This year’s Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon will take a page from the much larger Ironman competition and follow the scenic, palm tree-lined curves of Ali`i Drive in Kona, treating competitors and spectators alike to beautiful views of the scenic bay. Starting at the Coconut Grove Marketplace the raceway winds its way over a few gentle hills (it is mostly flat) southward to the infamous “Pit” (the biggest elevation change on the course) and “The End of The World” (scenic seaside cliffs). At the finish line you can bask in your accomplishment (or cheer on your favorite racer) with a cup of fresh 100% Kona Coffee. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the top finishers in each 10-year age group. Thanks to the conditions and the course, this is a great race for beginning distance runners and aspiring marathoners.
Registration for the Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon
You can enter for one of our favorite Kona events online ($50) or at select locations on the Big Island. Registration packets and late registrations are available on Friday, November 9 from 10am to 4pm at the Big Island Running Company in Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kona. While you cannot register on the day of the race, you can opt to pick up your packet prior to the race start, from 5:30 to 6:15am on the 10th. All runners of the receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal at the finish line.