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Marathon Expo opens at Hawaii Convention Center

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2014 Honolulu Marathon Expo opened Wednesday at the Hawaii Convention Center. Thousands of runners and walkers will spend the next three days registering for Sunday's race.

(View expo photos on a mobile device - http://bit.ly/138WGsL)

The 42nd Honolulu Marathon is expected to be one of the largest in race history. Already 31,911 people have registered and usually another 1,000 register before Sunday's start.

The marathon usually pumps more than $100 million into the state's economy.

The Honolulu Marathon –the fourth largest in the United States after New York, Chicago and Boston– has attracted its best-ever elite fields. The eight elite men and nine elite women will compete for a $150,000 prize money purse (plus generous time bonuses), with $40,000 going to the race winners.

The expo runs until Saturday.

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

  • Wednesday, December 10 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 11 - 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday, December 12 - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 13 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Packet Pickup

Registered runners must pick up their race packs, which include the running bib number and timing chip. Bring valid ID to the packet pickup. Participants must pick up their own race packs. No one will be able to pick up a race pack for a friend or family member. The timing chip is embedded in your race number.  

Interesting Marathon Trivia:

  • 1,900,000 cups
  • 104,780 pounds of ice cubes
  • 155,000 Mother's Oatmeal cookies
  • 70,000 sponges
  • 30,000 crisp apples
  • 465 portable toilets
  • 4,450 rolls of toilet paper
  • Two 20-foot urinals
  • 9,500 thirty-three gallon trash bags
  • 125,000 small safety pins
  • 349 Special Duty Police Officers & 35 solo bikers
  • 175 full-size buses
  • 3,750 traffic cones
  • 2,350 No Parking signs
  • 9,950 volunteers
(View Expo photos on a mobile device - http://bit.ly/138WGsL)

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Road closures for the 2014 Honolulu Marathon

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