Get your mind and feet ready for the 36th Annual Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run on Monday, February 17, 2020! Invite your friends and family to join you and make it an ‘OHANA affair! YOUR participation is why we can give money back to Hawaii’s charities!
The 2020 Commemorative Medals are in the works! Be on the lookout for our new Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run Commemorative Medal!
FREE in Training Workshops
Aloha! Please join the Mid Pacific Road Runners Club for the:
The In Training Workshop is a FREE 9-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.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 528-7388.
The In Training Workshop is sponsored by Sheldon & Marie Gross from Toronto and Hawaii.
Pre Race Information
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.
We can help you get to the start line! On Saturday and Sunday 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:
Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
$7 Parking before 4pm
$8 Parking after 4pm
Free for senior 65 years and older and keiki 12 years and younger with a paying adult
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 are at miles 2, 3, 5, 7 and at the finish. Each aid station has water, a medical staff and portable restrooms.
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!|
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.
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 at the Start Line. All baby joggers, strollers, assisted wheelchairs, “non-competitive” wheelchair racers must start at the back of the pack.
- Disregarding generally accepted rules for the safe and fair conduct of running event
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, my EP events.
To lessen the Great Aloha Run’s carbon footprint, we will be providing finisher results digitally. After the race we will email you your Finisher Result so you can show off your awesomeness! Be sure to provide your correct email address to ensure your result comes to you!