Stride for Kauai 100-Mile Challenge Announced


The Kauai Marathon ‘ohana is pleased to announce a new virtual experience for the spring/summer months of 2021. The Stride for Kauai 100-Mile Challenge opens for registration on February 16th and runners/walkers can start their journey on April 1st. They will have four months to complete their virtual adventure around the enchanting Garden Isle from the safety and comfort of their home state or country, while feeling Kauai’s aloha every step of the way. Get inspired by watching the promo reel here!

From April 1st to July 31st, virtual participants can complete the 100 miles on the route and time of their choosing. As miles are completed, they upload their daily mileage to, where they will be able to track their progress on an interactive Kauai map. After completing the challenge, participants will earn a traditional logo’d race bag, super comfy cotton tee and surfboard themed medal with a bottle opener. Zoom training calls throughout the summer months will be an option to keep people motivated and to stay in touch with other runners, as well as social media giveaways and incentives on Instagram and Facebook.

The Kauai Marathon, host of the Stride for Kauai 100-Mile Challenge has chosen Malama Kauai as their benefitting non-profit organization for the virtual event. Founded in 2006, Malama Kauai is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on advocating, educating, and driving action towards a sustainable Kauai. In the last few years, they have honed their focus on increasing local food consumption and production, as well as building community capacity and growing interest in sustainable tourism.

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon depends on the expertise and resources of many businesses and that will continue throughout the virtual process. Grand Hyatt Kauai, Wilcox Health, Kauai Coffee, Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Ford Dealers and Da Kine Images are just a few of our local sponsors.

By supporting The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon organization, you are helping our island community heal one stride at a time. For more information or to register, please visit


The Stride for Kauai100-Mile Challenge takes place virtually from Thursday, April 1st until Saturday, July 31st. The online registration deadline for this event is on July 15th at 11:59 HST.