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Run for the Whales

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Run for the Whales

The Run For The Whales Half Marathon is open to both runners and walkers.

The half marathon and 5K are run as a benefit for marine and ocean education programs for Maui’s schools, and the event also includes a Keiki FunRun race for both runners and walkers.

The race is a fundraiser for the Pacific Whale Foundation, which supports research on humpback whales in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific, as well as education for school chidren on marine life and conservation programs for whales around the world, including efforts to prevent whale collisions with ships.

Pacific Whale Foundation’s annual Run & Walk for the Whales is one of Maui’s largest run and walking events. Participants can choose to do a half marathon, 10K run, 5K run, 4K walk, or a 1K run for keiki only (ages 12 and under).

Distances

10K Run

  • 10km

1 Mile Run

  • 1.60934km

5K Run

  • 5km

10 Mile Run

  • 16.0934km

11.5 Mile Run

  • 18.50741km

Practicalities

After Race Services

Participants are invited to take part in a post-race whalewatch cruise departing from Ma'alaea Harbor. Tickets will be 40% off for all registered runners and walkers. There will also be live entertainment after the race.

Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade aid stations will be located along the course.

Award Medals

Medals and a pair of whalewatch tickets will be awarded to each of the top three male and top three female overall finishers. There will also be medals presented three deep for the male and female age divisions. All half marathon runners will receive a finisher medal.

Timing

Chip-timing.

Start:

Ma’alaea Harbor Shops

Ma'alaea,us

Highlights

Along with the amazing scenery, participants can often see whales breaching in the distance.

Overview

The Run and Walk for the Whales course begins and ends alongside Ma’alaea Harbor at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops. Runners will pass through Haycraft Park, along the Honoaplilani Highway then along N. Kihei Road and through Kenolio Park. Thereafter runners will approach the turnaround point at Kalepolepo Beach Park before returning to the start point.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.