On the Course

/On the Course
On the Course2018-08-15T08:49:38+00:00

Overall Course Details

  • There are some elevation rises within the course but nothing over 200 ft
  • The start line for the full marathon and marathon relay is on Ho’okele Street near Hana Hwy
  • The start for the half marathon, 10k and the 5k are the same location as the finish
  • The finish line for all of the races is on the street in front of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel
  • Mile markers will be positioned along the course at every mile
  • Live results will be available on race day as the runners come though the finish line
  • The road is not closed to vehicular traffic.  As such, it is imperative that you stay within the cones marking the course.  Any deviations from the marked course can result in a disqualification and serious injury
  • The Maui Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.  Please see their website for specifics on qualifying
  • All the decisions of the race organizers are final


  • Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
  • There is an 8 hour time limit for the full marathon.  Anyone on the course beyond the time limit will be asked to move off the road for safety reasons.
  • No hand cycles (hand bikes, hand crank devices or other mechanically gear driven devices) are permitted on the courses. Athletes planning to complete in the wheelchair division must use push-rim wheelchairs on the 10k and 5k courses. They will not be allowed in the full and half marathon races.  Athletes planning to compete in the wheelchair division should notify the race by sending an email to Race Director.
  • Duo wheelchairs designed to push those who are mobility-impaired are allowed in the Maui Marathon 5K & 10K race events only with prior approval.  Please notify the race by sending an email to Race Director.
  • The following items are not permitted on the courses to assure runner safety and to comply with liability insurance requirements: unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or inline skates.  Dogs are also prohibited on all race courses.
  • Race numbers are required in order to participate and must be worn on race day. The race bib must be visible and worn on the front of your body outside of all clothing during the entire race.  Runners who participate in races they are not registered for will be disqualified.
  • Do not forget your bib on race day; without a bib, you will not receive a time!  Race bibs are also required to board any of the shuttle buses.
  • The use of personal music devices (headphones, iPods, MP3 players, CDs, tape Walkmans, radios, etc.) are strongly discouraged at this race.  To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Maui Marathon encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of any Maui Marathon events.

Race Day Checklist

  • Stay hydrated! Drink water and sports drinks
  • Know time schedule and double check to be sure it did not change
  • Arrive on time to start line
  • Warm up properly
  • Use the aid stations on the course
  • Attach your bib properly, make sure you have race bib on correctly in front of body, visible to race officials when on course and coming through finish line. If not visible, your time or placement will not be accurate.
  • Make sure your bib has your name on it, any medical concerns race officials should know, and your emergency contact information (on the back of the bib)
  • Run smart and don’t over do it
  • Have fun and take pictures if you want!!!

Race Etiquette and Policies

  • NO SMOKING ALLOWED – Smoking or Vaping will not be allowed near the start or finish line areas.
  • Be aware of traffic and surroundings at all times both during and pre/post events. If you need to cross the street at any time, look before you do so
  • Please do not use headphones while going though aid stations or if you see emergency vehicles on the road way or along side of the road
  • The use of iPods, mp3 players, or any other devices which distract you, are discouraged in all races for the safety of all participants
  • Please limit the use of cell phones during the race
  • Always follow the directions of all race officials, Police and emergency service personnel
  • Assistance received from any source other than an official of the Maui Marathon may result in disqualification.
  • Slower runners or walkers must start from the rear of the field
  • Be aware of your surroundings and traffic
  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right
  • Wheel chair athletes are welcome, but must be approved prior to entering
  • Absolutely no coaches, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, baby joggers, or animals will be allowed on the race course at any time. Everyone on the course must have on an official race number. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • No running in the opposite direction at any time
  • If it is determined that a participant has left the prescribed race course, that participant will be disqualified.  DO NOT CROSS THE FINISH LINE IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE ENTIRE COURSE.
  • Entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable under all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. An event may be canceled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate and you may not sell your race number to anyone else.  Entries may not be rolled over to another year.
  • Runners who participate in races they are not registered for, will be disqualified.

Course Support and Aid Stations

  • Water will be available at the start lines.  Water and Gatorade will be available at each aid station on the course
  • To avoid bottlenecks, all hydration stations will have Gatorade tables set-up first, then water.  Please keep moving even after you pick up your drink.  If you wish to slow down to drink, do so after you have passed all tables.  For your safety, take fluids only at the official stations
  • There will be 18 Course Aid Stations
  • Paramedic van patrols will be along the course
  • Medical aid stations are located along the course and at the finish line. Medical tents are marked by a large red flag that bears a white cross
  • Porta Potties and/or bathrooms are located at each aid station, the start line and finish line

Aid Station Locations and Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting our participants on race day:

  • Mile 2 –   Kihei Charter Schools
  • Mile 4 –   Maui Mayor’s Office
  • Mile 7 –   Hawaii Recreational and Parks Society (HRPS) Maui Branch
  • Mile 10 – Altres Staffing
  • Mile 11 – Maui Ocean Center
  • Mile 13 – Roberts Hawaii
  • Mile 14 – Kihei Canoe Club
  • Mile 16 – Home Street Bank
  • Mile 18 – Carden Academy
  • Mile 19 – Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary
  • Mile 20 – Makena Crossfit
  • Mile 21 – Boy Scouts Troop 22
  • Mile 22 – Bubba Gumps
  • Mile 23 – Lahaina Rotary Club
  • Mile 24 – Hawaii Farmers Union
  • Mile 25 – Hyatt Hotel

Road Closures

GP Roadway will begin coning at 2:30 am (Sunday) along the entire course. All road coning will be final at 5:00 am (Sunday). Races start on Sunday at 5:00 am for the full marathon and relay and 5:30am for the half marathon, 5:45 am for the 10k and 5:55 am for the 5k.   Streets will reopen on a rolling basis.  All drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

Course Entertainment

The Maui Marathon is looking for individuals and/or groups to volunteer their time and enthusiasm on race day by providing entertainment along the course for athletes. Musicians and entertainers of all talent levels, sizes and artistic backgrounds are invited to join in the fun and celebration.

Let us know your area of interest or talent and we’ll help you bring it all together. There are a variety of locations on the race course where we can give you some exposure to the athletes and community while you provide a great source of support for the athletes along the course on race day.

For details, please contact us.

Course Time Limits

Marathon – 8 hours (1:00 pm)
Half Marathon – 4 hours (9:30 am)
10K – 3 hours (8:45 am)
5K – 2 1/2 hours (8:25 am)

  • The course will open back up to traffic on a rolling schedule starting from the full marathon
  • Under no circumstances may participants be on the course before the official start time
  • Starting your run prior to the official start time will result in disqualification
  • If participants choose to continue after the course closes, they do so at their own risk and will be asked by the Maui Police Department to move up to the sidewalks


The Maui Marathon will be timed using an RFID timing system, as well as disposable timing chip, which is attached to each participant’s race number. The disposable chip requires no battery and has no weight. There will be live results as the runners cross the timing mats out on the course. The location of the timing mats will be:

  • The Full Marathon Start
  • Full Marathon 10k spot – Live Results
  • Full Marathon half way spot – Live Results
  • Half Marathon, 10k and 5k start
  • Half Marathon turn around spot – Live Results
  • Finish Line. – Live Results

In order to have split times and finish times your bib must be worn visibly throughout the race or you will not get times.

  • There is no need to return the chips post race
  • Official time results available online. The URL will be posted here weeks before the race
  • No chip/race number. No time. No exceptions