More than 31,000 athletes participated in the 42nd Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Kenyan athlete Wilson Chebet was the first to cross the finish line to win the marathon title. Joyce Chepkirui became the first-ever female winner from Kenya.
Two-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Mraz performed with the all-female pop, rock group Raining Jane at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. Mraz is best known for hits “I’m Yours,” “I Won’t Give Up,” and “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry).”
People dressed up as Santa (or a holiday-themed character) and bar-hopped through downtown Honolulu for SantaCon. They sampled libations at Gordon Biersch, Murphy’s Bar and Grill, O’Toole’s Irish Pub, Bar 35, Next Door, Manifest and Downbeat Diner & Lounge on Dec. 6, 2014.
Cat lovers and Hawaiʻi Hulacat Club feline owners gathered at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana for the Cat Fanciers’ Association Championship and Household Pet Show on Dec. 6, 2014. Four expert CFA judges from the Mainland scored the participating cats for global and regional wins.