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 now SOLD OUT!

You may enter your name on the Wait List though the link below.

On September 15, we will open up approximately 100 Charity Slots as we receive cancellations & will work through the wait list in order of entry for these slots. The Charity Slots will require a donation of $100.00 to one of the Lavaman supported Non-Profits in addition to the registration fee. Names of the non-profits along with further details will be given to you should your name come up on the Wait List. Mahalo and we hope to see you on April 10, 2016.

 Charity Slot Wait List - Click Here!

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

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. .

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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