Hawaiian civic athletic meet.


5K Relay! Run on a 3 person or 5 person team and enjoy

   Hawaii’s scenic Diamond Head Road!

   Or just make yourself relax in Fun Run & Walk!

   Kids are welcome to run in “Family Challenge”!

   Total 11 Awards will be given not only to the fastest,

   but to teams with best costumes and best teamwork!

   Join our fun run!


The Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN began in March 2013 as Hawaii’s first “EKIDEN” relay race for amateur runners.

“EKIDEN”, a cultural event born and developed in Japan, has become a popular fun run/team building event in Hawaii.

Last year a total of 130 teams/ 800 runners participated in the race and more than 1,500 people gathered at Kapiolani Park to cheer for our runners and to enjoy the festival.

We welcome all types of people, seniors runners, beginners, families, students and anyone else who is looking for a fun day in the park.
The next Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN will be held on March 10, 2019 8:00am.

「Not just running.」

Besides our main event, the 5-runner team relay, we introduced 3 new categories last year.

3- runner team relay “EKIDEN Lite”, single running, walking or skipping event “Fun Run & Walk”, and the Family Challenge 1K Run.

Every runner including Family challengers will receive a finisher medal and our relay runners and Fun Run participants will also receive a Rainbow EKIDEN original event t- shirts designed by local brand “mau mapu”.
Vendors, serving finger food & plate lunches, during the event will be available at our farmer’s market. Cool deserts will also be available.

  • Event Overview
  • Schedule
  • Entry (with Discount Code)
  • Course

Event Overview

Name  Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2019
Venue  Kapiolani Park (3840 Paki Avenue. Honolulu Hawaii)
Sponsor  JTB Corp.
Supporter  Honolulu Festival Foundation
Official Website  http://hawaii-event.com/en/rainbowekiden



 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN  :8:00am Start 〜 1:00pm
 -Event Opens at 7:00AM
 -5K 5 runners/3runners Ekiden and Fun Run & Walk 8:00AM START
 -1K Family Challenge 11:00AM START

Entry (with Discount Code)

Runners Route Special Discount Code : FUNRUNEVENT 


【Team Entry】
■Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 5-runner team:
 A team consists of 5 runners, 5km per lap x 5.
Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 3-runners team (Lite):
 A team consists of 3 runners, 5km per lap x3.
Race Day Run & Walk 5K:
 You can run/jog/walk in your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenic view the course has to offer together with your friends and family.
Family Challenge 1K:
A fun run for the keiki (ages 6-12) and family (team of two) on a special 1 Km course. Kids will receive a medal and refreshments.

[Single Entry for EKIDEN]
Single runners will participate in the 5-runner EKIDEN team with other runners. Organizer will assign teams on the day of the event.

[Student Team Entry]
Must present a valid student ID.Special price for student teams! see here

[Military Team Entry]
Must present a valid military ID.Special price for military teams! see here

Requirements Parent-approval form required for participants under 18 years of age.
Entry Fee Click HERE for the Price Chart 
Online Registration Click HERE to Register Runners Route Special Discount Code : FUNRUNEVENT 

・Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN original T-shirt
・Commemorative Medal
・Complimentary refreshment drink

*Shrts will be proveded to 5 runners, 3 runners Ekiden, Fun Run & Walk participants. (Kids runner of Family Challenge will only receive a commemorative Medal)
*Shrit sizes are: Universal size XS,S,M,L,XL
*Shirt sizes and quantities are limited
*Shirts must be picked up individually or by each team at the EXPO.”We do not mail shirts out”


Parking is available at Kapiolani Park and street parking.

Restrooms There are several porta potties at the start/finish area as well as public the park restrooms.
Rules ・Runners must stay on designated course lane at all times.
・Runners must be respectful of all volunteers Rainbow Ekiden staff. Absolutely no bandits! No bib number = no race!
・All participants must wear the assigned race bib number and make visible during the run and at the finish line.
・There will be NO registration on race day, and NO bib(goodie bag) pick up on race day.
・We ask walkers to stay on the right side of the lane not to bother runners since the relay is happening on the same course.
・Participants under 18 years of age must require signature from guardians on their waiver form.
・Bring your friends and family to cheer you up! Enjoy!
Weather This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather or acts of god beyond our control, we reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Refund/Transfer/Defer Policy We understand that plans change and circumstances happen, but entry fees are non-refundable for any reason. Thank you for your understanding on the policy.

Awards ceremony begins shortly after the finish. Awards go to total 10 teams such as the top 3 overall 5-runner Ekiden teams, top female only team, top student team, top 3-runner Ekiden team, and more!

Remarks *For individual entries teams will be assigned by the race staff. Please note that we do not accept any changes to the teams after they have been assigned.
*Entry fee is not transferable or refundable.


Date March
8(Fri) 2:00pm~6:00pm
9(Sat) 10:00am~6:00pm
Location Hawai’i Convention Center Exhibition Hall
1801 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu HI 96815
Contents Packet pick up
You will receive:
# sash
# timing chip
# Bib for all team members
# Event Tees
# Race instructions
# coupons

Please inform us for:
# member change
# new member

*More details will follow for EXPO. Please check website or our newsletters.
*For team registered runners: Not all runners are required to show up at packet pick up. One representative can pick up for the entire members.
*For single registered runners: All single registered runners are requested to come to the EXPO.
*Student category/military category runners: Please bring student/military ID. 
*All runners: Please bring photo ID.
*The cut off time to complete the race is 4 hours.