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Hibiscus Half Marathon

Hibiscus Half Marathon

Honolulu (O'ahu Island), Hawaii, USA | Sunday, May 26, 2019

Race Rundown

Half MarathonSunday, May 26, 20195:30am
15KSunday, May 26, 20195:30am
5-MilerSunday, May 26, 20195:30am

Why We Love It

Honolulu, which means 'sheltered bay', sits on the island of O'ahu and is known for its tropical blue waters, lush landscapes, big wave surfing, luaus and Polynesian influences. It blends together its relaxing and outdoor lifestyles with Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, while also preserving the history of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Waikiki Historic Trail

Beginning at the Royal Hawaiian Center, the trail includes 23 historically significant Waikiki sites (most identified by plaques mounted to surfboards).

Waikiki Beach Walk

8-acres of stoned pathways home to hotels, shops, bars, restaurants, and an entertainment plaza.

USS Arizona Memorial

A memorial for soldiers killed during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, leading to the U.S.'s involvement in WWII. Reserve tickets early!

Royal Hawaiian Center

An outdoor shopping complex filled with palm trees, tiki torches, eateries, shops, and traditional Hawaiian entertainment.

Mānoa Falls

A 150-ft (45 m) waterfall accessible by a 2-mile hike through jungle, bamboo forest, and some mud.

Kuhio Beach Park

A popular beach area with a protective seawall, statues, and a free public torch lighting and hula show. Surfboards not allowed in seawall area - a good spot for families.

Koko Crater Trail

An old railway track turned into a recreational 1,500 stair climb.

Diamond Head

A famous and often photographed volcanic crater, home to military facilities, hiking trails and Pacific Ocean views.

Average Temperature

High - 85°F (29°C) Low - 71°F (22°C)

Transportation

Airport

Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
6 mi (10 km) from downtown

Train

None

Accommodations

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki0.8 mi (1.3 km) from start/finish
Embassy Suites Waikiki1.4 mi (2.3 km) from start/finish
Hilton Waikiki Beach0.7 mi (1.1 km) from start/finish
Hotel Renew0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach0.6 mi (1 km) from start/finish
Marriott Waikiki Beach0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort1.4 mi (2.3 km) from start/finish
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach0.9 mi (1.4 km) from start/finish
Pacific Beach Hotel0.6 mi (1 km) from start/finish
Sheraton Waikiki1.1 mi (1.8 km) from start/finish
The Westin Moana Surfrider0.8 mi (1.3 km) from start/finish
VIVE Hotel Waikiki0.8 mi (1.3 km) from start/finish
Waikiki Parc Hotel1.3 mi (2.1 km) from start/finish