KAUAI MARATHON 2012

September 2, 2012
Course photos by marathon participant, artist Rodney Pygoya Chang of Honolulu & Volcano, Hawaii

 

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Hotel room, 5 a.m., with son Houston

 

 

 

With wife Erlinda; shirt by daughter Rochelle at Indiana U.

 

 

 

Supportive runner's wife through the decades

 

 

 

Early morning light - sunrise

 

 

 

Turns overcast right after the start; note start of long incline upward

 

 

 

They're already about too

 

 

 

 

 

 

First family portrait along the way; note overcast skies to shield runners from the heat

 

 

 

Forwards and upwards

 

 

Nice and cool countryside

 

 

 

 

 

 

lst hula troupe; Kauai is Hawaii's Hula Girls Marathon!

 

 

 

Where some of the runners hail from

 

 

 

lst Aid Station, over 20 in total along the route; this photo documentary praises such dedicated volunteers

 

 

 

Everybody pitches in

 

 

 

Cheering yet staying connected

 

 

 

My, my, how times flies

 

 

 

Showered here

 

 

 

Still ascending incline

 

 

 

Even hula girls have to hydrate!

 

 

 

No shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entering famous treed road

 

 

 

First planted in 1911

 

 

 

This marathon falls on the 100th anniversary of this tree planting between Poipu and Koloa & Lihue

 

 

 

6 miles is within this gorgeous stretch of trees

 

 

 

Pasture land  behind the trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking behind me; includes yet the 354 full marathon finishers and 1200 half marathoners

 

 

 

My favorite photo of this marathon

 

 

 

The turn right after leaving the tree-lined stretch

 

 

 

A side-shoot private roadway on the side of the highway that we are running upon

 

KEEP ON RUNNING