Q. Is there an age limit?
A. There is no age limit for the Honolulu 5k. Participants under the age of 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian signed waiver.
Q. How much is the entry fee?
A. Early online registration is $20.00 per person until midnight March 24th. The entry fee increases to $25.00/person on March 25th. Online registration closes at midnight on April 21st. Mailed in registration is $25.00 per person. Mailed in registrations must be postmarked no later than April 15th. Late registration will be accepted at packet pick up for $35.00 per person. Late registration will also be accepted on race morning for $45/person until 6:00 am only.
Q. How do I register for the event?
A. 1. Enter online at www.honolulu5k.org.
2. Mail completed and signed registration form and non-refundable check payable before April15th to:
P.O. Box 757
Kula, HI 96790
After April 15th, mail registration forms and payment to:
c/o 91-1035C Ho’Omaka St.
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
3. In person at packet pick up.
Q. Can I download the registration form from the website?
A. Yes, you may download and print a copy of the race registration form by going to www.honolulu5k.org and clicking on “Download forms and instructions” on the Home page
Q. Is online registration secure?
A. Yes. Your information is secure when the website address at the top of your screen begins with https:// instead of http:// All online credit card transactions are processed by Authorize.net and First Hawaiian Bank.
Q. If I register online will I be charged an online fee?
A. Yes. Based on the early entry fee of $20/person & $10/stroller there will be a minimal online fee of $1.50/person or $1.15/stroller added to your payment which is far less than online fees charged by other registration companies. There is no online fee added to donations. We encourage everyone to sign up online.
Q. Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend the race?
A. No. Your registration fee is non-refundable but it will benefit the school of your choice and you may still pick up your t-shirt at packet pick up.
Q. May I use a photocopy of the registration form?
A. Yes, copies are accepted. One registration form per person is required.
Q. Can my registration be transferred to another runner?
A. No. Your registration, racing bib and, most importantly, the timing chip are all non-transferable.
Q. Can I register for a friend or relative?
A. No. Each person must sign their own waiver. Parents must sign the waiver for anyone under 18 years of age.
Q. Where can I find additional information for the event?
Q. When do I pick up my timing chip?
A. Your timing chip will be adhered to the back of your race bib which will be included in your race packet. The timing chip is a single-use bib chip and you do not need to return it at the end of the race. IF YOU DECIDE TO SWITCH RACE DISTANCES YOU MUST INFORM US AT PACKET PICK UP OR PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE.
Q. When do I get my t-shirt?
A. You will receive your t-shirt at packet pick up. This will help to eliminate long lines after the finish. T-Shirts will be ordered on April 18th. All registrations received after April 18th are NOT guaranteed a 2015 t-shirt.
Q. Is packet pick up mandatory?
A. Yes. Your packet includes your official race bib with the timing chip adhered to the back of your bib. Your race bib must be worn or you will not be allowed on the course and you will not receive a finishing time to qualify for age group awards.
Q. Is there a special packet pick up for schools?
A. Yes, school packet pick up will be held on Thursday, April 23rd from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Please check our “Race Information” page for the location.
Q. Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
A. Yes, as long all required information was properly filled out on the registration form and the waiver has been signed in advance. There will be no exceptions.
Q. Can my race packet be mailed to me?
A. No. All participants must come to packet pick up.
Q. If I cannot attend the race but have signed up for it, can I have my t-shirt mailed to me?
A. No, due to the high cost of mailing no t-shirts will be mailed out.
Q. How long is the run?
A. There is a certified 5K course (3.1 miles) or a 1 Mile course. Running or walking is suitable for both distances. Parents are encouraged to register for the same course as their children because non-participants will not be allowed on either course
Q. How do I know which course to choose?
A. The 1 Mile course is encouraged for kids 9 and under and their parents, however it is open to anyone. The 5K course is open to anyone who is capable of completing the course whether running or walking. We encourage all parents and/or guardians to register to participate with their children because non-participants will not be allowed on the course. Participants with strollers will only be allowed on the 1 Mile course.
