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Elite Athletes Test Their Limits in Hawaii’s Extreme Terrain

Athletes from around the world will gather in the Hawaiian Islands during the fall and winter to participate in the ultimate sports competitions. From the intense course of the Ironman World Championships on Hawaii Island to the pinnacle of the XTERRA Trail Run Series at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, Hawaii’s landscape and sports venues push athletes further physically and mentally than any other destination in the world. 
Fall/Winter 2013 sporting events include:
Ironman World Championship, Hawai‘i Island, Oct. 12
XTERRA World Championship, Maui, Oct. 27
Hawaii Yoga Festival, Hawai‘i Island, Nov. 9-17
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, O‘ahu, Nov. 12-Dec. 20
XTERRA Trail Running World Championship, O‘ahu, Nov. 24 
EA Sport Maui Invitational, Maui, Nov. 25-27 
Diamond Head Classic, O‘ahu, Dec. 22-25
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, O‘ahu, Dec. 24
Sporting events have enhanced Hawaii’s economy, image and quality of life. The HTA developed a sports marketing program with the desire to increase Hawaii’s presence globally as a sport tourism market with exciting events, competitions and venues.  
For more information about HTA-supported sporting events and programs, please visit

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