Running on Oahu
Here are a couple of races to consider…
The Great Aloha Run – this is just over 8 miles starting at Aloha Tower and ending in Aloha Stadium with your image projected on the big screen as you run into the finish line on the field! A lot of fun and really well organized.
There is a great expo the three days before the event. This takes place at the Blaisdell Center where you pick up your racing packets and includes vendors, running clubs, and freebies. (I have friends who have flown from California the last two years to participate in this event!) My only complaint… how ’bout one more water stop? The first one is at Mile 4.
The Ford Island 10K – registration for this one is trickier (you have to actually mail it in). This is a nice event as well with good food and live music afterwards. A smaller race than the Great Aloha Run, but equally as enjoyable. It’s interesting to run in an area with this much history (now military housing and warehouses). The old airstrip is still there and you run (close) by the USS Missouri. You can also see the USS Arizona memorial and the remnants of where other ships used to dock in Pearl Harbor. This race also supports the Navy MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation).
photo credit: baxterclaus, Flickr