The course map and turn by turn description
The race begins at the statue of Duke Kahanamoku on Kalakaua Ave, with runners proceeding in a westward direction.
Runners will then turn left onto the makai (oceanside) lanes of Ala Moana Blvd at the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Ave.
Runners will proceed on Ala Moana Blvd, crossing over at Channel St, then to Nimitz Hwy, and will turn right onto Smith St, and right again onto South King St in an eastward direction. Two lanes of South King St will be closed and one lane will be open for through traffic with no parking allowed in this area of South King St.
Runners will continue east on South King St, then turn right on Punchbowl St, using the three far right lanes of Punchbowl St. The two far left lanes of Punchbowl St will remain open for vehicle access to Restaurant Row and the residences in the area with no parking allowed in this area of Punchbowl St.
Runners will turn left onto Ala Moana Blvd and continue on the makai lanes of Ala Moana Blvd which will be coned to allow runners in both directions.
Runners will turn right onto Kalakaua Ave and proceed past the Duke Kahanamoku statue.
Runners will veer left onto Monsarrat Ave and head eastward up Monsarrat Ave toward Kapiolani Community College. Monsarrat Ave will be coned to allow contra-flow traffic in the makai lanes with runners on the mauka (mountainside) lanes. No parking will be allowed on Monsarrat Ave.
Runners will continue around Diamond Head on Diamond Head Rd to Kalakaua Ave, in a westward direction and finish at the Honolulu Marathon Finish Line.
Water and Gatorade will be provided at the water aid stations. Since part of the course is an out and back, you’ll be able to pick up fluid in both directions at some of the aid stations.
The aid stations are at the following points:
It is very important that you take in fluids during the race.
You’ll pick up your medal, look for your friends and family and head over to the food tables to pick up water. It is important to re-hydrate after such a long run. Then head for the food tables where you’ll get malasadas, bagels, bananas and shave-ice. Stay and listen to some music and tell everyone about the details of your race and show off any blisters!