv past Magic Island and crossing the Ala Wai canal and continuing into Waikiki.

Aid station at 6.4 miles

The course takes a right to Kalakaua Avenue going east towards Diamond Head.

Aid Station, medical & toilets at 8.3 miles
Runners will continue past the Honolulu Zoo and then turn right on Paki Ave on the east side of Kapiolani Park.
The course then goes up Diamond Head Road for the first incline.
Aid Station at 11 miles
Medical Aid Station at 11 miles
Continuing past the light house with views from Diamond Head Road, the course turns around at Triangle Park and then back along DHR and down to Kalakaua Avenue and into Kapiolani Park and the finish line!

Medals and Malsadas at the 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’