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Shuttle Bus Information for Marathon and Half Marathon runners

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!

February 28, 2012 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , | 3 Comments

5K course discription for BIIM 5K and Big Dog’s Lovers Day 5K

BIG DOG’s Lovers Day 5K on Feb 19 – link: https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/big-dogs-lovers-day-5k-on-tap-for-feb-19-2012/

5K Course Description: 

  Starts at the far end of Bayfront Park and participants will head to the Suisan Bridge, turn left at the traffic light and go straight heading into Liliuokalani Gardens.

   Do the half loop around the Gardens as if you were going to Coconut Island, but continue until you hit Banyan Drive and take a left heading towards Reeds Bay (Ice Ponds).

   At the end of Reeds Bay, just before the stop sign near the Seaside Hotel, there will be an orange cone and the ground will be spray painted with an arrow – that is the turn around.

   You are now headed back on Banyan and you should run on the side of the golf course so that you are facing traffic.  Go straight to Suisan from there – Do not go back around Liliuokalani Gardens (ocean side).

   Go over the Suisan Bridge and this time follow the sidewalk out to Pauahi Street traffic lights, continue to the right on the sidewalk which will lead you back to the far entrance of Bayfront Park, near the start, continue down close to the canoe area and you’ll see the finish line.

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | 1 Comment