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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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…

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Free ride with Uber

Leave your car at home and get to and from the Hapalua with Uber. Uber are offering Hapalua participants a free first Uber ride up to $20. This can be used on race day or even to get to the Expo. Set up your Uber account and use promo code: Hapalua  

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Let us entertain you!

The entertainment at this years Hapalua starts at the Expo with Hawaiian Music and Dance! Annamarie Love will perform the National and State Anthems and Kahu Hailama Farden will conduct the traditional Hawaiian blessing on Sunday morning at the start line. You’ll catch top entertainers at Triangle Park on the course, and then Maunalua and…

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The half-marathon is the fastest growing standard distance

Half-marathon participation in the U.S. increases by 307% since the year 2000. There were nearly 2 million finishers in U.S. half marathons in 2013 and 61% were women.  Of the nearly 5,000 participants at the 2014 Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon, 57% were women.   Half-marathon fun facts snapshot by Running USA: Since 2000, the…

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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…