Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race

Keōua Hōnaunau Canoe Club invites your participation in the 35th annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race on Saturday, August 19, 2023. The course will be to the north from Honaunau toward Kealakekua Bay. We will host our traditional post-race Keoua-style pa‘ina and awards ceremony for all race participants.

Invitation and Entry Form

Race Course

Juniors 18 and under
(Girls, boys, and mixed crews compete together; junior crews start with the women)
2 Miles: Hōnaunau – Moinui Point – Hōnaunau

Women and Mixed
8 Miles: Hōnaunau – Kealakekua Bay – Hōnaunau

10 Miles: Hōnaunau – Kealakekua Bay – Keawekāheka Point – Hōnaunau

Schedule & Race Start Times

  • Registration opens 7:00 AM
  • Coach’s Meeting: 8:00 AM
  • Women & Mixed: 8:30 AM
  • Juniors (18 and under): 8:35 AM
  • Men, following Women/Mixed/Junior Race (~10:30 AM)


KoaKoaKoaBoys, Girls, Mixed
Masters 40Masters 40Masters 40
Masters 50Masters 50
Masters 60Masters 60


Individual medals to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place crews.

Race Fee

Each club please collect from its own members and pay fees with one club check.
$120.00 per crew IF PAID WITH A CLUB CHECK, PayPal, or Venmo
Junior crews are FREE

Attention Coaches and Canoe Trailer Drivers

NATIONAL PARK: Canoes are NOT to be beached on National Park Grounds, and they ask that paddlers do not park in their lot.


Jené Green, Secretary, 808-443-4670
Chris Runnells, President, 808-989-5004

Previous Race Results