This is a fun one-mile race in Waikīkī followed by a beach party. Great as a warm-up for the marathon as well as visiting friends and family. Children of all ages are welcome to run the Merrie Mile.
Starts are in waves based on predicted finish time. The last wave is the professional wave starts with invited runners going sub 4 minute for the mile!
The race is named after King Kalākaua, who was known as The Merrie Monarch. The one-mile course starts at the Kapi‘olani Park end of Kalākaua Avenue and the turn around is by Kaiulani Ave. You’ll finish by Queen’s Beach with a concert on the beach!
The entry fee is the same for all participants. All children must have a registered parent or guardian in the event with them. The parent/guardian must accompany the child at all times. Shirts and medals will be for paid registrations.
Strollers are welcome to start at the back-of-the pack keeping in mind that safety is first and foremost for all participants.
Online registrations for the Honolulu Marathon weekend have ended. Late entries are accepted at the Honolulu Marathon Expo:
Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Avenue.
Thursday, December 5: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, December 6: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, December 7: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.