2,000 begin journey at 6 a.m.

The 8th annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon begins at 6 a.m. Sunday. About 2,000 people are registered.

Both events begin on Poipu Road in front of the Poipu Shopping Village. The first 11 miles are run together before the half marathoners veer off into Kukuiula Resort to their oceanfront finish while the marathoners continue up Koloa Road to the neighborhoods of Lawai and Kalaheo before heading back down to Poipu.

The marathon finishers’ party and awards ceremony is on the oceanfront lawn at The Sheraton Kauai Resort beginning at 8 a.m. Race participants as well as supporters can enjoy food, refreshments and live entertainment until the early afternoon.

Last-minute registrations are available until 6 p.m. Friday at the Wilcox Health Sports and Fitness Expo at The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa’s Grand Ballroom.

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