Friday Foto: Kauai Marathon and Kauai Half Marathon

Kaua'i Marathon, Kaua'i Half Marathon

Sun rises over the Kaua’i Marathon and Half Marathon (Photo: Jo Evans Photography/

In just nine days, I’ll be one of those runners in that photo: welcoming the Hawaiian sunrise on a quiet stretch of mountain road on the island of Kauai at the Kauai Marathon and Kauai Half Marathon.

Today, I leave for paradise. I couldn’t possibly be more excited except, perhaps, if I had a one way ticket. In just a few minutes there will be nothing at my desk but a poof of smoke.

I’ll be tackling the Kauai Half Marathon along with my husband, Phil, thanks to the folks at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and the Kauai Marathon and Kauai Half Marathon, who graciously extended me an invitation.

The Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau, the folks behind, made the trip a reality by hosting my journey to the Aloha State.

Next time you hear from me, I’ll be on the Hawai’i, the Big Island, before I make my way to Kaua’i itself!

The Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau is sponsoring my trip by assisting me with airfare, accommodations, activities and rental car. The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is providing me with complimentary hotel and race entries. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. I really do believe in being honest about my experiences. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


08 2013

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  1. 1

    That sounds like soooo much fun! Enjoy :)
    Don’t suppose they want to invite a Canadian blogger next year? Ha ha

  2. 3

    So jealous, have a blast in Hawaii!!!

  3. 5

    Have fun and good luck! Talk about a destination race :)
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  4. 7

    Have so much fun!!! Can’t wait to see the pictures!! Good luck on the race!
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