General Information

  • The 26.2 mile (42.2 km) course is divided into six legs (sections).
  • The race will begin with the first member of the team at the start line wearing the team sash. The sash must be worn across the chest at all times by the runner. The team member wearing the sash must run through the arch before giving the sash to the next runner.
  • There will be five relay stations along the race course. This is where team members must pass the sash to the person who will complete the next section.
  • For teams with fewer than six members, one runner may complete more than one leg (section). However, that runner must complete consecutive legs (sections).
  • For example, runner one can complete Legs 1 and 2, but not Legs 1 and 3.
  • Every sash contains an electronic chip that will register at each relay station. The electronic chip must be returned at the finish line.
  • The cut-off time to complete legs 1, 2, and 3 is three hours, thus all teams must start leg 4 (Sandy Beach) by 8:30 AM.
  • The cut-off time to complete the entire course is six hours.

Course & Elevation Map

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Sash Exchange Relay Stations*

Start: Kapiolani Park

Kaimuki Middle School
Maunalua Bay Park
Sandy Beach Park
Maunalua Bay Park
Kaimuki Middle School

End: Kapiolani Park

*Subject to change.

Relay Legs (Distances*)

1st Leg: 3.3 miles / 5.31 km
2nd Leg: 5.6 miles / 9.01 km
3rd Leg: 3.9 miles / 6.28 km
4th Leg: 3.9 miles / 6.28 km
5th Leg: 5.6 miles / 9.01 km
6th Leg: 3.9 miles / 6.28 km
Total: 26.2 miles / 42.2 km (*Distances may be rounded up.)

1st Leg

Start line
to Kaimuki Middle School

3.3 miles/ 5.31 km – Start line to Kaimuki Middle School

2nd Leg

Kaimuki Middle School
to Maunalua Bay Beach Park

5.6 miles / 9.01 km – Kaimuki Middle School to Maunalua Bay Beach Park

3rd Leg

Maunalua Bay Beach Park
to Sandy Beach Park

3.9 miles / 6.28 km – Maunalua Bay Beach Park to Sandy Beach Park

4th Leg

Sandy Beach Park
to Maunalua Beach Park

3.9 miles / 6.28 km – Sandy Beach Park to Maunalua Beach Park

5th Leg

Maunalua Beach Park
to Kaimuki Middle School

5.6 miles / 9.01 km – Maunalua Beach Park to Kaimuki Middle School

6th Leg

Kaimuki Middle School
to Kapiolani Park Finish Line

3.9 miles / 6.28 km – Kaimuki Middle School to Kapiolani Park Finish Line

Rules and Restrictions:

*Contents subject to change.

A special “Best Costume” award will be determined by a panel of judges on race day.

First, Second, and Third Place will be awarded to the top 3 six-member teams (regardless of team division).

One award per team.

A special “Best Costume” award will be determined by a panel of judges on race day.

First, Second, and Third Place will be awarded to the top 3 six-member teams (regardless of team division).

One award per team.

Relay Registration

Applicants under 18 years of age must have parent or legal guardian register on their behalf.

Relay registration is a TWO-PART process that involves the creation of a team and then the registration of its members.

Part 1: TEAM CREATION

The Relay Team Captain creates a team, determines the team category (i.e. Open Male, Open Female, Corporate, Youth, Student, etc.) and can pay for the entire team OR pay for just himself/herself.

Part 2: TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION

Once the Team Captain has created a team, members can join that team in one of the following ways:

If the Team Captain has not prepaid for team members – members shall go through the same registration link, but choose “Join a team”. The Team Captain needs to let the members know the password created for that team.
If the Team Captain has prepaid for team members – the Team Captain will send an email invitation to each team member (through Active.com) to join the team. The email will contain a link for member use in completing the prepaid registration.

If the team captain wishes to delete or replace members from a team, email admin@hnlekiden.org

*Applicants under 18 years of age must have parent or legal guardian register on their behalf.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: An original design Honolulu Ekiden T-shirt, commemorative medallion for all official finishers, and post-race refreshments and entertainment. Your entry fee will also include admission into the nighttime concert.

CANCELLATIONS: Your entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Team Categories

*Subject to change.

Open Male

Team must consist of all male participants.

Open Female

Team must consist of all female participants.

Open Co-ed

Team must consist of a minimum of one male and one female participant.

The Masters

Team must consist of members with sum of ages equal to or more than 300.

Kama‘aina

Team members must be residents of the State of Hawaii on race day.

Family/Ohana

Team must consist of participants who are immediate or distant family members.

Corporate

Team must consist of members from the same organization.

Youth

Team must consist of six participants with the sum of ages equal to or less than 88.

University or College

Team members must be university or college students on race day.

Student (Male/Female/Co-ed)

Student (Male/Female/Co-ed): Team members can be a combination of middle and/or high school participants. Outgoing high school seniors (graduating May/June) can race with their existing teammates in the “Student” division. A mixed team of students (Middle School and/or High School) and/or College will be considered the team category of the oldest participant. If the team has 1 College student and 5 high school students, that will also be considered as a University/College category team.

University or College

Team members must be university or college students on race day.

Guest Runners

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