RACE WEEK UPDATES


BEFORE YOU GET TO THE START

  • COMPLETE emergency medical information on back of your running number.
  • Put your D-TAG ON YOUR SHOE.
  • PIN your running number to the FRONT of your shirt.
  • DO NOT mix your running number with anyone else’s.
  • ARRANGE a meeting place with friends and family for after the race.

(Hint: The stands inside the Stadium are a great place to hang out while you wait.)


RACE DAY & BUS SCHEDULE

RACE DAY SCHEDULE, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

3:00 a.m. Stadium parking lot opens for cars
4:00 a.m. Stadium buses to downtown begin
4:00 a.m. Downtown streets closed to traffic. Punchbowl Street to Bishop Street and Beretania Street to Nimitz Highway. Information booth is in front of Hawaiian Telcom, 1177 Bishop Street; ends at 7:00 a.m.
4:30 a.m. First Waikiki shuttle bus departs from the Sheraton Waikiki Bus Depot.
6:00 a.m. LAST BUSES LEAVE FOR THE START LINE
— both Aloha Stadium & Waikiki!
6:30 a.m. Start Line Ceremonies begin
6:50 a.m. Sounds of Freedom and Competitive Wheelchairs / Handcycles silent start
7:00 a.m. The 34th Annual Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run (8.15 miles of fun) begins!
8:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony begins, featuring prizes and fabulous entertainment
8:30 a.m. Buses returning to downtown depart as filled until 11:30 a.m. Waikiki shuttle bus returns hourly until 11:45 a.m.
10:15 a.m. High School Team Challenge Relay
10:45 a.m. Grand Prize Drawings, Lucky 7 Drawing
11:45 a.m. Last buses leave for downtown and Waikiki

2016 Aloha Stadium Tailgate Policy

To help speed the parking process and ease the congestion into the stadium during the pre-race hours, parking at Aloha Stadium will be BY SECTION ONLY. Motorists who enter through Parking Gate #1 must park in Sections 1 -7. Those entering through Gate 2 must park in Sections 8 – 14, and those entering through Gates 3 & 4 will be directed to park in the Upper and Lower Halawa Lots.

The following is PROHIBITED:
  1. RESERVING STALLS.
    Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrange for vehicles who would like adjacent stalls for tailgating to enter the parking lot at the same time.
  2. TAILGATING
    Vehicles, tables, chairs, and tents must be confined to ONE STALL ONLY. Tailgating permitted in section 1-14 only. No open fl ames and alcohol.
  3. RECREATIONAL PLAY.
    Please do not toss footballs, frisbees or any other type of ball in the
    parking lot. No bikes, scooters, rollerblades or skateboards are allowed in the parking lot.
  4. ANIMALS.
    Only service pets will be allowed on property.
  5. LIVE BANDS/LOUD MUSIC.
  6. LITERATURE.
    Soliciting, hawking, selling and giveaways of any kind are prohibited
    without prior approval from Aloha Stadium management.
  7. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

*Important note: violators are subject to the provisions of state law and removal from Aloha Stadium property. Fans may call the Aloha Stadium Anonymous Tip Line to report violations at (808) 483-2807.

Great Aloha Run tailgating limited to Circlular Road Section 1-14 only. The stadium reserves the right to impose additional tailgating limitations, as needed.

All participants must vacate the stadium grounds no later than 12 noon.


Other EXPO Information

Warrior Fitness Challenge

Milti-Fit Zone

HIS Travel and Lifestyle

PRE-RACE PARKING AT ALOHA STADIUM

There are almost 10,000 individuals planning to park at Aloha Stadium & take the pre-race buses to downtown this year. Please plan ahead so that you have time to get into the Stadium, park and catch the buses before the last one leaves.

Gates to Aloha Stadium close at 6 a.m.! To help speed the parking process and ease the congestion into the stadium during the pre-race hours, parking at Aloha Stadium will be BY SECTION ONLY. Motorists who enter through Parking Gate #1 will park in Sections 1 -7. Those entering through Gate 2 will park in Sections 8 – 14, and those entering through Gates 3 & 4 will park in the Upper and Lower Halawa Lots.

Here are some tips for Race Morning:

  • The buses from Aloha Stadium to Downtown run from
    4 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • DO NOT plan on being on the last bus!
  • Leave home early.
  • Carpool.
  • Leave plenty of time to park at Aloha Stadium.
  • Leave plenty of time to walk from your car to the bus pick-up area in the Upper Halawa Parking Lot. (Light Pole #4) Consider using downtown parking lots If you are still on the road at 6 a.m. go straight downtown to park. Gates to Aloha Stadium close at 6 a.m.!

ALTERNATIVE OVERFLOW ROUTES

Aloha Stadium from Town:

  • Moanalua Freeway (H201) West towards Ewa
  • Take Stadium/Camp Smith/Halawa Exit.
  • Go straight across at Kahuapaani onto Ulune Street Follow signs to left at Kaimakani Street
  • Right on Moanalua Road at Aiea Elementary
  • Left on Kamehameha Hwy @ St. Elizabeth’s
  • Left on Essex to Main Gate.

Aloha Stadium from Ewa:

  • H1 East toward Honolulu
  • Exit at 78/Aiea cut off
  • Stay right for the Aiea cutoff.
  • Left at traffic light on Kamehameha Hwy. Left on Essex to Main Gate.

Listen to KRATER 96 on race morning for traffic updates


DOWNTOWN PARKING LOTS

Municipal Parking Lots in Downtown/Chinatown:

Chinatown Gateway
1031 Nuuanu Avenue
6:00am to Midnight

Hale Pauahi
155 North Beretania Street
6:00am to Midnight

Harbor Court
22 Merchant Street
24 hours (must enter before 4am)

Kekaulike Couryard
1016 Maunakea Street
6:00am to Midnight

Kukui Plaza
1255 Nuuanu Avenue
6:00am to Midnight

Smith-Beretania
1170 Nuuanu Avenue
6:00am to Midnight


MEDICAL TIPS FOR A SAFE & SUCCESSFUL GREAT ALOHA RUN

by Great Aloha Run Medical Director, Benjamin Chun, MD, Kaiser Permanente

  • Completely fill out the back of your race number to include your emergency medical information.
  • Stage yourself at the start line in accordance with your estimated finish time. Avoid injury to yourself and fellow runners by starting with runners of similar speed.
  • Avoid dehydration and heat-related illnesses by drinking plenty of fluid before the race, at each aid station, and after the race.
  • Kaiser Permanente will be managing the medical care. A fully-staffed medical tent will operate at each of the four aid stations. Equipped ambulances, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, police officers, and spotters will be positioned along the racecourse to offer assistance. Kaiser Permanente also has a large, fully-equipped medical station at the Aloha Stadium.
  • Look out for fellow runners. Help when you can or direct any runner in need to the medical personnel throughout the race course. To assist an unresponsive or seriously ill runner you may also call 911 from the nearest available telephone.