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The Chase

The Chase

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.
Team Hawaii runners are getting head starts/handicaps ranging from 8 to 24 minutes on the professionals.

Prize Purse

An $11,000 prize purse is up for grabs. First across the line is the winner!

  • First,  $5,000
  • Second, $2,500
  • Third, $1,000
  • Fourth, $750
  • Fifth, $500
  • Sixth, $400
  • Seventh, $300
  • Eighth, $250
  • Ninth, $200
  • Tenth, $100
The Professional Chasers
Mike Chesire
Professional athlete with Adidas from Kenya. Mike paced the 2018 Taipei City Marathon and finished second in the 2018 Maralal Half Marathon.
Josphat Kimutai Tanui  Kenya
Josphat is a professional athlete with Adidas from Kenya with a half marathon PR of 59:22.
Benard Kiprotich Kosgei  Kenya
Developing athlete and a training partner of Josphat Tanui and Mike Chesire
Handicap/Starter Groups

8 minute handicap

 

11 minute handicap

 

13 minute handicap

 

18 minute handicap

 

22 minute handicap

 

24 minute handicap

 

Team Hawaii 2019
Billy Barnett Big Island
I am a special education teacher living on the Big Island. I spend most of my time being inspired by winding trails, the ocean flow, beautiful written language and growing plants. IG: @billy_b_bigisland
Rani Henderson Big Island
Biggest accomplishment: having my two boys, ages 4 years and 2 years. Fun hobby, I don't consider it work: sports columnist for West Hawaii Today.
Patrick Stover Big Island
I was born and raised in Kona on the Big Island. I was always a very active keiki I played soccer growing up and loved going to the beach. Instagram: @pstover88
Ryan Tsang Maui
Self-coached. Runs for fun when not playing basketball. Believes that anything can be accomplished with hard work and discipline. Instagram: @mauirunner
Matt Holton Maui
3 X Kama’aina Honolulu Marathon, 7 X member Team Hawai’i at the Hapalua Half Marathon.
Reid Hunter Maui
Current student at UH Maui College pursuing science. Team member of Honu Elite. Assistant Track coach at King Kekaulike High School.
Benjamin Williams Oahu
Ben owns and works full time at Hawaii Triathlon Center, a bike shop and training center in Kailua.
Carly Killam Oahu
Carly Killam, 34, Oahu.  Carly was born and raised in Kailua and graduated from Punahou School, where she ran cross-country, track and paddled.  She attended Willamette University where she also ran cross-country and track. 
Cindy Anderson Oahu
Ran XC and Track and Field for the University of Rhode Island. Started racing longer distances and triathlons after college and especially enjoys trail running and biking.  Former Team Hawaii member in three previous Hapalua races and honored to be a part of the team again!
Evan DeHart Oahu
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, where he ran Cross Country and track on a partial athletic scholarship at University of Cincinnati.
Polina Carlson Oahu
Originally, I was a tennis player at the University of North Carolina. After one semester at UNC, I transferred to the University of West Alabama and continued playing tennis there. Instagram: @tempolina
Humberto Baeza Oahu
Naval Officer. Grew up in Springdale, Arkansas, after graduating from University of Arkansas, I reported to Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rickus Jacobs
Winner at the King's Runner 10k in March. Rickus is from South Africa and a full-time student at HPU. PR's: Mile 4:06 ; 5k - 14:35 ; 8km cross country - 24:34 ; 10k - 30:50
Michael Morrison Oahu
I am originally from Buffalo, NY but I have had the pleasure of living and running in multiple states around the country.
Caile Kohlbrenner Maui
Originally from the New York City area, Caile Kohlbrenner has been running for as long as she can remember. Her father, Andrew, ran competitively for years, which inspired Caile to pursue competitive running.
Zoe Worobel Oahu
Originally from Sacramento, CA, I moved to Oahu 7 months ago to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from HPU. I ran cross country and steeplechase for NCAA DII university. 
Bethany Spector Oahu
Former Naval Academy XC and Track runner. Currently a local running coach. Enjoys racing distances from 5K to 55 miles. Instagram: @lb_bethany
Breann Guzman Oahu
Breann was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  Always active, the first sport she fell in love with was baseball. Eventually, her mother made her switch to softball in middle school and then on her high school team. 
Malory Young
Malory Young is a mountain/ultra/trail runner who occasionally tries her hand at road running. When not on the trail, she is an epidemiological investigator for the State of Hawaii Department of Health, specializing in HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Dakota Grossman Oahu
My name is Dakota Grossman and I am 23 years old. I have recently graduated from the University of Utah where I competed on the cross country and track team.
Zachary Lee Oahu
I was born and raised on Oahu and attended Iolani School, where I played soccer throughout high school.
Tammy Bautista Oahu
I train with Hawaii Running Lab and am coached under Michael Garrison, owner/founder. My biggest accomplishment and also the happiest moment in my life was when my son, Jacob, was born.
Danna Keaolani Takayo Friedemann Oahu
