Join-In Sports Events
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Most people come to Hawaii for a relaxing, laid-back vacation. But others come here to complete in some of the toughest, most prestigious sporting events in the world. Each winter, the waters between Maui and Molokai are filled with competitive canoe teams and stand-up paddleboarders for events like the Maui SUP Cup and Pailolo Challenge. If you visit the Island of Hawaii in the fall, you’ll spot scores of athletes training for the famous IRONMAN Triathlon along the arid roads of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway of the Kohala Coast. Whatever your sport or specialty, there are many ways you can join the fun – and friendly competition – on your trip to Hawaii.
Take a look at some of the major participatory sports in Hawaii, then explore individual events by island:
Hawaii is credited with being the birthplace of modern stand-up paddleboarding, and the clear, calm waters of the Hawaiian Islands make the perfect meeting ground for recreational SUP and world-class competition alike.
Maui & Molokai
Canoes have been an important sport (and mode of transport) in Hawaii ever since our first settlers sailed here almost 2,000 years ago. Today, canoe clubs from around the globe descend on Hawaii to put their strength and teamwork to the test at a number of prestigious outrigger events.
Island of Hawaii
With courses that wind through unbelievably scenic spots like Leahi (Diamond Head) and Poipu Beach, it’s no wonder Hawaii’s marathons are among the most popular and well-attended in the world. Some highlighted races include the Kona Marathon and Volcano Rain Forest Run. So, lace up your running shoes and see if you can go the distance.
Island of Hawaii
- Kona Marathon
- Volcano Rain Forest Run
- Powerman Hawaii Duathlon
- Revel Kulia Marathon and Half Marathon
Some of the most iconic and physically demanding multisport races call the Hawaiian Islands home. Join the thousands of elite athletes who come to compete in races like IRONMAN and the XTERRA World Championship.
Island of Hawaii
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Jon Emerson
- Contact Organization: Maui Marathon
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Kelly Fliear
- Contact Organization: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai - PGA Tour Champions
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Philip Hetu
- Contact Organization: Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
Come join us for a VIRTUAL 10th annual Maui 5K presented by the Maui Ocean Center! Mark your calendars for Sunday March 1st through March 7th, 2021 to raise funds for your school! There will be a Virtual 5K race and a Virtual 1 Mile Run/Walk for Keiki and adults. Run in your own neighborhood or on [...]
- Contact Name: Arlene Emerson
- Contact Organization: Maui 5K
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 [...]
- Contact Name: The Hapalua
The John B. Kelley Haleiwa Metric Century Ride begins and ends in Kaiaka Bay Beach Park on the Northshore of Oahu. Ride at your own pace, all skill levels and ages are welcome.The course takes you through Haleiwa Town, then along the shores past Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach, Kahuku, and Kaaawa. [...]
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 Name: Melissa McFerrin Warrack
- Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are one of the most beautiful destination races in the world today. Taking place on September 5, 2021 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 Name: Bob Craver
- Contact Organization: The Kauai Marathon
The Rotary Club of Kauai is pleased to announce the annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run set for Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Rd (RT520) & Emi Rd, Koloa. This is Kauai's premier 5-Km, 10-Km, Half Marathon Runs, and non-competitive 5-K Walk. The Half Marathon will [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: Rotary Club of Kauai