The Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN, inaugurated in March 2013 as Hawaii's first public relay race for amateur runners, has been enjoyed by locals as a fun sport entertainment event. Although the 8th EKIDEN, which was scheduled to be held in March 2020, was cancelled due to the pandemic and the event has not been able to be held due to the prolonged implementation of pandemic control measures. Finally after five years, preparations are underway to hold the event in March 2024.
The 7th annual EKIDEN, held in March 2019, attracted more than 700 runners from 134 teams, as well as spectators who came to see the various performances, and cheer on their families and friends participating in the event. The event has become a favorite among local Hawaii residents, with everyone from young and elderly coming out to run and cheer on the runners.