2018 Refund Policy


May 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017                                      75% Refund of Registration Fee

August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017                 40% Refund of Registration Fee

 January 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018                   No refund, but if you notify Lavaman that you will not be racing, 75% of your entry fee will be donated to either LavaKids or one of the other race supported non profits and you will qualify for “Early Bird” Registration for the following year’s race.


Slots are non-transferable and rollovers to future races is not allowed.


2018 Entry Fees


 This is available to athletes who competed in the April 2, 2017 race or who were given Priority Designation for registration for 2018 after canceling the 2017 race without a refund.

 EARLY BIRD – MAY 1, 2017 TO MAY 31, 2107

 Out of State - $275.00

 Hawaii Resident with ID - $250.00

 Military with Military ID - $200.00

 Youth 14-18 - $175.00

 2 Person Relay -$175.00 each person

 3 Person Relay -$140.00 each person


  Out of State - $300.00                          

 Hawaii Residents with ID -$275.00

 Military with Military ID -$215.00 

 Youth 14-18  -$175.00

 2 Person Relay - $185.00 each person

  Person Relay  - $150.00 each person


USAT one-day license fee is paid on line at time of registration and goes to USAT and is non-refundable. 


Registration will close upon the sale of 1400 Individual Slots and 100 Relay Teams.  A Wait List will be created and beyond that point all slots opening up will become Charity Slots and will require a donation of $100.00 to one of the selected non-profits in addition to the registration fee.  

Packet Pick Up - No one will be permitted to pick up their packets after 5:00pm on the Saturday March 24th before the race!


Please check start list prior to packet pickup to check if your information is correct.
If there is an error please contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REMEMBER!!!!!!!! You MUST bring your Photo ID to packet pickup no exceptions. If you are a USAT Annual Member, you MUST show your annual membership card (smartphone version is okay) OR you will have to pay $12 one-day fee and re-sign USAT waiver.


Friday, March 23rd
  Packet Pick Up                                                           11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Kona Ballroom
  Pre-Race Meetings (Must Attend one of four)            12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - Queen's Ballroom 

Saturday, March 24th
  Packet Pick Up                                                          10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Kona Ballroom
  Pre-Race Meetings (Must Attend one of four)            12:00 PM and 5:00 PM - Queen's Ballroom


Pre-Race Conduct

Please Read!

Please abide by the following.

    • The bike turn-around tunnel is on private land - It is open for biking, race day only!

    • No riding bike through the Hilton Waikoloa hotel.

    • No running on any Waikoloa Beach Resort golf courses.


Race Morning

  • Please Park In designated area (TBA)

  • 5:30 a.m. — Bike Transition Opens – Rack Bikes, get numbered & Pick up Timing Chip - Anaehoomalu Parking Lot.

  • 7 a.m. — Road to Anaeho’omalu Bay closes to vehicle traffic.

  • Personally rack your own bike in your numbered bike rack with your back wheel in the rack. Make sure you have bar end plugs.

  • All Bike and run gear should be placed on left side (as if you will seated on bike) of front wheel or on the handlebars. No tubs of water or large back backs or bike pumps. There will be plenty of bike pumps available in the transition area on Race Day.  

  • Rack Bikes, get numbered & Pick up your Timing Chip before proceeding to the beach area.

  • No riding in transition. There will be a mount/dismount line and you will receive a 2-minute time penalty for mounting before the mount line or dismounting after the dismount line.

  • No glass in transition.

  • No friends or family in transition.

  • Don’t forget to pick-up your timing chip.

  • If you need help ask a transition volunteer.

  • There will be tech support available in transition on R\race Day & there will be 3 tech vans on the course providing neutral help.

USA Triathlon

Lavaman Triathlon is a USAT (USA Triathlon) sanctioned triathlon, Racers must be a USAT member or purchase a one-day USAT license To learn more about USAT membership see the USAT website.



Read more: USA Triathlon

Aid Stations - Nutrition

Please throw away gel/bar wrappers and trash at aid stations.

Post Swim:

  • Oranges
  • bananas,
  • Gel
  • Sports Drink
  • Water

Bike Turn-Around

  • Water Bottle Exchange

Run Start

  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Gel
  • Sports Drink
  • Water
  • Coke

Run Aid Stations

Aid Station # 1

  • Water & Sports Drink

Aid Station #2 & 4

  • Water
  • Sports Drink
  • Coke

Aid Station # 3

  • Water
  • Sports Drink
  • Gel

Aid Station #5

  • Water
  • Sports Drink
  • " A cool surprise".

Cut Off Times

Cut off times for the Lavaman.

  • Swim Cut-Off is 9:12 AM (that is 1:10 minutes from start of last wave)
  • Bike Cut-Off is 11:30 AM - Road restrictions are lifted and cyclists no longer have the right of way. Athletes must obey all traffic signals.
  • Run Cut-Off is 1:30 PM - - Awards ceremony begins – Finish line will remain up & clock will remain running. Race is officially over at 3pm.

    (Please note cut-off times may be adjusted outward due to race conditions & relative start times at the discretion of the Race Director & Head Referee)