With the upcoming San Francisco Aloha Run on September 22, I thought it was a good time to highlight other runs where you can get your Aloha on. Last year I ran it and then celebrated with my ohana at Aina, where I had a malasada birthday cake, which by the way is why I run. Too many delicious things to eat.
If you want to run on the mainland there are a couple of annual choices:
This coming Saturday in Long Beach is the Aloha Run, which also took place in San Diego the previous Sunday. I haven’t run this one yet, but it’s on my bucket list.
No dates yet, but the Pacific Northwest celebrates with four days of Aloha and includes a fun run in honor of Aunty Deva.
But if you really want an aloha run, pick a destination race. I’ve highlighted one for every month, just in case those can’t-pass-up airfares come around. I’ve picked a few for each island to help you plan your vacation. My husband and I have been doing that for years with the Sugar Mill Run in Kauai -- we came so close to placing in our age group that we keep going back to try again!
Did you know that the Honolulu Marathon is one of the largest in the United States?
Do you have any favorite Hawaii-inspired runs?
Sugar Mill Run (November)
Resolution Run (January)
The Great Aloha Run (February)
Hapalua Hawaii's Half Marathon (April)
Ironman Hawaii (May)
Kona Marathon (June)
Run for the Hops (March)
Run Forrest Run (September)
Maui Marathon includes 10k and 5k (October)