Hawaii VCB Announces Running, Endurance Events
2 Apr, 2013
Competitions Will Be Staged on All Islands
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has announced the scheduling of several endurance events, all of which are expected to draw participants from across the nation.
May 19, 2013: Honolulu Triathlon (Oahu) – This Olympic distance triathlon based at Ala Moana Beach Park features a 1.5K swim along the shore for spectator viewing, 40K bike course along Oahu’s south shore and a 10K double loop run. The run course finishes at Magic Island where the Honolulu Triathlon Health and Fitness Expo begins the day before the race. For more information, visit HonoluluTriathlon.com.
June 1, 2013: Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Triathlon (Hawaii Island) – This triathlon is a qualifying event for the Ironman World Championship held in October. The Olympic distance race is comprised of a 1.2 mile swim at Hapuna Beach Park, 56 mile bike ride on the legendary Queen Kaahumanu Highway, and 13.1 mile run through Mauna Lani Resort’s breathtaking grounds. For more information, visit IronMan703Hawaii.com.
July 28, 2013: Tinman Triathlon (Oahu) – Inspired by the Ironman Triathlon in Kona on Hawaii Island, the Tinman Triathlon challenges and inspires all participants. This very popular annual event along Oahu’s scenic south shore includes a 750-meter swim, 40K bike ride, and a 10K run around Diamond Head. For more information, visit TinmanHawaii.com.
October 12, 2013: Ironman World Championship (Hawaii Island) – Witness 1,700 of the strongest triathletes compete in one of the biggest challenges that sports has to offer, the Ironman World Championship in Kona. The endurance test includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon run through tough ocean waves and challenging lava-covered terrain. This event truly defines the sport where “average” people get to compete alongside the best in the world. For more information, visit IronManWorldChampionship.com.
October 26, 2013: XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run – 5/10km (Maui) – Experience an off-road thriller on a trail winding through Maui’s forests, dodging cacti, and past stunning oceanfront scenery. For more information, visit XterraPlanet.com.
October 27, 2013: XTERRA World Championship Off-road Triathlon (Maui) – This extreme sport triathlon tests the endurance of qualified athletes from more than 20 countries through a Maui course noted for its rough terrain and climate. The course begins with a 1.5K swim, followed by a 30K bike ride around Heartbreak Hill, and ends with an 11K trail run to Wailea Beach. For more information, visit XterraPlanet.com.
November 24, 2013: Lavaman Keauhou Triathlon (Hawaii Island) – Test your endurance with a combination of 1.5K swim, 40K bicycle ride, and 10K run spanning the area around and within the picturesque Keauhou Beach Resort. Following the race, participants are treated to food, drinks, live entertainment and massages. For more information, visit LavamanTriathlon.com/Keauhou.