Frequently Asked Questions
Sunday, December 10, 2017 starting at 5:00 AM. The Honolulu Marathon is held every year on the second Sunday of December.
Future dates of the Honolulu Marathon
ONLINE: Online registration is open until December 4. Late entries are accepted at the Honolulu Marathon Expo.
IN PERSON: Late Registration is available at the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center on the following days:
- Thursday, December 7, 9:00 AM – 6 PM
- Friday, December 8, 9:00 AM – 7 PM
- Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Runners from Japan are asked to register at www.honolulumarathon.jp
There are no qualifying times for the Honolulu Marathon.
There are no entry limits at the Honolulu Marathon.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Yes. Late Entry Registration takes place at the Marathon Expo
at the Hawaii Convention Center, Thursday, December 7 – 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Friday, December 8 – 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Saturday, December 9 – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Each runner must pick up their own race packet. No one will be allowed to pick up a race number for a friend or family member. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Mandatory Race Packet Pick Up takes place during the Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center. Race Packets containing Race Number and Timing Chip will be available for pick up Thursday, December 8 – 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Friday, December 9 – 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Saturday, December 10 – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. To facilitate pickup, please bring your confirmation card, which will be emailed to the address you used at registration.
Create a watchlist and track participants at the Results and Watchlist
page. The progress of all runners is recorded at the starting line, 5k, 10K, half marathon, 30K, 40k and finish line.
The Honolulu Marathon is the only world class marathon which allows ALL participants to finish. There is no cut-off time!
Yes, walkers are welcome.
The Honolulu Marathon course is mostly flat with the exception of Diamond Head. The highest point on the course is 124 feet above sea level near mile 9. Click here for a course description and map
Our half marathon event, The Hapalua
, is on April 8, 2018.
We don’t have a half marathon event in December. The Honolulu Marathon Race Day Walk, a non-competitive 10K fun run/walk, will be held in conjunction with the start of the Honolulu Marathon and covers the first 10K of the marathon course. It ends at the Honolulu Marathon finish line where participants may wait for their marathon-running friends and family to finish.
Gatorade – Lemon Lime & Orange. From mile 10 there will be PowerGel Kona flavor available.
Yes. There will also be 16 aid stations located along the course serving water and sports drink and providing professional medical assistance.
No. All participants must self-propel themselves without assistance. No assistance conveyances and unauthorized vehicles including bicycles, baby carriages, all forms of skates, support walkers, walking sticks, poles and canes, etc. will be allowed on the course on race day.
Sorry, no pets allowed, including but not limited to dogs and horses.
Those not officially entered and not wearing a race number are discouraged from being on the course.
The Honolulu Marathon finisher shirt and medal are for finishers only and must be picked up at Kapiolani Park on Race Day. Look for the Finisher T-shirt Tent after you exit the finish area and pick up your t-shirt and medal because finisher shirts and medals will not be mailed.
Finisher certificates will be available for pickup at the Hawaii Convention Center on Monday, December 11. To facilitate pickup, please bring your runner number. Certificates will not be mailed but a digital copy can be downloaded from the results page.
Temperature at the start can be in the mid 60’s and climb to the low 80’s by 10:00 AM. Don’t forget to check our weather link
as it gets closer to Race Day.