Some races touch the heart of a community, and Lanikai is one of them.
This sprint distance race was conceived out of pure love for the sport and the idea that anyone can participate in the exciting world of triathlon. This doable distance allows novice athletes to aim for an athletic multi-sport challenge, and allows experienced athletes an opportunity to test their quick-speed racing abilities.
Through the years, friendships have been built and a feeling of community blossomed. And when a repeat champion of this event experienced tragedy, many embraced the event in an effort to embrace her. Repeat champion, Lectie Altman’s, inspirating story made us pause and re-prioritize for a moment, and gave the race new meaning.
Lanikai Triathlon shines on it’s own as a great event for athletic fun, but it also gives an opportunity for a community to rally around one another and show support and compassion for one another. We are honored to be a part of that creation.
Let’s celebrate 20 years of racing and community in Lanikai.
Race location & course
The race is consists of a 500 m swim (0.31 mi.), a 10 mi. bike course and a 3.5 mi. run. The start, finish and transition area is Kailua Beach Park (Island of Oahu), behind Kalapawai Market. View the Google map.
Race participant information
USAT most common rules: Prepare by familiarizing yourself with rule violations (links to USAT website).
A message from the Head Referee: Read an important message about the race’s cycling rules.
Award categories: USAT Racing Age is as of 12/31/23
- 3 overall athletes, male / female
- Age groups (5 year increments) top 3, male / female
- Relay teams (men / women / mix) 1st place