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Honolulu Marathon | Oahu Event

The Honolulu Marathon welcomes 30,000 participants and scores more who come as spectators to the annual Oahu Event!

Date of Event: December 8, 2019

Whether you’re attempting a marathon for the first time or you’re a seasoned runner, the Honolulu Marathon welcomes you to participate in one of the biggest marathons in the country!

About the Honolulu Marathon:
Unlike some other marathons, there are no limits on the number of participants, no qualifying times, and no cut off time for finishing! About 30,000 people will tie up their running shoes for the 2019 Oahu Event, which takes place on December 8th. Whether you’re shooting for a record time or just plan to walk the scenic course, the Honolulu Marathon is a great choice!

Even if you’re not much a runner, you can still come and enjoy the views. Walk or jog the course, or even line the route to cheer on the runners. If you’re staying at our Honolulu Hotel in December, this is a fun Oahu Event to add to your itinerary!

The Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Boulevard, at Ala Moana Beach Park near Ambassador Hotel – A top choice among all Honolulu Accommodations. The Marathon finishes at the lovely Kapiolani Park. The 26.3-mile course includes spectacular ocean views along the world-famous Waikiki Beach, and the race route traverses past the Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain for this Marathon is level, except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head, providing a moderately challenging course.

Want to Participate in the Oahu Event?

Because there are no limits on the number of entrants, you can register right up until race day. If you register early, however, you’ll save money on the entry fee.

  • Before April 16, 2019 - $135
  • April 17 through May 22, 2019 - $165
  • May 23 through September 2, 2019 - $185
  • September 3 through October 16, 2019 - $225
  • October 17 through November 23, 2019 - $245

A discounted rate is available for active duty military and dependents.

After the Marathon, an Awards Ceremony will be held at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Awards will be presented to the first 3 men and first 3 women who cross the finish line, Kamaaina, and wheelchair participants.

The Honolulu Marathon is always one of the most popular Honolulu Events of the year! Ambassador Hotel Waikiki is ideally located near the route! Our Honolulu Hotel is also near popular dining, shopping, and attractions, making us the perfect choice for those coming for the 47th Annual Honolulu Marathon or just for a getaway to the paradise-like Island of Oahu!

Planning a visit to Oahu? View our current Special Offers and make reservations online or by calling: 808.941.7777.