Hawaii is an area that is well-known for incredibly scenic trail running, but it’s not exactly slacking in the road running department either. From the infectious, fun energy of the Ku’ikahi Half Marathon to the long-standing tradition of the Keoua Canoe Club Mac-A-Thon, try out these 10 best road races in Hawaii.
Get your run in and take in a spectacular view with the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. Held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend each year, this popular event includes not only a full marathon but a half marathon, 15K, 10K, and 5K.
If you’re a runner and you’re on the Big Island, you can’t miss the Big Island International Marathon. You’ll enjoy views of the Hawaii coastline, tropical forests, stunning waterfalls, and sugarcane fields. It’s a fantastic time for runners in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K, or in the 2-mile walk.
Honolulu has plenty of popular road races, but a fun new addition is the Aloha Racing Ku’ikahi Half Marathon. In addition to the half marathon, there are 10K and 5K events for your enjoyment.
One of Maui’s most beloved running events is the Valley to the Sea Half Marathon. Held in Wailuku, this event welcomes all for its 5K, 10K, and half marathon.
The Ha’ena to Hanalei race is one of the longest-running races in Hawaii, celebrating its 41st year in 2023. Don’t miss your chance to sign up for the half marathon, 8-miler, 5K, or one-mile youth run.
Partake in one of the most scenic races that Hawaii (and the US, for that matter) has to offer. The unique Kahakuloa Half Marathon offers you the option to run the entire half marathon on your own or to sign up with a relay team of 2 or 4 runners to divide and conquer.
In Koloa, everyone knows that September means it’s time for the Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon. The race benefits various non-profit organizations but whatever the cause may be that you’re running for, you’re sure to have a great time.
If you live in the Kailua area, have a blast running through your town with the Kailua 10-Miler and 5K. Held by the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club, this popular February race is a favorite throughout the town every year.
Take part in Hawaii’s oldest annual 5K and 10K race, the Keoua Canoe Club’s Mac-A-Thon. This fantastic out-and-back course reaches from Honaunau Bay to Napo’opo’o and back.
Lovely Volcano Village is home to the popular Volcano ‘Ohia Lehua Runs. Whether you’re opting for the 5K or the half marathon, get ready for an exciting atmosphere and a fun course ahead.