REVEL Kūlia Marathon & Half

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  • Marathon

    The REVEL Kūlia marathon course offers the best of the Big Island, including sweeping views of the high meadows of Waikii Ranch and the lava flows of Waikoloa. Runners will enjoy the fresh scent of Eucalyptus and Cypress trees, glimpses of the Kona Coastline, and the charm of Waikoloa Village. If that were not enough, the course is entirely downhill on paved roadway and is a Boston Marathon qualifier!

    The marathon staging venue is located at the summit of the old Saddle Road near the Kilohana Hunter Checking Station on the western slope of Mauna Kea. Standing at 5,687 feet above sea level and engulfed in the shadow of the sacred Mauna Kea, runners will experience a whole new side of the Hawaiian environment.

    Measured from its ocean floor base to the summit, Mauna Kea earns the distinction of the tallest mountain on Earth, beating out Mt Everest. Translated to English, "Mauna Kea" literally means "White Mountain," partly due to the fact that the peak is regularly covered in snow. Mauna Kea is extremely sacred in Hawaiian culture and religion.

    The course begins with an incredible downhill slope right out of the gates as Saddle Road takes runners through the meadows and pastures of Waikii Ranch with the rising sun at their backs. This upper portion of the course shatters the stereotype of Hawaiian landscapes with its straight rows of Eucalyptus trees, highland prairies, and grazing livestock.

    Upon reaching mile 10 the course leaves Saddle Road and turns south on Mamalahoa Highway. Runners will enjoy a brief respite from the downhill as they make their way through the relatively flat miles 10-15 with an inspiring view of the ocean off to the west.

    The screaming downhill begins again at mile 15 when the course turns west on Waikoloa Road and continues straight down towards the coastline all the way to the finish venue just above Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway and the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

    The entire marathon course drops 5,548 vertical feet (more than an entire mile!) and ends at an elevation of only 139 feet above sea level. REVEL Kūlia is the fastest and most beautiful marathon in Hawaii!

  • Half Marathon

    The REVEL Kūlia half marathon course offers the best of the Big Island, including sweeping views of the high island meadows and the lava flows of Waikoloa. Runners will enjoy glimpses of the Kona Coastline and the charm of Waikoloa Village. If that were not enough, the race is entirely downhill on paved roadway and is a certified qualifier course!

    The half marathon staging venue is located on Mamalahoa Highway roughly two miles north of Waikoloa Road on the western slope of Mauna Kea. Standing at 2,644 feet above sea level and engulfed in the shadow of the sacred Mauna Kea, runners will experience a whole new side of the Hawaiian environment.

    Measured from its ocean floor base to the summit, Mauna Kea earns the distinction of the tallest mountain on Earth, beating out Mt Everest. Translated to English, "Mauna Kea" literally means "White Mountain," partly due to the fact that the peak is regularly covered in snow. Mauna Kea is extremely sacred in Hawaiian culture and religion.

    The course begins with a relatively flat first two miles on Mamalahoa Highway as runners make their way south past the meadows and pastures with an inspiring view of the ocean off to the west.

    The screaming downhill begins at mile 2 when the course turns west on Waikoloa Road and continues straight down towards the coastline all the way to the finish venue just above Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway and the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

    The entire half marathon course drops 2,505 vertical feet and ends at an elevation of only 139 feet above sea level. REVEL Kūlia is the fastest and most beautiful half marathon in Hawaii!