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Honolulu Marathon to generate record revenue

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:35 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2012

The Dec. 9 Honolulu Marathon expects to generate record revenue this year.

Registrations are already up by nearly 4,000 over last year's final total, said marathon spokesman Pat Bigold.

So far 26,302 have registered, including 13,045 Japanese, Bigold said. The Japanese numbers are already ahead of last year's race day total. Last year there were about 12,000 Japanese runners.

Registration will continue until the day before the race.

“We could wind up with one of the largest fields ever,” said Bigold. “The race has reached 30,000 six times. Five of those years were in the 1990s and the last one was 2002.”

Hawaii entries are well up at 11,212, Bigold said. Last year there were 8,201 local entries.

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allie wrote:
on October 1,2012 | 12:34PM
1local wrote:
Allow runners and visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Ewa and Makaha side of the island.
on October 1,2012 | 04:16PM
LKK56 wrote:
Yes, I agree. And we should dump all of the Oahu Trash in the valley in Hawaii Kai so everyone down that side of the island get to appreciate what is dump on our side of the island.
on October 1,2012 | 04:29PM
Bdpapa wrote:
This is a very good event. Brings in tourist before the Christmas seasons and promotes physical fitness.
on October 1,2012 | 01:18PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Everyone loves the marathon -- except those that live along the route and have to go to work.
on October 1,2012 | 03:22PM
false wrote:
The Aloha Marathon is a "peoples" race where runners of all ages participate. Finishing time is not as important as self satisfaction whether in 2 hrs or 12 hrs. Then why are the so called "elite" runners or professional runners invited to run for cash prizes? Certainly not for lack of amateur participants. Who cares whether you come in 1st or 25,000th. Let's keep this race for amateurs of all ages. What is the purpose of inviting "elite professionals"??
on October 1,2012 | 02:53PM
serious wrote:
False, I agree with you. Who the heck cares which Kenyon wins? Give the prize money to charity---or fix the sewers or potholes!!
on October 2,2012 | 02:12AM
Anonymous wrote:
Its a great event for the island for sure - one of the few oddity is seeing some people running this marathon stops on the side to smoke a cigarette then jump back into the race course once they are done puffing
on October 1,2012 | 04:20PM
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