SHUTTLE BUSES ARE FOR MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON RUNNERS
ONLY: If you are a guest at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel or any of the surrounding hotels you may
take the shuttle to the start, which will leave from the Lobby Area of the Hilo Hawaiian at 4:30
am. And 4:45 am. The first bus will return at 5:10 to get anyone still waiting.
Runners who are not staying at the hotels are asked to drive to Hilo’s Bay Front and park in
the lot next to Pauahi St. From this parking lot there will be three buses taking runners to the
start – the first boarding at 4:30 am, followed by 4:45 and 5. The first bus that leaves will make
a return trip and pickup any late runners in the parking lot, but the bus driver is instructed to
leave Bay Front at 5:20. Please do not wait for the last bus as it carries only 50 passengers and if
there are more than 50 runners we will not be able to accommodate everyone to the start. Plan
on coming early and taking the earliest bus to the start.
Only runners in the marathon and half-marathon run should take the shuttle.
No Parking at or near the finish line as that area is reserved for volunteers and the grassy area will be used for those doing the 5K……………please, please, please, follow these directions as all participants and family members in the marathon and half marathon need to be at the parking lot beyond the Pauahi St intersection!