FAQs

How do I register?

You can register HERE.

Where can I get a printed application?

You can download the PDF file HERE.

How do I know if I am registered?

You can check HERE if you are registered.

When and where is packet pickup?

Please refer to our schedule of events HERE for times and places.

Can somebody else pick up my packet?

If you cannot make it to packet pickup please give the person picking up on behalf of you a copy of your ID.

What is the minimum age to participate?

Every race has different age restrictions.

Please refer to our race page HERE.

When does the race start?

There are multiple ways per race. Please refer to the schedule of events for a detailed overview HERE.

Are there any age group awards?

Every race has different award categories. Most of the races offer age group awards.  Click HERE for an overview.

What if I cannot stay for the award ceremony? How can I get my award?

There is an option of us to mail it to you for the cost of shipping and handling. Please contact info@honolulutriathlon.com no later than 2 weeks after the race.

Is there a military division?

No, there is no military division. However, we do offer special entry fees for members of the Armed Forces.

How are REFUNDS/ ROLLOVERS and CHANGES handled?

REFUNDS: The Honolulu Triathlon has a No Refund Policy.  The race organization reserves the right, in the event of an emergency or local or national disaster or act of god to cancel the race or to change the date/time/location of the event.

ROLLOVERS: Rollovers to the next year are not permitted. In case you cannot participate, please inform us by January 31th and we will issue a $50 credit, valid for next year’s race. Rollover requests received after January 31th will not be considered.

CHANGES: Changes to your race (e.g. from Sprint to Olympic) can be made directly through your online registration. Please follow the instructions in your email confirmation.

Once online registration is closed no more changes can be made through your online account. Changes can be made packet pickup for a $20 handling fee. Upgrades can be made during packet pickup for the price difference in the late entry fee.


Transferring your registration to a different person is not permitted.

When and where can I check in my bike on race day?

The bike check-in is in the transition area on the parking lot of Ala Moana Beach Park/Magic Island. The transition area opens at 4 a.m. on race day. It closes at 5:30 a.m. Thereafter, no more bikes are allowed to be checked in. Be sure to get there on time! The transition area is a crowded place and only athletes are allowed inside. Please do not bring more than one bag! Make sure you have plugs in your handle bars.  The bike racks will be numbered with your Bib number.  Only emergency bike support will be provided inside the transition area. Please make sure your bike is race ready.

Where can I  park on race day?

There is a LIMITED amount of parking passes available. We will hand them out on a first-come-first-serve basis during the first day of packet pickup.
BE AWARE that these passes go away very quickly.
Alternative paid street parking is available at the harbor next to Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Approx. 20min walk from Ala Moana Beach Park.

What is the USAT insurance fee for?

The Honolulu Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Every participant must either have a valid annual USAT membership or purchase a one-day membership for this race. Adults pay $15 and children under 17 pay $10 for the one-day membership. If you sign up online you can pay the membership fee along with your entry fee. For offline applications the form can be downloaded here.

What is the affidavit for?

Every participant is required to either attend the race briefing during packet pickup OR read the online race briefing, which will be available a week before race day. Upon picking up your race packet you will need to submit a signed affidavit, stating that you understand the race briefing. Every participant will get an email reminder once the affidavit is available online. It will be available HERE.

Where I can find the online race briefing?

The online race briefing will be available approx. a week before race day HERE.

Can I wear a wet-suite?

If the water temperature is below 78 degrees Fahrenheit on race day then wet-suites are allowed. If the water temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit of above then wet-suites are not allowed. If a participant chooses to wear a wet-suite even if the water temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit or higher then that participant must start in the wet-suite wave and will not be eligible for awards.

Can I use fins/snorkels for the swim?

Fins are not allowed. If you wear snorkels we will have to take you out of the age group awards, but you’ll still get a time. Please let us know in advance if you’re planning on using snorkels.

Where can I find race photos?

Photos can be found HERE.

Is there a cut-off time?

There is only a CUT-OFF for the Olympic Distance:
You have to reach the entrance to Lagoon Drive by 8AM. This gives you about 2 hrs to complete the swim and roughly half of the bike.

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