Started running XC seventh grade at Kamehameha Schools, after being cut at Volleyball tryouts. Recreationally ran for University of Oregon Running Club until graduating in 2010, with a BA in Psychology. Coming up on 8 years as a Flight Attendant for Hawaiian Airlines.
Leslie McCampbell Oahu
He's completed 15 Marathons, 2 being the Boston Marathon in 2016 and 2018. He has a passion for running and absolutely loves the healthy, happy community it fosters. He's excited to be a part of Team Hawaii and can't wait for The Chase!
Billy Barnett Big Island
I am a special education teacher living on the Big Island. I spend most of my time being inspired by winding trails, the ocean flow, beautiful written language and growing plants. IG: @billy_b_bigisland
Rani Henderson Big Island
Biggest accomplishment: having my two boys, ages 4 years and 2 years. Fun hobby, I don't consider it work: sports columnist for West Hawaii Today.
Patrick Stover Big Island
I was born and raised in Kona on the Big Island. I was always a very active keiki I played soccer growing up and loved going to the beach. Instagram: @pstover88
Ryan Tsang Maui
Self-coached. Runs for fun when not playing basketball. Believes that anything can be accomplished with hard work and discipline. Instagram: @mauirunner
Matt Holton Maui
3 X Kama’aina Honolulu Marathon, 7 X member Team Hawai’i at the Hapalua Half Marathon.
Reid Hunter Maui
Current student at UH Maui College pursuing science. Team member of Honu Elite. Assistant Track coach at King Kekaulike High School.
Benjamin Williams Oahu
Ben owns and works full time at Hawaii Triathlon Center, a bike shop and training center in Kailua.
Carly Killam Oahu
Carly Killam, 34, Oahu.  Carly was born and raised in Kailua and graduated from Punahou School, where she ran cross-country, track and paddled.  She attended Willamette University where she also ran cross-country and track. 
Cindy Anderson Oahu
Ran XC and Track and Field for the University of Rhode Island. Started racing longer distances and triathlons after college and especially enjoys trail running and biking.  Former Team Hawaii member in three previous Hapalua races and honored to be a part of the team again!
Evan DeHart Oahu
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, where he ran Cross Country and track on a partial athletic scholarship at University of Cincinnati.
Polina Carlson Oahu
Originally, I was a tennis player at the University of North Carolina. After one semester at UNC, I transferred to the University of West Alabama and continued playing tennis there. Instagram: @tempolina
Humberto Baeza Oahu
Naval Officer. Grew up in Springdale, Arkansas, after graduating from University of Arkansas, I reported to Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rickus Jacobs
Winner at the King's Runner 10k in March. Rickus is from South Africa and a full-time student at HPU. PR's: Mile 4:06 ; 5k - 14:35 ; 8km cross country - 24:34 ; 10k - 30:50
Michael Morrison Oahu
I am originally from Buffalo, NY but I have had the pleasure of living and running in multiple states around the country.
Caile Kohlbrenner Maui
Originally from the New York City area, Caile Kohlbrenner has been running for as long as she can remember. Her father, Andrew, ran competitively for years, which inspired Caile to pursue competitive running.
Zoe Worobel Oahu
Originally from Sacramento, CA, I moved to Oahu 7 months ago to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from HPU. I ran cross country and steeplechase for NCAA DII university. 
Bethany Spector Oahu
Former Naval Academy XC and Track runner. Currently a local running coach. Enjoys racing distances from 5K to 55 miles. Instagram: @lb_bethany
Breann Guzman Oahu
Breann was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  Always active, the first sport she fell in love with was baseball. Eventually, her mother made her switch to softball in middle school and then on her high school team. 
Malory Young
Malory Young is a mountain/ultra/trail runner who occasionally tries her hand at road running. When not on the trail, she is an epidemiological investigator for the State of Hawaii Department of Health, specializing in HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Dakota Grossman Oahu
My name is Dakota Grossman and I am 23 years old. I have recently graduated from the University of Utah where I competed on the cross country and track team.
Zachary Lee Oahu
I was born and raised on Oahu and attended Iolani School, where I played soccer throughout high school.
Tammy Bautista Oahu
I train with Hawaii Running Lab and am coached under Michael Garrison, owner/founder. My biggest accomplishment and also the happiest moment in my life was when my son, Jacob, was born.
Danna Keaolani Takayo Friedemann Oahu
Started running XC seventh grade at Kamehameha Schools, after being cut at Volleyball tryouts. Recreationally ran for University of Oregon Running Club until graduating in 2010, with a BA in Psychology. Coming up on 8 years as a Flight Attendant for Hawaiian Airlines.
Leslie McCampbell Oahu
He's completed 15 Marathons, 2 being the Boston Marathon in 2016 and 2018. He has a passion for running and absolutely loves the healthy, happy community it fosters. He's excited to be a part of Team Hawaii and can't wait for The Chase!