Announcing the “I Love Kauai” Valentines Registration Promotion

Say “I Love Kauai,” register between February 1-14, 2016 and take $25 off your registration fee!

Simply use Promo Code LOVE25 at checkout and you will receive $25 off your entry for the 2016 Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, September 4, 2016. Valid from February 1-14, 2016 only.


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Second Annual Roots ‘n Shoots 5k

The Kauai Marathon and the National Tropical Botanical Garden are excited to be partnering on the Second Annual Roots ‘n Shoots Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00am. This garden 5k is a fundraising event and only the second run ever held on the lush tropical grounds of Allerton and McBryde Gardens. Limited entries available and guaranteed to sell out in advance!

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2015 Kauai Marathon Highlights

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

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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!

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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.

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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,



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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!


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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!

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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 »

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa 2015 Discounted Rates

The Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa will be our headquarters for all race week events. The Sheraton Kauai will continue to be the finish line as well as the site for all finish line activities including the awards ceremonies and after party.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756
Reservations: (808) 742-1234
For discounted room rates for the 2015 event click here.

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