When is the Honolulu Marathon?
Sunday, December 12, 2021 starting at 5:00 AM.
The Honolulu Marathon is held annually on the second Sunday of December.
How do I enter the Honolulu Marathon?
Registration for all three events at the 2021 Honolulu Marathon weekend opens in June.
General registration for all regions opens on July 1.
Pre-register to get notified of the best entry rates.
IN PERSON: Late Registration is available at the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center on the following days:
- Thursday, December 0, 9:00 AM – 6 PM
- Friday, December 10, 9:00 AM – 7 PM
- Saturday, December 11, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Runners from Japan are asked to register at www.honolulumarathon.jp
Deferring from 2020
If you have any active entry from 2020, you will be sent an email with a unique code to register with. The registration page for deferrals is not the same as general registration, so please follow the links in the email.
The code is unique to you and linked to your personal information. Deferred entries are not transferable at this time.
Qualifying Time/Entry Limits
There are no qualifying times for the Honolulu Marathon.
There are no entry limits at the Honolulu Marathon.
How do I verify my entry?
Links will be made available after registration opens.
Can I get a refund or transfer to another year?
Entry fees are not-refundable and not-deferrable to next year.
Does the Honolulu Marathon accept Late Entries?
Yes. Late Entry Registration takes place at the Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center
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.
To facilitate pickup, please bring your confirmation card, which will be emailed to the address you used at registration.
How can I track a runner or find individual results?
Read all about tracking and the results app.
Create a watchlist and track participants. The progress of all runners is recorded at the starting line, 5k, 10K, half marathon, 30K, 40k and finish line.
When does the finish line close?
The Honolulu Marathon is the only world-class marathon that 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 10, 2022.
We don’t have a half marathon event in December. The Start to Park 10k, 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 in Kapiolani Park where participants may wait for their marathon-running friends and family to finish.
What sports drink will be available?
Gatorade – Lemon Lime & Orange. From mile 10 there will be Honey Stinger Mango Orange Organic Energy Gel available. This is a non-caffeinated gel.
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.
Can I use earphones/headphones?
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.
If you’re doing the Start to Park 10k or the Kalakaua Merrie Mile, you will get your race shirt at packet pick up.
When do I get a Finisher Certificate?
Finisher certificates will be available for pickup at the Hawaii Convention Center the day after the Honolulu Marathon. Finisher Monday
To facilitate pickup, please bring your runner number. Certificates will not be mailed but a digital copy can be downloaded from the results page.
What is the weather like on Race Day?
The 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.