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Sun, Jan 19



Maui Oceanfront Marathon 2025

Starting at The Shops at Wailea parking lot and running along the oceanfront to Launiupoko Beach just south of Old Lahaina Town. With 18 aid stations along the oceanfront route.

Maui Oceanfront Marathon 2025
Maui Oceanfront Marathon 2025

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2025, 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wailea-Makena, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753, USA

About the event

The regular marathon starts at 5 AM, with a  4 AM marathon starting for anyone who needs more time to finish before noon. The winner must have started at 5 AM and run with the other top competitors.

  1. The 4 AM  start gives athletes up to 8 hours to finish.
  2. Course Map
  3. If you do the 4 AM start, carry water until the aid stations open at 5 AM.
  4. The 4 AM starters need to provide their transportation to the start. 
  5. There are no age divisions or overall awards for the 4 AM starters. They will receive a finisher's medal, license plate, t-shirt, and any other marathon goodies.
  6. Free parking is available at the start line in The Shops at Wailea.  Park where directed, away from the Shops. 
  7. Directions to the Start Line: Go south to the end of the Pi'ilani Highway, turn right down the hill, turn right at the light, and quickly turn left into The Shops at Wailea. There are no portable toilets at the start line;  instead, we use the regular toilets inside the Shops. 
  8. The start line is in the south parking lot of the Shops. Avoid parking in this area.
  9. Your best bet is to have someone drop you off in the north parking lot, stay, and watch the start. Shuttle buses from Kaanapali (north of Lahaina)  will drop you off at The Shops at Wailea before heading to Maalaea for other race pickups.
  10. After dropping off marathoners, one bus will take other event runners to Maalaea for the Half-Marathon start or to transfer to Ukumehame Beach for those starts. A post-race return bus ticket to Wailea can be bought at the number picked up on Friday or Saturday.
  11. The timing clock is turned off at noon, and the road opens at 12:30 at the finish line.
  12. Because of the early start,  it would be best to stay in the Wailea or Kihei start line area. 
  13. The early start aims to get us all home early and give you a cooler and more astonishing run.
  14. You must wear a headlamp for the first hour; reflective clothing would help keep you safer.
  15. Home Depot or your local hardware store has some cheap headlights you might look for.
  16. If you are a C- student and forget to bring your headlamp, you can buy a used light for $10 at packet pick-up.
  17. Except for the first two and the last 3.5 miles, you will use the sidewalk, bike path, or shoulder of the road for the Marathon.
  18. Runners will use street lights and their headlamps for the first 7.5 miles of the race.
  19. You may turn in your headlamp and flashers at four designated aid stations. They will be transported to the finish line for your pickup. Put your name on your headlamp. If the headlamp does not have a name, we will keep it and sell it back to other C-runners next year.
  20. The regular Marathon starts at 5 AM, and the clock is turned off at noon, giving you 7 hours to finish.
  21. Walkers should start at 4 AM and get 8 hours to finish. To "Win" the race, you must begin at 5 PM with the other athletes out to win the race.
  22. 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, left turn into dark torch lite 3/10th of a mile out and back, then 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.
  23. At mile 25, you will run off of H30 down onto Old H30 and run to Launiupoko Beach. This portion of the lower Highway is closed to all traffic. 
  24. Most of the course is on asphalt and the shoulder of the road.
  25. The shoulder is mostly between 4' to 6' wide. Some spots are more expansive, some narrower.
  26. The ocean is constantly reclaiming the oceanfront highway, as you will see.
  27. The course has many scenic pull-outs and public beaches along the course,  for family and friends to park, picnic, watch whales, and support your run.
  28. These are competitive races, with a finisher's medal, 5-year age division awards, a license plate frame to help celebrate (and brag to your friends), and a souvenir Maui Oceanfront event race shirt.
  29. The mile marker signs on the course read "miles to go." The yellow paint numbers on the road are MOM's. Any white or other colored numbers are from other local races.
  30. See the Timeline for the race start time and shuttle bus schedule. Bus transportation is from the Marathon start line in Wailea to the Half Marathon Start line in Maalaea. Traditional Hawaiian entertainment will await you, along with your finisher's medal and snacks at the finish line. 
  31. The best bet for enjoying your race is to have your crew drop you off at the start line, park along the course for pictures, cheering, and watching the whales, and then take your support crew to one of the great Maui open-air lunch places after the race to enjoy your great finish and accomplishment. 

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