The Kalakaua Merrie Mile

Date:  7am, Saturday December 9, 2017 – The day before the Honolulu Marathon
Location: Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu

The Kalakaua Merrie Mile is an epic one mile run on Kalakaua Avenue. This is a fun event with a Waikiki beach party after the run. Great as a warm up for the marathon and for friends and family. Children of all ages are welcome to run the Merrie Mile.

The event is named after King Kalakaua who was also called the Merrie Monarch!

We will designate waves based on your predicted finish time, so you can go as fast or as slow as you want!

Entries include:

  • First edition race bib and timing chip
  • Cool commemorative race shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Post run beach party
Race Start / Bib Colors Predicted Finish Time Start Time
Wave 1 – Yellow Sub 6 – 7:59 min 7:00 AM
Wave 2 – Green 8 – 9:59 min 7:03 AM
Wave 3 – Blue 10 – 11:59 min 7:06 AM
Wave 4 – Red 12 – 14:59 min 7:09 AM
Wave 5 – Purple 15 min & above 7:12 AM
Final Race (invited runners) – White Elite Wahine/Kane Challenge 7:30 AM


Bib pick up

All registered milers must collect their race packets, which includes the race bib, from the Honolulu Marathon Expo by 6:55PM on Friday December 8.
Expo Hours and Location


Late Entries:

Entries will be accepted at the Honolulu Marathon Expo until the race limit has been reached.


Course & Start Instructions:

Participants are asked to meet by the start area by the Honolulu Zoo from 6:00AM on Saturday December 9.
Listen out for your wave being called to the start and  proceed through the starting chute on Monsarrat by the Honolulu Zoo.

The course is out and back, starting on Monsarrat Avenue in front of the Honolulu Zoo. The course heads west into Waikiki withe the turnaround at 2424 Kalakaua Avenue. The finish line is at Queen’s Beach, intersection of Monsarrat and Kalakaua.

Festival Area:
After your finish, you will be directed to the beach festival area.  We’ll show the race on the big screen and you can rehydrate, have some post-race snacks and show off your medal to your friends and family!

Invited Runners Race:
At 7:30 AM the invited runners race starts.