Frequently Asked Questions



When is the Honolulu Marathon

Sunday, December 13, 2015 starting at 5:00 AM. The Honolulu Marathon is held every year on the second Sunday of December.

Future dates of the Honolulu Marathon

  • Sunday December 11, 2016
  • Sunday December 10, 2017

How do I enter the Honolulu Marathon

ONLINE: Online registration for 2015 opens in April. There will be an earlybird period for Kama’aina and US residents in January.

IN PERSON:  Late Registration is available at the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 9, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 10, 9:00 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday, December 11, 9:00 AM – 7 PM
  • Saturday, December 12, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Runners from Japan are asked to register at

Qualifying Time/Entry Limits

There are no qualifying times for the Honolulu Marathon.

There are no entry limits at the Honolulu Marathon.

I am having trouble using the online entry form. What should I do?

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How do I verify my entry or correct my entry info such as Finisher shirt size?

Confirm your entry using the Confirm Entry Form. To request a new confirmation email, click here.

You can also login to your Participant Dashboard to change your details such as your email and mailing address, emergency contact and Finisher T-Shirt size.  Through the Participant Dashboard you can also purchase Luau tickets or Join a Team.

Can I get a refund or transfer to another year?

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Does the Honolulu Marathon accept Late Entries?

Yes. Late Entry Registration takes place at the Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center, Wednesday, December 9 – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; Thursday, December 10 – 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Friday, December 11 – 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Saturday, December 12 – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

How do I receive my Race Packet?

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 Wednesday, December 9 – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; Thursday, December 10 – 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Friday, December 11 – 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Saturday, December 12 – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. To facilitate pickup, please bring your confirmation card.

How can I track a runner or find individual results?

The progress of all runners is recorded at the starting line, 10K, half marathon, 30K, and finish line.

During the race, an on-line Runner Tracking System on the home page and on the Honolulu Marathon app will allow friends and family to search for any entered runner by race number and/or first and last names to view progress and results.

When does the finish line close?

The Honolulu Marathon is the only world class marathon which allows ALL participants to finish. There is no cut-off time!

Can I walk the course?

Yes, walkers are welcome.

Are there many hills on the course?

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.

Is there a half marathon course?

Our half marathon event, The Hapalua, is on April 12, 2015.
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.

What sports drink will be available?

Gatorade – Lemon Lime flavor.

Can I carry food and water?

Yes. There will also be 16 aid stations located along the course serving water and sports drink and providing professional medical assistance.

Can I skate the course?

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.

Can my dog run with me?

Sorry, no pets allowed, including but not limited to dogs and horses.

Can my friend run with me?

Those not officially entered and not wearing a race number are discouraged from being on the course.

When do I get a t-shirt?

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.

When do I get a Finisher Certificate?

Finisher certificates will be available for pickup at Kapiolani Park on Monday, December 15 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To facilitate pickup, please bring your runner number. Certificates not picked up on the day following the marathon are mailed in February.

What is the weather like on Race Day?

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.