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    (Pronounced mah-KOH-ah, meaning brave, fearless or courageous.)

    Saturday, November 23, 2024

    From the coast of West O’ahu and Hawai’i’s one and only waterfront recreation facility, Wai Kai, Aloha Racing brings you our 2nd annual Makoa 5K, 10K & Half Marathon and 1st annual 5K Turkey Trot for Heroes!  Getting you up close and personal with the magnificent shoreline in Ewa Beach, athletes will enjoy these flat & fast courses while experiencing a connection to the water, land and rich culture of Hawai’i.

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    Psst… Makoa is an Endless Challenge event!  If you raced Ho’omau in May, 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.  (Purchase one or purchase both… all profits from the sale of Turkey Trot shirts will go to SDIA.)
    ♦ 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 Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Hawai’i!

    Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a national non-profit that provides Get Off The Couch™
    programming to our nation’s “Sheep Dogs” (Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue and EMS personnel).

    The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the Sheep Dog lives for that day.  ~Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (US Army)
    After the attacks on 9/11, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, “Thank God I wasn’t on one of those planes.”
    The Sheep Dogs said, “Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes.  Maybe I could have made a difference.”

    Our nation’s heroes have an innate desire to serve, and their service gives purpose to their lives.  After an injury or their tour of duty
    ends, SDIA programs bring Sheep Dogs with similar experiences together for camaraderie and opportunities to continue
    serving, which helps prevent suicides in our Veteran and First Responder communities.

     Donate Now      Volunteer Now       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 Sheep Dog Impact Assistance!


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    Maps & Course Info

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

    Athletes will leave the Wai Kai facility with a left onto Keone’ula Blvd, travel about 1/10 mile, then turnaround to pass by Wai Kai and continue to Kapolei Pkwy.  After a right hand turn, 5K Athletes will travel a short distance and turnaround to return the way they came, while 10K & Half athletes will continue to take a right onto Papipi Rd and some straightaway along our spectacular Leeward coast.  After turning around & heading back, 10K athletes will make their way to the finish with a left onto Keone’ula, while Half Marathon athletes will continue just under a mile along Kapolei Pkwy.  With a left onto Geiger and continuing onto Roosevelt, Half Marathon athletes will turnaround, return they way they came and make a right onto Keone’ula, looking forward to those cheers at the finish line.

    5K & 5K
    Turkey Trot:
    100% AsphaltInteractive MapElevation Profile
         Course Records:  Male-  Val Umphress @ 19:41/6:21 (’24 Ho’omau)  |  Female-  Brooklyn Brown @ 19:50/6:21 (’23 Makoa)
    10K:  87% Asphalt | 13% Packet soft surfaceInteractive MapElevation Profile
          Course Records:  Male-  Gabe Hernandez @ 36:48/5:56 (’24 Ho’omau)  |  Female-  Teresa Allman @ 42:01/6:47 (’23 Makoa)
    Half:  94% Asphalt | 6% Packet soft surfaceInteractive MapElevation Profile
          Course Records:  Male-  Ichitaro Manabe @ 1:23:43/6:23 (’24 Ho’omau)  |  Female-  Margie Cullen @ 1:28:53/6:47 (’23 Makoa)

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    Aid Stations

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    Premier: Open thru 6/23Early: 6/24 thru 8/23Advance: 8/24 thru 10/23Late: 10/24 thru 11/20Walk-Up
    5K & 5K
    Turkey Trot

    Timing, finisher medals, cooling towels and water bottles 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, November 5th are guaranteed the option to personalize their bib and add 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 aren’t 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!

    Receive FREE Entries
    Receive Fundraising Dollars
    Receive Class Credits
    Receives Donations
    Receive FREE Expo Space

    Sign up at least a week in advance to receive breakfast on us!

    Learn More     Volunteer Now

    Event Schedule

    Thursday, 11/214:30 – 6:30pEarly Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration: Photo ID Required
    Location: TBD
    Saturday, 11/234:30aVolunteer Check-In
    5:00aRace Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Open: Photo ID Required
    6:15aHalf Marathon Pick-Up & Registration Close
    6:30aHalf Marathon Start
    6:30a10K Pick-Up & Registration Close
    6:45a10K Start
    6:45a5K Pick-Up & Registration Close
    7:00a5K Start
    7:45a5K Awards & Prize Giveaway
    8:15a10K Awards & Prize Giveaway
    9:15aHalf Marathon Awards & Prize Giveaway
    10:30aCourse Cut-off / Finish Line Closed
    11:15a (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 makai side of Keone’ula, just past Laukapuna St, then the 1/2 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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