KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK - November 21, 2021

KAIWI COAST RUN & WALK – Frequently Asked Questions

updated August 19, 2019



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: If I cannot attend on race day, can I get a refund for my entry?

A: Your race entry is nonrefundable and is a valued contribution 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 lead to serious consequences.  Race results and awards can be all wrong if someone else 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 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 and encouraged to pick up your packet.  On race day, goodie bags will be at the finish line halau.  Goodies and T-shirts are on a first come, first served basis on race day.

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: 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 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! In 2018, we ran a pilot program and allowed dogs for the first time. The response was almost entirely positive, so we will once again allow dogs in 2019. Dogs on leash only will be allowed on the course, but not on the buses.  Please click here for all the rules and details.  Service animals accompanying their owners are always welcome!

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.  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 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.