Honolulu, Kona, Kauai and Maui Marathons are also featured.
Clyde Shank, from Dallas, Texas, was the first Big Island International Marathoner to write comments on http://www.marathonguide.com/
If you finished our marathon in 2012 and would like to add your comment on Marathon Guide just go to their link to do so.
Here is what Mr Shank had to say about our home town race:
Well organized, beautiful small town feel race (about: 2012)
Course: 5 Organization: 5 Fans: 4
Clyde Shank from Texas (4/2/12)
50+ previous marathons | 1 Big Island International Marathon
Wayne ‘Big Dog’ and his team of wonderful volunteers put on a real nice down home small town marathon. Very scenic beautiful surroundings layered in waterfalls and rolling ocean views for the first 10 miles. One of the coolest marathons in Hawaii since it gets 5x the annual rainfall of what we get in Dallas, Texas. Great atmosphere and personal attention really set this one apart
I recently sent the photo on the left to radio announcer DC from KWXX and here was his response:
This was the prestart of the March 18, 2012 Big Island International Marathon and Half Marathon. Click onto the photo to enlarge. the 2013 race will be held on March 17. Limited entries as we will sell out of the Half and full Marathons by the end of 2012
If you plan on being a part of the 2013 event you should consider sending in your entry early
Already – just 12 days after the 2012 event – I have received 118 entries for 2013
68 entries sold in the full marathon – 42 entries in the half marathon – and 8 entries in the 5K have been sold. All races are limited to 300 entries in each race and I expect that we will be sold out by the end of 2012.
Congratulations on running such a successful event…again.
I spoke to you briefly after the presentations to let you know how much I enjoyed the marathon and that I was celebrating my 60th Birthday that day by doing my first marathon.
I have attached a photo taken after the finish to mark the occasion of the 15th Big Island Marathon and my 60th Birthday.
I ran into Clyde Shank from Texas along the way who was doing his 78th marathon!!! What an inspiration he is!!
I live in Port Macquarie on the east coast of Australia…about half way between Sydney and Brisbane in a town of around 50000 so we have much in common with Hilo.
Thanks again for a terrific event. Regards Rex