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Off the News: Still time to run virtual marathon

In a departure from its usual start — a fireworks display at 5 a.m. on the second Sunday in December — the Honolulu Marathon has been underway since Dec. 1, and several hundred runners have already completed its three events: the Kalakaua Merrie Mile, the 10-kilometer race from the start line to Kapiolani Park, and, of course, the 26.2-miler.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s races are being staged virtually, with finish times posted online. Runners are asked to submit images of completed runs, through Dec. 31, which may be completed even on a treadmill. Plus, if more than one day is needed for the marathon distance, registration includes a “multi-day” option. Come January, a lot of running enthusiasts will be sporting 2020 “finisher” T-shirts.

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