Entry/Registration FAQs

When is online registration?

The 2019 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships registration window opens Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6am PST and closes Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT.  Links to registration will be on the home page at www.molokai2oahu.com once registration is officially open.  Registration will be handled on Active.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 info@molokai2oahu.com.  The race committee has the right to question or deny entries in the Open Application.

When will the Start List be Announced?

The Start List will be posted no later than April 1st.  Any first time athletes 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 1st time athletes and returning athletes.  Teammates will not need to officially enter and sign waivers online until after the start list is posted April 1, 2019.

ONLY the solo athlete or the team captain will need to enter.   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 am denied a spot as a first timer will I get priority next year?

Because of an increase in demand for race entry, we cannot give priority to athletes denied this year priority into 2020. The 2018 race was not run at full capacity due to a number of athletes pulling out of the race.  In addition the event is also pushing FOIL to another day, opening up additional entries for the race.

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.   The cancellation policy is partial refund through May 15th.    To cancel,  athlete must notify the race committee by May 15th at info@molokai2oahu.com.  The refund will be the amount of entry minus a $100 service fee.  After May 15th, 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 SUP and PB 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 2018 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 April 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 info@molokai2oahu.com prior to March 31st, 2019.

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 April 1, 2019.  Once the start list is posted, instructions will be sent to every athlete for the pending information still needed – including emergency contact info, online waivers and all your race gear and t-shirt sizes.

I am a returning athlete. Do I need an invite code to claim my guaranteed 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 info@molokai2oahu.com.