Sunday, May 28, 2023 • Honolulu, HI • Course Map
Set for its 15th annual running through the streets and park areas of Hawaii’s capital city, Honolulu’s Hibiscus Half Marathon one of a series of races run throughout the year as a benefit for the Hawaii chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which raises money for patients with blood cancer and for research into treatments for blood cancer.
The starting line for the race — which features both a half marathon for runners and a 15K event for walkers — lies at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki Beach, just southeast of downtown Honolulu.
From there, runners make their way around some of this city’s most popular attractions, including Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head Crater Park and the Honolulu Zoo.
After starting out flat for the first mile or so, the half marathon race hits its first significant hills around the mile 2 marker, which runners encounter as they make their way around the end of Diamond Head Crater and Diamond Head Beach.
The race then heads back into city’s urban areas (and back downhill) for the next few miles, until turning back toward Diamond Head for the finish back at Kapiolani Park.
In 2015, the race served as the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Hawaii State Championship race in the half marathon distance.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the southern shoreline of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Honolulu typically experiences warm weather conditions year-round, and usually sees its driest weather of the year during the month the race is held.
- May 28 average low temp: 73ºF
- May 28 average high temp: 83ºF
- 2019 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Hibiscus Half Marathon Results
Course Time Limit
- $65 and up – half marathon, 15K
- $40 and up – 5-mile
To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Honolulu’s Hibiscus Half Marathon, 15K or 5-mile race, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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