KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK - November 19, 2017

KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK – Frequently Asked Questions

updated October 17, 2017





Q: How do I sign up?

A: Register online or download a paper application to mail to us.  Mail-in deadline is October 31, 2017. Online registration is open until November 12, 2017. After November 12th, registration is only open at packet pickups and on race day.

Q: What is the entry fee?

$40 ($30 for keiki ages 12 & under and seniors ages 65 and over) postmarked by October 31, 2017

$50 ($40 for keiki ages 12 & under and seniors ages 65 and over) online and at packet pickup, November 1 – 12, 2017

$60 ($50 for keiki ages 12 & under and seniors ages 65 and over) on race day

$5 discount for active duty military through November 18, 2017

$10 discount through October 31, 2017 for Hui Nalu Canoe Club Members

Kaiser High School Seniors are free, but a completed entry form must be submitted to Mrs. Fernandez at Kaiser High School no later than October 31, 2017.

Q: Is there a discount for Hui Nalu Canoe Club Members?

A: Yes, there is a $10 discount off the $40 regular adult entry and off of the keiki ages 12 & under and seniors ages 65+ $30 entry. The discount is good until October 31, 2017. After that date, regular entry fees apply. Discount does not apply to the Kula 100 Package entry fee or the military entry fee.  See your coach for the club discount code. You must have this code to sign up online. No refunds will be given if you sign up at full price.

Q: Where do the proceeds go?

A: Proceeds go to Hui Nalu Canoe Club, a 501(c)3 organization. Hui Nalu provides paddling programs for children and adults of all athletic abilities. In addition, Hui Nalu supports the mission of Ka Iwi Coalition/Livable Hawaii Kai Hui in protecting the Ka Iwi Coast. Go to http:www.kaiwicoastrun.org/beneficiaries/ for details.

Q: Can I register for the race on race morning?

A: Yes, race day registration will be available at Sandy Beach Park (where the shuttles drop off).  Cost is $60 for adults, $50 for keiki 12 years and under and seniors 65 years and over.  T-shirt and goodie bag are not guaranteed; subject to availability, they will be distributed at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club Halau after the race.

Q: I am not able to race, but would like to make a donation to Hui Nalu Canoe Club. How do I go about doing so?

A: All donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be made through the club’s website. Please visit www.huinalucanoeclub.com and click on the “donate” button. A tax receipt letter is sent to donors who contribute $50 or more.

Q: I cannot make the race this year. Can I get a refund or transfer my race entry to another participant?

A: No, sorry. Your race entry is non-refundable and non-transferrable and is a valued contribution to the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.

Q: Do you offer group discounts for organizations to run as a TEAM?

A: Sorry, we do not have any group discounts offered this year.

Q: My company or organization would like to be involved as a sponsor. Who do we contact to find out more about sponsorship?

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

Q: When and where is race packet pickup?

A: Packet pickups are November 10, 14, 15 and 16 at various places around the island of Oahu.  Visit here for a full list of all packet pickup locations and times. Note: You can also late register at these locations!

– And ONLY if you sign up for the KULA 100 – Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1-3 p.m. at Outback Hawaii Kai. Find out more!

Q: Can I have my packet, race bib, and shirt mailed to me?

A: NO. We do not mail out any packets, race bibs, or shirts.

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

A: Yes. If you are unable to attend the pickup hours, a friend or family member is allowed to pick up and sign for your packet.  RACE MORNING run number and chip pickup is at Sandy Beach Park (where the shuttles drop off). All t-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club Halau after the race.

Q: Can I change my shirt size?

A: Before November 5, 2017, we can change your entry to reflect a new t-shirt size before you come to packet pickup.  After that date, t-shirt exchanges will only be done at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club Halau on race day after 8:30 a.m. and are based on size availability.

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

A: Yes, strollers are allowed/encouraged on the race course. Don’t forget that you must travel over the pedestrian overpass.

Q: Are dogs allowed on the course at the Ka Iwi Coast Run & Walk?

A: We love our pets! Sadly, pets may not participate because our permit specifically excludes them. However, service animals may accompany their owners.

Q: Are bikes, skateboards, roller skates or wheelies allowed?

A: Our permit specifically excludes all wheeled vehicles with the exception of wheelchairs.

Q: Can I wear headphones/ listen to my iPod 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. You won’t want to miss any of the beauty (sights and sounds) along the Ka Iwi coastline!


Q: Where should I park?

A: Parking is limited, so please try to car pool.  Parking is available near the finish line at Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s Executive Plaza, near Costco, at the Hawaii Kai Park and Ride and Maunalua Bay. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you. Please DO NOT park on the Burger King & City Mill side of HKTC or in boat parking at Maunalua Bay. See the parking map here.  There is limited parking at the Sandy Beach Park start line area.

Q: Will there be a shuttle?

A: Yes, free shuttles the Hawaii Kai Park and Ride TO  the Sandy Beach Park Start Line Area are provided for registered participants from 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. There is one post-race shuttle from the finish line near the Hui Nalu Halau back to the Sandy Beach Park Start Line Area after the awards ceremony, approximately 8:45 a.m.

Q: What should I expect at the start line?

A: There are bathrooms at Sandy Beach Park near the bus drop off area.  There will also be porta-potties closer to the highway near the actual race start area.  (Look for the bright light near the road.). Pins, run numbers and chips will be available at the start line registration area near the bathrooms.

Staging will be on the grassy area at Sandy Beach Park.  Once the road is cleared of traffic we will stage on the road. Please stay off the road until instructed that it is safe to enter the road.  There will be an oli and blessing at 6:35 a.m. and the race starts at 6:45 a.m.  This year, water will be provided at the start line by the Koko Crater Stables Renovation Group!

Q: Where do I stage myself at the start?

A: For safety, you should stage yourself by how fast you run or walk.  Fast runners at the front, joggers in the middle and walkers near the back.

Q: What if it’s raining?

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

A: The course has been measured by a Garmin GPS.

Q: How many aid stations are set up along the course? What will be there?

A: There will be one aid station on the course.  Water and medical help will be available at the race course aid station. The aid station is located approximately 2.3 miles into the course.

Q: What roads will be blocked for vehicles?

A: Kalanianaole Hwy from Sandy Beach Park until the entrance to Hanauma Bay will be closed just for the runners and walkers.  The saddle road (Hawaii Kai Drive by Kamiloiki Elementary School) will be open to keep traffic moving from Waimanalo to Hawaii Kai and back.  Traffic to the entrance of Hanauma Bay will be contraflowed from the intersection of Kalanianaole Hwy and Lunalilo Home Road.  Runners/walkers will have the mauka side of the road until they reach the entrance to the pedestrian overpass. From Lunalilo to Maunalua Bay one makai lane of Kalanianaole Hwy will be closed for runners/walkers.  Portlock will be accessible by Nawiliwili Street only.

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

A: All participants will be diverted to the pedestrian overpass. There are no exceptions.  Cutting across the road without using the pedestrian overpass is grounds for being disqualified from the run.

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

A: There will be water and light refreshments at the finish line.

Q: Will there be food vendors or a market place at the finish?

A: No food vendors will be allowed.  Local non-profits will be on hand to discuss their roles in preserving the coast. Water and fruit will be provided after the race, but we encourage participants to visit the community eateries to support their business.

Q: Will there be awards after the race?

A: Yes. Awards will be presented in front of the Hui Nalu Canoe Club Halau following the event.  See http://www.kaiwicoastrun.org/prizes-awards/ for the awards divisions.

Q: How do I find out how I placed?

A: Results will be posted on the event website www.kaiwicoastrun.org/results and on our timer’s website at www.timelinehawaii.com.