Kona Marathon Events
25th Anniversary

We have partnered with the best hotel, condos and tour operators to provide you with the best deal when coming to the Kona Marathon Events on Hawaii’s Big Island.


Hilton Waikoloa Village – Host Hotel

Hilton Waikoloa VillageImmerse yourself in the Spirit of Aloha, during your visit to Hawaii, the Big Island. With their unmatched location and tropical setting, Hilton Waikoloa Village® makes travel to Hawaii convenient and easy.

  • Located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island
  • Set amid swaying palms and tropical gardens
  • 20 minutes from Kona International Airport (KOA)


Runner’s Rates and Hawaii Resident Rates are now available at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, our host hotel for the June 24, 2018 Kona Marathon Events at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Athlete Rates for the Kona Marathon Events participants at Waikoloa Beach Resort – Hilton Runner‘s Rates

Hawaii Resident Athlete Rates for Kona Marathon Events participants at Waikoloa Beach Resort – Hilton Kamaaina Rates (Hawaii address required.)

Waikoloa Beach Resort

Located along the sun-splashed Kohala Coast, the Waikoloa Beach Resort offers a range of accommodation from a luxury hotel to family friendly condos. Come before or stay after the Kona Marathon and experience the wide variety of adventures and activities that will make your vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii most unforgettable.


Alaska Airlines is pleased to provide discounted travel to the Kona Marathon. Fly Alaska Airlines to Kona and save 5% on flights from any Alaska Airlines city (excluding Costa Rica, Mexico and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska). Simply click here and travel from June 17-30, 2018. The discount is automatically applied or enter ECMZ101 in the discount code box at Restrictions apply. See site for details.

Shops and Restaurants

Queens Market Place Logo PNGA fun family life style resort destination shopping experience with something for everyone, visitors and residents alike, Queens’ MarketPlace within the Waikoloa Beach Resort presents an exciting collection of boutiques, galleries, shops and services, plus a delightfully diverse Ono Food Court, upscale restaurants and a full schedule of free Hawaiian cultural activities and entertainment.




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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Official Partner Hotel of Kona Marathon Events
62-100 Kauna’oa Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743 | Get Directions »
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Visit the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel website or call 808-880-1111 and ask for the Kona Marathon Rate.

Situated on the beautiful Kohala Coast the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel boasts 1,839 acres of oceanfront paradise and is perfectly nestled into the bluffs above sun-splashed Hapuna Beach. It provides guests with modern-day comforts amid a serene Hawaiian ambiance and has recently completed a room renewal to upgrade the look and feel of all of its suites & ocean front guestrooms. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel offers an exceptional dining experience at its signature Coast Grille restaurant, and features Hawai‘iʻs most unique rounds of golf at its popular links-style, 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Take advantage of special Kona Marathon rates by clicking here. Please note this hotel is approximately 45 minutes driving from the start line of the Kona Marathon Events.

2018 Specials


Ocean Sports loves the Kona Marathon!

From June 17th through June 23rd,
Kona Marathon participants and volunteers can save 20%
off regular fare on our award winning
Snorkel Adventure Cruise
Available Daily, Departing at 9:00 AM and Returning at 12:30 PM Regular fare: $157.54 for Adults Special Kona Marathon Fare: $126.03! Keiki 6-12 cruise for ½ price and Keiki 5 and under cruise for FREE!
Sunset Cruise!
Available Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday departing at 5:00 PM and Returning just after Sunset Regular Fare: $138.25 for Adults Special Kona Marathon Fare: $110.60! Keiki 6-12 cruise for ½ price and Keiki 5 and under cruise for FREE!

To receive your special fare, call us at 808.886-6666 ext. 1 and ask for the Kona Marathon Discount.

At this great rate, the special fare cannot be combined with any other discounts
or promotions, and all Ocean Sports reservation and cancellation policies apply

Click here for more on Ocean Sports

CoolaOrganic sun screen in every race bag.


Visit our booth at the Health and Fitness Fair at the
Hilton Waikoloa Village on Saturday June 23, 2018


Land Ahead Photography will be providing finish line photos for 5k, 1/4, 1/2, and full marathon runners.  Photos will be available in 2-3 days after the event and digital images start at $9.99.  For more information visit,


The temperature will be warm and humid. Winds are generally light in Kona at about 15 mph (24 kph) and we’ve rarely had rain during the Kona Marathon.

Temperatures can climb into the upper 80’s during midday, add the humidity and it can make it feel even warmer. As always, on race day and the days before, make sure you hydrate properly.

Thursday 07/19 0%
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 91F. SE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 07/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 90F. SSW winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 07/21 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 89F. S winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 07/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 07/23 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High around 90F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 07/24 50%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High around 90F. SE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Waikoloa, Hawaii Forecast

June Averages

High: 85 F / 29 C
Low: 72 F / 22 C
Humidity: 65%
Rain: 0.46 inches / 12 mm