Aloha NEW for 2017!


New for 2017! 4 days on the Garden Island of Kaua’i, in beautiful Hawaii!
Quick overview:

Series dates: Thursday, January 19-Sunday, January 22, 2017
Location: On the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii
Race times: 4:30AM HST for Marathon, 50K, and early Half-Marathon; 7:00AM HST for Half-Marathon and 5K
Course description: The races will take place in a park, on a bike/walking path that does not cross any roads. There will be first aid-certified personnel available at all races. Runners will pass the aid station with food, drink, and first aid every 2.2 miles.
Packet pickup: January 18, 2-4PM, at the Smith Family Garden, 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. The Smith’s Garden Luau will take place at 4:45 that evening. See below (under “Activities”) for details.
Race day packet pickup/registration: One hour before start time on race day, at the start line.
Early Start: Is 4:30AM not early enough?
Average temps: Low 65/High 78
Course description:

  • Days 1 and 4: Smith Family Garden, 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
    GPS: N 22.04617, W 159.34148
    Course: flat and paved through a tropical garden.
  • Days 2 and 3: Kapaa Beach Park, Niu Str. (From Kuhio Hwy, turn toward the ocean on Niu Str., go two blocks)
    GPS: N 22.07632, W 159.31649
    Course: flat and paved along the ocean.
    NOTE: This course is 3 miles from the Smith Family Garden

Time limit: None for the marathon, half-marathon, or 5K; 50K time limit is 8 hours, 30 minutes. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Discounts: $10 per day discount on marathon/half-marathon for active military and members of any running club that includes these races in their calendar. One discount per person; email for Active discount codes or questions.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique course setup, we have one giant “aid station” that runners will encounter every 2.2 miles, with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just Gu and bananas!
What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part!
Every participant will receive one t-shirt.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who survive all 4 days!

Kapa'a HI (Island of Kaua'i) – January 19-22 2017
Race type By 7/30/16 7/31/16-10/15/16 10/16/16-12/31/16 After 12/31/16
Full $130 $150 $170 $190
Half $115 $135 $155 $175
50K $140 $160 $180 $200
5K $50 $55 $60 $65
Register online:
Day 1: Jan.19 Day 2: Jan.20 Day 3: Jan.21 Day 4: Jan.22
Register online for all 4 days at once!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check only). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred or deferred.
Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!
Click HERE to video the full-sized video on our YouTube channel.

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Check out We're All in This Together, an insightful look into the very first 5-state, 5-day series, by author and series participant George Rose!


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