The best athletes in the world are coming to Oahu on December 13 for the 2015 Honolulu Marathon. Whether you are coming as a world-class runner to break your personal record or to cheer on a friend or family member, our Waikiki Beach hotel offers a top location to experience the excitement of the marathon. We are just a short walk or cab ride to the finish line area in Kapiolani Regional Park. You can greet the runners as they cross the line, and then stroll back to your Ocean View Guest Room.
The Honolulu Marathon is a very special event. You won't find any other marathon course that's as dramatic as this one. Set right in the city but with nature all around you, the route stays relatively flat until short uphill grades near Diamond Head. With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from Waikiki Beach and breathtaking vistas from the volcanic craters like Koko Head, every step provides inspiration that you can only find in Hawaii.
Along with the big race, there is a more casual walk that is very popular. The 10K Race Day Walk is a non-timed event that's fun for the whole family and starts right after the runners take off. You still have to pre-register, just like the marathon, so plan ahead if you want to take part.