Hapalua & Hibuscus
Half-Marathon training

Runners, joggers, and walkers at the intermediate and advanced levels will learn racing skills from a coach who has mastered the game and knows how to teach it. You’ll progress steadily from January through May, adapting to the rigors of half-marathon training, with a break for trail training, and then on to the Mile-to-Marathon training (Aug-Dec), giving you options to train for the Merrie Mile, the Start-to-Park 10K, or the Honolulu Marathon.


The Hapalua & Hibuscus Half-Marathon

      • The 12-week Program.  Prepares intermediate and advanced student-athletes (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) for the 2024 Hapalua Half-marathon (April 14, 2024) and the Hibiscus Half-marathon or 5-mile event (May 26, 2024).  The program hones racing skills in a non-competitive, supportive group setting, with expert coaching and teaching.
      • The Information Meeting.  Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. by zoom audio (no video).  Listen on your cell phone by dialing the following number at 7:00 p.m.  +13462487799,,87875359367# The Meeting ID is 878 7535 9367 and the password is BC.  Note, enter commas with the “pause” button on an iPhone.
      • Text Brian at 808-391-8598 if you need help getting on.
      • Interested?  Please fill out the pre-program questionnaire

The Workouts

      • All program workouts prepare intermediate and advanced racers (whether runners, joggers, or walkers) mentally and physically for the rigors of either finishing or racing a half-marathon or 5-mile race the same day (May 26, 2024). 
      • You’ll train three times a week (once on Saturday or Sunday mornings in person; and twice during Tuesday and Thursday evening conference-call workouts).
      • You may train by yourself from your home or work place on the weeknights, or you may organize a support group to train with, while you listen to the coach give instructions or lead discussions through your bluetooth-enabled cell phone.  
      • All workouts are recorded on Zoom audio for playback, should you have to miss a workout and wish to keep up with the group on your own time.  In any case, the group provides the discipline for regular and fruitful training and a fit and healthy lifestyle. 
      • Interested?  Please fill out the pre-program questionnaire

The Schedule.   

      • Scheduling is our way of gathering a group that becomes a team for support and disciplined training purposes.  Please see about clearing your schedule for the entire 12-week training.
      • Newcomers are expected to attend six in-person workouts during the first two weeks as an enrollment condition.  We teach the basics, starting at an easy level so you don’t hurt yourself at the outset.  (Note: in-person workouts during the first two weeks start at 6 p.m. in Kapiolani Park).
      • Post-enrollment-period workout time slots.  Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
      • Interested?  Please fill out the pre-program questionnaire to provide information about yourself and your qualifications to do this excellent training program.  


$75 non-refundable deposit to start.
$250 Balance Payment due after the two-week enrollment period.  Payments in two installments are okay.


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