miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers. The Honolulu
Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean
views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond
Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is
level except for short uphill grades around Diamond
Detectors will be placed at the starting line, half marathon,
and at the finish line. Other detectors may be placed
at random locations.
wheelchairs will be on the course. Please watch out
All participants must self-propel themselves without assistance. NO assistance conveyances and unauthorized vehicles including bicycles, baby carriages, all forms of skates, support walkers, walking sticks, poles and canes, etc. will be allowed on the course on race day.
within the coned lanes to ensure your safety as well
as provide runners coming along the opposite direction
with a clear path.
are 16 Aid Stations located along the course, manned
by 2,300 volunteers working in shifts, serving water,
sports drink, and providing professional
first Aid Station is located at approximately 2.5 miles
(3.5K) from the start, then every 2 to 3 miles (3K to
To keep aid stations from being congested, continue to the last table and please
should be taken against heat and humidity; temperatures
at the start will generally be in the mid 60s (Fahrenheit)
and climb to the low 80s (Fahrenheit) by 10:00 AM.
training, failure to pace, and disregard for the importance
of taking fluids have resulted in life-threatening conditions
such as heat stroke in both experienced and first-time
marathon entrants. If this is your first marathon or your
first experience running in a warm, humid climate, take
fluids at each of our 16 Aid Stations. Should you begin
to experience difficulties, stop and ask for advice or
assistance from the medical personnel at an Aid Station
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