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Half Marathon in Waikiki this weekend, April 13th
Posted by Unknown | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This weekend is the annual Hapalua Half Marathon.  It starts in Waikiki this Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.  Hopefully you have your running shoes with you if you are staying at one of our vacation rentals.  That way you can participate in the action since the start of the Hapalua is by The Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki and finishes in Kapiolani Park.  That's right across the street from our vacation rental in the Foster Tower and just up the street from our rentals in The Seashore, the Pacific Monarch, the Waikiki Park Heights, and the Royal Moana, to name just a few.

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The runners will head west and then turn left onto the makai (oceanside) lanes of Ala Moana Blvd at the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Ave.
Runners will proceed on Ala Moana Blvd, passing our vacation rentals at the Ilikai Hotel, the Ilikai Marina, the Waikiki Marina, and the Ala Moana Hotel.  They will then cross over at Channel St, then to Nimitz Hwy, and will turn right onto Smith St, and right again onto South King St in an eastward direction. Two lanes of South King St will be closed and one lane will be open for through traffic with no parking allowed in this area of South King St.
Runners will continue east on South King St, then turn right on Punchbowl St, using the three far right lanes of Punchbowl St. The two far left lanes of Punchbowl St will remain open for vehicle access to Restaurant Row and the residences in the area.
Runners will turn left onto Ala Moana Blvd and continue on the makai lanes of Ala Moana Blvd which will be coned to allow runners in both directions.

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Runners will turn right onto Kalakaua Ave and come back to proceed past the Duke Kahanamoku statue.
Runners will then veer left onto Monsarrat Ave and head eastward up Monsarrat Ave toward Kapiolani Community College. Monsarrat Ave will be coned to allow contra-flow traffic in the makai lanes with runners on the mauka (mountainside) lanes.

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Runners will continue around Diamond Head on Diamond Head Rd to Kalakaua Ave, in a westward direction and finish at the Honolulu Marathon Finish Line.  It's a great place to watch the finishers come in and then check out the Waikiki Aquarium across the street or just grab a bite to eat at the Barefoot Beach Cafe.  If the cafe is busy there's also going to be food trucks parked near the finish line for a quick meal to go before heading back to the beach to catch some rays!

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