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    (Pronounced ah-kah-HYE, meaning kindness and compassion.)

    Saturday, January 20, 2024

    From the home of Wai Kai, envisioned as one of the region’s most popular resort destinations, Aloha Racing brings our 2nd annual Akahai 5K, 10K & Half Marathon!  Along with its sister event in July, Laule’a, these flat & fast courses include spectacular views of the Hoakalei Country Club and Ernie Els’ signature golf course (home of the LPGA LOTTE Championship), as well as O’ahu’s breathtaking Leeward Coast at Nimitz Beach.  Athletes will be embraced by the beauty of the island, creating memories to last a lifetime.

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    Psst… Akahai is an Endless Challenge event!  If you raced Laule’a in July, you’re definitely going to want to click here to find out how we keep you motivated.

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    ♦ Experienced Race Director- Organization you can count on!
    With more than 100 events under the belt of our race director, your event will run smoothly. (Ha! No pun intended.)


    ♦ Finisher Medals- Custom, event specific designs!
    With distance specific ribbons for all, including the 5K.
    ♦ Cooling Towels- For an instant chill cuz you’ll have earned it… ahh!
    Dripping wet and ready to cool your core temp at the finish line.
    ♦ Souvenir Race Bibs- Event specific and personalized!
    Personalized for all who register by the advance pricing deadline… yet another keepsake to remember your day!
    ♦ Reusable Water Bottles- Filled, iced & waiting for you at the finish line!
    A great reminder to take the aloha spirit with you wherever you go!
    ♦ Race Shirts- The one you’ll want to wear EVERY day!*
    Gender specific and poly for those moisture wicking properties, but with a touch of cotton for extreme comfiness.
    ♦ FREE Race Pics- Unlimited downloads are on us!
    Professional photographers at the finish line AND on course… enjoy!
    ♦ Gear Check- No trips back to the car for our athletes… no sir-ee!
    Leave it with us… we’ll keep an eye on it for you.
    ♦ Porta-Poos-A-Plenty- 3 Units for 500 people? What, are you crazy?
    Ever had to run without using a restroom because the lines were too long? Us too… ouch!
    ♦ Accurately Measured Courses- Race the distance you trained for!
    Not a little more and not a little less… we measure each course no fewer than 3 times before race day.
    ♦ Tons of Aid Stations- No need to carry any extra weight!
    An average of just 1 mile apart with first-aid, water, electrolytes and even energy in some cases!
    ♦ Medical Support- Nothing is more important than your safety! 
    Hopin’ these guys are really bored, but just in case… you’ll find our med crew at the start / finish AND on course.
    ♦ Disposable Timing Chips- No hassle at the finish line!
    And no fees if you forget to return your timing chip either… we don’t need it back.
    ♦ Electronic Results- No more endless sheets of data to sort through!
    Preliminary results will be live… just scan the QR code and bam, there you have ’em.

    ♦ Post-Race Meal- Breakfast burritos & chocolate milk!*
    Mmmm… recovery food, with vegetarian options available.

    ♦ 3 Deep Awards- Overall AND Divisions!
    Ten-year age groups from 0-99.
    ♦ Prizes, prizes- And more prizes, thanks to our AMAZING sponsors!
    If you’re registered to race you’re entered to win… no buy-in necessary.
    *Optional and available as an add-on when you register.
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    Benefitting Charity

    Dedicated in Support of Hawaii Parkinson Association!

    As a non-profit volunteer group established in 1996, the Hawaii Parkinson Association
    supports ongoing research to find the cause and cure for this debilitating disease.  Working to improve
    quality of life for both patients and their caregivers through education, organized support
    groups, and financial aid programs, your donation will make a difference!

    Donate Now      Volunteer Soon      Register Now

    We know money can get tight sometimes, but you can still help! Volunteers who sign up online can choose to have
    $25 added to the funds we send Hawaii Parkinson Association!

    2023 Sponsors



    Interested in promoting your business or becoming a sponsor?
    Click here to see how you can expand your business to a community that values excellence.

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    Maps & Course Info

    Wai Kai / Nimitz Beach
    91-1621 Keone’ula Blvd, Ewa Beach, HI, USA

    Athletes will start with a left onto Keone’ula Blvd, travel about 1/4 mile, then turnaround to pass by Wai Kai and the Hoakalei Country Club.  After a 2nd turnaround at the 1.75 mile mark, 5K athletes will return the way they came to head for the finish line, while 10K and Half Marathon athletes will turn right to head north on Ka Makana St.  Passing through the Hoakalei development will bring a left onto Geiger Rd and just over a 1/2 mile before 10K athletes turn around to head for the finish.  Half Marathon athletes will continue toward Coral Sea Rd to turn left and enjoy a straightaway surrounded by the natural beauty of the island, then be treated to a breathtaking view of the Leeward Coast before they head back.

