MPRRC Course: Tantalus 10-Mile Challenge

About the Course

Distance: 10 mi

Update! Course Change for 2023 maybe.
The Bad News: Roadwork on the Tantalus-Round Top loop is STILL completely blocking a portion of the race route at the top. There will be a course change for this year again if the road is not cleared. The course will start from the same location but will go up to the top, turn around at Forest Ridge Road, and back the same way. The road is not closed to traffic so please be mindful of the few vehicles that may be on the road early Sunday morning. Also, because the race is an out & back, please stay to the LEFT side of the road (facing any oncoming traffic). A link to the course map on MapMyRun is below.
The Good News: There is still only one hill on the course.
This is a one-loop course. Start at 6:30 a.m. on Makiki Heights Drive near Halau Kumana School, heading uphill on Makiki Heights Drive, branching onto Tantalus Drive uphill for about five miles, then onto Round Top Drive heading downhill for more than four miles to a right turn onto Makiki Street, and another right onto Makiki Heights Drive, finishing uphill near the starting point. There is no separate packet pickup, get your bib number on race morning.

There will be an optional early start at 6:00 a.m. for walkers and runners who plan to finish in more than 2.5 hours (15-minute miles). There are two requirements for the early start: 1) check in with the timer no later than 5:45 a.m. and 2) bring a light source (flashlight or headlamp) because it will still be dark at start time. Early start participants are not eligible for overall or age group awards.


2101 Makiki Height Drive Honolulu, HI US 96822


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Races That Use This Course

9 October
Sun 6:30am