The 6th Annual

Kaʻū CoffeeTrail Run

September 21st, 2019 7:00 AM

THE 2021 race DATE HAS BEEN set for Sept 18th.  We've commissioned Hawaii Island Runners to organize this race. Click the button below to get race details and registration.  Mahalo!  

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The Kaʻu Coffee Trail Run returns for its 6th year offering moderate to highly-challenging 5K, 10K and 1/2 marathon races through macadamia nut and coffee fields. While crossing the beautiful slopes of rural Ka'u you will treated to breathtaking, 180-degree views of the ocean.

All proceeds from this event stay in Kaʻu to benefit the Kaʻu community. The race is sponsored by 'O Ka'u Kakou, a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non -profit community service organization. 

The race begins and ends at the
u Coffee Mill in Pahala (Wood Valley). The course starts with a family-friendly 5K, continues uphill through a moderately-challenging 10K and reaches a 3100-foot elevation in the vigorously-exhilarating Half Marathon. 

Here are the fee breakdowns and deadlines for the 2019 race.   We will update the information below for the 2021 race as they become available.




May 1-July 8

5K - $25

10K - $35

HM - $45

July 9-Aug12th

5K - $30

10K - $40

HM - $50

Aug 13-Sept 20

5K - $35

10K - $45

HM - $55

Race day, "non-online", registration ends September 18, 2021 at 6:30 AM. We need to provide runner's information to the race timers. All runs begin and finish at the Ka'u Coffee Mill, located at 96-2696 Wood Valley Road N/E of Pahala Town.  


 “This is the hardest half marathon course in the state of Hawaiʻi. With gigantic climbs and loose rocks, it’s wild and crazy.”

- Bree Wee

“The half marathon is the hardest marathon I’ve ever done, but the most beautiful.” 

-Justin Denny Sr.

 "Kaʻu is a strongly-bonded community. It's far from everything, peaceful, and full of raw beauty. And, I can't think of a better way to experience all that than running the Ka'u Coffee Trail Run!"

- Patrick Stover

"Running through fields of coffee and macadamia nut orchards makes the Kaʻu Coffee Trail Run 10k a runner's fantasy come true! The volunteers were so amazing and the course was so magically beautiful - I look forward to this race all year!" - Sara Stover












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Measurement across fullest part of the chest with arms down at the sides.
SM:  35-37           M: 38-40              L:  41-43             XL:  44-46
2XL:  47-49          3XL:  50-53          4XL:  54-57