The annual Kaiwi Coast Run & Walk is a community oriented journey of approximately 4-miles along the famous Kaiwi Coast scenic highway on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. It is the only pedestrian race sanctioned for this area. Thanks to almost 50 years of community involvement, the land from Hanauma Bay to Makapu‘u is protected from development. The event begins with the sunrise over the Kaiwi Chanel, a Hawaiian oli (chant) and the blowing of the pu (conch shell horn). This year entries are limited to the first 3,000 people to sign up.
The course starts at Awawamalu (known as Sandy Beach), continues around the Kaiwi coastline, passes Halona and Hanauma Bay, goes over the pedestrian overpass at Kalanianaole Highway and Lunalilo Home Road and finishes at the Hui Nalu Canoe Club on the shores of Maunalua Bay. Failure to go over the pedestrian overpass will result in disqualification.
Our permit does not allow bikes, skateboards, rollerblades or roller skates on the course. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed and welcomed! Click here
for information on bringing your dogs on the course
FREE RACE SHUTTLE:
Pre-race shuttles will run from the Hawaii Kai Park N Ride to the Start Line at Sandy Beach Park from 4:45AM to 5:45AM. Do not wait to be on the last shuttle! NO DOGS allowed on the shuttles. The buses will accommodate strollers.
Post-race there will be one bus heading back to Sandy Beach Park at or around 8AM-8:15AM. Listen to announcements on race day for the exact time.
At packet pickup you will receive a beautiful commemorative glass fishing float, an event t-shirt,* a goodie bag, and coupons or goodies from local sponsors. Any unsold logo wear (event visors or long sleeve shirts) will also be available to buy at packet pickup.
At the Finish Line you will be able to enjoy light refreshments, e.g. water, fruit, and cookies. There will also be booths from local non-profits and some of our sponsors.
*We do our best to get you the size t-shirt that you request. However, event shirt sizes are not guaranteed.
Order logo wear via online registration form. Prepaid logo wear must be picked up at Packet Pickup. Anything not picked up with will be sold on Race Day! Click here for details.
PACKET PICKUP 2022:
We hold at least three packet pickups in the week before race day. Click here
for dates, times, and locations.
Awards are presented to the top 3 overall men and women, and five-year age divisions from 10 years & under through 85+ years.