What’s new


“CY8ER” – official supporter of the EKIDEN 2019!

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN has announced that the Japanese female idol group, “CY8ER”, has been appointed as the official supporter of Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2019 which will take place on March 10 at Kapiolani Park. Click HERE for details



The 7th Annual Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN will be held on March 10, 2019 at Kapiolani Park!

Click 【HERE】 for details


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’18 “ Additional Announcement!“

Additional Announcement! Tsunku ♂ as Special Guest Performer for Sep 8th!


September 7(Fri)
Allah-Las / Mike Love / Anuhea / The Babe Rainbow / Makua Rothman

September 8(Sat)

Tsunku ♂ as Special Guest 


DATE:September 7th and 8th, 2018

Click HERE! for details


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’18 “Yoga Wave“ program announced!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’18 “Yoga Wave” program announced!

Local popular yoga instructors gather at Greenroom Festival!

“Silent Disco Beach Yoga“ is an innovative journey!

Click HERE for details


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’18 ”Nulbarich” performance canceled.

Nulbarich performance canceled.

Due to policy changes over international passport controls, It has become difficult to obtain VISAs and is with great regret to inform you that Nulbarich, who was scheduled to perform at this year’s Greenroom Festival Hawaii, will be cancelled.

Together with the help of various parties, we have tried our best to find a solution to the situation but could not be resolved, and have decided to make this very unfortunate decision.
Our sincere apologizes go out to all guests and authorities involved.

We apologize to our guests who were planning to see the show and for any inconvenience caused.
We will try our best to make an appearance in future and ask you for your continued support.

Greenroom Festival Hawaii Ticketing Support:
Greenroom Gallery Waikiki
Tel. 1-808-377-6766


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.

Click HERE for details


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’18 will launch its first “Beach Clean Summit”!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’18 will launch its first “Beach Clean Summit”!          

The “Beach Clean Summit” will be held at the Blue Sky Stage during the festival.      

“Beach Clean Supporters” from Japan, Hawaii and other countries involved in Beach Clean activities, will gather and carry out talk shows and performances based on the “ocean(beach)”.

Actress/models Akane Hotta and Mayuko Arisue from Japan have been appointed as “Beach Clean Supporters” and will attend the Beach Clean Summit.

Click HERE for details


2019 Entry Fees



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.

Please click here for our safety and wellness


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!

Click here for more information



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


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’17 “Yoga Wave“ program announced!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’17 “Yoga Wave” program announced! Local popular yoga instructors gather at Greenroom Festival!

Click HERE for details


Double Dutch Contest USA in Hawaii program announced!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’17 Charity Day ”Double Dutch Contest USA in Hawaii” program announced! Heated battle by 6 teams from US, Japan and Hong Kong. Guest performance by the professional double dutch team, ”REG-STYLE”.

Click HERE for details


HONOLULU E-Motion 2017 Launched, gaining more power than last time!

It produces an emotional vibe with one another which creates an atmosphere to bond with each other.

Click here for details


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ʼ17 & Charity Day

Celebrating the 3rd event in Hawaii, GREENROOM FESTIVAL is a music and art culture festival with the heart of surf and beach cultures as its roots.

Click HERE for details


JTB Maui Marathon 2017 Sunday, 10/15

This event is the oldest running event in Hawaii! The event will shift to October this year.

Click HERE for details


Golden MOMENT HAWAII 2017 Legendary figure skaters are coming back to Hawaii!

An extraordinary figure skating event in the island of Hawaii! They created a golden moment for the first time in Hawaii in 2015, and they’ll return September 2017!

Click HERE for details


Honolulu Century Ride 2017

Come ride the best day of the year to ride your bike to close the Honolulu E-Motion! Japan Airlines returned as a main sponsor this year to boost the event and riders!

Click HERE for details


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN: 2017 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



August Calendar is Up!

Check out what’s happening HERE.


Ketsumeishi joining the GREENROOM FESTIVAL ’16 lineup!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii’16 has announced Ketsumeishi as their special guest, performing at this years festival on September 10 at the Waikiki Shell. 

Press Release

Ticket Purchase HERE.


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii’16 art exhibit!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii’16 has announced is exhibiting arts! The event will feature HONOLULU E-Motion’s key visual artist, Koji Toyoda’s arts as well as many of the popular surf art and artists!

For more info visit: http://greenroomfest.com/news/3626/



Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is recognized as one of Japanese music and fashion icons spreading the “kawaii” culture of her home land of Japan not only in her homeland but also world-wide. JTB Hawaii will be selling the special pre-sale tickets at a special discounted price for a limited time only. 
For more info visit HERE


Don’t miss Oahu’s hottest reggae band at GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii’16!

