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Race Day Details
PREPARING BEFORE YOU GET TO THE START:
- WEAR GOOD SHOES and HYDRATE!
- COMPLETE emergency medical information on back of your running number.
- PIN your running number to the FRONT of your shirt.
- DO NOT mix your running number with anyone else’s.
- DO NOT FOLD or ALTER your bib number in any way. Doing so can break the antenna on your timing chip.
- NOT WEARING your bib number in front or folding/altering it will most likely result in not getting a time and appearing in the results.
- ARRANGE a meeting place with friends and family for after the race.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
3 AM Stadium parking lot opens for cars.
4 AM Stadium buses to downtown begin.
4 AM 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 AM.
4:30 AM First Waikiki shuttle bus departs from the Sheraton Waikiki Bus Depot.
6 AM LAST BUSES LEAVE FOR THE START LINE – both Aloha Stadium & Waikiki!
6:30 AM Start line ceremonies begin.
6:50 AM Sounds of Freedom and competitive wheelchairs/handcycles silent start
7 AM The 39th Annual Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run (8.15 miles of fun) begins!
8:30 AM Buses returning to downtown depart as filled until 11:30 AM Waikiki shuttle bus returns hourly until 11:45 AM
11:30 AM Last buses leave for downtown and Waikiki.
Start Line Staging
PLEASE stage yourself in the proper staging area on Bishop Street. There are pace signs posted on Nimitz Hwy and Ala Moana to better help guide you. Runners, run/walkers, walkers then strollers. You must cross the start line and finish line mats to be an official finisher. The 8-tag timing system allows you to start anywhere in the pack and still get an accurate time from start line to finish line.
ELITE YELLOW RUN NUMBERS
Elite Runners, Competitive Wheelchairs and Hand Cycles
- You must check in at the GAR Expo.
- Elite runners must bring proof of finish times.
YELLOW RUN NUMBERS
Fast Runners (under an 11-minute mile pace)
- Faster runners in front, slower runners in back, please
GREEN RUN NUMBERS
Run/Joggers (12-to-17-minute mile pace)
- Stage yourself accordingly
ORANGE RUN NUMBERS
Walkers and pushed strollers and wheelchairs. (18+ minute mile pace)
- Stage yourself accordingly, pushed strollers and wheelchairs at the back of the pack please.
- Free Children’s activities.
- The top 10 males & females are based upon gun time for open and Military divisions.
- All Age Group winners are based upon chip time – the time elapsed from crossing the start line mat to crossing the finish line mat.
- All participants are required to cross the start line mat. If the participant has no starting time, he/she will be disqualified and will not appear in the results.
1031 Nuuanu Avenue
6 AM to Midnight
155 North Beretania Street
6 AM to Midnight
55 Merchant Street
24 hours (must enter before 4 AM)
1016 Maunakea Street
6 AM to Midnight
1255 Nuuanu Avenu
6 AM to Midnight
1170 Nuuanu Avenue
6 AM to Midnight
*Subject to change
2023 Aloha Stadium Tailgate Policy for the Great Aloha Run
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.
Vehicles, tables, chairs, and tents must be confined to ONE STALL ONLY. Tailgating permitted in section 1-14 only. No open flames and alcohol.
3. RECREATIONAL PLAY
Please do not toss/throw any objects, recreational riding, and use remote devices such as drones. No bikes, scooters, rollerblades or skateboards are allowed in the parking lot.
Only service pets will be allowed on property.
5. LIVE BANDS/LOUD MUSIC
Soliciting, hawking, selling and giveaways of any kind are prohibited without prior approval from Aloha Stadium management.
7. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Due to the many changes we have for this years’ finishline, we ask that you follow the curfew of 11:30 AM. All Aloha Stadium Tailgating Rule
8 Miles of Aloha
Thirty-nine years is a long time to be sharing the Aloha, but that’s exactly what the Great Aloha Run does year after year. It’s one of the main reasons why Carole Kai puts on the race … that and raising money for the community.
We want you to have an incredible time with your fellow runners, walkers and stroller babies. Just keep moving forward, have fun, and be safe. Enjoy all the various entertainment on the course, such as music, costumes, communities filled with cheering onlookers, and of course, the Shaka Zone.
Here is what you can expect:
Great Aloha Run has long been known for its music and entertainment on course, and this year you can expect to hear and see the 25th Infantry Band, Kaleheo High School Band, Stink Eye Band, Wahiawa Middle School Band, Farrington High School Band, Hawaii Matsuri Taiko Drummers, Islands of Aloha Dancers, Nanakuli High School Band, and the University of Hawaii Rainbow Pep Band. Expect some ‘inspirational’ music to motivate you along the course.
A longtime favorite spot on the course, Watanabe Florist will once again be out there supporting the run with flowers to enjoy. Mahalo to Watanabe Floral for making the great Aloha Run a Tradition! Special MAHALO to Craftsway for joining!
We want you to celebrate Aloha all morning long, by giving us the “Shaka” every time you pass one of these “Shaka” hands along the course. Keep a lookout for some of these along the climb on Kamehameha Highway,just after Radford Drive and before you can see the stadium.
RACE COURSE ENTERTAINMENT
START LINE: 25TH Infantry Band
ALOHA STADIUM AM BUS LOADING: STEEZY OF Hl93
WAIAKAMILO FIRE STATION: Kalaheo High School Band, Gabriel Choy, Band Director
“PUA ZONE”: WATANABE FLORAL & CRAFTSWAY
AID STATION #1: PUUHALE Elementary School – RYU GEN TAIKO
Union 76 Gas Station: WAHIAWA MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND, Debbie Yonashiro-Agpaoa, Band Director
Viaduct (under the Freeway): SUMMIT RADIO
AID STATION #2: PEARL CITY LIONS
Cycle City: Stink Eye” Band and Punahou Alumni -“Oahu College Band”
Catlin Drive: FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND, Charley Regua – Band Director
AID STATION #3 – VALKENBURG & NIMITZ HWY.: HAWAII MATSU RI TAIKO DRUMMERS – Jaymie Komagata & Family
“SHAKA ZONE” Both Sides of Nimitz Hwy
AID STATION #4 – Halawa Gate Entry: SUMMIT RADIO
ENTRANCE TO FINISH LINE: NANAKULI HIGH SCHOOL BAND, Randy Vause – Band Director
FINISH LINE STAGE: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MARCHING BAND AND RAINBOW DANCERS, Gwen Nakamura – Director
• Keiki (Ages 5-12)
• Adults (Ages 13-64)
• Seniors (Ages 65+)
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Final date to register online: February 21, 2022
Download Your Virtual Race Bib
- Runners can choose their favorite number to feature on their Virtual Race Bib or use 1985, the year we were established.
- Print your bib and wear it proudly as you finish your 8.15-mile road race.
Don’t forget to take a picture and tag us @greataloharun!