2023 Event is Scheduled for December 17th!

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2023 Santa’s Keiki Dash   arrow

Hawaii Island’s most entertaining running event for kids ages 6 & under. This is a FREE event held in conjunction with the popular Jingle Bell Beach Run, the largest 5K running event on the Big Island.

The Keiki Dash features (3) distances, based on age. All are non-timed, and designed for maximum fun on Coconut Grove’s iconic sand volleyball court.

  • 50-yard dash (1-lap): Ages 1-2
  • 100-yard dash (2-laps): Ages 3-4
  • 200-yard dash (4-laps): Ages 5-6

*ATTENTION: All Keiki MUST WEAR SHOES during this event – and MUST be registered with a BIB #. Mahalo!

This is a family-friendly event, so parents/guardians are welcome to accompany their children. 

Kid's Christmas Fun Run - Kona, Hawaii

When: Sunday, December 17, 2023

Where: Coconut Grove Marketplace | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Start Time: 8:30 AM (Upon completion of the 5K which starts at 7:30 AM)

*Santa’s Keiki Dash is part of the Jingle Bell Beach Run.  

PARKING: Available at Coconut Grove Marketplace (Click Here for Parking Details)


Free registration is available during the 5K race packet pickup (in-person) at Coconut Grove Marketplace on Saturday, 12/16 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), and on race morning at the start/finish area (Coconut Grove Marketplace) on 12/17 (6:00 AM – 7:30 AM). Parents/Guardians must sign a waiver for their child. Keiki Bib #’s will be issued at registration.

*PLEASE NOTE: Race Day registration (12/17) from 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM  is only available for the Keiki Dash. 5K registration for the Jingle Bell Beach Run closes 12/15 and will not be available on race day.

Free Kids Fun Run Event

Santa's Keiki Dash Course

Jingle Bell Beach Run - Santa's Keiki Dash