Hibiscus Half Marathon, 15K & 5-Miler

Sunday, May 26, 2024 • Honolulu, HI • Course Map

Set for its 16th 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.

Awards & Accolades

We ranked the Hibiscus Half Marathon as one of the Most Fun Half Marathons of 2024.

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 26 average low temp: 73ºF
  • May 26 average high temp: 83ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Hibiscus Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

5:30 AM

Course Time Limit

4 hours


  • $65 and up – half marathon, 15K
  • $40 and up – 5-mile


To reserve your spot in the 2024 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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1 comment… add one
  • Earle Shiroma April 16, 2018, 4:29 pm

    I just filled out the registration form and paid with my Master Card and clicked on Complete. Did you get it? I did not receive any confirmation that you received my payment.
    Earle Shiroma


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