Saturday, January 21, 2023
From the future home of Wai Kai, envisioned as one of the region’s most popular resort destinations, Aloha Racing brings our 1st annual Akahai 5K, 10K & Half Marathon! Including spectacular views of the Hoakalei Country Club and Ernie Els’ signature golf course (home of the LPGA 2022 LOTTE Championship), as well as O’ahu’s breathtaking Leeward Coast, athletes will be embraced by the beauty of the island and create memories to last a lifetime.
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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 at least 2 weeks in advance… yet another keepsake to remember your day!
|♦ 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!|
Scrolling on easy to read computer screens in the expo area and posted online by the end of the day.
|♦ Post-Race Meal- Breakfast burritos, fruit & 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.|
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!
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!
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Partnership opportunities are coming soon too!
Maps & Course Info
Athletes will begin traveling east on Keone’ula Blvd, passing Wai Kai and the Hoakalei Country Club. After turning around at the 1.55 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% Asphalt||Interactive Map||Elevation Profile|
|10K:||81% Asphalt | 12% Asphalt w/ adjacent soft surface | 7% Concrete||Interactive Map||Elevation Profile|
|Half:||38% Asphalt | 58% Asphalt w/ adjacent soft surface | 4% Concrete||Interactive Map||Elevation Profile|
|Premier: Open thru 6/21||Early: 6/22 thru 10/21||Advance: 10/22 thru 1/7*||Late: 1/8 thru 1/18||Walk-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, January 7th will have the option to personalize their bib and add a shirt or meal.
|Individual Discounts||Group Discounts|
|US Resident||5%||Ohana (groups of 5-9)||5%|
|Kama’aina (HI Resident)||10%||Ohana Nui (groups of 10 or more)||10%|
|Active Military||10%||Multi-Event Discounts|
|Keiki (children 12 & under)||10%||Aloha Nui (2 or 3 events)||5%|
|Kupuna (seniors 65 & over)||10%||Aloha Nui Loa (4, 5 or 6 events)||10%|
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!|
|Thursday, 1/19||4:30 – 6:30p||Early Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration: Photo ID Required|
|Saturday, 1/21||5:00a||Volunteer Check-In|
|5:30a||Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Open: Photo ID Required|
|6:45a||Half Marathon Pick-Up & Registration Close|
|7:00a||Half Marathon Start|
|7:00a||10K Pick-Up & Registration Close|
|7:15a||5K Pick-Up & Registration Close|
|8:15a||5K Awards & Prize Giveaway|
|8:45a||10K Awards & Prize Drawing Giveaway|
|9:45a||Half Marathon Awards & Prize Drawing Giveaway|
|11:45a (ish)||Volunteer Check-Out (could be earlier… about 45 min after our last finisher)|
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 makai side of Keone’ula, just past the guard shack, and volunteers will there to assist, then the 1/2 mile walk to the start line will be a great warm-up!
The above information is only that which is unique to this event.