The 12th Annual Kauai Marathon is an international running event that attracts visitors and fitness enthusiasts from around the world.
The 3-day event begins with a Sports and Fitness Expo and VIP Reception on Friday, followed by a Keiki (children’ s) Run and Family Fun Run on Saturday.
The main event, the half and full marathon begin on Sunday at 6 am. Since the inaugural event, The Kauai Marathon has hosted 9,023 participants from the mainland, 1,265 international runners, 3,292 from the neighbor islands and 7,379 from the island of Kauai. Approximately 60% are women between the ages of 25 and 45.
The direct economic impact over the eleven years has equated to $33 million according to the County of Kauai. In addition, The Kauai Marathon 501c3 has donated over $130,000 to local charities and non-profit entities.
Numerous local sponsors have supported the event from its inception including the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Kauai Coffee, Wilcox Health, Kauai Visitors Bureau, and the County of Kauai. Other local businesses have offered financial and in kind support including Koloa Landing Resort, Living Foods Gourmet Market and Cafe, Poipu Beach Resort Association, The Shops at Kukui’ ula, Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Nukumoi Surf Co., and Holo Holo Boat Charters to name a few.
This extraordinary event provides the perfect 3-day adventure for residents and visitors to experience Kauai’ s aloha spirit. Between the hundreds of volunteers who assist with race day duties to the Hawaiian blessing, Polynesian entertainment and cultural experiences along the course.