Over 10,000 runners from around the world took to the streets Sunday morning for the Hapalua Half Marathon.

Runners kicked off at the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki, circled around Diamond Head and Downtown, before finishing at Kapiolani Park.

This year's participants were grateful for nice weather, and say breezy trades played to both their advantage and disadvantage during the race.

“Especially going down Diamond Head it pushes you down.  It made it a little bit difficult because the wind was going back and forth but it made it cooler so, I didn’t mind it,” explained runner, Nikki Nakamura.

The half marathon is one of many events leading up to the Honolulu Marathon on December 9th.

Sunday’s 13.1-mile  race had no time limit.