Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN|News


Aloha DANCE CONVENTION will launch its 5th Anniversary Competition !

JTB Corp. has announced that they will hold 5th “Aloha Dance CONVENTION” on March 9, 2019 Saturday at Hawai’i Convention Center.

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Please see our awardees for 2018

To see photos, please click here 



Race result is ready!!!

Please click here for race result for March 11, 2018 result


About Wellness and Safety

Safety and security are top priorities for Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN organizers and the event’s law enforcement partners.

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Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN:
“Kid’s Challenge”!

2nd annual Honolulu Rainbow 1K Kid’s Challenge! New category since 2017 to the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN

Open to all children ages 6-11, the event will provide young keiki athletes with opportunities to race and experience a fun kid-friendly distance in Kapiolani Park.

All participants will receive a medal and refreshments. Parents/guardians are welcome to run along side them.

March 11,2018 will be our 2nd annual Kid’s Challenge!

Join us at the 2nd Keiki Run



Honolulu Marathon Week DISCOUNT!


To celebrate 45th Annual Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN will offer limited discount!

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Discounts for Military and Student teams!!

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN deeply appreciates all military men and women for their service. Active, veteran, retired, and reservist US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard Personnel are eligible to run the team relay with military discount price!


And we offers races and encourages youth students to join in! The price remain unchanged until the last day of the registration which is March 4, 2018.

Please present military/student valid ID at packet pick up.  (legible smartphone photo will be accepted)

All participants receives drinks, food, medals and more.



Tamio Okuda -Special Ambassador of the Honolulu Festival!

Honolulu Festival has announced that Tamio Okuda, a Japanese music producer as well as an artist, has been appointed as the “Special Ambassador” of the Honolulu Festival 2018.

 The Honolulu Festival(hosted by Honolulu Festival Foundation) is Hawaii’s premier cultural event aiming to cultivate diverse culture and friendship among Hawaii and all over the world. Next year will be held on March 9 Friday to 11 Sunday . Click HERE


“Team Syachihoko” – official supporter of the EKIDEN 2018!

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN has announced that the Japanese female idol group, Team Syachihoko, has been appointed as the official supporter of Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018 which will take place on March 11 at Kapiolani Park. Click HERE for details


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: 2017 Results

The wait is over!

Click here for the 2017 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN results!


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: 2017 Event Guide

Please review the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2017 Event Guide for packet pick up and race day schedule.


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: Do As Infinity as Official Supporter

Japanese pop and rock band, Do As Infinity has been appointed as the official supporter of Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2017. A special mini-live, which is open to the public, will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on the night before the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN race day and will also be cheering runners on race day.

For more info click HERE.


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: New Event “Fun Run & Walk”!

Introducing “Fun Run & Walk” for those who want to enjoy the EKIDEN’s energetic atmosphere but wish to either run, jog or walk and take in all the beautiful scenery the course has to offer along side thier friends. Participants will complete 1 loop (5km = 3.1 miles) which will start and finish at Kapiolani Park.

For more info click HERE.


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: New Event “EKIDEN Lite”!

Introducing “EKIDEN Lite”! A new sister event to the 5 runner per team original EKIDEN.

A great category for those who wish to participate in a group of 3 with friends, family, teammate, or coworkers. Participants will receive a t-shirt and a finishers medal!

For more info click HERE.


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: Registration Now Open!

The registration for Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN is now open! We have a few new categories to choose from so please check out the Registration Information page for more details.


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: Site Renewal

Hawaii’s original amateur Ekiden event, Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN’s website has a new look.

For more info visit HERE