Get your mind and feet ready for the 34th Annual Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run on February 19, 2018! Invite your friends and family to join you and make it an ‘OHANA affair!

 

Keep tabs on HPHGAR happenings by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram and Twitter for more Social Media Contests and Registration Deals and Promotions.

Be on the lookout for the 2018 Great Aloha Run Commemorative Medal!

 

FREE in Training Workshops

Aloha! Please join Amy Forsyth, Lauren Murata, and their team for the:

Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run In Training Workshop!

The In Training Workshop is a FREE 8-week program designed to help you safely train for and finish the GAR. We welcome all participants of any age and fitness level to join us. We have coaches for walkers, speed walkers, walk/joggers, joggers and runners.

Click HERE for more information on the In Training Workshop!

If you have any questions, contact the GAR In Training Workshop Director, Amy Forsyth,  at intraining@greataloharun.com or call (808) 783-2558.

The In Training Workshop is sponsored by Sheldon & Marie Gross from Toronto and Hawaii.

Pre Race Information

Pre-race Postcards

Pre-registered participants who are 5 years and older receive a pre-race postcard with coupons for discounted parking at the Blaisdell Center and free admittance to the Hawai‘i Pacific Health GAR Sports, Health & Fitness Expo and their race packet. Parking is subject to availability.

Hawaii participants: You may expect your mailed postcard about 5-7 days before race day.
U.S. mainland and international participants” Your pre-race postcards are NOT mailed. Pick up your pre-race postcard at the GAR Information Booth before entering the Expo.

Participants with a confirmed registration who do not receive or misplace their pre-race postcard must still pick up their race packet at the Expo. This includes those with a U.S. mainland or International address, those whose postcards is returned to sender, and those whose postcard never arrives. If this describes your situation, pay the posted Blaisdell parking fee and obtain a receipt from the parking attendant. Then, stop at the GAR Information Booth on the concourse, outside the main entrance to the Exhibition Hall. Our volunteers will check for a postcard or verify your registration, give you a  postcard with a parking coupon and free admittance to the expo, and provide you with parking refund instructions.

If you are registering for the GAR at the Expo, you must pay the posted parking fee and Expo admission. There are no discounts or refunds.

Packet Pick-up

We can help you get to the start line! Over three days of the Presidents’ Day Weekend, run participants converge at the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo for packet pick-up and late registration. It’s THE place to seek race-day advice on parking, shuttle schedules, aid stations and more!

Each registered participant must pick up their race packet at packet pick-up. Race packets include bib number, timing chip, safety pins and race day information. Race packets are released with a pre-race postcard or photo ID. If you are picking up a race packet for a friend or family member, you will need their pre-race postcard or a copy of the participants photo ID. You may be asked to sign for the release of their race packet.

Packet Pick-up is held at the Hawai‘i Pacific Health GAR Sports, Health & Fitness Expo.

Dates & Times:

Friday, February 16, 2018 – 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Parking Fee

$6 Parking before 4pm
$7 Parking after 4pm

Expo Admission

$5.00 General
$2.50 Military
Free for senior 65 years and older and keiki 12 years and younger with a paying adult

Race Day Information

Race Day 1

Race Day 2

Race Day 3

Race Day 4

Road Closure Information

Road Closure 1

Road Closure 2

The Course

The 8.15-mile, relatively flat course, starts on Nimitz Hwy fronting Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu, winds its way along the historic harbor, down Nimitz Hwy, Kamehameha Hwy and on to the Aloha Stadium.

Transportation

As a service to all participants, GAR provides free buses to the start line in downtown Honolulu before the race and to downtown Honolulu and Waikiki after the race. Collapsible strollers can be loaded on the buses There are 10,000+ participants heading toward Aloha Stadium in the pre-dawn hours; please allow plenty of time to arrive at the Aloha Stadium, park and board the bus.

Pre-Race Transportation

  • Take bus from Aloha Stadium to the Start Line 4am – 6am
  • Take bus from Sheraton Waikiki Bus Depot to the Start Line 4:30am – 6am.

Post-Race Transportation

  • Take bus from Aloha Stadium to downtown Honolulu (runs as filled) 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Take bus from Aloha Stadium to Sheraton Waikiki (runs hourly) 8:45am – 11:45am

Aid Stations

Aid stations are at miles 2, 3, 5, 7 and at the finish. Each aid station has water, a medical staff and portable restrooms.

Wave/(Corral) Start

There are 7 corrals at the start line. We use a wave start with a 2 minute gap between each corral. This makes our course safer for all participants. Refer to pace signs at each corral and seed yourself accordingly. *Note: All stroller pushers and non-competitive wheelchairs must start in the last corral for the safety of all participants. Stroller pushers must walk the entire course.

ON COURSE ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment is along the entire course! Live bands, radio stations with DJ’s, school cheerleaders to help cheer you on and lots more! We make sure that you are entertained throughout the course.

STADIUM “AWARDS PARTY”

7:30 a.m. Continuous Band Music begins
8:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony begins – Sponsors are introduced and Prizes awarded to the Top Race finishers.
9:15 a.m. Random drawing Prize giveaway/entertainment
10:15 a.m. High School Team Challenge Relay begins
10:45 a.m. Grand Prize drawings, Lucky 7 Drawing & Presidents’ 100 club drawing!

Finisher T-shirt

Only GAR finisher’s receive a Finisher T-shirt. Shirt distribution is at Aloha Stadium. Size selection is final. There are no refunds or other substitute T-shirts if you, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the race. Finisher T-shirts are not awarded to Stroller Babies.

Race Rules

Anyone who does not follow the GAR safety rules and procedures may be deleted from the official results and disqualified from the GAR for up to 5 years.

  • No heelies, roller skates, in-line skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards, cars or hover boards are allowed on the race course or through the finish line at Aloha Stadium.
  • No unregistered runners
  • No animals, except service dogs, on course
  • No running with another participant’s bib number
  • No jumping into the race along the course. All participants must cross the start line. If you do not have a start time you will be disqualified
  • No starting before your corral is authorized to start
  • No cutting the course
  • No running with a baby jogger, stroller or assisted wheelchair.
  • Disregarding generally accepted rules for the safe and fair conduct of running event

Post-Race Information

Race Results

Unofficial results will be posted online day of race. Official results will be posted about 2 weeks after the race.

Race Photos

There will be photographers at the start line, on course and at the finish line. Smile and make sure your bib number is showing. Race photos are posted about one week after the event. An email will be sent to you from our Official Race Photographer, MarathonFoto.

Finisher Post Cards

GAR wants to add to your experience with a special gift! After the race we send out Finisher Postcards that have all of your race stats listed so you can show off your awesomeness! Make sure to enter in your correct mailing address to ensure your postcard comes to you!