The Kauai Marathon 2015

The Kauai Marathon 2015
The Kauai Marathon logo

Listed by Runner’s World among the Top 10 Bucket List Half Marathon Destinations, The Kauai Marathon is definitely on my bucket list of destinations, period! Lucky me, The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are taking place on Sunday, September 6, 2015, one day after I turn the big 5-0. That’s not Hawaii 5-0, that’s me turning 50! You know what they say, “When in Kauai during the marathon, RUN IT!” And so, I am.

Start of the Kauai Marathon

Start of The Kauai Marathon

Sunday, September 6, 2015, join me and over a thousand other Half and Full Marathoners for a beautiful destination run through the landscapes of Kauai. There’s still time to sign up, details here:

The Tunnel of Trees, Kauai, Hawaii

The Tunnel of Trees, Kauai, Hawaii

Highlighted on The Kauai Marathon website is a full drive of both the Half Marathon and Marathon courses. You can bet I’ll be studying those videos. Where I live, there are a few hills but I’ll bet the hills are nothing like those of Kauai on so many levels. I’ve incorporated hills into my training which you can follow over at (first post coming August 12, 2015) and on Periscope/Twitter @thesusanirby @thebikinichef

The Kauai Marathon
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Upcoming highlights:
The Kauai Marathon Kickoff Celebration at Poipu Beach Athletic Club
Saturday, August 15th
Kauai Marathon kickoff celebration flyer

Come on down to Poipu Beach Athletic Club on Saturday, August 15th and enjoy an evening of fabulous local entertainment, culinary treats by island restaurants and food trucks, as well as cocktails, beer and wine available with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon.

Doors open at 4:30pm so guests can find the best seat on the lawn for the concert. It is encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets for optimal comfort. The entertainment opens with Halau Kalei Mokihana O Leinaala at 5:30pm followed by The Blonde Boys at 6pm. Halau Kalei Mokihana O Leinaala returns at 6:50pm to get the crowd ready for Oahu’s Kalapana at 7:15pm. Then local favorites Greenstone Project will rock the house at 8:30pm. At the conclusion of the concert, Hapa’s Restaurant and Bar will remain open until 11pm with house music and cocktails.

Culinary delights will be available for purchase including summer fare from Poipu Beach Athletic Club’s own Hapas, Poipu’s Living Foods Gourmet Market and Cafe, as well as favorites from Kauai’s diverse food trucks. There will also be several beer and wine stations, as well as cocktails available in the bar.

Complimentary parking is available behind Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Please be mindful of parking signage.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Hapas Restaurant or online here =>>

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Brennecke’s Carbo Load Dinner
at Poipu Beach Athletic Club
2290 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii, Kauai
Two Seatings: 5pm and 6:30pm
Reservations: Pre-Race Carbo Load Dinner

Fuel up for the big race with a fabulous Carbo Load Dinner hosted by Brennecke’s Beach Broiler and Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Feast on an all you can eat buffet that features delectable Mediterranean Tortellini Salad, Caesar Salad, Chicken Piccata, Three Cheese Vegetarian Lasagne, Rigatoni Pasta Bake with Italian Sausage and much more!

Tickets: $29.99 for adults (purchased before September 1st). Children 6 and under are free and the price includes a choice of one beverage. Price increases to $34.99 on September 2, 2015. Limited seating and this event is expected to sell out so buy your tickets now!

Over 21 year olds can choose from a Mai Tai Rum Punch, Big Swell IPA, Bikini Blonde Lager, Miller Lite or White or Red Wine. Additional beverages can be purchased at Hapa’s Restaurant.

Reservations: Pre-Race Carbo Load Dinner

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