The Race

What time do the races start?

Half Marathon – 7:00AM
10K – TBD
5K – TBD

Where do the races start/finish?

Races Start and Finish at Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village

Where is the Half Marathon turnaround?

The Half Marathon is a loop race.

Where is the 10K turnaround?

The 10K is a loop race.

Where is the 5K turnaround?

The 5K is a loop race.

Where is the Race Number to be worn?

On the front.  Safety pins will be provided.  Be sure number is not crumpled and completely visible coming through the Finish Line. The Timers will remove the lower tag of the number at the Finish Line.

Where can I find the Race/Course Maps?

On the Course Maps page and at the Registration area.

Where can I get the final results of the Volcano Rain Forest Runs?

In the Sunday, August 20, 2017 Hawaii Tribune Herald newspaper and www.jtliming.com

What is the elevation and what will the weather be like?

Volcano Village is at 4,000 feet elevation.  Early temp’s in the 60’s by 10:00 am, upper-60’s. Expect rain – you are running in the rain forest. DRINK at every Aid Station.

What is the race course like?

5K  & 10K are mostly  flat with a slight elevation change. The Half Marathon has rolling hills with an elevation change of 600 feet.


How much are the entry fees?

Half Marathon – $70
10K – $40
5K – $25
(19 & under & over 65 always $25)

When do late fees begin?

After May 14, 2017:
Half – $75   10K – $45   5K – $30

After July 31, 2017:
Half – $85   10K – $50   5K – $35

What are the Divisions for Half & 10K?

Top 2 in each age division M/F
19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

What are the Divisions for the 5K?

Top 2 in each age division M/F
8 & under, 9-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

Where can I register late and pick up my packet

Friday, August 18 at Cooper Center in Volcano Village from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.
There is No Race Day Registration for the Half Marathon.
T-shirts not guaranteed at late registration.

What if I want to change to a different Race?

There will be a $5.00 charge to change to a different race.

When does Registration close?

Online registration for all races closes Thursday, August 17.

Onsite registration

  • For the Half Marathon registration closes at Packet Pick Up Friday, August 18, 6:00 pm.
  • The 5K &10K can register Friday at Packet Pick Up and race morning until 7:00 am at the Cooper Center.

Free Keiki Runs

What time are the Keiki Runs?

1-4 year old – 100 Yd Dash 10:00AM
5-7 year old – 200 Yd Dash 10:20AM

When can I register for the Keiki Run?

Cooper Center ahead of race day, or mail in, or online or race morning until 9:30 am.

Tee-shirts, Medals & Photos

Where do I pick up my Tee-Shirt?

When you pick up your Race #.

Are there Medals for Finishers?

Medals are for the Half Marathon Finishers only.

Will there be T-Shirts for sale?

Yes, at the Retail Booth.

What items will be sold at the Retail Booth?

Hats, T-shirts, sweat shirts, etc.

Can I purchase photos of the race and of finishers?

To be announced.


There will be awards in each race for both male and female top winners as well as in each age division. See the following:

How many winners in the Half Marathon?

Top three, male and female

How many winners in the 10K & 5 K?

Top three, male and female

How many winners in each Age Division?

Top two, male and female

Are there any cash prizes?


When will the awards be presented?

The Award Ceremony will begin at 10:30 am with 5K, then 10K, followed by the Half Marathon

What if I miss picking up my award?

It can be mailed by providing a shipping/handling fee

Aid Stations, Medical Assistance, Restrooms

Where are the Aid Stations?

Aid stations are located every 1 – 1.5 miles

What products will be distributed at Aid Stations?

Electrolyte drink, water and ice.

What if I need First Aid?

Vaseline & Band Aids will be at every Aid Station and at the Finish Line.

What if I need Medical Assistance?

There will be roving medical on the Race Course and at the Finish Line.  All aid stations will be able to communicate with medical personnel.

What if I need to use a toilet?

There will be portable toilets at every aid station on the Race Course and public restrooms at Start/Finish area.

What if I am unable to finish the race?

Contact the nearest Aid Station.

Sponsor and Charity Beneficiaries

Who sponsors the Volcano Rain Forest Runs?

See our Sponsors page.

What charities benefit from the Races?

Volcano Art Center, a 501I(3) nonprofit arts and education organization

Lost Items

Is there a lost and found location?

Any items found will be held for pickup at the registration table/t-shirt table, until the end of all races.

ATM Machine Locations

Where is the closest ATM Machine?

They are located in both stores in Volcano Village, which is about 1/2 mile from Cooper Center.

Questions About Volunteers

Where can I sign up to volunteer?

Contact us or fill out the volunteer form and mail or drop off at Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village.

Race Day Lunch

Where is the Rotary Grill Lunch?

Cooper Center at Finish Line on Race Day
Cost:  $10

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Is a Park fee required?

Yes. $20 for a seven day pass per vehicle. See Hawaii Volcanoes National Park website for the full listing of entrance fees.

Is any part of the races run within the Park?

No. All the races are run in Volcano Village, two miles from the park entrance.

Places to Stay

Are there any Camp Grounds?

The National Park has 2 Campgrounds for $15 per day. A $20 park pass is required, which is good for 7 days. See Hawaii Volcanoes Campgrounds web site for full details.

Are there any B&B’s in the area?

Many – Google “Volcano Village B&Bs” or “Volcano Village vacation rentals” or AirBnB or check VRBO for vacation rentals by owner.

Are there any lodges in the area?


Is there parking at Cooper Center?

No. There are many designated parking areas within walking distance of the start/finish area.

2018 Volcano Rain Forest Runs

What is the date of next year’s Volcano Rain Forest Runs?

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Do you have a question not answered here? Contact us!