Mālama Hawai'i 5k

Sun May 16 - Sat May 22 Honolulu, HI 96814 US
Honolulu, HI US 96814

In Hawaiian, mālama means "to take care of." The mission of our race is to benefit the people of Hawaiʻi, a community of which has been heavily impacted by the pandemic. With a heavy reliance on tourism, an industry which is now estimated to be down about 65%, the Hawaiian economy is struggling.

100% of our net race proceeds will be donated to the Aloha United Way, a nonprofit organization that has served Hawaiʻi for over 100 years, helping the community build strength and resiliency. They focus on the toughest challenges facing the community at any given time, tackling problems at their roots and supporting solutions that will have lasting, sustainable change. Recent focus has been on COVID-19 relief and many funds and programs were launched last year as part of their efforts. For more information, visit them at www.auw.org


Virtual Race:

For the safety of our participants, the Mālama Hawaiʻi 5k will be entirely virtual. Choose your own route and (optionally) share your results with everyone on our website . We will have a leaderboard updating as submissions come in so we can see who comes out on top. Everyone is welcome to join including individuals and groups of runners, joggers, and walkers.



The male and female with the fastest time will win a RUN outfit, courtesy of lululemon kalākaua. If you win, we will ask for verification of your results. Acceptable verification methods include fitness tracking tools (like Garmin Connect, Training Peak, Polar, etc) or an image/screenshot from a fitness tracker, GPS watch, tracking app on your phone, or treadmill display.


Race Dates:

One of the benefits of a virtual race is the flexibility! The race period is open May 16-22, 2021. Sleep in, find a fun route, and race on your schedule!


Virtual Packet "Pick-Up":

This year's race shirt design was voted on by everyone who registered prior to May 1. The winner is Mid-Pacific Institute student Rina Tsuneyama! All registrations include a dri-fit race shirt, which will be mailed to the address used to register. Please note that shirts may arrive after the race period. Everyone who submits a time will also receive a finisher's certificate.



Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the Mālama Hawaiʻi 5k? Contact us at malamahawaii5k@gmail.com


About the Aloha United Way:

Aloha United Way has been serving Hawaii for 100 years and working to help our community become stronger, more resilient, and better for everyone.  That is why we are focusing on what we do best and are taking a bold, new approach to tackling tough challenges facing our community. We are addressing problems at the root and supporting solutions that will have lasting, sustainable change.

We work with 1,500+ companies and 300+ nonprofit partner agencies.  In our daily work we reach every part of the community.   We understand our community’s greatest needs and opportunities, as well as the people and programs that can help.

Aloha United Way is a natural convener.  We pull key stakeholders together to advance the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. This collaborative approach makes for a bigger impact, a collective impact.

Race Contact Info

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Shirt Design Contest

Participant votes are in! Thank you to all of the artists who participated this year - the competition was fierce.

Congratulations to Rina Tsuneyama, from Mid-Pacific Institute, for winning this year's shirt design contest! 

Artist - Rina Tsuneyama, Mid-Pacific Institute
Mahalo to Our Sponsors!

Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the Mālama Hawaii 5k? Contact us at malamahawaii5k@gmail.com for corporate and promotional sponsorship opportunities.


Title Sponsor

Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation is the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s only locally-owned property & casualty insurance carrier and a Top 50 P&C insurer in the nation. Founded in downtown Honolulu, Island has been providing a full range of personal and commercial insurance options to the families and businesses in Hawaii for over 80 years.


Platinum Sponsor

GEICO Hawaii


Silver Sponsors

Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, LLP

Rental Property Management Hawaii, LLC

We Will Deliver Peace of Mind!

Rental Property Management Hawaii (RPM Hawaii) delivers peace of mind through the efforts of its experienced agents, smart utilization of top technology, and efficient procedures to keep your property rented, well maintained, and you informed. For more information please visit www.rpmhawaii.com 

Tisoy Music

Tisoy Music, LLC is an independent music label and management company dedicated to helping growing artists. Check out our feature artist, Andy Murphy, here.

Hawaii Running Lab

Hawaii Running Lab was established to provide high level personalized coaching for runners of all ages and abilities. Each runner’s body, mind and lifestyle present unique gifts and challenges. Hawaii Running Lab’s approach is to consider these traits when building a personalized plan to achieve short, medium and long term goals set by the athlete under the guidance of Coach Michael Garrison, Ph.D.

Halemano Photography

Yelp Hawaii


Promotional Sponsors


Mid-Pacific Road Runner's Club




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