Kona Marathon & Half Marathon
Kona, HI USA
Saturday, June 22, 2014

Kona Marathon Information

If you enjoy running marathons and want to enter a race that offers a great challenge as well as fantastic scenery, check out the Kona Marathon in Kona, Hawaii. Begun in 1993, the Kona Marathon is a favorite among many participants because of its incredible location and climate. If you are looking for a marathon to enter, this is the one for you.

The Kona Marathon includes many different events from the 10K and 5K runs to the Half Marathon, the Keiki Run and the Aloha Friday Run. Start your marathon experience by taking part in the Aloha Friday Run, a three mile run, jog or walk event that helps you to warm up for the main event. Part of the entry fees for the Aloha Friday Run go to the Friends for Fitness program in Kailua-Kona.

The Keiki Fun Run is a great way for children to get started in the sport of marathon running with a variety of runs ranging from a 100-yard dash for ages 1-4 to a 1 mile run for kids 11-14 years of age. Every kid who runs in the Keiki Fun Run receives a bag of treats and an official race shirt as well as a special finisher award.

If you want a great tune-up for the race or are just getting started in marathon running, the Kona Marathon features the Half Marathon where you can participate with fellow marathon runners and receive a finisher medal and official finisher T-shirt. When you are ready for the main event, the 5K and 10K marathons will certainly give you a challenge, all while providing you with some of the best scenery anywhere.

The 5K and 10K marathons start and finish at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort and take you on a tour through the area of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. All runners will receive an official finisher t-shirt along with a shell lei as well as the experience of a lifetime. The main marathon events are qualifiers for the Boston Marathon, giving you an even larger prize to shoot for as well as being a USATF certified event.

The Kona Marathon also includes a training partner, Peak Training, to help you get ready for the race both physically and mentally. If you use the services of Peak Training you will save 10 percent on the fees for the race. The resources available from Peak Training includes meal plans and weight management programs, a CORE fitness program, one-on-one weekly meetings with a training coach and more. Whether this is your first marathon or you are a seasoned professional, Peak Training can help you get ready for the event with some great programs.

The Kona Marathon will have aid stations approximately every 1 to 1.5 miles. The stations will have plenty of liquids available as well as restrooms along the route. The course for the marathon is fairly level with gradual elevation changes. When you are ready for a marathon to remember, try the Kona Marathon in Kona, Hawaii.