Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden 2016




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August 1st, 2015
English Registration Starts at Active.com.

Active.com Entry Form (English)

March 3rd, 2015

For the Ekiden Runners
Please read the final race information.

February 21th, 2015
Rising Artists 'Dai Hirai' and 'ALEXXX' Performs On Stage

平井大 Alexxx

Dai Hirai, who sang an official theme song of Honolulu Festival 2011, and ALEXXX, Hawaii’s local boy drawing public attention with his new and futuristic Hawaiian Style, will appear on several stages listed below. Don’t miss the chance to see their performances that serve as a bridge between Hawaii and Japan!

<<Schedule>> *These schedules are subject to change

3/7 (SAT) 2:25 PM - 3:05PM (Dai Hirai / ALEXXX)
Honolulu Festival @Waikiki Beach Walk Stage
3/7 (SAT) 7:30 PM - 7:50 PM (Dai Hirai / ALEXXX)
Aloha Dance Convention 2015 @Hawaii Convention Center
3/8 (SUN) 12:00 PM (TBA) (Dai Hirai)
Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2015 Award Ceremony @Kapiolani Park
3/8 (SUN) 8:00PM (TBA) (Dai Hirai)
Nagaoka Fireworks Show Party @Hyatt Regency Hotel Poolside *Paid event

February 21th, 2015
Update FAQ

Dai Hirai, who sang an official theme song of Honolulu Festival 2011, will appear and perform on the stage during EKIDEN Award Ceremony.

February 17th, 2015
Update FAQ

Q:When will the teams for the individual entries be announced?
A:Your team will be arranged at packet pick-up.

Q:If I enter as an individual, can I contact the other members of my team?
A:The EKIDEN Exchange Gathering will take place.
[Date & Time] 3/7(Sat) 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Please come and enjoy the Nagaoka Fireworks Show Party on the evening of the race day with your team members (additional fees apply).

August 15, 2014
English Registration Starts at Active.com.

Active.com Entry Form (English)

August 9th, 2014
The Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2015 will be held on March 8th (SUN), 2015.

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!

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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!!

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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.


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