About the Honolulu Marathon
26.2 miles in Paradise
The fourth largest marathon in the United States starts at 5am on December 9. There is no time limit and no limit on the number of participants. We wait for the last finisher to cross the line and all finishers get an official finishers shirt and awesome medal.
How to Enter
Registration is open to everyone aged over seven years old.
- Race bib and timing chip
- Commemorative race shirt by Descente
- Finisher Medal
- Post race treats
- 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 6, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM,
Friday, December 7, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Please bring your photo ID.
The packet will contain your My Laps 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
You can use the free shuttles from the Honolulu Zoo to get to the start. 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 5am, 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 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. We’ll show your finish on the big screen (with a 20min delay so you don’t miss it!). Please hydrate, have some malasadas and pick up your finisher shirt.
Full list of elite athletes at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon, including world record holder, Dennis Kimetto