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The Maui Oceanfront
Marathon & Marathon Early Start
The Marathon Early start
for walkers is
at 4:30 a.m., the Marathon starts at 5:30 a.m.
Free Parking at the Start
line at the Overflow Parking area 3/10th of a mile above the Shops of Wailea.
Go to the end of the
Pi'ilani Highway, turn right down the hill, take the first left, next right into
the parking area.
The Marathon Early start
Is for 6+ hour
The clock is turned off at
The early starts gives you
7.5 hours to finish.
The Maui Oceanfront Marathon
Early Start Walkers Course is the same as the regular Marathon.
Marathon Early Starters
will have a shuttle bus to the start line from Kaanapali Whalers Village and the
Prison Street Parking lot in Lahaina a block from the finish line.
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.
You will use the sidewalk
and street lights for the first part of the race.
Early starters should bring
their own water bottle for the first 7 or 8 miles just in case our aid
stations sleep in.
* The Early Start is for
slower marathoners or walkers who anticipate finishing over 6 hours.
The first 8 miles are under street lights. First light is about 6:20
AM. You may need running lights just after Mile 8.
* Marathoners or early start marathoners will run out of street lights
if you pass the 8 mile mark 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. Early starters will
receive finishers medal and a license plate frame, but not age division
The Marathon & Marathon Early Start
The Marathon starts at
5:30AM and the clock is turned off at noon giving you 6:30 minutes to finish.
The start is just below the Wailea
special event parking area on Wailea Iki Road.
The start is just up the hill from
The Shops at Wailea.
The start goes about 300' downhill
for the first mile and quarter.
The course travels down Wailea Iki Rd to Wailea Alanui Drive (Shops at Wailea
and Marriott Hotel)
and then onto South Kihei Rd at mile 1,
through oceanfront Kihei Town with a left turn onto Highway 30 at the 11
mile mark at Ma'alaea Bay
and continues oceanfront all the way to Front Street at the South end of
The last mile is through oceanfront residential and ends at oceanfront Kamehameha Iki
Park adjacent to 505 Front Street.
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 course has many scenic pull outs and public beaches 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
The Red Mile Marker Signs
on the course are mile to go. The yellow
paint numbers on the road are miles from the start line. Any
white 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.
Hawaiian entertainment will be awaiting you along with
your finishers medal and snacks at the finish line in
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.