Work It Out offers special Kaua‘i Marathon rates

The Kaua‘i Marathon announces a special kama‘aina and active military promotion for entry into the Kaua‘i Marathon scheduled for Sept. 4.

From July 18 through July 30, anyone who registers for the Kaua‘i Marathon at the Work It Out store in Kapa‘a will receive a $10 discount off either the full or half marathon entry, or a $40 discount on a 4-person team entry, states a Kaua‘i Marathon release.

Additionally, entrants will recieve an “In-Training” t-shirt.

Promotional entry forms are available only at Work It Out and must be completed and paid for at the store to receive the discount and t-shirt. Cash, check or credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.

Kama‘aina must present a valid driver’s license and active duty military must present a current military identification to pick up race packets at the marathon expo, Sept. 2, or Sept. 3 at the Sheraton Kaua‘i in Po‘ipu.

There are no refunds, transfers or rollovers with this special promotion and the special t-shirts will be available while supplies last.

The Kaua‘i Marathon is scheduled to start at 6 a.m., Sept. 4 in Po‘ipu and offers a full marathon, half marathon and, new for the 3rd Annual Kaua‘i Marathon, a 4-person marathon relay course which are certified by USATF and AIMS.

Runner’s World magazine named the Kaua‘i Marathon the race of the month in 2010 and is known for its challenging course, spectacular scenery, Kaua‘i hospitality and hosts Dean Karnazes and Bart Yasso.

Karnazes, a distance runner, will return in 2011 to co-host the event with Runner’s World icon Yass.

Both will be available during the event expo at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort as well as during the Fun run and Expert Panel Discussion, Sept. 3.

“Some sections of the course I’m looking forward to are the torch light start, running through the Tunnel of Trees and up the climbs in the later half of the race so I can enjoy the return to the start with breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains along the way,” Michael Wardian, winner of the 2010 Kaua‘i Marathon, said.

Wardian missed the $15,000 Kaua‘i Marathon Speed Challenge by a scant 52 seconds and will return for another try.

This is the second year the Kaua‘i Marathon Speed Challenge is being offered to male and female runners who complete the marathon in under 2:30:00 for men and 2:45:00 for women. Runners who make the targeted time share the prize money.

Race organizers anticipate the 2011 event to exceed expectations due to the year-to-date number of entrants as well as the support from national and local corporate sponsorships.

Ultima will be providing the electrolyte replenishment drinks at all aid stations and Kaua‘i companies Holo Holo Boat Charters, Kaua‘i Coffee and the County of Kaua‘i have partnered with the event.

Visit www.the kauaimarathon.com for more information and for online registration.

To take advantage of the kama‘aina and active military specials, Work It Out is located at 4-1312 Kuhio Highway and specializes in athletic and casual clothing including a wide selection of running and yoga items, as well as a collection of trendy sportswear. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can be reached at 822-2292.

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