The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon was excited to deliver well-deserved checks to four of Kauai’s prominent non-profit organizations. The featured organizations were The YWCA who advocate for women and children; Kauai Independent Food Bank who are instrumental in getting food resources to residents in need; and the Kauai Humane Society and Kauai SPCA who work incredibly hard to keep our island’s animal population safe and healthy.
“Today was a beautiful day for The Kauai Marathon ‘ohana because we were able to provide donations to four amazing non-profit organizations on our island. The YWCA, Kauai Independent Food Bank, Kauai Humane Society and Kauai SPCA are tirelessly working for our community, and we were honored and proud to give back to them for their efforts,” stated Jeff and Liz Sacchini, Race Founders.
Since the inaugural event in September of 2009, The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon has donated over $180,000 back to local organizations that have been instrumental in providing essential services to the community. The future vision and mission for the event will continue to create a world-class race experience for participants around the world while giving back to island charities and non-profit organizations in need.
The 15th Annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 1st beginning at 6:00 am. Both events begin on Poipu Road in front of the Poipu Shopping Village. The first 11 miles are run together before the half marathoners veer off into Kukui’ula Resort to their oceanfront finish while the marathoners continue up Koloa Road to the neighborhoods of Lawai and Kalaheo before heading back down to Poipu. The marathon finishers’ party and awards ceremony are located on the oceanfront lawn at the Koloa Landing Resort beginning at 8:00am. Race participants as well as supporters can enjoy food, refreshments, and live entertainment until the early afternoon. The online registration deadline for this world- renowned event is on August 28th at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time. Race packets, bibs, and participant bags must be picked up at the Wilcox Health Sports and Fitness Expo at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa on Friday, August 30th or Saturday, August 31, 2024.