“The locals warm your heart with their chants and cheers and dances.”
-Jim Miller, Orlando, Florida
Where else do you have hula dancers alongside the road cheering you on?
There are many reasons runners from all over the world will congregate on Kauai Sept. 2 for our annual marathon. Yes, it’s challenging (“hot, humid and hilly”)—but it’s also one of the most beautiful courses anywhere, with magnificent views of the ocean, mountains and tropical rain forests.
The Kauai Marathon starts in Poipu at 6am and wends its way through the Tunnel of Trees and on to Omao, Lawai, and the top of Kalaheo before starting a gradual descent back to the starting point.
Participants say it has a “small marathon feel” – but with the aloha spirit. “I have never seen such a huge number of volunteers and individuals outside their own houses before – and never felt such warmth and encouragement,” says one past participant.
And afterwards? What could be better than a few days playing in the Poipu waves to soothe those sore muscles? Our oceanfront condos at Kuhio Shores, starting at just $1225 per week, are the perfect place to do just that.
Just steps from sandy Lawai Beach, this complex is as close to the ocean as you can get on Kauai. Watch surfers and sea turtles from your lanai, snorkel out front, and enjoy the sounds of the surf and magnificent sunsets every night.
Shelah Abubo is the owner of Jean & Abbott Properties a Kauai based rental agency specializing in luxury Kauai Vacation Rentals. Born & raised on Kauai, Shelah knows the Island intimately and has found her passion in sharing her knowledge and expertise with island travelers and guests.