How old do I have to be to run?
Between 5 - 13 years old. All participants are required to have a parent or guardian’s consent and signature on the waiver.
Can I run with my keiki?
*PARENTS CAN RUN WITH THEIR KEIKI FOR A $10 FEE. LIMIT ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN PER KEIKI.
Parents will enter their name and payment during online registration. It is not mandatory, although we recommend running if your keiki is between ages 5-7.
Will this event be timed?
All heats are not timed.
What do I get?
1. Keiki Makahiki Challenge Finisher Award
2. The best views in the world (Jurassic Park location)
3. Entry into Hawaii's only 1.5 Mile Obstalce Mudrun!
How do I get my packet/check in?
At the CHECK-IN (Registration tent) your child will get a wristband which allows them entry to the run. If you have paid to run with your child, you will get a different wristband. Wristbands must be picked up on site on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
We will NOT have a packet pick up prior to the event.
-CHECK-IN will be available on-site, beginning at 7am. Please note that you do not have to arrive first thing in the morning, you can pick up your packet before your heat. We recommend arriving between 45 minutes to an hour prior to your heat time.
-Parents will need your photo ID to pick up your child's packet as well as a signed copy of the Waiver. We have copies on site, but to save time, print, and complete the waiver at home by clicking HERE to download.
Did you pre-pay for parking? It has been mailed to the address you provided at registration.
How hard is it?
We created this event to be a fun, but challenging run. Some obstacles may be easy for your keiki while others may not be. We constructed it to be safe for the skill level of the participants ages 5-13.
I don’t think my kid can do an obstacle. Can he/she still participate?
Yes! Keiki can bypass any obstacle by going around it.
Where do I leave my stuff?
We will not have bag check at the event. We suggest keeping it in your car or somewhere where you know it will be safe. Parking is only a few minutes walk from the race area. We recommend locking your vehicle and leaving your valuables at home. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. MC Events is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items on course and for any property left in cars.
What if I get hurt?
Our course is designed with safety as a priority. In case of an emergency, there will be a medic on site.
Is there a time limit?
No, we want everyone to finish comfortably!
What if it rains?
Rain or shine, it’s go time!
What do I wear?
Good running shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We encourage you to wear something to represent Hawaii. Wear your malo or your hula skirt if you want to fit in.
Can I change my heat time?
Please email us at by Dec. 7, 2019. Due to our dates doing construction of the course, we will not respond to any emails after that date.
What time should I arrive on race day?
The gates to the race entrance will open at 7:00am. We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your heat time if you had already picked up your packet. If you need to pick up your packet on race day, we recommend coming an hour prior to your heat time, just to be safe.
How much is parking?
$5 pre-sale. $10 on race day (cash only). Make your life easier and pay it online. You’ll get your parking pass mailed to you about a week before the event.
Can I bring my family and friends with me to enjoy the pa’ina?
There will be a $5 spectator fee that will be collected at the entry point of the race grounds. The valley is privately owned and there is a fee for each person that attends.
Will there be a place to rinse off?
Yes, we have a rinse station.
What do I do with my keiki under 5 years old?
The course is designed for keiki between 5-13 years old. Keiki under 5 must stay with an adult in the base area and will not be allowed on the course.
Can I get a refund?
No refunds are given under any circumstances.
Need registration help?
Please email us at if you have any questions or concerns.
How do I get there?
49-560 Kamehameha Highway , Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744
Kualoa is just 45 minutes from Waikīkī. Take the H-1 Freeway west to the Likelike Highway, Route #63. Proceed up the Likelike Highway and through the Wilson Tunnel. Descend towards Kaneʻohe town and exit onto Kahekili Highway, Route #83, heading north.
Continue along Kahekili Highway – note that the road becomes Kamehameha Highway as you pass the historic “Hygienic Store” in the village of Kahaluʻu. In about 10 minutes you will see signs indicating you are approaching the Kualoa entrance which will be on your left as you round the curve past Mokoliʻi Island (Chinaman’s Hat).
DO NOT TURN INTO THE MAIN ENTRANCE. YOU MUST CONTINUE ON THE ROAD FOR ONE MILE. JUST AROUND THE BEND IS A SMALL GATE WITH OUR FLAGS. TURN LEFT INTO THAT GATE AND FOLLOW THE ROAD WHERE VOLUNTEERS WILL DIRECT YOU WHERE TO PARK.
What does Makahiki mean?
Makahiki translates to annual, or yearly. Makahiki Challenge and Keiki Makahiki Challenge is meant to be an annual challenge for the people of Hawaii and it's visitors.
The word Makahiki is commonly associated with the ancient Hawaiian festival. In ancient Hawaii, Makahiki festival was a festival beginning in about the middle of October and lasting about four months. It was filled with sports and religious festivities, and at this time war was kapu (prohibited). Makahiki celebrated harvest and the Hawaiian god associated with rain, Lono. The mark of the beginning of Makahiki was the sight of the Pleiades constellation seen in late October or early November.