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The modern Ekiden is a popular long distance relay race held all over Japan.

Origins of the sport date back to when a messenger would deliver a message to another messenger until it reached its final destination.

The Honolulu Ekiden is a 26.2-mile (42.195 km) course divided into six sections.

Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach Park and back!

Runners will enjoy beautiful ocean views along six different course sections with a total length of 26.2 miles or 42.195 km.

Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

The Honolulu Ekiden experience culminated in a music festival held on the beach in Waikiki following the race as part of the Sunset on the Beach concert series.

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Q. When is the 2017 Honolulu Ekiden?

A. Sunday, May 21, 2017 starting at 5:30 a.m.

Q. How can I sign up for the 2017 Honolulu Ekiden?

A. ENTER ONLINE: Go to Registration form

Mail to:
Honolulu Ekiden Foundation
2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 406
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

LATE REGISTRATION: May 21, 2016 at the Honolulu Ekiden Expo

Q. Is there a qualifying time for the Honolulu Ekiden?

A. The Honolulu Ekiden does not require a qualifying time.

Q. What does it cost to enter?

A. Please fill out the form below to register.

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