The Kauai Marathon
|| based on 4 reviews
||26.21 miles / 42.19 km
||Start: Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Kauai - Lihue, HI, US
||loop, mostly hills, roads
||Start is on Poipu Road, passes thru Koloa, thre Tree Tunnel,up the Hwy to Omao Rd, Up Koloa Rd to Kalaheo and Back to Koloa, finishing at the Sheraton Resort
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Added by Ron Pate, Measurer on 9/10/2010
DISCLAIMER: USATF and the author of this route make no warranties as to the conditions, safety, distance accuracy, or suitability for running of this route. Run at your own risk!
My wife and I did the 2013 Kauai half marathon, but decided against doing the full marathon because "the word on the street" was that the back half of the this marathon is brutal due to the hills. The day after the race we drove the back half of the marathon to check it out and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Brutal" doesn't come close to describing the second half of this course, with respect to elevation; it's bad. On the other hand, you're in Hawai'i, the most beautiful place on the entire planet (and Kaua'i is the most beautiful of the islands,) so how bad can it really be?? (ANS: Pretty bad!!)
The Kauai Marathon is equal to the Big Sur Marathon course in elevation gained. I'm basing that information on Strava data recorded from both events.
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Regardless of the difficulty this marathon is on my 40 th birthday and I'm going to finish it!!!!
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