Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.5
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
2.5
SWAG
2
The modern Ekiden is a popular long-distance team relay race held frequently on roads all over Japan. Origins of the Ekiden date to early Japan when important news was relayed from distant provinces to the capitol using a series of messengers, each of which would carry the message for an … MORE
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    gmarumoto FIRST-TIMER '13

    Better than Honolulu Marathon, ran a relay team of one. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MORE

    Better than Honolulu Marathon, ran a relay team of one. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    tndsmith FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a very difficult course rewarded with absolutely jaw dropping scenery especially along the Hanauma Bay Coast. It will be hot- starts mid 70s- ends low 80s. The course … MORE

    This is a very difficult course rewarded with absolutely jaw dropping scenery especially along the Hanauma Bay Coast. It will be hot- starts mid 70s- ends low 80s. The course starts with a climb around the base of Diamond Head – flat for the next ~6 miles, then massive hills going to and coming from the turn around past Hanauma Bay(Sandy Beach). Finally at approx mile 22, there is one last massive hill back to the top of the Diamond Head Base. Long 3 mile down hill to finish. This was the first year for marathon runners. The aid stations were plentiful and well stocked with Gatorade and Water. Most stations had cold water which was a bonus. They did use the old school Velcro ankle bracelets which will leave a pretty good souvineer on your ankle. Hopefully, these will be upgraded to bib chips in the future. Overall, I highly recommend this race.
    Beautiful- Extremely Challenging- Well Organized-Friendly

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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