Getting to the Start
Getting to the Start
The start is on Kalakaua Avenue in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue.
The race will go north-east up Kalakaua Avenue, so it is best to approach the start from the direction of Kapiolani Park.
Coming from a Hotel
If you are staying in a hotel in the Waikiki area, we recommend you walk to the starting area. Most hotels will be within a 10 minute walk from Waikiki Beach.
Dropoff near the Kalakaua & Kapahulu intersection prior to 5:00 am & the mountain side of Kuhio Avenue on Kapahulu Avenue after 5:00 am.
A pickup zone for taxi’s will be in the metered stalls across from the Queen Kapiolani Hotel on Kapahulu Avenue.
Special traffic controls will be in effect in the Waikiki, Ala Moana, Downtown, Kakaako, and Diamond Head areas.
Beginning at 3:00 a.m., all three lanes of Kalakaua Avenue between Kaiulani Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue will be closed for preparation of the Race.
Read the full Traffic Advisory on all road closures.
Parking & Free Shuttle
A shuttle service will run from 3:30 AM to 5:30 AM from Parking Lot C (lot adjacent to the Chapel) at the Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, with a drop off at Kapahulu Avenue.
Don’t wait for the last shuttle; there may not be room for you. This may cause you to be late for the start. Board the bus early. Non-runners will be accommodated on a space available basis. (There is no shuttle from the start line back to the parking area!)
Post race shuttles will run from 9:00 AM to approximately 11:30 AM leaving Kapiolani Park (at the bus stop located on Monserrat Avenue west of the Waikiki Bandstand) to go back to the KCC parking lot.
Limited parking will be available at the Kapiolani Park lot in front of the Waikiki Shell and at the lot on the corner of Monsarrat Avenue and Paki Avenue. Parking in those lots are on a first come/first served basis and fills quickly. Have a plan B if you plan to park in the lot! Metered parking may also be available at the Honolulu Zoo parking lot. Car pooling is recommended. (The two lots closest to the Bandstand will be restricted to permitted vehicles. Non-permitted vehicles will be towed).
Below is a map of the Kapiolani Community College campus and the location of Lot C is in the bottom right of the map, next to the Hawaii film studios. Please do not park in lot B as that is used by the Chapel which will be having a regular Sunday service.