Run and Walk for the Whales
Sign up online in advance (by 11:59 pm on January 30) and enjoy reduced entry fees. After 11:59 pm on January 30, all online registration will be closed. Packet pick up and race registration is on Friday, February 1, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Photo Tribute to the Whales exhibit, located at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops near Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store. Late registration will be accepted on race day for an additional $5 per entry. Please register online at http://www.flpregister.com/21. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
Runners and walkers, adults and kids, residents and visitors are invited to take part in this 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 course, 5K running course, 10K walking course, 10K running course, half marathon running course and 2K running course for kids. Starting line and post-run festivities will take place at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, South Maui. Water and aid stations are located along the course.
Download a course map here.
Download brochure and entry form.
Download parking and shuttle bus information.
The 2K Keiki Race for children travels on a closed loop at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort.
All runners in the 5K, 10K and half marathon and walkers in the 5K and 10K will receive professional chip timing. Clock timing will be provided for the 2K Keiki (children’s) race.
The entry fee for adults includes a free “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" cotton t-shirt plus a post-race breakfast.
The Run and Walk for the Whales features the perfect prizes for anyone who loves whales: the top three overall finishers in each running race, and the top age group winners in each running race will win whalewatch tickets with Pacific Whale Foundation, and will also receive lei and medals. Walkers will be entered into a drawing for whalewatch tickets. The 2K Keiki race will award medals to the “boy top finisher” and “girl top finisher.” Children in the 2K children's race will also be entered into a drawing to win whale-themed toys, books, videos and games.
Register online at http://www.flpregister.com/21 by 11:59 pm on January 30 and pay a reduced entry fee: $45 for the half marathon run, $40 for the 10K run or walk, $35 for the 5K run or walk and $25 for the Keiki 2K run. Pacific Whale Foundation Members who register online by midnight, January 30, pay even lower fees: $40 for the half marathon run, $35 for the 10K run or walk, $30 for the 5K run or walk and $20 for the Keiki 2K run. You can join Pacific Whale Foundation at www.pacificwhale.org.
After January 30, you may register on race day for an additional $5 per entry. Packet pick up and race registration is on Friday, February 1, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Photo Tribute to the Whales exhibit, located at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops near Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store. Late registration will be accepted on race day for an additional $5 per entry.
If you have questions or need assistance with your entry please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or email email@example.com.
Check-in on race day (February 2) begins at 5:30 am at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. The start times are 6:30 am for the Half Marathon, 7:00 am for the 10K, 7:30 am for the 5K and 8:00 am for the Keiki Fun Run.
Free race day parking will be available at the Wailea Events Lot, located at the corner of Wailea Ike and Kalai Wa'a Streets in Wailea. (Wailea Ike runs between the Pi'ilani Highway and Wailea Alanui Drive.) For information on athlete drop off and parking, please follow this link. Free shuttle buses will be available starting at 5:00 am to transport athletes and supporters from the Wailea Events Lot to the race start at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort.
Makena Beach and Golf Resort is a sponsor of the Run and Walk for the Whales. They are offering special rates on lodging from February 1, 2013 through February 3, 2013 for participants in the Run and Walk for the Whales. The special rates of $199 for a scenic view room and $225 for an ocean view room are based on a maximum four person occupancy and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.makenaresortmaui.com.
The Run and Walk for the Whales is an important fundraiser for Pacific Whale Foundation’s marine education programs for local students in preschool through high school. Since 1980, Pacific Whale Foundation has provided whalewatches, eco-friendly tidepool explorations and science lab programs in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center to thousands of schoolchildren each year. In recent years, Pacific Whale Foundation has offered a special Friday program for middle school students at Kihei Charter School that includes at-sea time on our vessels, learning nautical and navigational skills, as well as scientific marine research techniques. Pacific Whale Foundation’s Project Oceans is a teacher training program that helps teachers incorporate environmental education and marine science into their classes.
For additional information about the Run and Walk for the Whales, please email email@example.com or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Registration is online at http://www.flpregister.com/21
Won't be on Maui for our Run and Walk for the Whales on Saturday, February 2nd? Join the fun wherever you live.
Participate in our Worldwide Run and Walk for the Whales! Sign up for the distance of your choice. We'll send you a 2013 Run and Walk for the Whales quick dry t-shirt and race number. Run, walk, ski or snowshoe the distance on or around February 2nd and help support Pacific Whale Foundation's marine education programs for Maui schoolchildren. To sign up, visit http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/2013-remote-run-and-walk-for-the-whales