Join local runners this Sunday for the first of the marathon readiness series races. Details below.
Race Date and Location:
August 10, 2014 Sunday – Kapiolani Park 6:00 a.m.
- Boca Hawaii
- Friday, August 8, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 9, 12:00 noon– 5:00 p.m.
Parking is available around Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo. Plan to arrive at least 1 hour early in order to find parking, pick up your timing chip and make it to the starting line.
Start your Honolulu Marathon preparation with this beautiful 15K course that cover midcourse and finishing section of the Marathon route. The race begins in Kapiolani Park and heads over scenic Diamond Head, continues around the crater until you come to a right turn on to 18th Ave then right on Kilauea Ave to the Aloha gas station and follows the Marathon route on Kahala Ave back to the finish line in Kapiolani Park.
Aid Stations are located about every 2 miles; each aid station serves water and Gatorade. Aid Stations are provided by volunteers from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Come well hydrated as this is an endurance event and the weather can get hot quick!
Race Day Tips
- The day before the race you should be taking in plenty of water
- Pick a dinner that is going to give you enough carbohydrates, but is not going to upset your stomach or cause you to feel super stuffed.
- Do not put on a brand new pair of shoes because you think you are going to run better.
- Wear clothing that will wick your perspiration away.
- Visiting the water stations is great because you can get hydrated, but having a fuel belt will help maintain your rhythm when running and keep you hydrated.
- The morning of the race, make sure you take care of all of your bathroom necessities.
- On the morning of the race, ingest what you usually eat when you are going to do that long run.
- If you know you get hungry when you are running, plan ahead of time and make sure you have all of your goodies that work for you when you need it.
- If you are using an MP3 player, have all of your songs preloaded, charged and ready to go in the morning.
- If you feel like you are bonking or your running pace is just off, then follow someone who is just in front of you but is going fast enough that you can pace yourself with them.
Bonus Tip: Pain is temporary; so have fun, sweat and enjoy that late breakfast or lunch after the race, you earned it.