In the Hapalua Chase, the best local runners from Hawaii get a head start on some of the best professional runners in the world. The pros will chase down the local guys and girls to the finish line.
There are five professionals chasing down Team Hawaii in 2023. Four from the United States and one representing Japan. See full profiles below.
The 2022 champion Sharon Lokedi, who went on to win the New York City Marathon six months after winning the Hapalua, is sadly not joining the field this year.
Team Hawaii runners are getting head starts/handicaps. The 2023 headstarts are still to be confirmed, but typically range from 7 to 23 minutes on the professionals.
An $6,750 prize purse is up for grabs. First across the line is the winner. Doesn’t matter if you’re male, female, Chaser or local runner. First to cross the line wins the jackpot.
- First, $3,000
- Second, $2,000
- Third, $1,000
- Fourth, $500
- Fifth, $250