More than 600 run in 39th Haena to Hanalei Run

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    Runners make their way toward the finish line during the 39th annual Haena to Hanalei Run on Saturday. Pictured is Heather Chandler of Kilauea (54) and Daisy Newall of Kekaha (139).

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    Alex Dutcher stops for a photo after receiving her award during the 39th annual Haena to Hanalei Run on Saturday. Dutcher finished third overall in the eight-mile run.

  • Nancy Williams / Contributed photo

    Runners make their way toward the finish line during the 39th annual Haena to Hanalei Run on Saturday. Pictured in front is Ryan Mahoney of Lawai (125).

  • Nancy Williams / Contributed photo

    Participants take their place at the start line near Ke‘e Beach during the 39th annual Haena to Hanalei Run on Saturday.

HANALEI — Hanalei Canoe Club hosted the 39th annual Haena to Hanalei Run on Saturday.

Approximately 635 runners crossed the finish line Saturday nearby the Hanalei Pier. Afterwards, runners and supporters gathered at the Hanalei Canoe Club hale for a pancake breakfast.

“We got a lot of complements that it was well organized and that the pancakes were good,” said Mary Mair, Hanalei Canoe Club secretary and a race organizer. “Everything went fine, and a couple of the half marathoners said they really liked the course. We got a lot of positive feedback.”

She added: “We just appreciate people coming, supporting us and enjoying our event. I just thank them all for being part of it.”

The eight-mile run from Ke‘e Beach to the finish line in Hanalei had 250 participants.

Pierce Murphy of Kilauea was the top finisher in the eight-mile run with a time of 45 minutes, 14 seconds.

“It felt good. I haven’t been doing much training, so it was kind of a test to see my fitness,” Murphy said. “I started out strong. I felt fine. It got pretty tough, pretty hot. I never wore a watch. I didn’t want to see my pace or anything. I just went off feel.”

Murphy, 25, added prior to the race that he believed he would finish around 45 minutes.

“That was how I thought I felt,” he said. “I thought I could do that. Yeah.”

Nic Clark of Kalaheo finished second with a time of 49 minutes, 14 seconds. Alex Dutcher of Koloa was third overall with 53 minutes, 32 seconds.

This year’s event was the first time a half marathon was incorporated.

Ryan Timme of Salt Lake City, Utah was the top finisher with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds.

Dino Gross of Germany placed second with a time of 1 hour, 31 minutes, 18 seconds. Brandon Jacinto of Lihue was third overall at 1 hour, 31 minutes, 57 seconds.

Cooper Yartz of Laguna Niguel, California, placed first in the 5K at 21 minutes, 7 seconds. Mark Goodman of Kilauea was first in the eight-mile walk at 1 hour, 33 minutes, 34 seconds. Zachary Edwards of Koloa was first in the one-mile keiki run at 7 minutes, 25 seconds.

Results (Top 10)

w Eight-mile run: 1. Pierce Murphy, Hanalei, 45:14; 2. Nic Clark, Kalaheo, 49:14; 3. Alex Dutcher, Koloa, 53:32; 4. Connor Yartz, Laguna Niguel, CA, 53:34; 5. Chris McDonald, Niwot, CO, 53:50; 6. Mary Martlett, Koloa, 55:04; 7. Dylan Haighy, Kapaa, 56:42; 8. Jimmy McDougall, Kapaa, 58:52; 9. Claire Blaney, Oakland, CA, 59:01; 10. James Klicpera, Kilauea, 59:01

w Half marathon: 1. Ryan Timme, Salt Lake City, UT, 1:30:20; 2. Dino Gross, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, 1:31:18; 3. Brandon Jacinto, Lihue, 1:31:57; 4. Eron Osterhaus, Portland, OR, 1:33:07; 5. Daniel Kimball, Kapaa, 1:34:36; 6. Brady Edwards, Koloa, 1:36:10; 7. James Lloyd, Koloa, 1:37:31; 8. Eric Wright, Kapaa, 1:42:21; 9. Brooke Sugahara, Kapaa, 1:44:51; 10. Andrew Yorks, Kilauea, 1:45:06

w Eight-mile walk: 1. Mark Goodman, Kilauea, 1:33:34; 2. Ross Talarico, El Cerrito, CA, 1:33:51; 3. Orin Ogilvie, Princeville, 1:34:48; 4. Andrew Daetz, Cupertino, CA, 1:36:56; 5. Roberta Halliburton, Princeville, 1:37:23; 6. Jonette Vidinha, Kalaheo, 1:39:19; 7. Valerie Barko, Lihue, 1:46:55; 8. Allison Helms, Aptos, CA, 1:46:57; 9. Garet Helms, Aptos, CA, 1:52:52; 10. Justin Smith, Princeville, 1:52:52

w 5K: 1. Cooper Yartz, Laguna Niguel, CA, 21:07; 2. Richard Mills, Hanalei, 22:59; 3. Keaton Kensler, Klamath Falls, OR, 23:00; 4. Cameron Yartz, Laguna Niguel, CA, 23:32; 5. Thomas Ziolkowski, Miami Beach, FL, 24:51; 6. Amelia Ziolkowski, Miami Beach, FL, 24:53; 7. Joseph Ziolkowski, Miami Beach, FL, 24:54; 8. David Valenzuela, Kauai, 25:35; 9. Joseph Barron, Kekaha, 26:04; 10. Griffith Manse, San Diego, CA, 26:05

w One-mile keiki run: 1. Zachary Edwards, Koloa, 7:25; 2. Kate Edwards, Koloa, 7:40; 3. Jude Repetto, Kilauea, 7:48; 4. Ezra Fonseca, Princeville, 7:56; 5. Jonah Grubbs, 8:04; 6. Sicily Stein, Koloa, 8:06; 7. Shannon Harrison, 8:43; 8. Corinne Young, St. George, UT, 8:53; 9. Archer Prentice, Koloa, 9:03; 10. Kahlea Chandler, Kilauea, 9:16

Full results:


Nick Celario, sports writer, can be reached at 245-0437 or

  1. I saw a Vampire once June 30, 2019 5:43 am Reply

    Wow. 600 runners. Beat out the west side. All you Ross Kagawa fans. Whew…!

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