2018 Big Island Road Runners Race Schedule


Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultra and Relay


* Paper Registration *

* Online Registration *

Hilo to Volcano ultra-marathon and relay is a challenging 50 K (31 mile) route which begins at Coconut Island parking area in Hilo (sea level) and ends at Cooper Center in Volcano (almost 4,000 ft.)  Runners choosing to run the event solo will need to provide their own support vehicles and return ride.  There are a few stores, bathrooms, and water sources available along the highway if needed.  The run is entirely on paved roads, primarily Highway 11.  There is a 7 hour and 30 minute cut-off time to finish the run.  Runners who cannot run in that time may choose to start early.  They will be official finishers, but not eligible for place awards if they start early

Official relay teams consist of 3 members.  The first runner goes to the 2 mile marker in front of Pu'ainako Center KTA, for a total of 2.7 miles.  All subsequent changes occur at the even mile markers all the way up to Volcano.  Each runner runs 5 legs of the race.  The final runner will run from a marked point on Wright Road to the finish for 2.3 miles.  Relay teams of more than 3 members are welcome to participate, but are not eligible for awards. 

All solo runners receive a long-sleeve tech shirt and finishers medal, provided they finish.  Relay teams receive the event T-shirt for each member and division medals if placing 1st or 2nd.  Relay teams are divided into these groups:  high school, open, and masters (all over 40).



Valentine's Day Run


February 11, 2018
7:30 AM, Reed’s Bay
Free—run tied together with a friend or loved one

Waikaumalo 7-Mile Challenge and 4-Mile Run


February 25, 2018
7:30 AM, Waikaumalo Park
$10 non-members, $5 for members

Scholarship 5K Run


May 20, 2018
7:30 AM Reed's Bay Park
$10 non-members, $5 for members

Mana 10's - 10K or 10-Mile


August 11, 2018
7:30 AM, Mana Road (near Waimea)
$10 non members , $5 for members


Hilo Bay 5K and 10K


This is BIRR’s longest running event.  Originally held at Coconut Island, the race was moved to Reed’s Bay a few years ago after completion of the park because of better parking and facilities at the start.  The route for both races includes Liliuokalani Park and Hilo Bayfront, on a basically flat course.  This is only one of 2 BIRR races which has pre registration.  Funds raised go towards operation of the race as well as continuing expenses of the club.  Money raised beyond need is contributed to the scholarship fund. 

Participants in both races will get T-shirts and post race refreshments. Shirts and sizes not guaranteed after August 20, 2017. Both races also have age group awards.  The race is open to all, but BIRR members get a $5 discount
Late Registration and Packet Pikup will be held at the Hilo Hawai'ian on September 9th between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Wayne "Big Dog" Joseph
Memorial Turkey Trot 5K Run


November 22, 2018

7:30 AM : Moku Ola (Coconut Island) Parking Lot

$10 for non-members

$5 for Members

Food and charity donations encouraged and accepted

The annual Thanksgiving Day 5K  starts at Coconut Island parking area and goes along Hilo Bayfront to a turnaround point and back.  The route is essentially flat with one bridge rising. 

There is no pre-registration for this race.  Money and canned goods are collected for the Salvation Army holiday food program.  This is a day to give thanks for all, especially our ability to run and to help others.  There are no shirts or awards for this event.

Jingle Bell Run

December 15, 2018
Start 7:30 AM : Prince Kuhio Plaza
Free to all


The jingle bell run is a non-competitive fun run which takes place in the Christmas season.  Some runners choose to wear Santa attire or other seasonal attire.  The race begins at Liliu'okalani Park on Banyan Drive.   Runners and walkers can choose to go from 1 to 3 laps.  No fee for the event, but we encourage donation of toys and food for the Salvation Army.