2016 Refund Policy

Our official refund policy for the 2016 event is no refunds, transfers or rollovers to future events. However, we are excited to announce our new refund insurance option. You will have the opportunity to "purchase" a $25 donation to LavaKids - the arm of Lavaman dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for our youth. By choosing to make this donation to the LavaKids Program at time of registration, you will be eligible for a refund. You may cancel FOR ANY REASON prior to January 1, 2016 and receive your refund per the following schedule.  This option is available on the additional purchases page (where you also may purchase extra banquet tickets).

  • Individuals - Hawaii Residents - $200.00
  • Individuals - Out of State - $200.00
  • Military - $175.00
  • Youth (14-18) $150.00
  • 2-Person Relay - $125.00 each person
  • 3-Person Relay - $100.00 each person

Remember: No refunds after 1/1/2016.  Cancellations after 1/1/16 will have $100 of the registration fee donated to local community organizations by Lavaman.

While slots are non-transferable and there are no roll-overs, you may switch from an individual to a relay team for a change fee of $25.00.

Registration will close upon sale of 1500 Individual Slots and 75 Relay Teams.

Any slots that open after original "sell out" 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.


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".

Charity Slot information for the 2016 Lavaman Triathlon!

The 2016 Lavaman Waikoloa is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2016 is SOLD OUT!

Aloha Athletes,

Thank you for your patience as we took some extra time to assess our numbers in order to estimate how many Charity Slots we would be able to allow for the 2016 Lavaman Triathlon.  For now, we will be releasing 100 Charity Slots and will be working down our Wait List in groups of 50 allowing 7 days to register for a Charity slot, before releasing slots to the next 50 on the list.  We will continue doing this until all 100 slots are taken.  Depending on the number of cancellations we receive, there is a possibility that additional Charity Slots will open up at a later date.  We hope to be able to accommodate as many as possible.

A Charity Slot requires that you make a $100.00 donation to one of the non-profits supported by the Lavaman in order to validate your registration.  You will register on-line on Active.com with the link you will receive when your name comes up for a slot, just as you would normally, however in order to validate your registration you will need to mail a check for $100.00 made out directly to the non-profit that you select from the list.  Please mail to Lavaman Triathlon c/o 75-252 Nani Kailua Dr. #46 Kailua-Kona, HI  96740.  All checks must be in US Dollars.  Once your check is received you will receive official notice that you are entered into the 2016 race and your check will be delivered to the non-profit.  You may go to the Lavaman website and obtain more information on each of the non-profits and their mission and why they are supported by the Lavaman Triathlon and its Competitors.  

We thank you for your support of the local community and those groups that help with Lavaman and provide many of the volunteers that support you on Race Day. Mahalo nui loa

Lavaman Charity Slot Beneficiaries

Lavaman Charity Slot Beneficiaries

1. The Greg Cameron Firemen's Fund (TGCFF for the check) The Greg Cameron Firemens Fund was established in 2012 in honor of Greg Cameron, a member of the Hawaii Fire Department who served as a paramedic and water rescue specialist.  Greg fought a courageous battle against cancer with the generous assistance of his HFD colleagues and his many Big Island friends and supporters.  His final wish was to establish a fund to provide the same support for other HFD employees who need assistance when they suffer injury or prolonged illness.

2. Kona Hospital Foundation - Earmarked for the Trauma Fund - Help our local hospital in striving to become better prepared to take care of accident victims by donating to the Trauma Fund to help in the acquisition of additional equipment and in training.

3. PATH/LavaKids - PATH is a non-profit bicycle & pedestrian advocacy organization. Through its joint efforts with the LavaKids' programs PATH and LavaKids work together to promote healthy and active lifestyles for the youth of The Big Island, through their own events as well as supporting other events and organizations with similar goals and objectives.

4. Hospice of Kona - Hospice of Kona provides family centered support, education and care for those approaching end of life. In support of its mission and to provide an alternative comforting and compassionate home-like setting, Hospice of Kona has opened Nakamaru Hale, which these donated funds will help to support.

5. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund - The 2016 Lavaman Triathlon is dedicated to Sharron Ackles, former Ironman Race Director and a close friend who helped in the beginning years of the Lavaman Triathlon. Sharron passed away from Pancreatic Cancer this past August and one of her wishes was that her battle would in some way help others suffering from Pancreatic Cancer and that donations in her memory would help to one day find a cure.

6. High School Triathlon Teams - Specify either Kealakehe Waveriders or Konawaena High School - Help our local high school students who choose to do Triathlon as their sport get the coaching and equipment they need when the sport is not supported through the regular high school athletic department funds. Lavaman provides slots for the high school division and has seen them grow from 9 members in 2012 to nearly 50 members in 2015. Our goal is to see 100 Big Island high school students competing in future years.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-ups times:

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.

Hilton Waikoloa Village- TBA

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No one will be permitted to pick up their packets after 5:00pm on the Saturday before the race!

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 27
  Packet Pick up                    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Pre-Race Meetings            Noon and 4:00 PM

 SATURDAY, March 28
  Packet Pick up                   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Pre-Race Meetings           Noon and 5:00 PM


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 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.



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