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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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Dec 13 2020
Apr 25 2021
Half Marathon Start
Maui

Maui Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs on: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 5:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

The Maui Marathon will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020!  The Maui Marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii and is the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River.  It has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Maui Marathon
Nov 7 2020
100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon
Hawaii

100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs on: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 5:30am - 12:30pm
Summary

Come and join us for our fifth annual race! Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona down Alii Drive to the infamous "Pit" at the "End of the World". Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean as you complete your chosen distance of marathon or half marathon! This race begins and ends at Coconut Grove [...]

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  • Contact Name: Keely McGhee
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Race Events
Nov 26 2020
Turkey Trot
Maui

Turkey Trot

Occurs on: Thursday, November 26, 2020, 7:00am - 11:30am
Summary

NEW FOR 2020 - We are no longer having a 16 mile course due to safety concerns, however, we have added a 5K course to our Turkey Trot!

Every Thanksgiving VIRR hosts a run up in Kula at Rice park called the Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a unique race where the winners are the runners who [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Dec 12 2020
Kalakaua Merrie Mile
Oahu

Kalakaua Merrie Mile

Occurs on: Saturday, December 12, 2020, 7:00am - 9:00am
Summary

This is a fun one-mile race in Waikiki followed by a beach party. Great as a warm-up for the marathon as well as visiting friends and family. Children of all ages are welcome to run the Merrie Mile.

Starts are in waves based on predicted finish time. The last wave is the professional wave [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu Marathon
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Marathon
Dec 13 2020
Oahu

About the Start to Park 10K

Occurs on: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 5:30am - 12:00pm
Summary

Experience the thrill of the Honolulu Marathon start with fireworks and 26,000 participants! The 10k starts at the same time and place as the full Honolulu Marathon and finishes 10km into the marathon course in Kapiolani Park. The Start to Park 10k is chip timed and includes a race shirt and all [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Marathon
Dec 20 2020
Santa
Maui

Christmas 5K Run & Santa's 1/2 Mile Keiki Dash

Occurs on: Sunday, December 20, 2020, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

Join us for the Christmas 5K, 1 Mile Walk, or Santa's Half Mile Keiki Dash! We will also be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. Santa's Half Mile Keiki Dash: A special race for keiki 8 years and under - starts at 7:30am. There are no bib numbers or run times for the Keiki Dash. 5K Run: [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Jan 21 2021
Signature holes #17 & 18 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
Hawaii

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai

Occurs between: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Saturday, January 23, 2021, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

The PGA Tour Champions will return to the Island of Hawaii January 21-23 to compete for $1.8 million in prize money at the five diamond Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Legendary Hall of Famers, including Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Tom Watson join 42 golfers, seeking to dethrone [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kelly Fliear
  • Contact Organization: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai - PGA Tour Champions
Jan 23 2021
Oahu

Polynesian Bowl

Occurs on: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Summary

The Polynesian Bowl is held annually during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week and is televised LIVE on CBS Sports Network. This year, the game will be held on Saturday, January 23 at Aloha Stadium. At the game, 100 of the top high school football players in the world will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Philip Hetu
  • Contact Organization: Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
Mar 7 2021
Oahu

King's Runner 10K

Occurs on: Sunday, March 7, 2021, 6:45am - 8:30am
Summary

The perfect tune-up race for the Hapalua – Hawaii's Half Marathon. One month before the half marathon, test your fitness on this flat and fast 10k. Starting and finishing at Thomas Square in Honolulu. Included with your race entry: Race shirt Free race photos Commemorative finisher medal [...]

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  • Contact Name: The Hapalua

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