Training Week of March 6 to 12

Congratulations to everyone who finished the King’s Runner 10K on Sunday!
You can find results here:
(See pictures below.)

We have eliminated our Monday Morning Run for now. However, we still meet up 5 days a week for a variety of training runs. 
(See the training schedule below.) Please join us when you can!
This week is the second Thursday of the month, and we run around the Ala Wai Canal for QK Run Club.
So if you are running late – meet us behind the Waikiki Library for drills – otherwise just meet up 6 pm at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel lobby like normal.
This coming weekend is the Honolulu Festival. March 10-12. (I mistakenly announced to some runners that is was last weekend). 
There are a lot of fun activities in Waikiki and at the Convention Center. It concludes with a parade and famous Nagaoka Fireworks on Sunday night.
More info here:
There are also a couple of music recitals on Sat & Sun at the Orvis Auditorium at UH Manoa including a free Shakuhachi music to mend the mind:

At the end of the March (3/26) we are participating in the MPRRC Windward Half Marathon & 5k:
Note: MPRRC Members receive a significant discount to all of their races up to 50% off. Sign up here:
If you or someone you know, would like to volunteer as a Course Marshal – please let Coach Kawika know. It’s an easy and rewarding job! It involves standing on a corner to direct runners on the route. We are also looking for one or two people to help set up the cones and markers on the course. It’s a super early morning job, and takes a special kind of person….

This Sunday we meet up for a Tantalus 10 mile run.
Route map:
Meet at the water pumping station at the corner of Makiki St. & Makiki Heights Dr. Street parking available. No restrooms.
Counterclockwise – up Round Top Drive and down Tantalus.
Don’t forget to turn off at Makiki Heights Drive or you will wind up downtown!)
Other options include:
4 miles roundtrip to the Manoa Lookout
6.2 miles to Puu Ualakaa State Park Lookout (restrooms)
10 miles full loop
Please bring water/ drinks, and/or calories (gels, bars, ect.) as there are none available on the route.

I apologize if anyone showed up at Kapiolani Park last Sunday morning. I changed the location on the Meetup event page, however I didn’t send out a correction to the weekly email I orginally sent out.
We did a 6 mile long run from Ala Moana Beach Park to cheer on the runners of the King’s 10K. And, also took a scenic tour of downtown. It was a lot of fun.
(See pictures below.)

HRP Training Schedule

(3/7) TNT: Tuesday Night Training 6 pm at Ala Moana Beach Park near lifeguard tower 1E. Short, explosive speedwork! Repeats around Magic Island.(3/9) ThursdayQK Run Club 6 pm at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. Meet us in the main lobby for a steady paced tempo run around the Ala Wai Canal

Approximately 3.5 miles. Park at the Kapiolani Park/Waikiki Shell and jog/walk over for a warm up. (3/10) Friday Night Fireworks Run 6 pm at Ala Moana Beach Park. Food, fireworks, fun!!Meet us along the shoreline facing Waikiki near the Magic Island Parking lot for an easy social run at 6 pm, then at 7 pm – potluck, and 7:45 fireworks. Look for our canopy tent. Bring chairs and a jacket.(3/11) Saturday Kapiolani Park 5K Run 7 am near the bandstand and Waikiki Shell parking lot. Run for time or run/walk for fun!(3/12) Tantalus 10 Mile Long Run: Half Marathon Training 6:30 am at the Makiki Pumping Station.

We will depart about 6:45 am. Please see instructions in the narative above. Every week we conduct scheduled hiking tours to Manoa Falls. Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:30 am and Tue, Thur Sat at 8 am. You are welcome to join us for a leisurely stroll through the rainforest. Please call/text to confirm with Coach Kawika.

Check out our Social Media links at the bottom of this page…. to our website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Meetup.

We opened a new HRP Shop: All-Star Health Bar at the Ohana Hale located in Waikiki at 1958 Kalakaua Ave. We have Health Food, Sprouts, Books, Sports Cards & Collecatables, and will have some running things. Come check it out! The marketplace is under construction and will fully open later in the month. Other vendors include Waffle & Berry, Boston Joe’s Pizza, with more to come. There are food trucks located outside. We accept donations of any kind and also operate as a Thrift Shop. In the future, if you would like to donate your time and volunteer at the shop, please let Coach Kawika know. Mahalo!

Upcoming Half Marathon Events March 19 – Big Island (Hilo) Half Marathon, 10K & 5K:

March 26 – Windward Half Marathon & 5K:

April 16 – Hapalua Half Marathon: 28 – Hibiscus Half Marathon:


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