2015 Run and Walk for the Whales

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2015 Run and Walk for the Whales
Time: 6:30 am Half Marathon, 7:00 am 10K, 7:15 am 5K, 7:20 am 2.5 mile walk
Location: Ma'alaea Harbor, South Maui

Registration open. Entry fees vary.

Thank you for to the more than 725 runners and walkers who participated in the 2014 Run and Walk for the Whales. 


Run for a Cause, Run and Walk for the Whales
Join Pacific Whale Foundation for the annual Run and Walk for the Whales, one of Maui's largest runs and walking events. Choose from the 5K run, 10K run, half marathon run and 2.5 mile walk.  


The Run and Walk for the Whales course begins and ends at a location -- alongside Ma’alaea Harbor at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops. The easy-to-follow courses are mostly flat and fast, good news for runners seeking to PR -- and  - you might even see a whale or two breaching in the distance! The post-race festivities take place in the plaza at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops and include live entertainment by Marty Dread; a post-race continental breakfast for runners served by Porto; tours of Pacific Whale Foundation’s research lab, education center and offices; and discounted whalewatches for race participants. 

Support a Great Cause
All proceeds from the event support Pacific Whale Foundation's humpback whale research in Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific, marine education programs for local schoolchildren, as well as conservation programs including efforts to keep marine debris out of our oceans, prevent vessel-whale collisions and end whaling worldwide.


What's Included
The entry fee includes professional chip timing for runners in the 5K, 10K and half marathon, plus clock timing for all walking events. Each walker and runner will receive a “Run and Walk for the Whales” event t-shirt.  Water and Gatorade aid stations will be located along the course. 

Race Start Times
Starting time for the race on Saturday, January 31st are: 
Half Marathon: 6:30 am
10K: 7:00 am
5K: 7:15 am
2.5 mile walk: 7:20 am


Packet Pick-up
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, January 30, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Discovery Classrooms. 


Prizes and Medals
Medals and a pair of whalewatch tickets will be awarded to each of the top three male and top three female overall finishers in the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. There will also be medals presented three deep for the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon male and female age divisions.


The age groups for the 2.5 Mile Walk and 5K Run are: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 

The age groups for the 10K are: 9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 

The age groups for the Half Marathon are: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 

All walkers and runners will be entered into drawings for whalewatches and prizes at the event. 

Registration Fees

Race 2015 Price Schedule


Register online to enter the race.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Online registration closes at midnight on January 28, 2015. 


Course Maps
Please download here. Please note that police will be stationed at all major traffic intersections. Our "out and back" courses are on the same side of the road. 
Download 5K and 10K
Download Half Marathon
Download 2.5 Mile Walk

Post Race Whalewatch
Participants are invited to take part in a post-race whalewatch cruise departing from Ma'alaea Harbor. Tickets will be available at 35% off for all registered runners and walkers in this event. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve your whalewatch cruise, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 after you’ve registered for the race online. 


Children's Program
Pacific Whale Foundation's marine education team will be offering a morning version of its popular Ocean Camp on race day for children ages 4 to 12. The program takes place from 6 am to 10 am at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center in Ma'alaea. The cost is $25 per child.  Sign up for this program in advance to ensure your child has run while you race learning about whales through a dynamic hands-on program and is well-card for by a professional team.


Our program is staffed by professional marine educators with a ration of 1 adult per 8 children. Enrollment is limited to 30 children. Pre-registration is required. Please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.


Race Remotely
Can't race with us on Maui? You can still Run and Walk for the Whales where you live and support the research, conservation, and education efforts of Pacific Whale Foundation. Join in on the fun and donate today and you will receive a Run and Walk for the Whales event t-shirt. You are invited to share your pictures and support on Pacific Whale Foundation's facebook page.


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Past Results:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: 
Pacific Whale Foundation
Attn: Run for the Whales
300 Ma'alaea Rd, Suite 211
Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793

Phone: (808) 249-8811 ext. 1
Email: run@pacificwhale.org