About the Honolulu Marathon
26.2 miles in Paradise
The 2023 Honolulu Marathon is on December 10, 2023.
The Honolulu Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in the United States after New York, Chicago and Boston.
There is no time limit and everyone is allowed to finish.
Finishers are greeted at the finish line with a medal followed by a festival area in Kapiolani Park. Collect your finisher shirt, malasadas and other post race treats.
How to Enter
Late entry registration is available at the Honolulu Marathon Expo.
Registration is open to everyone aged over seven years old.
There are no qualifications to enter and there is no cut off time.
- Race bib and timing chip
- Finisher shirt by Mizuno
- Finisher Medal
- Post race treats including freshly made malasadas
- Post race festivities
Race Packet Pick-Up
Pick up your running packet at the Honolulu Marathon Expo, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Thursday, December 7, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, December 8, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The packet will contain your BIB number with an embedded timing chip.
Packets will not be mailed. Packets will not be given out on Race Day
Getting to the start
Walking is recommended if you are coming from Waikiki.
For driving and parking directions, see our guide to getting to the start
Participants are asked to meet by the start area on Ala Moana Boulevard ready to start at 5 am, Sunday, December 10.
Your bib is color-coded for the start area, but we urge you to be early, especially if you’re starting close to the front.
The start line closes at 5:30am and all participants must have crossed the line by that time.
The course goes through downtown Honolulu, past Iolani Palace and the Christmas lights, through Waikiki and climbs up and around Diamond Head, before heading out through Kahala and out to Hawaii Kai. Turning back after Hawaii Kai toward Kahala and Honolulu, the course passes Diamond Head again on the ocean side before finishing in Kapiolani Park.
After your finish, you will receive your medal and be directed to the finisher village. Please hydrate and pick up your finisher shirt.
Read more about the Finisher Area.