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Isabella Ochichi wins the Chase at the Hapalua

By Toni Reavis. Posted with permission @tonireavis Honolulu, HI. – At a time when interest in the outcome of elite races is struggling to connect with an audience, the Hapalua, Hawaii’s Half Marathon has designed a format that brings the world-class into competition with the local class, while making hunters and prey out of all….

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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…

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2015 Race Report

  In the pitiless game of hunter and prey there are no guarantees, only daily survivals. Today, under its unique Chase format, in which 24 top runners from the Hawaiian Islands are given incremental head starts ranging from 20 to 7 minutes on four international chasers, The Hapalua, Hawaii’s Half Marathon saw the hunters prevail…

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Woman wins handicapped “Chase” for first time

A woman won The Hapalua’s handicapped “Chase” competition for the first time in the race’s three-year history today.   Eri Macdonald, 33, a Honolulu attorney, took full advantage of a 21-minute head start  on two Kenyan male professionals,  battling blustery winds and occasional rain in her winning effort ahead of a field of more than…

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Social Run with the Pros

Updated with video: Everyone is invited to meet, greet and run (slowly) with the invited professional runners at Kapiolani Park on Saturday, April 12 at  8am. We’ll meet up by the Bandstand take some photographs and then do one or two laps of Kapiolani Park at a slow pace. Please RSVP on our Facebook page…

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“The Chasers” Announced

Kenyan Professionals take on Team Hawaii in The Chase Patrick Makau, Peter Kirui and Isabella Ochichi have been invited to run in the 3rd annual Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon. They will take part in the Chase, a unique racing format that gives 24 of the best local runners in Hawaii a head start on…

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The Chase is Back

The Chase returns to the Hapalua Team Hawaii will compete against world class professionals at the 2014 Hapalua. Head Start Team Hawaii, made up of the best runners based in Hawaii, will be given a head start on the professionals.  The Chasers will aim to catch up, pass and beat all the runners in Team Hawaii….