1 weekend • 6-12 friends • 134 miles • $500,000 raised for local charities
The hoku relay is a 134 mile team relay around oahu for charity
The Hoku Relay is you (yes, you) getting a group of friends together, raising money for impactful local charities, and having an amazing weekend with hundreds of new friends in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. You'll enjoy a well-earned sunset, impromptu stay-awake dance parties, 2am "that-didn't-work" beach naps, a "we can do this" sunrise, and a giant "we did it!" beach party.
The Hoku Relay exists because 3 former teachers wanted to do more for the community where we used to teach, and we have a crazy friend that runs 100s of miles for fun and made us think this was possible. We've been blown away by the response to this event, doubling every year since 2016. Raising $500,000 was beyond imagining when we started, and now it's only a little crazy.
This is our favorite weekend of the year and we can't wait to see you there.
Traveled from: Bay Area, California
The Hoku Relay is a life changing experience. It's an awesome way to support a good cause, hang out with friends, get some exercise, and see the entire island of Oahu! If you're intimidated by the distance or getting a fast time, just remember it's for charity and it's a relay, not a race :)
– 2-time Hoku Relay runner and person who doesn't like running but still had the best time running in this relay
134 Da keiki
Traveled from: Oahu
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway
– 3-time Hoku Relay runner (and originally Ernest Hemingway)
Traveled from: NYC, Boston, and Connecticut
The laughs, camaraderie between teams, and beach-side runs through sunrise and sunset make the Hoku Relay like no other experience. And it's all for a great cause.
– 3-time Hoku Relay runner
The Hoku Relay is a 24-leg, 134 mile relay around Oahu. For a team of 12 runners, that's two 6ish-mile legs each. For a team of 8 runners, it's three 6ish-mile legs each. It typically takes about 20 hours to complete the relay, which you spend in a van or a couple cars with your close friends while they become your way closer friends.
REgistration opens November 1st!
Reserve your spot today
Here's what you absolutely need to know:
The Hoku Relay is held President's Day weekend 2019 (Saturday-Sunday). That’s Feb 16-17. You don't have work, your ski pass has a blackout date, so come run with us, soak up some sun, and enjoy the views
If you are coming from the mainland, you are responsible for your own flight, lodging, and vehicle(s) for the event. We recommend being on Oahu from Thursday to Monday; we'll have a pre-relay social on Thursday and a post-relay beach BBQ on Sunday
Every runner commits to raising $500 for charity
There is capacity for 24 teams
Every team consists of 6-12 runners. If you have too many people, make more teams. If you have too few people, let us know you’re interested and we’ll match you with an awesome group
All profit from the event is donated to local Hawaiian 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
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