Round trip tickets between Hawaii and Japan will be awarded to the all runners in the winning six member team!
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The modern Ekiden is a type of popular long distance relay race held all over Japan. Origins of the sport date back to when a messenger would deliver a messenger to messenger until it reaches its final destination.

The sport emphasizes individual perseverance as well as unity of group.

Although there are now other methods to deliver a message, the tradition of Ekiden remains through the sport. Honolulu Ekiden and Music would like to “pass-on” this tradition in hopes to strengthen ties by sharing part of Japan’s culture.

This is the first Ekiden of its kind outside of Japan.

2013 Overall Finish List