The Hawaiian Islands are well-known for being as profoundly fierce as they are beautiful. Brimming over with volcanoes, dramatic cliffsides, and tropical jungles, these islands provide a unique contrast of power and mystery against sugar white sand beaches, gently swaying palm trees and colorful collections of flowers. Visitors have long been intrigued by this variety and are compelled to come to explore the volcanoes that simmer under the surface as much as they are drawn to crystal blue waters that lap the shoreline. It is the dynamic difference in the landscape that makes Hawaii the perfect place to host one of the world’s most challenging marathons. The Honolulu Marathon once again invites runners to the starting line beginning at 5 am on December 5, 2019.
A Thrilling Challenge at the Honolulu Marathon
Beginning at Ala Moana Boulevard and Queen Street in Honolulu, the Honolulu Marathon brings some of the top performing athletes from across the globe to push the limits of athletic ability on this infamous Hawaiian route. The Honolulu Marathon has earned the title of 4th largest in the U.S. and takes runners on a route that covers 26.2 miles of paradise. Unlike other marathons, the Honolulu Marathon does not require runners to complete the race in a certain amount of time and doesn’t cap the number of runners that can take part in this challenging event.
Any athlete over the age of 7 is welcome to register for the Honolulu Marathon with packet pick up times available December 5th, 6th and 7th at the Honolulu Marathon Expo held at the Hawaii Convention Center. Registration includes a race t-shirt, timing chip, race bib, participation medal as well as access to the fun and amazing post-race activities which food, beverages, music and more. The cost to enter the race for U.S. citizens is $165.
Be Prepared to Be Inspired
While runners will be racing for best times, the Honolulu Marathon is a chance to indulge in the scenic landscape that makes up this magnificent destination as well. The course carries runners past iconic landmarks that include Iolani Palace, Diamond Head, and Hawaii Kai. The race ends at Kapiolani Park with runners have achieved an amazing athletic accomplishment that comes with a side of serene views.
When you’re planning on participating in the Honolulu Marathon, make sure the team at Koko Resorts has you booked into a comfortable and luxurious vacation rental that keeps you close to the starting line. Contact us today for more information on our many gorgeous properties and to begin planning your trip!