    5K:  100% AsphaltInteractive MapElevation Profile
          Course Records:  Male- Samuel Rickerby – 16:15 (5:14) – July 2023  |  Female- Krysta Adkins – 19:58 (6:25) – July 2023
    10K:  81% Asphalt | 12% Asphalt w/ adjacent soft surface | 7% ConcreteInteractive MapElevation Profile
         Course Records:  Male- James Eggimann – 36:32 (5:53) – July 2023  |  Female- Rebecca Jones – 48:39 (7:50) – July 2023
    Half:  38% Asphalt | 58% Asphalt w/ adjacent soft surface | 4% ConcreteInteractive MapElevation Profile
         Course Records:  Male- Noah Hartlein – 1:24:53 (6:29) – July 2023  |  Female- Amanda Beucler-Rapos – 1:26:41 (6:37) – July 2023

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    Aid Stations

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    Premier: Open thru 8/20Early: 8/21 thru 10/20Advance: 10/21 thru 12/20Late: 12/21 thru 1/17Walk-Up

    Timing, finisher medals and cooling towels are included for all, while shirts and post-race meals are optional and available to add on when you register.
       Only those who register by 11:59p Tuesday, January 2nd are guaranteed the option to personalize their bib and purchase a shirt or meal.   

    Individual Discounts – Code must be entered to receive discount.Group Discounts – System will apply discount automatically.
    US Resident5%US5Ohana (groups of 5-9)5%
    Kama’aina (HI Resident)10%KAMAAINA10Ohana Nui (groups of 10 or more)10%
    Active Military10%MILITARY10Multi-Event Discounts – System will apply discount automatically.
    Keiki (children 12 & under)10%KEIKI10Aloha Nui (2 or 3 events)5%
    Kupuna (seniors 65 & over)10%KUPUNA10Aloha Nui Loa (4, 5 or 6 events)10%

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    Without volunteers, these events simply wouldn’t be possible!

    From packet pick-up and registration to course marshals and meal service, there are tons of ways you can help.  Sure… when you volunteer, you can look forward to that warm & fuzzy feeling that comes by sharing so much aloha, but there’s WAY more to it than that.  There’s no experience necessary but space is limited, so please let us know you’re available right away!

    Races are expensive!  Athletes who volunteer at just one event earn credits enough to race a future 5K completely FREE.  Volunteer twice to earn a 10K, or 3 times for a FREE Half Marathon.  (Yup, you read that correctly… athletes make the very best volunteers and we like to show our appreciation.)  Credits never expire and can be gifted.Calling all charities, clubs, sports programs & schools with a fundraising goal… even personal groups for a wedding or ohana efforts towards a vacation!  No need to be an official nonprofit, and no car washes, baking or sales of any kind… just a guaranteed funds for whatever your cause may be.  Donations begin with just 5 volunteers.Earn those community service credits or beef up those college applications in the most fun way possible.We know money can get tight and in those times our local charities suffer too.  Volunteers who sign up online can choose to have $25 added to the funds we send Hawaii Parkinson Association!

    Learn More    Volunteer Soon

    Event Schedule

    Thursday, 1/184:30 – 6:30pEarly Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration: Photo ID Required
    Location:  TBD
    Saturday, 1/205:00aVolunteer Check-In
    5:30aRace Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Open: Photo ID Required
    6:45aHalf Marathon Pick-Up & Registration Close
    7:00aHalf Marathon Start
    7:00a10K Pick-Up & Registration Close
    7:15a10K Start
    7:15a5K Pick-Up & Registration Close
    7:30a5K Start
    8:15a5K Awards & Prize Giveaway
    8:45a10K Awards & Prize Giveaway
    9:45aHalf Marathon Awards & Prize Giveaway
    11:45a (ish)Volunteer Check-Out (could be earlier… about 45 min after our last finisher)

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    General Information

    Directions: Wai Kai is located on O’ahu’s leeward side, very near the coast in Ewa Beach.  Click the link in the maps section above for individual directions or just make your way to Ft Weaver Rd via H1 & head south.  Turn right on Keone’ula Blvd & travel about a mile west… you won’t be able to miss us.

    Parking: Parking will be on the mauka (North) side of Keone’ula, just past Laukapuna St and the small office building, but before the country club, then the 1/4 mile walk to the start line will be a great warm-up!

    Pricing: Pricing is slightly higher than for other events due to the sustainability mandates imposed by the venue.  Because you will be receiving finish line hydration in a reusable water bottle provided by us, please refrain from bringing any single-use plastic containers with you on race day.

    The above information is only that which is unique to this event.

    Please click here to review other general but important details and Aloha Racing Company Policies.

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