As Hawaii’s largest running club, we take pride in welcoming all types of runners. Whether you want to run your first marathon or are training for a 5K, we offer numerous races for you to meet your goal. We are a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and team up with other running organizations during the year to promote running and physical fitness. Our organization maintains a network for the running community, motivates runners, raises money for local charities and provides safe, well-managed races throughout the year. Founded in 1962, our club’s membership has always reflected the diversity of the running community- from recreational fun runners to elite competitors. Athletic fitness attained through distance running has many health benefits. Long-term benefits of running include a strengthened heart and increased lung capacity. The short-term benefits of running include the release of endorphins, also known as the ‘runner’s high’. An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. With nearly 20 races put on each year, we can help motivate you to stay fit and run faster. Most of these are informal ‘show up and sign up’ races, which only cost $30 ($15 for members, or free for lifetime members). We also offer a great way to get in shape for the Honolulu Marathon- our Marathon Readiness Series. The series is a set of races, increasing in distance, which builds up to marathon length.