Kauai Marathon 2012

Joe Sylvester captured the news and important facts about the Kauai Marathon 2012. He arrived very early in the morning to get the key video of the race start and photos of the winners at the finish line.

I arrived after playing tennis but it was still quite a show at the finish line. The wonderful Ron Wiley was calling the name, city and run time for each finisher in his beautiful Kong Radio basso voice.

Ron Wiley Kauai Marathon 2012 Announcing Finishers

Ron Wiley Kong Radio announcer is well known on Kauai

Ron Wiley Still Smiling after seven hours hosting Marathon finish

Ron Wiley still smiling after seven hours hosting Kauai Marathon finish

Just before that moment of Ron Wiley’s announcement, the Kapaa High School cheerleading team was cheering in each runner. This photo and two videos of the cheerleading squad was taken after at least five hours of standing and cheering.

Kapaa High School Cheerleaders Kauai Marathon 2012

Kapaa High School Cheerleaders Kauai Marathon 2012

Pamela Daychild Kapa’a High School Cheerleader Squad

Kapa’a High School Cheerleading squad greets Aaron Ricks #347 from Austin, Texas with their “You Are Awesome” cheer.

Watching the medal presenters give medals to the appreciative Kauai Marathon finishers was entertaining. The full marathon and half marathon winner medals were differentiated by engraving on the back of the medal and the color of the lanyard. These deeper colored lanyards were for the full marathon. The lighter colored lanyards were for the half marathon.

Kauai Marathon 2012 completion medal presenters

Completion medal presenters

I met Michael Hagen from the Army Reserves who told me that they had representation with 83 runners from 23 states and an entourage of more than 200 to cheer them on. There was originally a larger group but some were deployed for the ongoing east coast hurricane.

National Guard participated in Kauai Marathon 2012

National Guard Kauai Marathon 2012 participants

I met Julie Weiss Marathon Goddess who is running 52 marathons in 52 weeks for pancreatic cancer awareness.

Julie Weiss Marathon Goddess running for pancreatic cancer awareness

Julie Weiss Marathon Goddess running for pancreatic cancer awareness

This group was celebrating a birthday

Group Celebrating Birthday dresses up for Kauai Marathon

Birthday Group marathon participants and friends

Aaron Ricks number 347 is the Marathon finisher that you saw in the Kapaa High School CheerLeaders video

Aaron from Austin number 347 is a Kauai Marathon finisher

Each marathon and half marathon finisher gets a medal

Each marathon finisher gets a medal from Kauai’s special medal bestowing team of men and women

Janet Nathanson and Linda Sherman at Kiahuna Tennis Club

Janet Nathanson and Linda Sherman at Kiahuna Tennis Club while Kauai Marathon 2012 is in progress. This was taken around 11am. I went directly from here to the marathon finish line very nearby.

As you can see the Kauai Marathon is a whole lot of fun. Plan your trip now to Kauai for the marathon next year September 1st. Better yet, come train here at least once, then come back in September.

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  • http://HonuaLani.com/ Jai Roberts

    Great article Linda It looks like everyone had a blast!

    • http://ItsDifferent4girls.com/my-links Linda Sherman

      They certainly did! It was quite an extravaganza. Giving all the finishers a medal is really nice. And they kept track of each person through the race. I saw a gentleman looking for his brother and he were able to find out at what time his brother had passed a specific mile marker. And great photo opportunities!

  • http://HonuaLani.com/ Jai Roberts

    Great article Linda, It looked like everyone had a blast! What a huge event the Kauai Marathon! I had know idea.