Coming December 8, 2013. Stunning setting. Ala Moana Boulevard, Hawaiian for path by the ocean, is the starting point for the Honolulu Marathon and is a fitting description of the entire course. The race will take you past many historic sites including the Aloha Tower, Chinatown, the Iolani Palace, the statue of King Kamehameha, Waikiki and famous Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. Generally the course is flat except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head. Arrive early to take advantage of this ideal location and to participate in the luau and Hawaiian entertainment 2 days before the marathon.