- 1) Honolulu Marathon
Pounding the pavement can be hard on your soles - but pounding the pavement in paradise can also be good for the soul. Each year the Honolulu Marathon - one of the top ten marathons held in the world - welcomes an estimated 25,000 runners to make the more than 26 mile trek through some of the most scenic streets anywhere on the globe.
Save your sneaks and snatch a ride on the event's free shuttles, which offers transportation to the starting line from 2 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Honolulu Zoo. Then enjoy the ride - errr, run - as you race your way through Downtown Honolulu, along the beaches of the South Shore, past East O'ahu and end at Kapiolani Park.
The Honolulu Marathon isn't just for elite competitors. Run into some fun and enjoy events and activities the week leading up to the race. Stretch your legs when picking up your packet at the Honolulu Marathon Expo. The event is open to the public and features an assortment of vendors and activities. If you're still racing for more, check out Honolulu Marathon's website for additional activities like their carbo-loading luau and race day concert.