Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN:Event Info


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2017

The Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN began in March 2013 as Hawaii’s first “Ekiden” relay race
 for amateur runners.
“Ekiden,” a cultural event born and developed in Japan, has become a popular fun run/ team building event around the world. The Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN was originally founded with a mindset to cross pollinate the deep culture of Japan and Hawaii through a fun sporting event, while invigorating the local communities, creating layers and layers of friendship, looking past ethnicity, which in hope will become a big rainbow for generations to come. 

Date:March 12(Sun), 2017 9am START (TBC)

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Event Overview

Name : Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2017
Venue : Honolulu, Hawaii
Sponsor : JTB Corp.
Supporter : Honolulu Festival Foundation


 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN  :9:00am Start 〜 1:00pm
 WaikiKitchen  :9:00am 〜 2:00pm



[Team Entry]
■ Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 5-runners team (Original):
A team consists of 5 runners (minimum 3 runners),
5km (approximately 3.1 miles) per lap x5.
■ Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 3-runners team (Lite):
A team consists of 3 runners,
5km (approximately 3.1 miles) per lap x3.
■ Race Day Run & Walk 5K:
You can run/jog/walk in your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenic view the course has to offer together with your friends and family.
■ Kids Challenge 1 Mile:
A fun run for the keiki’s on a special 1 mile course. All participants will receive a medal and refreshments.

[Individual Entry for EKIDEN]
Individual runners will participate in the 5-runners EKIDEN team with other runners from Japan, Hawaii and other countries. Organizer will assign teams on the day of the event.

[Student Team Entry]
Must present a valid student ID.

[Military Team Entry]
Must present a valid military ID.

Requirements Parent-approval form required for participants under 18 years of age.
Price Chart available HERE.
Online Registration Finish Line Productions

 1. Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN original T-shirt and Commemorative Medal
*Kid’s Challenge will only receive a commemorative medal.

 2. Complimentary refreshment drink
Awards Overall Winner 1st~3rd Place, Wahine (female) team 1st~3rd Place, Student Team 1st~2nd Place, Senior Team 1st Place, Corporate Team 1st~2nd Place, Aloha Spirit Award (Best Teamwork), Ohana Spirit Award (Best Family bonding team), Most Exciting Team award (Most eye-catchy and charming team), etc.
Remarks *For individual entries teams will be assigned by the race staff. Please note that we do not accept any changes to the teams after they have been assigned.
*Entry fee is not transferable or refundable.


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