Taking care of marathoners

Some 2,000 runners and walkers will be in Sunday’s Ninth annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon that starts at 6 a.m. in Poipu.

Taking care of that many people covering 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles means having plenty of cold beverages, race crews and volunteers throughout the courses that include the Tree Tunnel, Omao, Kahaleo and Lawai.

Here’s what will be out there:

• 1,500 gallons of water

• 300 gallons of sports drink

• 9,000 pounds of ice

• 66 portable toilets

• A production crew of 16 distributing items to the aid stations, as well as cleaning up on the course

• 220 course volunteers plus 600 at the aid stations

• 10 moped operators insuring safety and care for all of the participants and even the last few walkers on the course


Bill Buley

The Garden Island


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