Kailua Beach 4.4-Mile Shark Chase

Starts Sunday July 10th, 2022

Kailua, HI

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 There will be a live, in-person event and a virtual alternative. Current guidelines do not require participant vaccination or masks, though masks are recommended before and after the race. If civil authorities reinstate covid restrictions prior to the race, be prepared to comply for the in-person event or switch to the virtual event.

NOTE: There will be no separate packet pick-up for this race. Please obtain your race bib on site race day. 


IN-PERSON RACE: The race starts at 7:00 a.m. Check-in will begin at 5:45 a.m. in the park. Face covers or masks are recommended prior to the race start. 

Start: The Shark Chase will begin on the beach at Kailua Beach Park near the boat ramp. If there are no restrictions in place, runners and walkers will line up on the beach for a bunch start. Faster runners should move to the front and walkers towards the back to avoid collisions.

Course: Out and back course.  The wave-washed course follows the shoreline to a turnaround point near the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, then back to the start area.  The entire course is on the beach.  Shoes are optional - you will probably run through some shallow water depending on the tide and your desire to make a splash. There will be a "shark" to chase - the shark gets a head start. Can YOU catch the shark?   

Finish: Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers as well as the top three in 5-year age groups. 

Pot Luck &Talk story after the race! All participants are invited to remain in the park after the race to eat and talk story. Bring a dish to share (not required but nice). Food items may be dropped off before the race start at the check-in tent or retrieved from your vehicle after the race but all food items should be made available to set up during the awards ceremony. Then we EAT! An ice cooler will be available to store items requiring cold storage, as needed. Please use disposable containers if possible. Plates, cups, flatware, and beverages will be provided. A limited number of beach mats will be available, or you may bring chairs or beach blankets to eat, talk story, or just hang out in the park or on the beach. Bring the whole family!

If you want one of our unique race tank tops, be sure to click on the drop-down box to choose your size (there are women's and men's cuts) and to see other options.

VIRTUAL CHALLENGE: The virtual event may be done anywhere at anytime between Sunday, July 10, 2022, and Sunday, July 17, 2022. It will probably be more fun if done on a beach somewhere but you can run or walk the distance anywhere. Submit your time on the "Results" tab on the RunSignUp race page. Participants in the virtual event are not eligible for overall or age groups awards.

Race Distances

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Start Location

Kailua Beach Park Boat Ramp., Kailua, HI

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