Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden 2014

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Once again, Hawaii sets the stage as the ultimate destination for the traditional Japanese relay race, "Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden" in March 2014!

Ekiden, a long distance relay race, was a concept born in Japan over 90 years ago as a sport to unify teams in a competitive environment. In Japan, it is most commonly seen as a college sport where many universities gather for a major race. In recent years Ekiden has gained worldwide attention.

This year, Honolulu plays host to its second annual Ekiden as many gather in the "Navel of the Pacific Ocean" to race down the course features a beautiful oceanic view around Diamond Head as on-lookers wave flags and cheer in support.


What's New

March 5, 2014
Race Number and Packet Pickup

Date & Time: (1) 3/6 (Thu) 12:00-7:00pm   (2) 3/7 (Fri) 10:00-4:00pm
Place: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa (Leahi Room)
Hotel Map: http://www.jtbhawaiitravel.com/databox/data.php/hotel_HRW_ja/code#container_hotelmap
*Please contact us in advance if you cannot make it. (808-347-7500)
*It is okay as long as one runner per team can come as representative of your team.
*There will be NO race day packet pick-up!

More Information

March 5, 2014
The Award Ceremony & Entertainment Schedule has changed.



15:40 SHOW TIME 2 SURF POP BAND [The Dukes of Surf]
16:40 SPECIAL LIVE [Sukimaswitch]
* Schedule is subject to change without notice based on weather conditions.

November 23, 2013
Sukimaswitch, a popular Japanese band that just celebrated their 10th anniversary, has been chosen as an official supporter for this upcoming Ekiden. They will be performing “Anuenue” (Recipe of a Rainbow) and many other hit songs at the special live. “Anuenue” was released in May of 2009; its lyrics represent the story of how Skimaswitch started up as a band. A special live concert at the foot of Hawaii’s iconic Diamond Head is planned for this EKIDEN. Click the video and we promise you will become a fan!

September 22, 2013
English Registration Starts at Active.com.

Active.com Entry Form (English)

March 3, 2013
Race Result/Final places

February 27, 2013
* Race Day
More Information

February 22, 2013
Race Number and Packet Pickup

When: March 1st (Friday) 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
           March 2nd (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden Desk)
* There will be NO race day packet pick-up!
More Information

February 15, 2013
Special live broadcasting by H Hawaii Media J-POP KORL 97.1 and K-POP KORL107.5FM will do a special live broadcasting for Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN.
On March 3rd, start, race and award ceremony will be live broadcasting!

Check it out their Facebook and latest information!!

Listen online?
   >> KORL97.1FM Today's Hot J-POP Hits
   >> KORL107.5FM Today's Hot K-POP Hits

February 15, 2013
Final list of team entries.

January 31, 2013
Registration deadline extended to February 15!

Active.com Entry Form (English)

October 5, 2012
English Registration Starts at Active.com.

Active.com Entry Form (English)

September 21, 2012
Japanese Online Entry Starts at JTB Sports Station.

JTB Sports Entry Form (Japanese Only)

September 7, 2012
JTB has announced to host Hawaii’s first “Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden (EKIDEN) on March 3rd, 2013.
It will be in conjunction with Hawaii’s biggest cultural exchange event the “Honolulu Festival”. A spectacular ocean view course that runs through the heart of Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue is the main feature.

Osaka Gakuin University Cheerleading Club

We are the cheerleading club at Osaka Gakuin University in Japan.
We usually perform at baseball, soccer, and American football games, and also participate in special events on campus to show our support to everyone there!

Waseda University Boys Cheer leading team "SHOCKERS"

We are the Waseda University Boys Cheer leading team "SHOCKERS"!!!
Our motto is to cheer up Japan! and spread the happiness to the world! We cannot be more excited to bring you our energy and smiles in Honolulu!


Sponsors & Supporter

Major Sponsor:  JTB Corp.
Official Sponsor:  Hyatt Regency
Official Sponsor:   JCB Co., Ltd.
Supporter:  Honolulu Festival Foundation


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Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2013