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.
|Psst… Makoa is an Endless Challenge event! Click here to find out how we keep you motivated.|
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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!
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% Asphalt||Interactive Map||Elevation Profile|
|10K:||.7% Gravel | 99.3% Asphalt||Interactive Map||Elevation Profile|
|Half:||.3% Gravel | 99.7% Asphalt||Interactive Map||Elevation Profile|
|Premier: Open thru 7/4||Early: 7/5 thru 8/4||Advance: 8/5 thru 10/4||Late: 10/5 thru 11/1||Walk-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 Resident||5%||US5||Ohana (groups of 5-9)||5%|
|Kama’aina (HI Resident)||10%||KAMAAINA10||Ohana Nui (groups of 10 or more)||10%|
|Active Military||10%||MILITARY10||Multi-Event Discounts – System will apply discount automatically.|
|Keiki (children 12 & under)||10%||KEIKI10||Aloha Nui (2 or 3 events)||5%|
|Kupuna (seniors 65 & over)||10%||KUPUNA10||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!
|Thursday, 11/2||4:30 – 6:30p||Early Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration: Photo ID Required|
|Saturday, 11/4||4:30a||Volunteer Check-In|
|5:00a||Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Open: Photo ID Required|
|6:15a||Half Marathon Pick-Up & Registration Close|
|6:30a||Half Marathon Start|
|6:30a||10K Pick-Up & Registration Close|
|6:45a||5K Pick-Up & Registration Close|
|7:45a||5K Awards & Prize Giveaway|
|8:15a||10K Awards & Prize Giveaway|
|9:15a||Half Marathon Awards & Prize Giveaway|
|11:15a (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 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.