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Honolulu Marathon Runs Into Waikiki Beach Walk

December 09, 2022 to December 10, 2022

Famed event begins with “Aloha Nights” celebrations December 9 and 10

Honolulu Marathon 50 Years of Running Logo

The Honolulu Marathon will celebrate its 50th anniversary year on December 11, when an estimated potential 25,000 participants will start the 26.2-mile competition that runs from downtown Honolulu through Waikiki to Hawaii Kai and back to the finish line at Kapiolani Park.

Prior to the pre-dawn starting gun on December 11, the famed marathon will commence with two spectacular “Aloha Nights” events at Waikiki Beach Walk.

Henry Kapono playing a white guitar

On Friday, December 9, the 5th-largest marathon in the US will officially kick-off at Waikiki Beach Walk with an opening ceremony that will feature the traditional lighting of the torch. A concert will follow and include multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning performers Na Hoa and Henry Kapono.

The festivities continue on Saturday the 10th, with Merrie Monarch & Queen Lili’oukalani Keiki Hula competition winners Halau Hula ‘O Hokulani and Mango Season performing on the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza.

Black and white band image of Mango Season
Melding the sounds of vintage soul, jazz, funk and Contemporary Hawaiian pop, eclectic septet Mango Season perform Saturday, December 10.

Entertainment and order of appearance are:

Friday, December 9th

The Honolulu Marathon 50th Anniversary "Lighting of the Flame"

  • 6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Oli & Blessing: Blaine Kia
  • 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Na Hoa
  • 7:10 - 8:10 p.m. Henry Kapono
  • 8:15 p.m. Pau

Saturday, December 10th

The Honolulu Marathon 50th Anniversary “Aloha Nights”

  • 6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Oli & Blessing: Blaine Kia
  • 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Halau Kahiko / Auwana
  • 7:05 - 8:00 p.m. Mango Season
  • 8:00 p.m. Pau

Times and order of appearance are subject to change.

All images courtesy of Honolulu Marathon.



Honolulu Marathon Runs Into Waikiki Beach Walk