26 October 2020, 11am
With much consultation and discussion with the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii, it was concluded that the race will not happen this December.
“We are of course very disappointed to have to cancel the race due to the ongoing Covid situation”, said CEO and President of the Honolulu Marathon Jim Barahal. “The team has worked hard to find ways to conduct a safe and socially distanced event, but all stakeholders agree that the appropriate and safest course of action is not to conduct the 2020 Honolulu Marathon, Start to Park 10 and Kalakaua Merrie Mile in December.”
The focus for December 2020 now shifts to the Honolulu Marathon Virtual Beachfest, allowing runners and walkers from around the world to complete the race wherever they live. The virtual experience for the Honolulu Marathon also includes an online festival area featuring training videos, cooking demos, and music from Hawaii; themed as a virtual beachfest. Runners will still get to experience Hawaiian culture but from their own homes. They will also earn the official race and finishers shirts by Mizuno as well as the finisher medals.