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Kalakaua Merrie Mile

About the Kalakaua Merrie Mile

Saturday December 8, 2018
Start time: 7am
Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Double your bling at the Merrie Mile in Waikiki!

This is a fun one-mile race in Waikiki followed by a beach party. Great as a warm-up for the marathon as well as visiting friends and family. Children of all ages are welcome to run the Merrie Mile.

Starts are in waves based on predicted finish time. The last wave is the professional wave starts with invited runners going sub 4min for the mile!

The race is named after King Kalakaua, who was known as The Merrie Monarch. The one-mile course starts at the Kapiolani Park end of Kalakaua Avenue and the turn around is by Kaiulani Ave. You’ll finish by Queens beach with a concert on the beach!

Essential Information

How to Enter

Online registration has closed, but you can still enter in person at the Honolulu Marathon Expo


What’s Included?

  • Race bib and timing chip
  • Commemorative race shirt by Descente
  • Finisher Medal
  • Post race treats
  • Post-race concert & beach party


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 7.


Participants are asked to meet at the start area on Monsarrat Avenue from 6:00AM, Saturday, December 8.
Listen out for your wave being called to the start and proceed through the starting chute.


Parking is available at the International Market Place for only $2 between 6AM – 9AM.
Parking entrance located at the intersection of Kuhio Avenue and Walina Street.


The course is out and back, starting on Monsarrat Avenue. The course heads west into Waikiki with the turnaround at 2424 Kalakaua Avenue. The finish line is at Queens Beach, intersection of Monsarrat and Kalakaua.


Festival Area:
After your finish, you will be directed to the beach festival area to get your medal and post-race food and drinks.

Join AfterShokz on the beach after the Merrie Mile and participate in their Hula Hoop Contest for a chance to win headphones and more! While you’re there don’t forget to snap a picture next to their sand art sculpture!


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