5K Fun Run at Night!

NiteRun Hawaii is the Islands’ premier night run series, offering 5K of illuminated fun and fitness while supporting great local causes. Runners enjoy spectacular locations across Oahu with access to rarely seen sites that combine privately owned lands with public spaces. The locally owned and operated NiteRun Hawaii is a special event for the whole family, with live music, food, local vendor booths and a keiki area with bounce houses. All participants receive a free headlamp, and everyone is encouraged to dress in wild and wacky costumes with additional lights, glow sticks, neon paint, and of course, a touch of humor.

NiteRun is different than other 5Ks that have come to Oahu in the past. Most racing organizations will loosely affiliate with non-profits in order to get permits or access, but NiteRun is one of the only Hawaii based race companies that gives 100% of profits to charitable organizations. As a locally based company, we are proud to use local staff, vendors, live entertainers, and volunteers for all of our events. We understand the importance of “ohana”, and are committed to serving our local community.

hawaii-5K-run_kailua-niterun-04NiteRun also has the best venues! Oahu has some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world, and there is nothing more exciting for us than introducing locals and visitors alike to areas of the island that they may not have seen before. Unlike other races who just rent out private spaces or land, NiteRun doesn’t close these venues to local access during our events. NiteRun’s festivals are free for everyone that wants to hang out and listen to great music! We partner with developers and organizations (City and County, State, and DLNR) that are committed to preserving our communities. NiteRun Hawaii is “more than just a pretty race!”

NiteRun’s team is also fully committed to John Henderson’s vision of putting on an event that will benefit the local community. Race director Chris Gardner has lived in Hawaii since he was a boy, and has over 20 years of local event experience. Chris puts in so much time and energy into organizing these events and making sure they are executed smoothly and safely. Without Chris, NiteRun Hawaii would be unable to make a real impact on Oahu’s families.



NiteRun is powered by Adventure Race Hawaii. John Henderson founded Adventure Race Hawaii in 2003, with over 15 years of experience in racing, events and developing leadership programs.