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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.

There are 11 rookies in the 2020 Team Hawaii.
Team Hawaii runners are getting head starts/handicaps ranging from 6 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
Professional Chasers
Professional Chaser Josphat Kimutai Tanui  Kenya
Defending Hapalua champion. Josphat is a professional athlete with Adidas from Kenya with a half marathon PR of 59:22. -- Lives and trains in Iten, Kenya -- Coached by Dan Ngetich -- Married, father to a baby boy -- From a family of 12 (seven brothers and five sisters)
Professional Chaser Daichi Kamino Japan
Half marathon PR - 1:01:04 at 2017 Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon https://kaminodaichi.com/
Professional Chaser Titus Kipkosgei Sang Kenya
Developing adidas RunCzech Racing athlete who already experienced Hawaii as a pacemaker for the 2018 Honolulu Marathon. 1:02:51 Half Marathon PB 2019
Professional Chaser Martha Wanjiku Njoroge Kenya
Developing adidas RunCzech Racing athlete who is, since 2019, a course record holder of La Réunion 10K. 1:11:34 Half Marathon PB 2019
Handicap/Starter Groups

24-minute handicap

TBD

22-minute handicap

TBD

19-minute handicap

TBD

12-minute handicap

TBD

11-minute handicap

TBD

8-minute handicap

TBD

6-minute handicap

TBD

TBD

TBD

 

Team Hawaii 2020
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii Bree Brown (Wee) Big Island
2020 King's Runner 10k - 38:26
Team Hawaii Laura Ankrum Big Island
2020 King's Runner 10k - 39:50 Big Island mother of 3 and family physician who loves to run.
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii Matt Holton Maui
3 X Kama’aina Honolulu Marathon, 7 X member Team Hawai’i at the Hapalua Half Marathon.
Team Hawaii Benjamin Williams Oahu
Ben owns and works full time at Hawaii Triathlon Center, a bike shop and training center in Kailua.
Team Hawaii 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!
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii 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.
Team Hawaii Rickus Jacobs Oahu
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
Team Hawaii 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. 
Team Hawaii Zachary Lee Oahu
I was born and raised on Oahu and attended Iolani School, where I played soccer throughout high school.
Team Hawaii Malia Crouse Maui
Malia was born and raised on Maui.  Her love of running has taken her to live in Oregon, Colorado but returned to Maui in 2016. 
Team Hawaii Jake Schmitz Oahu
First time in Team Hawaii
Team Hawaii Aaqib Syed Oahu
Team Hawaii rookie
Team Hawaii Gary Fanelli Oahu
Team Hawaii rookie 2020 King's Runner 10k - 34:09
Team Hawaii Andrew McHowell Oahu
Team Hawaii rookie 2020 King's Runner 10k - 35:16
Team Hawaii Alison Sukolsky Oahu
2020 King's Runner 10k - 38:13
Team Hawaii Mieko Ochsner
Team Hawaii Rebecca Yasutake Oahu
2020 King's Runner 10k - 40:51
Team Hawaii Tiffany Nakamura Big Island
2020 King's Runner 10k - 40:41
Team Hawaii Akiko Patterson Oahu
King's Runner 10k - 41:05
Team Hawaii Isabella King Oahu
King's Runner 10k - 41:16
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii Bree Brown (Wee) Big Island
2020 King's Runner 10k - 38:26
Team Hawaii Laura Ankrum Big Island
2020 King's Runner 10k - 39:50 Big Island mother of 3 and family physician who loves to run.
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii Matt Holton Maui
3 X Kama’aina Honolulu Marathon, 7 X member Team Hawai’i at the Hapalua Half Marathon.
Team Hawaii Benjamin Williams Oahu
Ben owns and works full time at Hawaii Triathlon Center, a bike shop and training center in Kailua.
Team Hawaii 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!
Team Hawaii 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
Team Hawaii 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.
Team Hawaii Rickus Jacobs Oahu
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
Team Hawaii 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. 
Team Hawaii Zachary Lee Oahu
I was born and raised on Oahu and attended Iolani School, where I played soccer throughout high school.
Team Hawaii Malia Crouse Maui
Malia was born and raised on Maui.  Her love of running has taken her to live in Oregon, Colorado but returned to Maui in 2016. 
Team Hawaii Jake Schmitz Oahu
First time in Team Hawaii
Team Hawaii Aaqib Syed Oahu
Team Hawaii rookie
Team Hawaii Gary Fanelli Oahu
Team Hawaii rookie 2020 King's Runner 10k - 34:09
Team Hawaii Andrew McHowell Oahu
Team Hawaii rookie 2020 King's Runner 10k - 35:16
Team Hawaii Alison Sukolsky Oahu
2020 King's Runner 10k - 38:13
Team Hawaii Mieko Ochsner
Team Hawaii Rebecca Yasutake Oahu
2020 King's Runner 10k - 40:51
Team Hawaii Tiffany Nakamura Big Island
2020 King's Runner 10k - 40:41
Team Hawaii Akiko Patterson Oahu
King's Runner 10k - 41:05
Team Hawaii Isabella King Oahu
King's Runner 10k - 41:16