Social run

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…


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…


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…


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…


“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…


Official Hotel Sponsor – Outrigger Hotels

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Hits the Ground Running As Official Hotel Sponsor of the Hapalua  Participants and spectators of the April 13 half marathon can take advantage of special rates at Outrigger and OHANA Hotels in Waikiki WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, a long-standing sponsor of local sporting events, has signed on as the…

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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….