Getting to the Start
Getting to the Start
Start Location: Ala Moana Boulevard/Queen Street Extension
Finish Location: Kapiolani Park
Start: 5:00 AM on Sunday, December 9, 2018. To ensure an orderly start, please proceed onto Ala Moana Boulevard beneath the banners indicating your start group color.
For a smooth and pleasant start for everyone, it is important that you on stage in your assigned area. Please respect your running friends. If you want to take photographs during the start, please stand to the side of the road.
New Road Closures: New for 2018, no entry to the Starting Line Area from in front of the Starting Line. All participants must enter from Piikoi St or the back entrance off of Atkinson Dr or from Waikiki. This policy will be strictly enforced due to our new security measures. Please see the map.
Start Groups: You will be assigned a start group based on your predicted finish time. Each start group has a designated color and your bib will have your start color. The bibs for both the Honolulu Marathon and the Start to Park 10k will be color coded.
Start Line Staging: Stage in the corresponding banner area designated by your bib color. This will allow for runners of a similar pace to cross the start line together and a more pleasant marathon and 10k for everyone.
|BIB/START COLOR||PACE (MIN/MILE)||MARATHON FINISH TIME|
|WHITE||ELITE PACE||ELITE PACE|
|GREEN||5:00 - 7:59||2:30 - 3:29|
|BLUE||8:00 - 11:29||3:30 - 4:59|
|ORANGE||11:30 - 14:49||5:00 - 6:30|
|PURPLE||14:50 - 18:20||6:30 - 7:59|
Free BUS SERVICE to the starting line will depart from the Honolulu Zoo parking lot on Kapahulu Avenue beginning at 2:00 AM on Race Day. The last bus will leave at 4:00 AM. Board early and do not wait for the last bus as there may not be room for you.
DROP-OFF: Prior to 3:40 am, Start-line drop off on Waimanu Street. Proceed toward the ocean on Pensacola to Waimanu Street drop off, then turn towards the mountains onto Piikoi to escape the road closure. If arriving after 3:40 am, drop off at Pensacola Street / Kaimaile Street or Piikoi Street / Kapiolani Boulevard.
PARKING: Limited street parking may be available from a four to six block radius of the start line.
Parking is prohibited at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ward Center Theatre, Whole Foods, and access to Ala Moana Beach Park is limited to authorized vehicle only.
RESTROOMS: Portable facilities available.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no Clothing Check-In at the START Area on Race Day. Any clothing left or discarded at the start area will be donated to charity.
The Clothing Check-In is in Kapiolani Park in the Finish Area and open for drop off on Saturday Dec 8, 10AM-5PM. Your belongings must be placed in an official bag labelled with your running number which you collect at packet pick-up. Only officially labeled bags will be accepted at the Clothing Check-In tent. All bags must be collected by 3pm on race day.