Posted on: February 7, 2011

2011 Run For The Whales Results

Over 700 people participated in the Run For The Whales, held on Saturday, February 5, as the first event of the Maui Whale Festival. Congratulations to all those who participated, finished and made the day great!

  • Jon McGonagle won the men's half marathon in a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes, 06 seconds.
  • Lindsey Wilbur won the women’s half marathon in a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes, 19 seconds.
  • Jeremy Cabral won the men's 5K who finished in 17 minutes, 51 seconds.
  • Dakota Grossman won the women’s 5K who finished in 19 minutes, 15 seconds.

The race also included a 2K Keiki Fun Run that was a blast! The littlest runners navigated a golf course loop through playful water pistol squirts and bubble curtains.

"This run this year was fantastic," said Merrill Kaufman, education director at Pacific Whale Foundation. "I want to extend a big congratulations to all the runners who participated in the run. Great job!"

Pacific Whale Foundation wants to extend a special thanks to the sponsors of the run: Maui Beach and Golf Resort, Coconuts Catering, The Water Store, Goodfellow Brothers Construction, Maui School of Thereputic Massage, Isle of Maui Pipe Band, Big Beach African Drummers, Tropical Seas and Columbia Sportswear.

And also wants to thank the over 45 volunteers who donated their time on the course, aid stations and at registration.

Make plans to join us next year for the Run for the Whales on February 4, 2012!

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