The Chase – A unique handicap racing format
$11,000 is up for grabs in the Chase, the elite race at the 2017 Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon.
The 23 best local runners in Hawaii get a head start on some of the best professionals runners in the world. The pros will chase down the local guys and girls to the finish line.
On April 9, Team Hawaii will be chased down by four professionals. Abraham Kipyatich and Philip Tarbei from Kenya, and Yuki Yagi and Kayoko Fukushi from Japan.
The first person across the finish line, man or woman, will receive $5,000. Second will get $2,500, third, $1,000, fourth, $750, fifth, $500, sixth, $400, seventh, $300, eighth, $250, ninth, $200, and 10th, $100
First across the line is the winner!
In the 2017 Chase, 23 runners make up Team Hawaii and will get up to a 22 minute head start on the professionals who start with the mass start at 6:00AM.
Chasers: 6:00 am start
Chasers: With Group A and a 6 minute handicap, 5:54 am start
Team Hawaii Starts
Group A 6 minute handicap, 5:54 am start
Group B 10 minute handicap, 5:50 am start
Group C 12 minute handicap, 5:48 am start
Group D 16 minute handicap, 5:44 am start
Group E 20 minute handicap, 5:40 am start
Group F 22 minute handicap, 5:38 am start