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

    Saturday, November 4, 2023

    From O’ahu’s Leeward coast and Hawai’i’s one and only waterfront recreation facility, Aloha Racing brings our 1st annual Makoa 5K, 10K & Half Marathon to Wai Kai!  Along with its sister event in May, Ho’omau, these courses get you up close and personal with the magnificent shoreline in Ewa Beach, and are flat & fast to truly enjoy a connection to the water, land and rich culture of Hawai’i.

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    Psst… Makoa is an Endless Challenge event!  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!
    ♦ 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 Protectors of Paradise!

    Working to protect the land and ocean from abusive or harmful activities since 2016,
    Protectors of Paradise has a passion for preserving the beauty of Hawai’i for future generations.

    On Earth Day 2023, over 90,000 pounds of rubbish were removed from areas
    surrounding our Leeward beaches… imagine how much more they could do with your support!

     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 Protectors of Paradise!


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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 right onto Keone’ula Blvd and continue with a right onto Kapolei Pkwy.  5K Athletes will travel a short distance and turnaround to return the way they came, while 10K & Half athletes will head for a right onto Papipi Rd and some straightaway along our spectacular Leeward coast.  After turning around & heading back, 10K athletes will head for the finish with a left onto Keone’ula, while Half Marathon athletes will continue for about 3.5 miles along Kapolei Pkwy, enjoying some gorgeous parks, golf courses and open spaces before they turnaround, heading for a right back onto Keone’ula and those cheers at the finish line.

    5K:  1.4% Gravel | 98.6% AsphaltInteractive MapElevation Profile
    10K:  .7% Gravel | 99.3% AsphaltInteractive MapElevation Profile
    Half:  .3% Gravel | 99.7% AsphaltInteractive MapElevation Profile

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    Aid Stations

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    Premier: Open thru 7/4Early: 7/5 thru 8/4Advance: 8/5 thru 10/4Late: 10/5 thru 11/1Walk-Up

    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, October 17th 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 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 so we’ve come up with a way to turn your time into money for this deserving organization.  Volunteers who sign up online can choose to have $25 added to the funds we send the benefitting charity!

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    Event Schedule

    Thursday, 11/24:30 – 6:30pEarly Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration: Photo ID Required
    Location: TBD
    Saturday, 11/44:30aVolunteer 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
    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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