Run it. Watch it. The Chase
Patrick Makau to race in The Chase at the Hapalua
For the 2013 Chase at the Hapalua, the best runners in Hawaii will be given the unique opportunity to race against Patrick Makau, the marathon world record holder (2:03:38) as well as Jimmy Muindi and Nicholas Manza. All three are from Kenya.
Patrick Makau recorded his world record time in Berlin in 2011 and is in great form, and about to run the London Marathon in April.
Jimmy Muindi has the course record at the Honolulu Marathon and has won that race more times than anyone else. He knows racing in Hawaii and how to tackle the climate as well as the hills of Diamond Head.
Team Hawaii, made up of the best runners based in Hawaii, will be given a head start on Makau, Muidi and Manza. The Chasers will aim to catch up, pass and beat all the runners in Team Hawaii. The first person, man or woman to cross the finish line in Kapiolani Park will be crowned the overall winner. It will be a race to wire!
For the 2013 Chase, the women get between 19-25 minutes head start on the pros and the men get between 7-14 minutes head start, determined by recent race performances. Click here for a full list of individual start times for Team Hawaii.
Show me the money
An $11,000 prize purse is up for grabs. The first person across the finish line – pro or amateur — 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
For a list of the local runners in the 2013 Hapalua Chase, click here.
Jimmy Muindi Patrick Makau Nicholas Manza