Run & Walk For the Whales

02/02/2013 - 6:00am - 12:00pm
Makena Beach and Golf Resort
Is a MWF event: 
This is a MWF event

Runners and walkers, adults and kids, residents and visitors are invited to take part in this popular race -- one of Maui's largest fun runs and walking events. The Run and Walk for the Whales course includes ocean views -- you might even see a whale or two breaching in the distance! Choose from the 5K walking event, 5K running race, 10K walking event, 10K running race, half marathon running race and 2K running race for kids. Starting line and post-run festivities will take place at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, South Maui.

This event includes professional chip timing for runners in the 5K, 10K and half marathon, plus clock timing for all walking events and the 2K Keiki race. Entry fee for adults includes “Run and Walk for the Whales” quick dry t-shirt plus post-race breakfast. Children ages 12 and under participating in the 2K Keiki Race will receive a "Run and Walk for the Whales"  t-shirt plus post-race breakfast. Water and aid stations and musical entertainment located along course.
Free pairs of whalewatch tickets, medals and lei will be awarded to the top three male and top three female overall finishers in the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The top age group male and female winners in each of the three distances will each win a pair of whalewatch tickets. All walkers will be entered into a drawing for free whalewatch tickets. Children in the 2K children's race will also be entered into a drawing to win whale-themed toys, books, videos and games. The top boy and girl finishers will also receive medals. All runners and walkers will also receive a coupon for a 25% discount on any Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 

Please register online at You may download a course map here.  Parking, shuttle bus and athlete drop off information can also be found here.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

Our early registration fees (for signup by 11:59 pm on January 30) are:
Half Marathon:  $45
10K:  $40
5K: $35
2K Keiki Run: $25

Pacific Whale Foundation Members who register by January 30 save even more:
Half Marathon:  $40
10K:  $35
5K: $30
2K Keiki Run: $20
All race day entries are an additional $5 per runner or walker. If you have questions, please email or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 2.

Makena Beach Golf Resort is a sponsor of this event. From 2/1/13 through 2/3/13, participants in the Run and Walk for the Whales can enjoy these special rates:

Scenic view: $199

Ocean View: $225 (max 4 person occupancy)

Rates do not include Hawaii state sales tax. Please use the promo code "Run for the Whales Race  2013" when making your reservation. For additional information about accommodations, please email or visit

For those runners and walkers who cannot be in Maui for the Run and Walk for the Whales, Pacific Whale Foundation is offering a "Worldwide Whale Run" that you can participate in remotely. For information, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit