Runners Guide

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2024

Sunday, March 10th 2024


1. Packet Pick up

Dates & Times:
Friday, March 08         2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, March 09   10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Hawaii Convention Center 1st Floor Booth Area
           (1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu)

* There will be NO Parking validations. (Parking Fee : $15 per vehicle)
   If you are only coming for packet pick-up, we advise carpooling and/or park at a near by location.


【Packet Contents】

EKIDEN Team Entry

Fun Run & Walk

ʻOliʻoli Kids Challenge
・ Race Bib x5
・ Sash with chips x1
・ T-shirts x5 max
・ Sunscreen x5 max
・ Race Bib 
・ T-shirts
・ Sunscreen

・ Race Bib 
・ Commemorative gift

  • For EKIDEN team runners: Only the team representative can pick up for the entire team. Individual pickup for team runners not allowed.
  • T-shirts sizes and quantities are limited. Preferred size not guaranteed.
  • There will be NO packet pick up on Race Day.

ʻOliʻoli Kids Challenge Participants】

Kids Challenge Participants do NOT need to come to packet pick-up in advance.

Check-in from 9:00am to 10:00am on the day of the event at the information tent, you will receive your bib on race day (3/10/2024).


2. Race Day (Sunday, March 10)

Event Day Schedule

  •  7:00am~ Opening Ceremony (Race Briefing, Warm-up)
  •  8:00am~ Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN start  (EKIDEN Team Relay / 5K Fun Run & Walk)
  • 10:00am  Kids Challenge Race Briefing (Participants are requested to gather in front of the stage)
  • 10:30am  Kids Challenge start  

※Awards for each category will be presented separately during the event as soon as the corresponding teams are determined.

EKIDEN Relay Participants

  • Please be at the Kapiolani Park by 7:00am for Opening Ceremony (Race Briefing/Warm-up). NO need to check-in.

【Sash with Timing Chips】

  • Don’t forget to bring your sash you received at packet pickup.
  • If you forget or lose your Relay-Sash, we will prepare another one for your team ONLY when we receive a $30 handling fee.
  • Please DO NOT cut any part of the timing chip band as it will cut the wire in the band.
  • You are welcome to take the sash (along with the timing band) home.

【Race Bib】

  • The last runner must wear the pink bib with ###-5.
  • If you are running twice, please be sure to change the bib.

Fun Run & Walk Participants

  • Please be at the Kapiolani Park by 7:00am for Opening Ceremony (Race Briefing/Warm-up). No need to check-in.
  • There is NO official timing for the Fun Run & Walk.

◆EKIDEN Teams / Fun Run & Walk

  • Pin your bib to the FRONT, visible to the staff.
  • The race course is not completely blocked. Please follow the instructions of the police and/or staff.
  • The Fun Run & Walk will take place in the same course as the relay runners.  Please be aware of runners as they will be coming from front and behind.
  • Cut-off time: The last member of your team must start at 11:15am. This will give the other members 3hrs and 15min to complete their part. If you are the last runner and are still waiting for 4th runner at 11:15am, we will start your run without the sash (team time will be forfeited).
  • The event will take place rain or shine. In the unlikely event of severe weather, stay tuned to our website/Facebook/Instagram page for updates.
  • NO lockers or bag services at the event.

◆Kids Challenge Participants

  • Check-in is from 9:00am to 10:00am at the information tent, please receive receive your bib.
  • There is NO official timing for the Kids Challenge.

Post Race

Participants will receive:
  1. Finisher Medal (All Relay Runners, Fun Runners, Kids)
  2. Drinks (Water and Green Tea) , Food (Spam Musubi), Fruits.

    Race Results;

    • Award winners will be announced as soon as the results are in.
    • Awards for each category will be presented separately when corresponding teams are determined.
    • Team results will be posted on our website at a later date.

    3. Map