Honolulu is home to one of the world’s biggest marathons, the Honolulu Marathon, taking place annually in December since 1973. The course begins at Ala Moana Beach Park and loops through town, including downtown before heading through Waikiki, over Diamond Head and out toward Hawaii Kai on Kalanianaole Highway. Historic sites include ‘Iolani Palace, the Mission Houses, Kawaiaha’o Church and Chinatown.
If you’ve always wanted to run this marathon or have run it but were too focused to enjoy the views, here’s your chance to run, or rerun, the official course! This course offers several locations for photo opportunities and scenic lookouts to take in the views.