Q. If I change my mind about the course I chose can I change it?
A. Yes. You must notify the race officials at packet pick up so that your entry can be changed. No changes will be allowed on race day.
Q. Can strollers participate and does the child in the stroller need to be registered?
A. Yes, strollers are allowed AND THEY WILL NOW RECEIVE A T-SHIRT. An infant or child age 4 years and under in a stroller must be accompanied by a registered participant. The infant or child must also be a registered participant with a waiver signed by the parent or guardian. The entry fee for strollers is discounted to $10.00/child or infant.
Q. Are pets allowed?
A. No pets are allowed on either course or at the start and finish line areas.
Q. What time and where will the 5K and 1 Mile courses start and end?
A. The 5K event starts at 6:30 am and the 1 Mile event starts at approximately 6:45 am. The 5K starts at the State Capital building and the 1Mile run/walk starts at the intersection of S. King and Alapai St. Both events end on S. King St in front of the municipal building. For details on the exact course for both events go to www.honolulu5k.org and click on race information.
Q. Where can I find parking for the event?
A. Parking will be available at the municipal parking lot on Beretania St./Alapai St. You may also find parking along the side streets that are not a part of the race courses.
Q. Will bikes or skates be allowed on the courses?
A. No. Skates and bikes are not allowed on either course because they can create a potential safety hazard.
Q. Are wheelchairs allowed on the course?
A. Yes. Anyone who is physically challenged is welcome to participate in the Honolulu 5K.
Q. Do I have to wear my timing Chip?
A. Yes. All 5K participants will have a bib tag timing chip included in their packet and there is no extra charge for it. The bib tag timing chip will be adhered to the back of your race bib so the race bib must be worn in order for it to transmit your finish time to the race timers. If you do not wear your race bib you will not receive a finishing time and will not be eligible for an age group award.
Participants in the 1 Mile Run/Walk will not receive a timing chip on their race bib.
Q. Who will receive age group awards?
A. Awards will be given to the top three 5K male and female runners in each age group as listed below. There are no age group awards for the 1 Mile course.
Age 9 & Under
Age 80 & Over
Q. Will I receive a finisher’s medal?
A. All participants will receive a Honolulu 5K finishers medal and lanyard.
Q. Will there be a post race party and where will it be?
A. Both the 5K and 1 Mile events finish at the Frank Fasi municipal building on S. King St. Post race refreshments will be available at the grounds of the Civic Center. The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 8:00am at the came location.
Q. Will race results be posted?
A. Yes. Race results will begin to be posted near the finish line as soon as the first few hundred runners come in. Additional results will be posted as more runners cross the finish line. Complete and final race results will be posted online at www.honolulu5k.org You may also print out your own Finisher Certificate from that website.
Q. How will my school qualify for and receive funds?
A. All schools, statewide, that are certified 501(c)(3) will be eligible to receive funds from this event. Each participant will be required to designate which school their entry fee should benefit from when they register for the event. If you do not designate a school then your registration fee will be donated equally to all participating schools. A minimum of $15.00/entry will be distributed back to your school.
Q. What do you mean by “participating schools”?
A. A school can participate by signing up and physically participating (i.e. running or walking) in the event or by simply having someone donate to their school. Either method would qualify your school as a “participating school” and your school’s name will be added to a Statewide list of schools which will share the event proceeds.
Q. Is it necessary to register my school?
A. It is not required but if you will be your school’s Honolulu 5K coordinator, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will help us to be sure that any race updates will be received and passed on to the students and parents.
Q. Can I make a donation to a school without physically participating in the event?
A. Yes! Donations can be made at anytime by going online to www.honolulu5k.org or by mail. Please be sure to designate the school you want your donation to benefit. If you do not designate a school then your donation will be donated equally to all participating schools. Donations made online will not be charged the online processing fee.
Q. Can schools on the neighbor islands benefit from this event?
A. Yes. Encourage your families and friends to simply make a donation and designate your school on the donation form. Your school will then be included in the list of participating schools statewide and will benefit from the funds distributed. Your physical participation in the event is not required in order for your school to receive a share of the proceeds.