The last big marathon in 2020 has been cancelled and moved to a virtual event. The 2020 Honolulu Marathon, the iconic season ending major marathon has succumbed to the pandemic.
The release is below….
2020 HONOLULU MARATHON Cancelled in 2020, will go virtual
Updated October 22
After consulting with all our stakeholders, the City and County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii and our sponsors, the Honolulu Marathon Association has decided 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.
We understand that it has been difficult for you to train and to plan trips to Hawaii under these circumstances and we thank you for your patience in waiting for the final announcement.
All registered entrants in the 2020 Honolulu Marathon events, have received a unique code to transfer their entry to our virtual option, the Beachfest. All marathoners will have the option to complete the race over multiple days. Training has been hard this year and we honor the no time limit. You can complete the virtual race any time in December.
All virtual finishers will receive the finisher/race shirt and medals in the mail, as well as digital race bibs, certificates, a digital finishers magazine and more. You’ll also get access to a Festival area where we will showcase Hawaiian music and cooking demos. The idea is to bring a small part of Hawaii to you. The online festival zone will be updated with new content continually through the fall.
Should you choose not to use your comp code to participate in the virtual events, your entry will be automatically deferred to the 2021 events. (Honolulu Marathon, Start to Park 10k or Kalakaua Merrie Mile).
We may consider and discuss a possible alternate date in the first half of 2021 for the 2020 Honolulu Marathon. In the case that we are able to reschedule, entrants can defer to either the rescheduled date or the December 2021 Honolulu Marathon.
To learn about the vritual events, go to: https://www.honolulumarathon.org/update-2020-honolulu-marathon