The only full marathon (40 kilometer) event on the island of Oahu is the world famous Honolulu Marathon that takes place every December. The route for the Honolulu Marathon circles Diamond Head Crater and ends in Waikiki.
The first annual Honolulu Marathon took place in 1973 and the winner of that race was 24 year old Donald Macdonald. 167 runners participated in the first event.
This annual Maui running race includes both full and half marathon events. The course begins in Kahului at Queen Kaahumanu Center and it ends in Whalers Village in the Kaanapali resort area.
Maui Surf and Sand Half Marathon
A half marathon running event in Lahaina that happened for the first time in 2005.
Haleakala Run to the Sun
The route for this 36 mile ultra-marathon begins at sea level and climbs more then 10,000 feet to the summit of Haleakala, a dormant volcano on Maui. Organized by the Valley Isle Road Runners.
Big Island Marathons
Big Island International Marathon
The Big Island International Marathon takes place on the east coast of Hawaii Island. It has a point-to-point course that begins in Pepeekeo Town and proceeds along the coast to the finish line in Hilo. The event usually includes a full 26 mile marathon, a 10 to 13 mile running race, a walking event and fun run that is usually about 3 miles.
The Kona Marathon and Family Fun Run takes place on the West side of Hawaii Island. It has an out-and-back course that begins and ends near the Keauhou Beach Resort. Part of the course is on Alii Drive and part of it is on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. The event usually includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and 10 kilometer and 5 kilometer family fun runs.
The Volcano Marathon is an off-road, trail-running, full distance marathon that was held inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for 26 years, since the very first event in 1983.
The Kaua'i Marathon and Half Marathon begin in Poipu, the world-class resort community at the sunny southern end of the island and run the first 11 miles together.