KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK - November 15-30, 2021

KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK – Frequently Asked Questions

Last update – May 18, 2022



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: When does registration end?

A: Mail in entries need to be received no later than October 31. Do not mail your entry after November 1. Registration online will end at midnight, November 11. Late registration is available at packet pickup and race day as long as we are not already sold out.

Q: If I cannot attend on race day, can I get a refund?

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

Q: Can I give my run number to someone else?

A: While it may seem like no big deal to give a friend or family member your entry, when participants have a run number on that is not registered to them it can create problems for both us and you.Race results and awards can be all wrong if someone in a different age group runs with your number.  More importantly, medical staff might not be able to identify a participant in need of treatment on the course.  It is imperative that the person wearing the bib is the same person that is in our database. This is for your own safety!

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

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: What are the packet pickup details?

A: Shirts, souvenir fishing floats, event t-shirts, and run numbers will be distributed from November 12 through November 19. See our packet pickup page for details for dates, locations, and times.

Q: Can I have my shirt mailed to me?

A: No. Please have a friend pick up your packet if you are not able to pick it up.

Q: Can I have a friend or family member pickup my t-shirt for me?

A. Yes. If you are unable to attend the pickup hours, a friend or family member is allowed to pick up your shirt. Please bring a written consent, email, or text message from that person.

Q: If I miss the pickup and haven’t paid the mailing fee, can I still get my shirt?

A: On race day, run numbers will be at the start line at Sandy Beach Park. Goodie bags will be at the finish line halau. Goodies and T-shirts are on a first come, first served basis on race day. After 8 a.m. all remaining t-shirts will be up for sale.

Q: Why is my shirt size not guaranteed?

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

Q: Can I exchange my shirt for another size?

A: Size exchanges will be accommodated on race day after 8:45 a.m.


Q: What 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: Of course you can, but why? To enjoy the natural beauty of the Kaiwi Coast, we encourage you to go without headphones. However, if you must listen to music, please use headphones and do not bring a speaker. Not everyone likes the same music. Be respectful of others.

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

A: Yes! We encourage you to introduce your keiki to the beautiful Kaiwi Coast! We will accommodate strollers on the bus as best we can.  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! Thanks to all the responsible dog owners, we had great success with having your well-behaved dogs on the course and will continue to allow it. All dogs must be on a leash. No dogs are allowed on buses! please arrange your own transportation to and from the start line  Click here for all the rules and details.  Service animals accompanying their owners are always welcome!

Q: How accurate is the course distance and the 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.  It is for your own safety!


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 buy a second event shirt?

A: Yes, subject to availability, current year shirts will be available for sale at the Hui Nalu Halau beginning at 8:45 a.m. Souvenir long sleeve shirts are available when you register online and will be distributed at packet pickup.