A TRULY VIRTUAL
WEB ART MUSEUM
NORTH SHORE MARATHON
run-with-me virtual opportunity to imagine yourself running the 26.2
On foot you see much more than when you do the route by car. Come run with me!
RODNEY PYGOYA CHANG, RUN-ALONG PHOTOGRAPHER
All images 2012 Copyright Rodney Chang
traditional start to the Start
In bus shuttle, about to leave zoo/Kapiolani Park, for 45
minute ride to Haleiwa park. Went to hotel in Waikiki from here,
picking up Japanese runners that filled up the bus.
A peek at the Finish Line. The Start was further up, by the trees, just beyond the blue Finish chute.
At the park restroom facility and park
Police before separating out along the course for safety and traffic control
The Pause before the Start
5 am in the park
Moment before the Start.... about 850 full marathoners
We're off from the beach park and towards Haleiwa main street, passing along the harbor.
Turning the corner and into town. $4.64 a gallon for Premium
Aokis Shave Ice greets the runners into Halewa; next to Matsumoto's shave ice.
Cross shines still yet
lst Aid Station is at McDonald's...."Sorry, just water... the fries are extra."
We went right
It's looking like a loop
First river scene
Looking back while on the bridge
Water girls and big smiles with sunrise behind them
4 miles photographed for you the voyager, and for historical documentation
Passing large lawn at sunrise
Back around to the Park START/FINISH location
Once more to the boats
Dawn at Haleiwa barber - see famous bridge in distance
Whip around to head along Main Street, Haleiwa. Note 19th Century local masonry with frontage turned funky/animated.
Along Main. The Late Rev. Sam Saffery, my friend, was once the pastor here
See what I mean by "animated?" I just love it.
At 5 you're in Haleiwa - but not to drink
Must be a cool place on Saturday nights
It's getting brighter but no tourists yet.
I love documenting online how local folks live, along the different national marathon routes
I have been fortunate to have experienced in my life
A surfer's paradise. North Shore is world-famous for its international surf meets.
Flying scarecrow flies and says "Stay Away!"
Leaving town for Waialua
To Waialua neighborhoods
"Waialua Community Assn 1931" - Waialua was
once a thriving corporate sugarcane plantation village, but now a high-priced
the country from bustling, nerve wracking Honolulu on the other side of the island (Oahu).
Bridge into Waialua with much of its olden days pineapple and sugarcane village charm and appeal still intact.
Now we can see the hill way out and a beautiful sky, clear of
vog this day (a worry all week when Kona
winds brought the volcanic air pollutants over to our Honolulu skies).
Looking behind me. Yes, we runners can be litter bugs
Charming building as you come off the bridge
L&L is a chain of fast food stores with local favorites. Wouldn't find home delivery in Honolulu
Numbers can be deceiving
Another bridge and waterway
In Waialua neighborhood
Yes, running towards all three along the route
7 miles with a warm welcome to Waialua
Waialua High School baseball field
The famous and historic chimney stack at the now retired sugar cane factory...let's run closer
A lovely shot of the chimney with overgrowth of Hawaiian weeds in foreground, I thought, as I jogged by but returned to photograph.
It's pretty dry out in Waialua. Industrial irrigation of water was crucial for the crops of pineapple and sugarcane. Huge old trees
This much closer, a ways to go....
KEEP ON RUNNING WITH ME... AH, DON'T QUIT NOW,....