Health and Fitness Fair at the Kona Marathon

The 24th Annual Kona Marathon takes place this weekend at the Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. A full schedule of activities includes the Aloha Keiki Run, which took place last Saturday (June 17), the Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday (June 24) – including packet pick up and late registration. Sunday brings a variety of events: the Kona Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5K races.

The Hawaii Running Project will have a booth at the Health and Fitness Fair… so, come on by and say ‘Hi!’. The hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. We will have a variety of products including tech shirts and visors from the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club, and energy bars from Powerbar. We will also have race applications on hand from some of our favorite races, such as: The Carlsbad Marathon & Half in California, the Maui Oceanfront Marathon, the Aloha Marathon Series, the Old Pali Road 4.4 Mile Run, The Tantalus 10 Mile Challenge, the BioAstin Marathon Readiness Series, and Keiki Run Series.


This year the 2017 Health & Fitness Fair takes place on Saturday June 24th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Hilton Waikaloa Beach Resort.

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Weekend Race Preview for June 24 and 25


HQ Top III Association Mongoose Scamper 5K, 10K: (Oahu) The start and finish point will be at Hickam Beach on JBPH-H. Come out and start your weekend with a quick 5/10K and then enjoy the day at the beach! REQUIRED – Common Access Card/Military ID card holders only or Escort for military base access is required – Military base access will NOT be provided by event staff.


Kona Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5K: The Big Island’s premiere athletic event with over 2,400 participants, offering four road race distances; the Kona Marathon, Kona Half Marathon, Kona Quarter Marathon and 5K. In addition Kona Marathon Events present the Kona Commons Aloha Keiki Run, and the Health & Fitness Fair.

For more upcoming events in the State of Hawaii, please go to our Calendar


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Race Results from June 10: Surf and Turf, Mango Madness

Saturday June 10

MCCS Hawaii – There were 181 finishers at the Surf and Turf which took place on the Marine Corp Base at Kaneohe. Next up in the Commanding Officers Fitness Series is the Runway Run 5K on July 4th. Overall winners were:
1st – Austin Sprague  22:20
2nd – William Gardner  22:46
3rd – Daniel Gillis  23:03
1st – Tammy Bautista  24:22
2nd – Meaghan Gsell  27:13
3rd – Debora Bang  28:25

Complete Results


The Mango Madness had 106 finishers and was held of  trails of Tantalus. It is part of the HURT Trail Series.

Overall winners were:
1st – Matt Hause (1:47:33) Kailua
2nd – Patrick Stover (1:48:32) Kailua-Kona
3rd – Makai Clemons (1:50:66) Monument, Colorado
1st – Malory Peterson (2:01:51) Kailua
2nd –  Bree Wee (2:11:00) Kailua-Kona
3rd – Shawna Ping (2:18:15) Kailua


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Free Group Runs every Monday and Tuesday Nights in Honolulu

GNC Run Club meets every Monday night 5:30 pm at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Ground level, makai side. Led by Coach Tim Marr and sponsored by GNC, BioAstin, and Phiten Hawaii. A separate RUN 101 session is led by Kawika Carlson of the Hawaii Running Project for beginners and those making the transition from walk to run. Keiki welcome. After the run, cold recovery drinks are provided by GNC.

For more information, go to their GNC Hawaii Ala Moana Meet Up page.


GNC Ala Moana Run Club on Mondays. ~ photo: Kawika Carlson

Runners HI group run is on both Tuesday and Thursday nights 5:30 pm at the store in Aiea. On Tuesday nights, remember to bring your ID as they will be running to Ford Island. Stay afterwards and enjoy some refreshments and social time.

For more information go to the Runners Hi webpage.


` Runners Hi group runs on Tuesday and Thursdays. photo: Ron Alford

Personal Best Training by Jonathon Lyau meets on Tuesday nights 5:30 pm at Ala Moana Beach Park near the tennis courts. Home to some of the fastest runners on the island. Weekly group workouts are free to anyone.

For more information: go to their webpage or Facebook page.


Personal Best Training by Jonathon Lyau meets on Tuesdays ~ photo: Personal Best Training by Jonathon Lyau Facebook page

Honolulu Runners meet on Aloha Tuesday nights 5:30 pm at Runners Route on Kapiolani Blvd. They are a fun group that run to an interesting variety of places around town.

For more information: go to their webpage or Facebook group.


It’s always Aloha Tuesday with the Honolulu Runners Group. ~ photo: Satomi Fujimura


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Weekend Race Preview for May 5, 6, 7

EPIC weekend coming up in Hawaii. That’s right… the EPIC5 Challenge rolls through the Hawaiian island chain from May 5 to 9. Starting out on Kauai, athletes will complete an ironman distance (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) triathlon, hop on a plane and fly to Oahu to complete another one the next day. The theme continues on Molokai and Maui, the next two days… finishing up on the actual Ironman World Championship course on the Big Island the final day. That’s 5 ironman triathlons, on 5 islands, on 5 consecutive days. Created in 2010 by Jason Lester, who was joined by Rich Roll – this year’s challenge has attracted 10 athletes from around the globe.

Other races this weekend include:

Sat – Na Holo Wahine Women’s 5KMaui
Sat – Kealia Quad Crusher, Oahu

For more races and results go to: Hawaii Running Project’s Calendar


EPIC5 Challenge Day 4: flight from Molokai to Maui, 2012 ~ photo: Colin F. Cross Photography



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Results for Weekend April 29 and 30: Dash and Splash Biathlon and Koa Kai Triathlon

Find results for this weekend’s Dash and Splash Biathlon, Keiki Koa Kai Triathlon and Koa Kai Triathlon on our Calendar page… along with past results and upcoming events.

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Friday Night Fireworks Run Resumes in July

We’re making some exciting changes to Friday Night Fireworks Run at Waikiki – so, we are putting them on hold until July. Stay tuned for future announcements regarding the NEW and IMPROVED Friday Night Fireworks Run!


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