One of the World’s Best Races
The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon begin in Poipu, the world-class resort community at the sunny southern end of the island, with routes sharing the first 11 miles.
The courses follow the contour of the scenic coastline, offering magnificent views of the island’s picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks, and green tropical rain forests.
As dawn breaks, runners experience lush green vistas as they approach the shade of the century-old Tunnel of Trees before winding through misty Omao where the half marathoners enter Kukui’ula Resort offering spectacular ocean views for the last few miles. The full marathon heads out to Lawai before climbing to reveal stunning ocean views at the top of Kalaheo. The remaining miles are a gradual descent until runners receive a rousing island welcome upon their return to Poipu Beach.
Culture with Leinaala Jardin
Hula has always been at the heart of Hawaiian culture. As Kumu Hula (Hula Master), Leinaala Jardin is proud to share the sacred art form with visitors, connecting them with Kauai’s traditions and stories.
Land Safety w/Kawika Smith
Going the distance on trails is better when you’re prepared for what’s to come. As one of Kauai’s land safety experts, Kawika Smith offers a few words on how to be mindful of hiking conditions.
Ocean Safety with Kalani Vierra
Kauai is known for its beautiful beaches. What’s not as well-known are all the ways to stay safe in the water. Ocean safety expert, Kalani Vierra, has a few pointers before you hit the beach.