Along the Course
Marathon Course: 26 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 Head.
Timing System: MyLaps timing detectors will be placed at the starting line, half marathon, and at the finish line. Other detectors may be placed at random locations.
Wheelchairs: Racing wheelchairs will be on the course. Please watch out for them.
Note: 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.
Running Courtesey: Stay within the coned lanes to ensure your safety as well as provide runners coming along the opposite direction with a clear path.
Aid Stations: There are 16 Aid Stations located along the course, manned by 2,300 volunteers working in shifts, serving water, sports drink, and providing professional medical assistance.
The first Aid Station is located at approximately 2.5 miles (3.5K) from the start, then every 2 to 3 miles (3K to 4.8K) thereafter.
To keep aid stations from being congested, continue to the last table and please keep moving.
Weather Conditions: Precautions 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.
Warning: Inadequate 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 before continuing.