We’ll be at the Waikiki Beach Walk ® (the grassy area next to Yard House at 226 Lewer’s Street) in Waikiki on Saturday from 9am-5pm for packet pick-up and new race registration.  If you know anyone that wants in but has not yet signed-up tell them to come down to Waikiki on Saturday by 5pm as online registration is now closed.  Note: We are not able to transfer registrations or provide refunds, but you are able to switch race distances if necessary when you pick up your packet.

Be adventurous and find your own in Waikiki or valet park at the Embassy Suites (enter from Beachwalk street) which offers validated parking between 10am – 3pm with same day receipt of $20.  Find parking coupon here: http://www.waikikibeachwalk.com/dine.aspx

Yes, if they signed themselves up with our online registration.

Yes, you can pick up your packet on race morning at Kualoa Ranch between 7-8:30am.

From Waikiki and downtown Honolulu take the H-1 Freeway west to the Likelike (Highway 63) exit. Take the Likelike Highway towards Kaneohe through the Wilson tunnel. Look for the Kahekili exit on the right. It curves to the left and you will head north until you reach Kualoa Ranch. Go past the main ranch entrance (do not park at main ranch entrance) for about one-mile and follow XTERRA parking signs into Kaaawa Valley.

Yes, so please come early, set-up and relax!

The gates open at 7 a.m. It is $5 per car, and to help speed things up you can prepay and get a parking pass at packet pick-up in Waikiki on Saturday.  If you can’t come Saturday, please bring a $5 bill on race morning.  Note that if you are coming from town the entrances are past the main ranch house. We’ll have two entrances into the middle of Kaaawa Valley – the traditional surf gate entry for those coming from town and another entry for those coming from the North Shore.

Please note that when traffic starts to back-up at “surf gate” volunteers will waive you down to the next gate.  The distance to parking is the same and will relieve traffic on Kamehameha Highway so please go with the flow.

Yes, you can. For $25 a 60-passenger school bus will take you from Waikiki to the Ranch and back in hassle-free comfort.  Pick-up is at 7am at the Waikiki Beach Walk ® on Lewer’s Street, you’d arrive a little before 8am, and the first two buses will head back to the same spot from Kualoa Ranch at 1:00pm. The last bus will head back around 2:30pm.  Good way to save on parking, gas, rental car, and directional worries!  Buy your shuttle tickets at packet pickup in Waikiki on Saturday.

Perfect! Actually, we’re really not sure at this point but for the latest weather updates watch our friend Guy Hagi at Hawaii News Now this week, and prepare for wet conditions.

Runners in the 21K will get their feet wet as the course traverses a couple of stream crossings.  The 5K and 10K courses should be fairly dry (depending on rain over the next couple days) but count on some mud in the single track sections.

The 21k championship race starts at 9am.

The 10k at 9:10am.

The 5K will start at 9:20am.

The adventure walk at 9:25am.

The free Outrigger kids runs start at 10:45am.

All three runs head in the same direction but have different cut-offs to head back towards the finish.

There is no official lineup formation at the starting line, but as a common courtesy, the elite runners (you know who you are) should be allowed to line up in the front of the slower runners (you know who you are). The 10K and 5K races should follow the same guidelines with faster runners in the front.

NO. Sorry, we like to run with ours too but it’s not allowed during the race.  In particular at this race, Kualoa Ranch has their regular bus, ATV, and horseback tours running through the valley and it is imperative you are aware of what’s happening around you.

Due to safety concerns, walking sticks are not allowed on the 5km, 10km or 21km courses. You are able to use them on the Adventure Walk.

Go to XTERRA University!

We’ll have featured speakers at this year’s XTERRA University clinics. They take place on Saturday (the day before the race) at the Waikiki Beach Walk ®. Registration and packet pick-up will be held in the same location, so it will be a good chance to grab your race number and listen to some expert advice.  The clinics, presented by Paul Mitchell, are free and open to runners of all ages. Each session will allow time for runners to ask questions of the featured speakers.

Yes, if you need to leave anything like car keys, special food or clothing we will have a bag drop at the wood shelter near registration. No valuables please, and make sure your bag or keys are marked or tagged with your race # and name using stickers/baggies and markers supplied at the Bag Drop.

NO.  JTL Timing uses a manual system, which has proven over the past 18 years to be the most accurate timing system we’ve ever worked with. Note there is a tag at the bottom of your race bib, don’t remove it as this is part of the timing system.

There will be two aid stations for the 5K race, three for the 10K, and nine for the 21K.  Locations are identified on the race map. Gatorade and water served at all stations.  Please do not trash the course.  Dispose of cups and trash in designated areas.

Not until Sunday morning.  You can sign your child up at the XTERRA Kids Zone tent being run by the crew at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts starting at 9am (until 10:30am).  They’ll get a race bib just like the runners and can have fun in the kid’s area and run in the kid’s race too – where everyone wins and gets a medal!  Distance is age appropriate – this is all about fun!

Yup! The Outrigger XTERRA Kids Zone will be open from 8 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., and it will offer children a chance to participate in numerous games and activities. Several challenge stations will be set up, including an obstacle course, climbing net, and drawing/coloring areas. Outrigger Hotels & Resorts will also give away tattoos and other prizes for the children.

Thank your volunteers; we simply couldn’t do it without them. Even better, join us! Volunteer check-in is at the XTERRA Expo at Kualoa Ranch- Kaaawa Valley Entrance.  All volunteers will receive an XTERRA event t-shirt, drinks, and lunch.

Pro stylists from Paul Mitchell will be cutting hair on race day at Kualoa Ranch for just $15, and 100% of that will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation – helping physically challenged athletes reach their athletic goals.

No, sorry, you must be present or have a friend pick it up for you at awarding.

Your photos will be available shortly after the race at www.myxterraphotos.com.

Bring sunscreen, a chair, rain jacket, umbrella, maybe some mosquito repellent, a towel, change of clothes, patience (while you’re in line to park) and a cooler!  You’ll have easy access to your car to retrieve whatever you need, and we’ll also have a bag check at the ranch.  We’ll have lots of vendors out at the ranch, including our friends from Outrigger, the Paul Mitchell Cut-a-thon, Muscle Milk, Suunto and XTERRA Gear keeping you protected.

And please, leave your dog at home (we love ‘em too, but remember it’s a working cattle ranch and the cowboys would rather them not be there).

Well, if it’s related to the race feel free to call the TEAM Unlimited offices until Friday at 808-521-4322 or contact Emily at trailrun [at] xterraplanet.com.