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GET READY, GET SET, SIGN UP & SAVE NOW FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL HAPALUA.

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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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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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…

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Hapalua Expo opens 12pm, Friday

All registered participants must pick up their race numbers and commemorative race t-shirt at the Expo. The Hapalua Expo is open to the public and will have vendors selling all running related products as well the official race merchandise. The microfibre towel has every participants name on it who signed up prior to March 21….

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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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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!  

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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…

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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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Pre-race social run with the pros

Meet up with professionals for a social run 8am Saturday April 11 Bandstand, Kapiolani Park All Hapaluans are invited to meet the professional runners and other Hapaluans on Saturday morning for an informal get together. We’ll do a slow run around Kapiolani Park and then take some pictures and you can talk to the pros about…