Philip Tarbei takes first place – Maui’s Ryan Tsang comes in second

By  Toni Reavis @ToniReavis Honolulu, Hi.- The Hapalua Half Marathon crowned a new champion today in sunny Kapiolani Park, and celebrated a new course record, too. In the sixth running of the Honolulu Marathon’s spring sister race Kenya’s Philip Tarbei chased down all 21 Team Hawaii runners and bettered his three pro challengers, as well, to post…

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Get ready for race day – read the Final Instructions

All you need to know for a Happy Hapalua We’re getting close to race day and it’s time to read up on the Final Instructions.   NEXT STEP – Packet Pick Up Location: Ballroom A, 4th Floor, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Opening Times:  10AM – 8PM, Friday, April 7, 2017 9AM – 4PM,…


Team Hawaii takes on the world in The Chase

The Chase – A unique handicap racing format $11,000 is up for grabs in the Chase, the elite race at the 2017 Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon. The 23 best local runners in Hawaii get a head start on some of the best professionals runners in the world. The pros will chase down the local guys and…



October 3rd, 2016 – The Hapalua, Hawaii’s fastest growing sporting event, is excited to announce that early entry has opened for the 6th Annual Hapalua Race taking place on Sunday April 9th, 2017.   “We give Hawaii residents a head start by opening entry for a special introductory rate of just $48 which also includes…

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Clothing Drop-Off tent

News update: Due to popular demand, we’re setting up a Clothing Only drop off tent in the finisher village close to the Medical Tent. You can drop off a change of clothes there from 4am on race morning and pick up before 10:30am. Clothes only please, don’t leave any valuables and we can’t accept any…

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Saturday Social Run

Join us for the annual pre-Hapalua social run on Saturday morning in Kapiolani Park. Meet and run (slowly) around the park with Patrick Makau, Erick Kibet, and Isabella Ochichi. Super social event and unique opportunity to hang out with some of the worlds best long distance runners! Take some photos and check out the running…

Competing in the 2016 Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon

Makau & Ochichi ready to Chase

Former marathon world record holder, Patrick Makau, and the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in 5000meters, Isabella Ochichi are going to be chasing down Team Hawaii in the Chase. The two Kenyans are joined by their countryman, Erick Kibet Kogo and Royatoro Otani from Japan as the stellar team of professionals tasked with taking down the…


2016 In-Training Shirts on their way

We have begun mailing out the 2016 Hapalua In-Training shirts! Look out for your shirt toward the end of the week if you live locally in Hawaii. Mainland shipments will be arriving next week and Canadians can expect theirs in about 2 weeks. Mahalo and hope you like your new shirt!  


Early Entry & Complimentary Training Shirt

Time to sign up! Early bird registration for the 2016 Hapalua is open for Hawaii residents from October 2 to October 18.  The entry fee for the April 10 half marathon is $48 through October 18. This entry also includes a complimentary In-Training shirt, in addition to the race shirt. USA & Canada On Monday October…