Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running between Kamakahonu Beach in Kailua Bay and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. Other races include double-hull canoe races, SUP races, OC1 and OC2 races, and teen long distance races. QLCR events also include the Historic Walking Tour through Kailua Village, International Paddlers Night, Paddling Talk Story, the Torch Light Parade, award ceremonies, and a traditional Hawaiian Luau.