Taape for Tiara
  Michael Stark

The Maui Oceanfront Marathon & Marathon Early Start

The Marathon Early  Marathon start is for 60+ year old Marathoners is at 4:30 a.m.

The  Marathon starts at  5 a.m.

Paid Parking at the Start line in the  Shops of Wailea.  Park where directed, away from the Shops. 59 minutes free parking.

Go to the end of the Pi'ilani Highway, turn right down the hill, right at the light and quick left into the Shops of Wailea.

Portable Toilets are at the Shops of Wailea.
The start line is in the parking lot of the Shops.


Best Bet:

Have someone drop you off at the Shops of Wailea.

Shuttle buses from Lahaina will drop off at the Shops of Wailea before heading back to Lahaina for other race pickups.

After dropping off marathoners, buses will take other events back to Lahaina.

A post race  return  bus ticket to Wailea can be bought at number pick up on Friday and Saturday.


The Marathon Early start 

  • Is for 60+ year old marathoners only.

  • The clock is turned off at noon

  • The early starts gives the 60+ starters  7.5 hours to finish.

  • The Maui Oceanfront Marathon Early Start 60+ Course is the same as the regular Marathon.

  • Marathon Early Starters will have a shuttle bus to the start line from  Ka'anapali Whalers Village, Prison Street Parking lot in Lahaina a block from the finish line, and a pick up at Ma'alaea by the 76 Gas Station and Carls Jr.

  • Because of the early start, if you have a choice,  it would be best to stay in the Wailea or Kihei start line area.

  • The purpose of the early start is to get us all home early and give you a cooler run.

  • Wear a flashing light or two for the first hour or so, and reflective clothing.

  • Home Depot has or had some cheap headband headlights you might look for.

  • Except for the first 1.5 miles you will use the sidewalk, bike path, or shoulder of the road for all races.

  • Runners will be using  street lights and their headlamp for the first 7.5 miles of the race.



    * The Early Start is for 60+ marathoners or walkers only who anticipate finishing over 6 hours. The first 8 miles are under street lights. First light is about 6:25 AM. You may need running lights just after Mile 8.

    * Marathoners or  early start 60+ marathoners will run out of street lights if you pass the 7.5 mile area before  6:20 AM.  Wear reflective clothing and flashers and bring a bottle of water for the first 6 miles in case aid stations are late. 60+ early starters will receive finishers medal and a license plate frame and be included in the finishers age division awards


  1. The Marathon & Marathon 60+ Start Course is the same.

    • The Early Start Marathon starts at 4:30AM and the clock is turned off at noon giving you 7 hour and 30 minutes to finish. Early starters will stay on the side walk or bike path of the road all the way.

    The regular start Marathon

    • The Marathon starts at 5 AM and the clock is turned off at noon giving you 7 hours to finish.

    • The start is in the Shops of Wailea parking lot.

    • The course travels north from the Shops onto Wailea Alanui Drive (Shops at Wailea and Marriott Hotel)
      and then down Okolani onto South Kihei Rd at mile 1, through oceanfront Kihei Town with a left turn onto  N. Kihei Rd at about mile 7, then a left turn onto Highway 30 at the 11 mile mark near  Ma'alaea Bay and continues oceanfront all the way to Front Street at the South end of Lahaina Town.

    • The last mile is through oceanfront residential and ends at oceanfront Kamehameha Iki Park at 525 Front Street. This is next to 505 Front Street Shopping area.

    • All of the course is on asphalt and the shoulder of the road.

    • The shoulder is mostly between 4' to 6' wide. Some spots wider, some narrower.

    • The ocean is constantly reclaiming the oceanfront highway as you will see.

    • The course has many scenic pull outs and public beaches along the course  for family and friends to park, picnic and support your run.

    • This is a  competitive division with  a finishers medal, 5 year age division awards, a license plate frame to help celebrate (and brag to your friends),   as well as a souvenir Maui Oceanfront Event race shirt.

    • The Red Mile Marker Signs on the course are mile to go. The yellow paint  numbers on the road are MOM's. Any white or other colored numbers are from other local races.



See the Time Line for race start time and shuttle bus schedule

There is bus transportation from the Marathon start line in Wailea to the Half Marathon Start line.

Traditional Hawaiian entertainment will be awaiting you along with your finishers medal and snacks at the finish line in Lahaina.

Best bet for enjoying your race. Have your support crew drop you off at the start line, and then park along the course for pictures, cheering, watching the whales, and then you take them to one of the great Lahaina open air breakfast places after the race to enjoy your great finish and accomplishment. The Pioneer Inn is just a long block past the finish line next to the Banyan Street Square and the yacht harbor.