What better place to escape winter weather than paradise proper? The capital of the Aloha State hosts a winter marathon with an island vibe.
RACE. . .
When local shops in Oahu begin to hang up “mele kalikimaka” signs, that means it’s the start of the holiday season—and the Honolulu Marathon (honolulumarathon.org) is just a few days away. This early December race brings more than 25,000 runners to Hawaii each year. The course isn’t easy, but the reworks display before a pre-dawn start and racers decked out in spectacular costumes will ensure you have a boatload of fun. All finishers receive puka shell necklaces to take a bit of the island home.