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Big Island International Marathon & Half Marathon is SOLD our for 2012

The 15th annual Big Island International Marathon and Half Marathon has sold out of all its available slots.

Both races have oversold by 10 percent to account for people dropping out of the race at the last minute.

The only available races is the BIIM 5K and interested people wanting to sign up for the 3.1 miler may do so by going to www.hilomarathon.org and sign up on line.

Anyone mailing in entries to the marathon or half marathon scheduled for March 18, 2012 will have their entries returned if sent in after Jan 21 for the Half and after Jan 31 for the full marathon.

No excetpions, no waiting list.  Anyone switching races will be disqualified and banned from future races.

Anyone doing the races as Bandits (without running numbers) will be pulled from the race by Police Officers.

The BIIM follows the rules set by the National Organization, Road Runners Clubs of America.

The application for the 2013 race is posted on their web site, so please be sure to sign up early to avoid being left out as that race is expected to sell out long before race date.


February 2, 2012 - Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , ,


  1. Glad I entered early.
    Love the beauty of this race and the local flavor of the BigIsland.
    Signing up this weekend for 2013.

    Comment by Fleet Feet | February 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. Just sent in entry today,by any chance will there be any openings?
    Heard it was sold out..
    Please let me know..Firmin Tehero

    Comment by Firmin Tehero | February 2, 2012 | Reply

    • Your entry will be mailed back to you as we are not accepting any further entries.

      Comment by waynejoseph | February 3, 2012 | Reply

      • Thank you for the reply…maybe next year…did not know if I was going to run after the Hilo to Volcano Ultra…anyway thank you ..F Tehero

        Comment by Firmin Tehero | February 5, 2012

  3. I’m going to enter the 3miler but I waited too long to register. If you need just one more runner I’d volunteer to run the 1/2 or the full! I’m visiting from Canada and I’d love to experience this course!

    Comment by Alane | February 5, 2012 | Reply

    • No one will be allowed into the marathon or half marathon as I’ve oversold each by 10 percent, which is the approx amount of drop outs before race day, so please do not have any expectations of running those distances as it won’t happen

      Comment by waynejoseph | February 5, 2012 | Reply

  4. I am so excited and relieved I got in early! How many people are likely to be running the 2012 marathon?

    Comment by Chantel | February 6, 2012 | Reply

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