Kalakaua Merrie Mile
About the Kalakaua Merrie Mile
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!
The entry fee is the same for all participants. All children must have a registered parent or guardian in the event with them. The parent/guardian must accompany the child at all times. Shirts and medals will be for paid registrations.
Strollers are welcome to start at the back-of-the pack keeping in mind that safety is first and foremost for all participants.
How to Enter
- 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 6:55 PM on Friday, December 11.
Participants are asked to meet at the start area on Monsarrat Avenue from 6:00 AM, Saturday, December 12.
Listen for your wave being called to the start and proceed through the starting chute.
Parking is available at the International Market Place for only $3 between 6AM – 9AM. No additional validation applies.
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, the intersection of Monsarrat and Kalakaua.
After your finish, you will be directed to the beach festival area to get your medal and post-race food and drinks.
Invited Runners Race:
At 7:30 AM the invited runners’ race starts