The Green formed on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, and despite all the time spent away from home, Hawai‘i never left the band’s day-to-day life on the road. In almost every state, the band met Hawaiian ex-pats, driven away from their home state for reasons both economic and social. The Green’s concerts became a place where Hawaiian natives could gather and for one night, share a bit of Aloha spirit from the Pacific islands they call home. Their sound blends roots reggae with traditional Hawaiian vibes and will be performing at the GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii on Saturday, September 10.

For more informaiton about the event visit HERE


July Calendar is Up!

Check out what’s happening HERE.


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16, second batch of artists announced!

The reggae-infused voices of Big Mountain, know for their reggae-style version of the ever popular “Baby I Love Your Way,” will be making a one night only appearance at this years GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii taking place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Waikiki Shell.

For more info visit HERE


HONOLULU E-Motion key art revealed

HONOLULU E-Motion’s key visual artwork was created by Koji Toyoda, a renowned surf-art artist known for his colorful and happy surf-inspired art style.

For more info about the artist, visit: Koji Toyoda’s official site


September’s new promotion, “HONOLULU E-Motion” announced!

JTB Corp. has announced a new event concept flagship called “HONOLULU E-Motion” as a campaign title for the month of September, 2016.

For more info, visit: HONOLULU E-Motion official site


Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2017 announced!

JTB Corporation with Japan Dance Skill Advance Committee (JDSAC)’s cooperation, has announced today that the 3rd annual Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2017 will be held in March 11th, 2017 at the Hawai’i Convention Center.

For more info: http://hawaii-event.com/en/archives/event/1237


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16 tickets now on sale

Tickets for GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16, taking place on 9/10/2016 (Sat), is now on sale.

For more info, visit: http://greenroomfest.com/tickets/ 


June Calendar is Up!

Check out what’s happening HERE.


Lantern Floating Hawaii

Held annually on Memorial Day on Oʻahu’s south shore, Lantern Floating Hawaii brings together over 40,000 people on the beach, joined by thousands around the world via live streaming and telecast for an evening of honoring loved ones and generating collective hope toward the future.

Official Website: http://lanternfloatinghawaii.com



10th annual Hibiscus Half Marathon

The 10th annual Hibiscus Half Marathon, 15K and 5 miler is a fun event for all ages!

Official Website: http://tropicaltriplecrown.com/hibiscus-half-marathon


GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16, first group of artists announced!

For this year’s GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16, they are bring back the Hawaii native Shen and Tokyo native Micro’s Def Tech and SPECIAL OTHERS, who just celebrated their 10 year anniversary in 2015. We will update any new artists that will be performing as news come in so stay tuned!

For more info, visit: GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16 official site


May Calendar is Up!


Check out what’s happening HERE.


AMAZING HAWAII COMIC CON returns to Aloha State

AMAZING HAWAII COMIC CON returns to Aloha State May 20-21-22. The events focus on comic books and creators, creators of your favorite graphic novels, inspiration for the best in blockbuster movies and television entertainment, the voices of your favorite anime and video games, integrating the best in current pop culture and the historical roots.

Date:May 20-21-22(Fri-Sat-Sun)
Time:Fri 3pm-8pm / Sat 10am-7pm / Sun 10am-6pm
Venue:Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu
Price: $30~$150 (Varies by package). Keiki 10 and under free.
Web: http://www.amazinghawaiicomiccon.com


GreenRoom Festival Hawaii 2016

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii ’16 will be held on September 10th!

GREENROOM FESTIVAL Hawaii is a cultural festival of music and art with the backbone of beach and surf culture.

Guests are welcome to enjoy our Art and Beach food areas in front of Hawaii’s landmark location Diamond Head, while enjoying live music performances and the ocean breeze.

Date:September 10th Saturday 2016




Ryukyu no Kaze in HAWAII, secret guest relieved!

The secret guest for Ryuku no Kaze in HAWAII which will take place on 3/14/2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center has been announced to by former THE BOOM vocal, Kazufumi Miyazawa. This will be his last performance on stage as he has announced his indefinite break from performing on stage. Check the official website for more information.


Don’t miss out on this great deal! Early Bird Registration Discount deadline is 12/24!

Hurry! Early Bird  Registration Discount ends December 24th! Take advantage of our special discount for Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden 2016 by 12/24/2015 (HST) and save $50 per team!

For more details, click here!


The greatest dance competition in Hawaii !Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2016

Aloha DANCE CONVENTION is the biggest dance competition in Hawaii! Showdowns of challengers from all over the world! Watch different genres of dance performance!

Date :March 12, 2016 (Sat)6:15PM~8:30PM
Place :Hawaii Convention Center 1F

For more details, click here!


Figure skating show to support Hawaii childhood literacy “Golden Moment HAWAII”

An extraordinary figure skating show headlined by Olympic gold medalists Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano, featuring a star studded cast taking center ice to support early childhood literacy in Hawaii. The shows will take place Nov. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

For more details, click here!