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It’s Race Time in Hawaii: Upcoming Road Races

The Kauai Marathon 2011

(Source: http://crm2.diabetes.ca/. Image by Unknown)

Are you a runner?

Do you love running races to compete with others who have similar interests? Well, running a race in Hawaii is unlike running anywhere else. Thanks to beautiful weather and unparalleled scenery, you can enjoy this sport in the comfort of a natural paradise any month of the year but especially in summer. Whether you live here or plan to visit soon, check out the upcoming road races and time your visit perfectly.

Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs, Big Island, August 22, 2015:
You have your choice of four types of runs. The half marathon starts at 7 a.m., the 10k marathon starts at 7:45, the 5k starts at 8 a.m. and the Keiki runs start at 10 a.m. All races start and finish at Cooper Center located on Wright Road in Volcano Village, giving you spectacular views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Register online at http://volcanorainforestruns.com/.

XTERRA Adventure Fest Maui, Maui, August 22, 2015: This off-road adventure features an Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Runs comprising .5 mile swim, 10 mile mountain bike and 5k run. There will also be a 5k and 10k trail run before the main event with a Keiki 2k run as well. Enjoy plenty of good food, entertainment, t-shirts and medals for the top three winners in each age division. Races kick off starting at 8 a.m. Register at http://runnersparadiseinc.com/main/events/xterra-adventure-fest-maui/.

Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk, Honolulu, August 30, 2015: The annual Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk, a four-mile run along the scenic Ka Iwi coast highway, begins at 6:15 a.m. at Awawamalu, also known as Sandy Beach. Run freely as the sun rises over the Kaiwi Channel, passing Halona and Hanauma Bay and finishing at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club at Maunalua Bay. Register at http://www.kaiwicoastrun.org/.

Tripler Fisher House 8K Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, September 5, 2015, Honolulu: This race is from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This is a public, no-cost race to raise awareness about the Tripler Fisher House’s mission, which is to provide comfort to service members and their families when they fall victim to a medical emergency. This event in particular pays tribute to service members who lost their lives in combat since 9/11. Learn more about the race at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tripler-fisher-house-8k-hero-remembrance-run-walk-or-roll-2015-tickets-16982152074?aff=erelexporg.

Kauai Half Marathon, Kauai, September 6, 2015: Starting at 6 a.m., this race draws big crowds on the usually-quiet island of Kauai. This race made the annual Runner’s World Bucket List, so you know this one is good! You can even register for Brennecke’s Carbo Load Dinner at Poipu Beach Athletic Club with two seatings: one at 5 p.m. and one at 6:30pm. Learn more about the race at http://www.thekauaimarathon.com/.

Turtle Bay Biathlon, Oahu, September 6, 2015: This second annual race is a combination of a swimming event and a running event. You can choose from the masters course with an 1800m swim and 5k and the shaolin course with a 1000m swim and 5k run. Register now at http://www.turtlebaybiathlon.com/.

As long as you’re in Oahu for the Turtle Bay Biathlon, why not sign up for a tour or two? Hoku Hawaii Tours is your source for several amazing tours in and around Oahu, so book today!