Jim Barahal: Honolulu Marathon’s president balances tradition and innovation

Under the glittering glow of booming fireworks, the 44th Honolulu Marathon will get underway at 5 a.m. Dec. 11. Some 30,000 participants will lace up for the 26.2-mile course that starts on Ala Moana Boulevard, then winds along Chinatown and Downtown streets before heading to Waikiki, Kahala and, eventually, a turnaround point in Hawaii Kai….


Get ready for the Honolulu Marathon and Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

Originally posted by Living808 on KHON2 The Honolulu Marathon and the Hapalua Half-Marathon is just around the corner and Living808 is here to get you trained up and ready for the biggest run of your life. Website for the Honolulu Marathon: www.honolulumarathon.org When: December 11, 2016 Hapalua Hawaii’s Half-Marathon: http://thehapalua.com/ When: April 9, 2017 The…

Last Finisher

Marathon Officially Ends 14 hours, 42 minutes after start

The 40th Honolulu Marathon came to an official close 14 hours, 42 minutes and 14 seconds after it started Sunday when a 56-year-old athletics coaching volunteer and a 19-year-old mute special needs woman from Nagano, Japan, crossed the finish line at Kapiolani Park. The Honolulu Marathon is the only marathon known to keep its finish…

Kona woman wins lifetime marathon entry

A Kona woman probably will back for next year’s Honolulu Marathon — and the years after that. Melissa Braswell of Kailua-Kona won lifetime entry into the annual marathon as well as the half-marathon, which will debut March 11 , in the marathon’s Facebook trivia contest. “I have to come back now, ” the 33-year-old Braswell…