KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK - November 19, 2017

KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK – Frequently Asked Questions

updated March 7, 2018



Q: How can I find out about becoming a sponsor?

A: Mahalo! Please email info@kaiwicoastrun.org and one of our organizing committee members will contact you.


Q: Can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?

A: Your race entry is nonrefundable and nontransferable and is a valued contribution to the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.

Q: I am unable to race, but would like to make a donation to Hui Nalu Canoe Club. How can I make a donation?

A: All donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be mailed Hui Nalu Canoe Club, PO Box 26342, Honolulu, HI 96825. A tax receipt letter is sent to donors who contribute $50 or more.


Q: Can I have my packet, run number, and shirt mailed to me?

A: No. We do not mail out any packets, race numbers, or shirts.

Q: Can I have a friend or family member pickup my packet for me?

A. Yes. If you are unable to attend the pickup hours, a friend or family member is allowed to pickup your packet.

Q: Why is my shirt size not guaranteed?

A: Our shirt order is placed months before registration ends. We try our best to estimate sufficient quantities for each size.

Q: Can I exchange my t-shirt for another size?

A: Participants are asked to accept the shirt size selected on their registration. On race day, subject to availability, shirts may be exchanged for another size at the Hui Nalu Halau, 8:00-8:45 a.m. A request for a 3XL shirt will incur a $5 charge.


Q: What happens if it rains on race day?

A: The race is still held! If you wear a garbage bag or extra clothing for protection, please remember that dropped items may end up in the ocean. Any unwanted items should be discarded in the trash cans at the start line or at the aid station.

Q: Can I wear headphones during the race?

A: The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, we encourage a headphone-free environment.

Q: Are strollers and racing strollers allowed on the course?

A: Yes! As a reminder, your stroller must be able to travel over the pedestrian overpass.

Q: Are pets allowed on the course?

A: We love our pets! Sadly, pets may not participate because our permit specifically excludes them. However, service animals may accompany their owners. We are looking into the details of allowing dogs on leash on the course. If you would like to be involved in this, please contact us at info@kaiwicoastrun.org and specifically say you would like to volunteer to help plan the dog walk, potentially coming in 2019.

Q: I run with my GPS. How accurate is the course distance/mile markers?

A: The course has been measured by a Garmin GPS. The mile markers are based on starting behind the flag and bushes at the Makapuu end of Sandy Beach Park.

Q: Is running over the pedestrian overpass required or can we stay on the road?

A: All participants will be diverted to pedestrian overpass. Cutting across the road without using the pedestrian overpass is grounds for disqualification from the run.


Q: Will there be any food or drinks at the finish line?

A: Yes. Water and light refreshments will be served to all participants. No food vendors are permitted on site; we encourage you to visit eateries in the area and support their business.

Q: How do I find out how I placed?

A: Results will be posted at the Hui Nalu Halau prior to the awards ceremony. You can also find the results on our website, www.kaiwicoastrun.org and on our timer’s website,  www.timelinehawaii.com.

Q: Can I purchase a current year shirt?

A: Subject to availability, current year shirts will be available for sale at the Hui Nalu Halau beginning at 8:45 a.m.