Welcome to Big Island International Marathon!

Big Island International Marathon invites you to join us for a beautiful race that follows “the coast of old Hawai’i”. You’ll run alongside historic roads with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, scenic waterfalls, lush tropical forests and expansive sugarcane fields. Hilo boasts beautiful green landscapes thanks to our cooler climate and regular rainfall. Racers will have the refreshing morning drizzle of rain as they embark of the path to completing a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k or 2 mile walk. No matter if you’re a novice or a veteran athlete, hundreds of volunteers will be on the road to assist and root you on! Every athlete who completes the race will receive a finisher metal. We are also proud to announce this is a Boston Marathon qualifying race!

Race Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021

Location: Bay Front, Hilo, Hawaii (Canoe Beach Area)
Due to recent State and County regulation changes, we are unable to confirm a location for this event at this time. As a result, we are tentatively hosting an equivalent virtual race. Registrants for this event are eligible to participate in the actual race, provided a location can be confirmed.

Start Times:

  • Marathon: Race Start: 6 AM Cut Off Time: 1 PM
  • Half-Marathon: Race Start: 6:15 AM Cut Off Time: 1 PM
  • NEW! 10K: Race Start: 7:00 AM
  • 5K: Race Start: 6:30 AM
  • 2 Mile Fun Walk: Race Start: 7:15 AM (IS NOT TIMED)

Aid Stations: Located every two miles. Gatorade at every station. Energy Gels at approximately every 3rd station. Cola at beginning, end, and before mile 24.

Restroom Locations: Every 4 miles

Presentations at the following times near finish line:

  • 5K: 8:30 AM
  • 10K: 9:30 AM
  • Half-Marathon: 10:30 AM
  • Marathon: 10:30 AM

1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall, and in the following Age Groups:

Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • 0-14
  • 15-19
  • 65-69
  • 70+

5k & 10k:

  • 0-9
  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 60-69
  • 70-79

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