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Whether you are watching professional players compete or joining in on the action, the Hawaiian Islands are a year-round playground for athletes of all kinds, from surfers to golfers to Ironmen.

With its inviting Pacific waters and 750 miles of coastline, water sports are simply a way of life in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are the birthplace of modern surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, and you can experience both while you’re here – either on famous surf beaches like Waikiki and Hookipa Beach, or at tournaments like Duke’s OceanFest and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. You can also watch or participate in one of Hawaii’s oldest sports, outrigger canoe racing, at prestigious events like the Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Races or Pailolo Challenge. 

On dry land, Hawaii’s lush golf links host some of the most legendary names in the game, and three PGA golf tournaments call the Hawaiian Islands home. Marvel at the elite triathletes that compete in the iconic IRONMAN Triathlon each fall, or see if you can go the distance at the Honolulu, Kauai or Maui marathons. Professional tennis, NBA preseason basketball and international soccer tournaments are some of the other sporting events that will give you yet another reason to visit the Hawaiian Islands.

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Aug 8 2020
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Hawaii

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Occurs between: Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Saturday, August 15, 2020, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), founded in 1959, is the second oldest big game sport fishing event in the world. HIBT is a five-day tournament built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association rules for big game fish world records and does not [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tournament Admin
  • Contact Organization: HIBT
Sep 3 2020
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Monday, September 7, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Dec 13 2020
Jul 3 2020
Day one on Maui as racers prepare for the crossing to Molokai
Molokai

Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea

Occurs between: Friday, July 3, 2020 - Saturday, July 4, 2020, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Summary

We are back for 2020, with the Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea. The Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea is a combination of two great ocean paddling events, the Maui to Molokai Challenge 27 miles which started in 2003 and the Molokai Holokai 10 miles began in 2010. With two great events combined and immersion [...]

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  • Contact Name: Clare Mawae
  • Contact Organization: Youth in MOtion
Jul 11 2020
Iao Valley 10K & 5K
Maui

Iao Valley 10K & 5K

Occurs on: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

Where: Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot off Vineyard Street Distance: 10k, elevation is 780 feet gain and descent 5k, elevation is 300 feet gain and descent Course Description 10K : Starting at the Wailuku Municipal parking lot, runners follow Vineyard Street to Main Street up to the scenic Iao Valley [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Jul 17 2020
Pa'u riders are a favorite tradition at the annual Parade.
Kauai

Koloa Plantation Days

Occurs between: Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 25, 2021, 9:00am - 9:00am
Summary

Celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa, Kauai during this 10-day family oriented festival held the last two weekends in July and the week in between on Kauai's sunny south shore. Each year highlights a different theme. Founded in 1835, Koloa Plantation was Hawaii's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Melissa McFerrin Warrack
  • Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
Jul 25 2020
Volcano's Ohia Lehua Runs
Hawaii

Volcano's Ohia Lehua Runs

Occurs on: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 7:00am - 11:00am
Summary

This year, the Volcano's Ohia Lehua Runs offers four distances for runners to choose from: half marathon, 10k, 5K, and keiki dash for children 10 years and under. The race will begin and end in Volcano Village. The course will take runners up Wright Road through a beautiful Ohia forest with [...]

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  • Contact Name: Keely McGhee
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Racers
Aug 15 2020
XTERRA Hawaii Island Off-Road Triathlon
Hawaii

XTERRA Hawaii Island Off-Road Triathlon

Occurs between: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Sunday, August 16, 2020
Summary

"XTERRA Hawaii Island Off-Road weekend of events will take place on August 15-16, 2020 on the lands surrounding Hapuna Beach State Park. Famous for its beautiful white-sand beaches and rugged lands where warrior kings once came to rest and recuperate. A rare opportunity to traverse these lands [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Tri Sports
Sep 6 2020
The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon
Kauai

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon

Occurs on: Sunday, September 6, 2020, 6:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are one of the most beautiful destination races in the world today. Taking place on September 6, 2020 this race is a great way to combine a unique experience and a get-away that only Kauai can offer. Participants pass hula dancers and Taiko drum troupes along [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Bob Craver
  • Contact Organization: The Kauai Marathon
Sep 12 2020
Golf Tournament & Buffet
Maui

Golf Tournament at the Maui Nui Golf Club

Occurs on: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 7:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The first annual VFW Post 3850 Golf Tournament Charity Fundraiser is happening on September 12th, 2020 and we would love to see you there. A shotgun start at 7:00 AM on the course at Maui Nui Golf Club, and lunch buffet follows at Sunsets Bar and Grill restaurant at 12:00 PM. The Tournament will [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ed Dille
  • Contact Organization: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850

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