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Shuttle Bus Information 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!

February 28, 2012 - Posted by | Marathon Running | , , ,


  1. Thanks for the reminder.
    I took the 4:45 bus last year and it was packed.
    Glad i got on. I recommend everyone catch the early bus.
    Dont want to miss the start.
    I also remember that some people drove.
    Remember you can not leave your car at the start parking lot.
    But there is plenty of parking on the street.

    Comment by Tom | February 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. Can I register at the expo on Saturday? And how much will it cost then?

    Comment by Pua Kaaihue | March 15, 2012 | Reply

    • Sorry, we are sold out!

      Comment by waynejoseph | March 15, 2012 | Reply

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