Frequently Asked Questions
- General Questions
- Travel Information
- Cancellation Due To COVID-19
Poipu Shopping Village is located at 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Koloa, HI 96756
Shuttle busses will also run from the finish line back to the start line, the Grand Hyatt, and other nearby public parking lots beginning at 8:30 am and continuing until just after the conclusion of the finisher’s party. However, if you don’t want to wait for a shuttle bus, it’s only a short walk from the finish line back to the start line at Poipu Shopping Village.
We will not be liable for any lost or stolen items, so we recommend that you don’t leave any valuables in your race bag. Any clothing left at the finish line information tent will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
Since roads must be reopened, race vehicles are required by the Kauai Police Department to pick up participants who fall behind the pace required to complete the first 6.9 miles or the 8 hour limit for the marathon. Those picked up will be shuttled to approximately mile 8.8 and their bib numbers will be documented. Participants will be allowed to continue from this point only, and will receive a finishers medal when they cross the finish line. However, they will not receive a finish time and will be listed as DNF (did not finish) and will not be eligible for any awards.
Yes, both the full and half marathon courses are walker friendly. However, all participants must pass mile 6.9 in one hour and 50 minutes, (16 minute pace) as required by the Kauai Police Department so we can open Maluhia Road and Highway 50 to vehicular traffic. In the event you have not cleared the area, you will be required to board a bus that will take you to mile 8.8 and drop you off to continue. Participant bib numbers will be documented. Participants will be allowed to continue from this point only, and will receive a finishers medal when they cross the finish line. However, they will not receive a finish time and will be listed as DNF (did not finish) and will not be eligible for any awards.
The full marathon course is limited to 8 hours.
If you’re coming from another Hawaiian island, we suggest you arrive on Saturday morning. This will give you time to pick up your race bag and bib, shop the expo, check-out the course, and meet other runners. Remember, there is no packet pickup on Sunday so please be sure to pick up your packet on Saturday.
If you’re coming from the mainland or abroad we suggest you arrive several days early to adjust to the weather and time change.
As we continue to monitor the ongoing pandemic we want to be transparent about our cancellation policy moving forward. Should The 2021 Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon event be cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will not be processed. Upon cancellation, runners will be given the option of a virtual race or a 100% deferment credit to be applied to the 2022 event.