Enter the Race in Paradise Sweepstakes!

The Kauai Marathon was founded to celebrate the beauty and community that defines Kauai. To honor the island’s aloha spirit, we are giving one runner the chance to join us in paradise for the 8th annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon.

The 2016 Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon Race in Paradise Prize Package includes:

  • One entry to the Full or Half Kauai Marathon on Sunday, September 4, 2016
  • One round trip flight to Kauai
  • Three nights at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

For a chance to win, complete the form below between 12 AM HST on December 1, 2015 and 11:59 PM HST on December 31, 2015. Each entry requires a valid mailing and email address for consideration. For official rules, click here. Good luck, or as we say on Kauai, pomaika’i.

Comments Off | Trackback

Kama’aina and Active Military Holiday Registration Promotion

From December 1‐15, 2015, the following rates apply:

2016 Half Marathon entry is $50 (regular kama’aina & active military entry is $75)

2016 Full Marathon entry is $80 (regular kama’aina & active military entry is $130)

Simply fill out the “Kama’aina Holiday Promotion”entry form and send to: PO Box 573, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii 96756 All mail in entries are for cash or check only and must be postmarked by December 15, 2015

Or register online and use promo codes Half or Full.

No Comments | Trackback

2015 Kauai Marathon Highlights

Check out our epic drone footage from Sunday, September 6, 2015!

No Comments | Trackback

2015 Kauai Marathon Survey

If you have ideas for how to make the marathon experience even better, please take one or two minutes to share your opinion in this brief survey. Mahalo!

CLICK HERE to take the survey!

No Comments | Trackback

2015 Merchandise Is On Sale!

2015 Merchandise is on sale! Simply use promo code SALE25 at checkout and receive 25% off each item! Click here to see available sizes, styles, colors and pricing. All sales are final. Free shipping to the continental United States and Hawaii.

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 11.29.50 AM

No Comments | Trackback

2015 Kauai Marathon Photos

We have posted a collection of 2015 Kauai Marathon Half Marathon photos on our Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to view the photos.

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 5.35.30 PM

No Comments | Trackback

2015 Final Marathon Results

Hawaii Resident Wins 7th Annual Kauai Marathon for the First Time in the History of the Race September 6, 2015.

CLICK HERE to see 2015 race results release.


Photo credit: Jo Evans, dakineimages.com



No Comments | Trackback

Kauai Marathon One of Runner’s World Top 10 Destination Half Marathons

Have you made a bucket list for your next half marathon race? Runner’s World compiled their Bucket List and The Kauai Half Marathon is on it! So if you are looking for a fabulous race experience that is recommended by the experts, then look no further. The Kauai Half Marathon is for you. For more information on lodging, activities, race course and more, please explore our website. See you in September!


No Comments | Trackback

Kauai Marathon Featured in Women’s Running Magazine


We would like to extend a huge mahalo to Karla Bruning of Run Karla Run for this amazing article, Aloha, Adventure! Your running vacation awaits on Hawaii’s gorgeous Garden Isle of Kauai in the May issue of Women’s Running. Not only will you learn about the rewards of The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon, but exciting activities and lodging around the island as well. Click here to see the article. Enjoy!

No Comments | Trackback


The Kauai Marathon Youth Running Program, (TKMYRP) presented by Kauai Coffee was initiated by Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon multi year champion and course record holder, Tyler McCandless in 2013 as an avenue to give back to the community who has made such an impact on his personal and professional life.

The focus of the program was to make a positive difference with the youth of Kauai by educating students on the benefits of healthy choices both in nutrition and exercise while promoting health and happiness. In the first year, Tyler worked with The Kauai Marathon staff in developing a program involving elementary and high school youth through classroom and school assembly presentations on the effects of exercise and nutrition on mental and physical health.

Building on the successes of the 2013 program, Tyler returned in early August of 2014 and started a mentorship program involving high school students and fifth graders from Kalaheo, Koloa and Island Schools. The mentorship program brings the youth together with their mentors for monthly runs throughout the year with a presentation each week focused on making healthy lifestyle choices. Additionally, Tyler enlisted Dr. Chris Marchioini, the executive director of the non-profit Healthy Learning Paths to build upon the impact of the school presentations. Tyler and Chris taught together in the classrooms, giving the students both a medical doctor and a role-model athlete as their teacher for a classroom period on the benefits of exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Read More »

No Comments | Trackback