After 11 years of pouring our heart and soul into The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathont, it was so hard not to be on the Garden Isle last weekend. We love working from 2am until the sun is high in the sky and every runner has had their fill of fruit, bagels, hydration, beer, and CHIPS!!! But with the help of an amazing team and the hard work and dedication of Robin Jumper on Kauai, the virtual event went off without a hitch!!
We also want to give a HUGE mahalo to all of our generous sponsors who believed in our virtual event and continued to support us this year. We couldn’t have done it without them.
What fun Liz and I had doing the half marathon for the first time in its 11-year history. We were in California with a great group of friends and family…the same people who always travel to Kauai every September to work tirelessly until the last runner crosses the finish line. So it was a really special experience.
Our morning started at 7am, not 2am, and we were on our “course” at 9am. We had tunes, laughs, and lots of great conversations with many people asking about our blue Virtual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon race shirts. We finished with smiles, sore feet, a finish line and the traditional ice cold beer!
But no matter how much fun we had, we are wishing and hoping that we will be back on Kauai next year, cheering on all of our fabulous participants and hanging out at the after party celebrating your accomplishments.
Stay safe and heathy and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.
Warmest aloha, Jeff and Liz Sacchini