Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN:Event and Race Day Info


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018

Join our 5K Relay Race, 5K Fun Run and 1K Kids Challenge. Our “EKIDEN” is fun relay race running with 3 or 5 people and it’s a good team building event with your family and friends. Anybody from age 6 are invited to participate! You can run, walk, skip…! Strollers are allowed ONLY for Fun Run & Walk category. All registered participants receive a medal and 5K relay race participants and Fun Run & Walk participants receive event t-shirt. Invite family and friends to cheer for you at the finish line at the Kapiolani Park in the heart of Waikiki. For more information, call 808-922-0200 or email info@hawaii-event.com

Date:March 11(Sun), 2018 8am START (TBC)

Event Overview

Name : Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018
Venue : Kapiolani Park (3840 Paki Avenue. Honolulu Hawaii)
Sponsor : JTB Corp.
Supporter : Honolulu Festival Foundation


 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN  :8:00am Start 〜 1:00pm
 -Event Opens at 7:00AM
 -5K 5 runners/3runners Ekiden and Fun Run & Walk 8:00AM START
 -1K Kids Challenge 10:30AM START
 WaikiKitchen  :9:00AM START (TBC)



[Team Entry]
■ Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 5-runners team (Original):
A team consists of 5 runners, 5km per lap x5.
■ Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 3-runners team (Lite):
A team consists of 3 runners, 5km 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 1K:
A fun run for the keiki’s on a special 1 Km course. All participants will receive a medal and refreshments.

[Single Entry for EKIDEN]
Single runners will participate in the 5-runners EKIDEN team with other runners. Organizer will assign teams on the day of the event.

[Student Team Entry]
Must present a valid student ID.Special price for student teams! see here

[Military Team Entry]
Must present a valid military ID.Special price for military teams! see here

Requirements Parent-approval form required for participants under 18 years of age.
Click HERE for the Price Chart
Online Registration Click HERE

・Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN original T-shirt and Commemorative Medal
・Shirts will be provided to 5 runners, 3 runners Ekiden, Fun Run & Walk participants. (Kids Challenge runners will only receive a commemorative medal)
・Shirt sizes are : Universal size XS, S, M, L, XL
・Sizes and quantities are limited
・Shirts must be picked up individually or by each team at the EXPO. “We do not mail shirts out”
・Complimentary refreshment drink


Parking is available at Kapiolani Park and street parking.


There are several porta potties at the start/finish area as well as public the park restrooms.


・Runners must stay on designated course lane at all times.
・Runners must be respectful of all volunteers Rainbow Ekiden staff. Absolutely no bandits! No bib number = no race!
・All participants must wear the assigned race bib number and make visible during the run and at the finish line.
・There will be NO registration on race day, and NO bib(goodie bag) pick up on race day.
・We ask walkers to stay on the right side of the lane not to bother runners since the relay is happening on the same course.
・Participants under 18 years of age must require signature from guardians on their waiver form.
・Bring your friends and family to cheer you up! Enjoy!

Pre-Race Briefing and Opening Ceremony

Will begin an hour before the event at the starting area. Please plan to attend to get any last minute info.


This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather or acts of god beyond our control, we reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Refund/Transfer/Defer Policy

We understand that plans change and circumstances happen, but entry fees are non-refundable for any reason. Thank you for your understanding on the policy.

Awards Awards ceremony begins shortly after the finish. Awards go to total 15 teams such as the top 3 overall 5-runner Ekiden teams, top female only team, top student team, top 3-runner Ekiden team, and more!
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.


Date March
9(Fri) 2:00pm~6:00pm
10(Sat) 10:00am~6:00pm(TBD)
Location Hawai’i Convention Center Exhibition Hall
1801 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu HI 96815
Contents Packet pick up
You will receive:
# sash
# timing chip
# Bib for all team members
# Event Tees
# Race instructions
# coupons

Please inform us for:
# member change
# new member

*More details will follow for EXPO. Please check website or our newsletters.
*For team registered runners: Not all runners are required to show up at packet pick up. One representative can pick up for the entire members.
*For single registered runners: All single registered runners are requested to come to the EXPO.
*Student category/military category runners: Please bring student/military ID.
*All runners: Please bring photo ID.
*The cut off time to complete the race is 4 hours.


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