When is online registration?
The 2020 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships registration window for past M2O finishers and first-time applicants opens January 15, 2020 at 6am Pacific Time and closes February 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Links to registration will be on the home page at www.molokai2oahu.com.
Can anyone sign up for the event? What kind of race history is needed?
The race committee asks that only athletes that have met the minimum race time criteria or has ample race history to evaluate the athlete’s ability to cross the channel. At very minimum athletes must be able to show that they can paddle 10 miles in 2 hours for UL boards. The channel is heavy and only for an advanced paddler. There will be ample space on entry to provide race history. Please do not be brief. Any questions – please contact email@example.com. The race committee has the right to question or deny entries to past-finishers and first-time applicants.
When will the Start List be Announced?
The Start List for will be posted by March 1st. Any first time applicants not making the start list will be refunded in full.
Can I enter in both both solo and team as a first timer?
Athletes can only enter the race once. A team captain will be asked for teammate names at time of registration for both first time athletes and returning athletes. All teammates will need to officially enter and sign waivers online after the start list is posted.
Once start list is posted any changes from solo to team or team to solo must be reviewed and approved by race committee. The solo athlete or team captain entered and posted to start list will need to be on the team.
If I get in and am unable to race can I defer my entry into the following year? What is the cancellation policy?
M2O does not allow paddlers to defer their paid entry into the following year’s Molokai 2 Oahu Race. To cancel, athlete must notify the race committee by April 1st at firstname.lastname@example.org. The refund will be the amount of entry minus a $100 service fee. After April 1st, there are no refunds.
Will there be a priority to solo over teams?
The exact number of entries available will depend on the entries from all returning athletes. The PB and SUP entries are managed equally. There will be a limited number of 3-person teams selected and the event recognizes that the solo and 2-person team categories make up the bulk of the event. Event is also aware of the growth of the women’s category. With a record number of pull outs in 2019 prior to July race the race committee pushed registration out a month and will accept a larger number of athletes in anticipation of athletes pulling out due to injury and other conflicts.
Can I remove my name from entry prior to March 1st posting of start list? I can’t race for personal reasons and don’t want to be charged an entry.
Yes, you can remove your name from the entry pool before the final start list posting. You can contact the race at email@example.com prior to March 1, 2020.
I am a first time paddler. If I get accepted how will I be notified?
If you are accepted into the race you will be notified via email and posted on the start list by March 1, 2020.
I am a returning athlete. Do I need an invite code to claim my entry?
No, If you are a returning M2O athlete planning to race you just need to enter. We have a history of athletes. New this year is that you will not be sent a password to enter registration.
We expect a demand for the race. Please enter early. If demand exceeds the entries available it will be managed on a first come first serve basis.
If I get in the race solo but decide to go team can I change? And add a teammate?
All changes are subject to the approval of the race committee. The athlete who gains entry in the race must be on the final team. Entries are not transferable. A lot of work was done to create the most balanced and fair registration process with the amount of entries allowed per category.
Do you accept entries from physically challenged athletes?
Athletes with a physical challenge who are interested in racing must enter the race and follow the standard registration protocol. Athlete must provide extensive race history and background and contact race director for final review. The race director can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.