Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN:Event Info


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018

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 11(Sun), 2018 8am START (TBC)

Event Overview

Name : Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018
Venue : Honolulu, Hawaii
Sponsor : JTB Corp.
Supporter : Honolulu Festival Foundation


 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN  :8:00am Start 〜 1:00pm
 WaikiKitchen  :9:00am 〜 1:00pm (TBC)



[Team Entry]
■ Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 5-runners team (Original):
A team consists of 5 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.

[Single 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.
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Online Registration COMING SOON!

 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 Place, Student Team 1st Place, Senior Team 1st Place, Corporate Team 1st~3rd Place, 3-Runner “Lite” team 1st Place, Aloha Spirit Award (Best Teamwork), Ohana Spirit Award (Best Family bonding team), Most Stylish Team award, Future Athlete award (x5), 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.


Date March
9(Fri) 2:00pm~6:00pm
10(Sat) 10:00am~6:00pm(TBC)
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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