Ready, Set, Go

17 Aug Ready, Set, Go

Kauai Marathon is ready to run in just two weeks.  On September 2 almost 2000 will brave the early start, 6:00 AM, the hilly route and the summer heat to finish all 26.2 miles of this great race.  Yours truly will be doing the 1/2 marathon and is worried about even doing that much.  This race starts down at Poipu Shopping village, across the street from Kiahuna Plantation Resort.  From there the run goes to the eastern bypass road, through Koloa, up the tree tunnel, down Omao Road and back to Poipu for the half marathoners.  For the full marathon from Omao Road, turn right and go all the way up to Kukuiolono Golf Course, then back to Poipu.  The are aid stands and volunteers cheering you on the whole way.  Carbo load at Kalapaki Joes the night before.  The is also a fun run, 3-5 miles, the day before open to all.  Massages after the race, plus entertainments and food and drinks after the race.  For all you non runners, there will be road closures on all roads involved in this race, Tree Tunnel, Omao and Koloa Road, so make plans to either get out early or stay home that day.  For maor info go to www.thekauaimarathon.com