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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 professionals runners in the world. The pros will chase down the local guys and girls to the finish line.
Team Hawaii are getting head starts/handicaps ranging from 8 to 24 minutes on the professionals.

Philip Tarbei from Kenya will be back to defend his title. 2017 race report by Toni Reavis.

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
Philip Tarbei Runczech Racing / Born 1993
Defending Hapalua Champion and pacesetter at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon.
Pierce Murphy Skechers Performance
8-time division one all American. Two team national cross county titles. Professional runner for Skechers. Originally from Kauai. Instagram: @murf_da_surf
Daniel Chebii Pacesetter / RunCzech Racing
Daniel is experienced road racer with eight years on international circuit. He is known for tactical racing and for having ability to win races in tight finishes. 
Wakana Fukushima
Wakana is the fastest female celebrity runner in Japan. She has several regular TV & radio programs in Japan.
Handicap/Starter Groups

Philip Tarbei
Daniel Chebii
Pierce Murphy

Wakana Fukushima

8 minute handicap

Reid Hunter
Ben Williams
Jacob Fure

11 minute handicap

Trevaill Chacon
Billy Barnett
Humberto Baeza
Ryan Tsang
Evan Dehart
James Jones

13 minute handicap

Matt Holton
Kevin Enriques
Patrick Stover
Polina Carlson

18 minute handicap

Malia Crouse
Cindy Anderson
Bree Wee
Jill Thompson
Susie Stephen

22 minute handicap

Carly Killam
Rani Tanimoto
Carly Forte

24 minute handicap

Evelina Månsson
Tiare’ Nakashima
Lindsey Wilbur

Team Hawaii 2018
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.
Bree Wee Big Island
Running through First Grade, hung up my pro triathlon life in 2015, making a return to the classroom. Instagram: Bree Wee @breesywee
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
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. 
Ryan Tsang Maui
Junior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Assistant Coach Iolani School (Track/XC) Finished second at the 2017 Hapalua. Instagram: @mauirunner
Matt Holton Maui
Matthew Holton has been a proud member of Team Hawai’i since the inaugural Chase in 2012.
Reid Hunter Maui
I grew up on Maui running the beautiful trails of Haleakala. Attended University overseas in New Zealand where I completed a Bachelors of Science.
Lindsey Wilbur Maui
 Lindsey is back for her third Chase and very excited to be part of team!
Jacob Fure Oahu
Running since a small child completing several marathons in the last few years. Originally from Seattle but been working part of the past 2 years in the Honolua Valley practicing sustainable living and farming. Instagram:  @jacobfure
Trevail Chacon Oahu
Winner of the inaugural King's Runner 10K on March 4 in Honolulu.
James Jones Oahu
First male Kama'aina finisher at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon.
Benjamin Williams Oahu
Ben owns and works full time at Hawaii Triathlon Center, a bike shop and training center in Kailua.
Tiare’ Nakashima Oahu
Tiare' is from Hawaii Kai & has been running for 17 years.  Ran track for Renegades Track Club, Pac-5 & collegiately for University of Hawaii-Manoa.  Instagram: @tiarejn
Carly Killam Oahu
Carly was born and raised in Kailua and graduated from Punahou School, where she ran cross-country, track and paddled.
Jill Thompson Oahu
I’m a 37-year old mother of four (2,6,7, and 9). My full time job is a Household CEO. 
Carly Forte Oahu
Grew up in Northern California and moved to Hawaii less than a year ago with my husband, simply for the reason that we love Hawaii (and so glad we did). Instagram: @carlyforte
Susie Stephen Oahu
Third at the King's Runner 10k on March 4. A mother runner juggling stroller-miles, coaching and teaching yoga. Being part of Team Hawaii is a highlight of my running calendar! Instagram @longrunergy
Cindy Anderson Oahu
Ran XC and Track and Field for the University of Rhode Island. Started racing longer distances and triathlons after college and enjoy trail running, biking, and now, stroller running.
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.
Evelina Månsson Oahu
Evelina ran cross country for Hawaii Pacific University, and graduated in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Communication. Instagram: @evelinaeufemia
Kevin Enriques Oahu
Top Male Kama’aina in 2010 and 2016 Honolulu Marathon, Member of winning Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden team from 2013 to 2015. Instagram: @kev_en2
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.
Bree Wee Big Island
Running through First Grade, hung up my pro triathlon life in 2015, making a return to the classroom. Instagram: Bree Wee @breesywee
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
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. 
Ryan Tsang Maui
Junior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Assistant Coach Iolani School (Track/XC) Finished second at the 2017 Hapalua. Instagram: @mauirunner
Matt Holton Maui
Matthew Holton has been a proud member of Team Hawai’i since the inaugural Chase in 2012.
Reid Hunter Maui
I grew up on Maui running the beautiful trails of Haleakala. Attended University overseas in New Zealand where I completed a Bachelors of Science.
Lindsey Wilbur Maui
 Lindsey is back for her third Chase and very excited to be part of team!
Jacob Fure Oahu
Running since a small child completing several marathons in the last few years. Originally from Seattle but been working part of the past 2 years in the Honolua Valley practicing sustainable living and farming. Instagram:  @jacobfure
Trevail Chacon Oahu
Winner of the inaugural King's Runner 10K on March 4 in Honolulu.
James Jones Oahu
First male Kama'aina finisher at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon.
Benjamin Williams Oahu
Ben owns and works full time at Hawaii Triathlon Center, a bike shop and training center in Kailua.
Tiare’ Nakashima Oahu
Tiare' is from Hawaii Kai & has been running for 17 years.  Ran track for Renegades Track Club, Pac-5 & collegiately for University of Hawaii-Manoa.  Instagram: @tiarejn
Carly Killam Oahu
Carly was born and raised in Kailua and graduated from Punahou School, where she ran cross-country, track and paddled.
Jill Thompson Oahu
I’m a 37-year old mother of four (2,6,7, and 9). My full time job is a Household CEO. 
Carly Forte Oahu
Grew up in Northern California and moved to Hawaii less than a year ago with my husband, simply for the reason that we love Hawaii (and so glad we did). Instagram: @carlyforte
Susie Stephen Oahu
Third at the King's Runner 10k on March 4. A mother runner juggling stroller-miles, coaching and teaching yoga. Being part of Team Hawaii is a highlight of my running calendar! Instagram @longrunergy
Cindy Anderson Oahu
Ran XC and Track and Field for the University of Rhode Island. Started racing longer distances and triathlons after college and enjoy trail running, biking, and now, stroller running.
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.
Evelina Månsson Oahu
Evelina ran cross country for Hawaii Pacific University, and graduated in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Communication. Instagram: @evelinaeufemia
Kevin Enriques Oahu
Top Male Kama’aina in 2010 and 2016 Honolulu Marathon, Member of winning Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden team from 2013 to 2015. Instagram: @kev_en2