Great Aloha Readiness Series

Sun January 9 - Sun February 6 Honolulu, HI 96815 US Directions

Run Series

01/09 - 02/06 7:00AM HST - 9:30AM HST

Bob & Ron's Manoa 5K

01/09 7:00AM HST - 9:00AM HST

Chapson Diamond Head Dash 8K

01/23 7:00AM HST - 9:30AM HST

Johnny Faerber 10K

02/06 7:00AM HST - 10:30AM HST

This is a series of 3 races in preparation for the Great Aloha Run.

You may enter the entire 3-race series or you may enter the individual races. There will be awards for the top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as 5-year age groups.   A race series shirt may be purchased separately during your on-line registration - there is no separate shirt for each race.

-The first race is the Bob & Ron's Manoa 5K. The race route is different this year - start and finish at the Manoa Valley Recreation Center.
-The second race is the Chapson Diamond Head Dash 8K which starts and finishes at Kapiolani Park.
-The third and final race in the series is the Johnny Faerber 10K which also starts and finishes at Kapiolani Park.


There will be not separate packet pick-up prior to race day.  Pick up you bib number on race morning. Overall awards will be given on race day, but age group awards may be picked up at The Running Room, 819 Kapahulu Ave., beginning Tuesday after each race for about a week. Race results will not be posted in the finish area but will be available online at


Pre-Race Instructions for Bob & Ron's 5K

Parking: Park in the parking lot on Manoa Road (start line area) or in the lower parking lot off Lowery Ave. (finish area).  

Check-in: Pick up your bib at the check-in area inside the Recreation Center on race morning. If you purchased a race shirt, it will be available, too.

Start: A wave start will be used where each runner/walker will be lined up behind a timing mat 6-feet apart in groups of 25. The first wave will be the fastest expected finishers. Listen for announcements regarding how and when to line up at the start. Where you start in the wave start process will not affect your finish time because you will get a “chip” time – from the time you cross the start mat to the time to cross the finish line mat.

The Course: The wave starts on Manoa Road in front of the Recreation Center, proceed mauka to turn right on Pawaina St., left on Pakanu St., right on Old East Manoa Road, straight onto East Manoa Road, right on Oahu Ave., right on Lowery, and left on Ka’aipu into the finish line.

There will be a self-serve aid station just after the 2-mile point on East Manoa Road in front of  Serg’s Mexican Kitchen with pre-filled cups of water, but it is recommended that you bring your own fluids for the race. View the course map at

After the Race: No results will be posted at the race site. Results will be available on line at There will be water and individually packaged refreshments at the Recreation Center. Many thanks to our partner, A. C. Lyau and Company for providing the snacks!

Please be mindful of traffic – roads are not closed to traffic.

The top three male and female finisher awards will be presented at the race at about 7:45 a.m.  Age group awards will be available at the Running Room, 819 Kapahulu Ave., beginning Tuesday, January 11th, for about one week. (The Running Room is not open on Mondays.) Chip time will determine overall and age group winners.

Covid Safety
It is a requirement that all participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, masks are highly recommended before and after the race. Please bring proof of vaccination and valid ID to check-in on race day. We will use a social distance start with participants spaced 6 feet apart at the start line. Participants must maintain social distance outside of their family or household group. Results will be posted online only.  Overall awards for the top three male and female finishers will be awarded at the race. Age group awards may be picked up at the Running Room, 819 Kapahulu Ave., for about one week after the race.
Bob & Ron's Manoa 5K Course Map Link

Take a look at the Bob & Ron's Manoa 5K Race route on MapMyRun at

Chapson Diamond Head Dash 8K Course Map Link

Click on this link to view the course map for the Chapson Diamond Head Dash 8K:

Johnny Faerber 10K Course Map

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Series Shirt!

There is a long sleeve t-shirt available for purchase for the series - no individual shirts for each race.

2686 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI US 96815
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