Hapalua Half Marathon

“Disclaimer: I’m promoting Hapalua Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

 

ChThe views are amazing on the course of  the Hapalua Half Marathon!

 Only 12 more days until “Hawaii’s Half Marathon” But don’t fret if you haven’t signed up yet as there is still time. And if you use code BIBRAVEHAPALUA you can save 10% off entry. Online registration closes: April 1, 2018 at 23:59 HAWAII time but you are still able to sign up at the expo. The Half Marathon has NO time limit so it is perfect for runners and walkers alike! And if you have an Athlinks account you can add your name to the start list. If you do not, head over to Athlinks and get signed up. Then add your name to the start list and when the race is done claim your results!

The beautiful Hapalua course starts in Waikiki as the sun is coming up and takes in downtown Honolulu, returning to Waikiki  before going up and around Diamond Head. You can see your finish on the big screen in the finishers village in Kapiolani Park and then enjoy an awesome after party with shaved ice and hot, freshly made malasadas.

Below is the course map. Look how close most of this course is to the ocean! You can’t beat views like that!
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They have something pretty cool called “The Chase”. In the Hapalua Chase, the best local runners from Hawaii get a head start on some of the best professionals runners in the world. The pros will chase down the local guys and girls to the finish line.

Team Hawaii will get head starts/handicaps from 8 to 24 minutes on the professionals. Philip Tarbei from Kenya will be back to defend his title. If you want to read more about the the chase head over to https://www.thehapalua.com/the-chase and check it out.

Hauʻoli holo!  (Happy Running)

 

Renee

 

 

Athlinks

Disclaimer: I am promoting Athlinks as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

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I had never heard of Athlinks until it was introduced to me through BibRave. What is Athlinks? It is a website to view, save and share your race results. The Athlinks app for iOS and Android is an awesome resource for athletes to connect with friends and other athletes from all over the world. Compete with rivals, discover new challenges and races. It is easy to sign up and once you do you can “claim your results” and get started searching for races and add yourself to the start list. Find and follow your friends. You will get an email notification when someone new follows you. And, as soon as a new result is available you will get a notification to “claim your results” as is shown below. When you click the link it will bring up all of the races that have results with your name. I found a few other people with the same name as me so, if the results are not yours you do nothing but if they are, go ahead and claim them and they will be added to your results page.

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One of the many neat things about Athlinks is that I found results from past races that I had all but forgotten about. I even found a PR that I didn’t remember having. It keeps track of all of your PR’s which is something I am not the best at so it is great to have that information all in one location.

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Here I have added myself to the start line of several races I will be running this year. Two of which I will be running for BibRave.

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You can click on any of your results listed and it will bring up a screen like below. It shows time/pace, overall results, gender results and age group results. You then can click on the certificate and it will bring up another screen where you can download your results and even share them to Facebook. How cool is that?

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You can find your “rivals” and have a bit of a friendly competition. Rivals are those who have run the same races as you. It shows wins and losses meaning that if your time was better in that race, then you win and if their time was better, then they win. It also shows your friends upcoming events so you can follow along on their race. Head over to Athlinks and sign up. You can follow me on Athlinks if you would like by clicking here

Happy Racing!

Renee

Grandad Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I received free entry into the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

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Several years back when both of my daughters lived in LaCrosse I had signed up to run the half marathon. But, after an injury I was unable to train and even though I still went to visit my daughters I sadly had to back out of the race. So, I am thrilled that I have another opportunity to take this race on. Only one of my girls still lives in that area so I am happy that I can spend some one on one time with her that weekend. I might have even talked her into doing the 5K. You can choose from the half marathon, the half relay, the 5K, youth races, the time trial (This event offers a unique experience for participants, climbing 500 feet over 1.5 miles) or the granddad challenge which consists of the time trial Friday night and the half marathon on Saturday. There also is a cycle time trial Friday night as well as a bike race on Sunday. And if you are not up for one of the events you can always volunteer. Races are always on the look out for volunteers.
It is a beautiful course starting at the top of Grandad bluff. The views up there are amazing! The first 4 or so miles are all downhill. It is a fast course and you can enjoy the views as you run down the bluff and alongside the Mississippi River then finishing in beautiful Riverside Park.

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Also make sure you check out Athlinks which is an online website (they also have an app you can download) that keeps track of your races. Create an account then add yourself to the start line of the Grandad half like I did.

All information can be found on their website: https://www.grandadhalfmarathon.com/
and if you use code BIBRAVE18 you can save 10% off registration.

Happy Training!

Renee