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Kalakaua Merrie Mile

About the Kalakaua Merrie Mile

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


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

Early entry registration is now open for residents of Hawaii.



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 at 6:55 PM on Friday, December 6.

Participants are asked to meet at the start area on Monserat Avenue from 6:00 AMM, Saturday, December 7.
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. We’ll show the race on the big screen and you can rehydrate, have some post-race snacks and show off your medal to your friends and family!


Invited Runners Race:
At 7:30 AM the invited runners race starts.
Full list here…