Run & Walk for Whales

Mark your calendars! The 2018 Run & Walk for Whales will take place on Saturday, February 10. To register, click here.

The course will be safer and more walker friendly than ever, encouraging all abilities to join in this fun and rewarding event, which attracted over 800 participants from around in the world in 2017. All proceeds will benefit Pacific Whale Foundation's mission to protect whales and the ocean through science and advocacy.

Pacific Whale Foundation's annual Run & Walk for the Whales is one of Maui's largest run and walking events. Participants can choose from a 1 Mile, 5k, 10k or Maui's only 11.5 Mile course. All participants will receive a medal and t-shirt. Divisional winners will receive cruises from Pacific Whale Foundation.

Our annual post run celebration in the courtyard will be bigger and better than ever, with music by DJ Teddy Rux of Your Mix Maui , breakfast for participants, eco vendors, kid's activities and great prizes.

For divisions, registration fees and deadlines click here

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship of Run & Walk for Whales has many benefits and can be customized to suit company goals. If you or your oganization would like to sponsor this event, email events@pacificwhale.com

Event Location

The Run & Walk for the Whales begins and ends at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops on Maui, Hawaii. The easy-to-follow courses are mostly flat and fast, good news for runners seeking to PR. Participants can often see whales breaching in the distance. The post-race festivities take place in the plaza at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops.

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 school children, as well as conservation programs including efforts to keep marine debris out of our oceans, prevent vessel-whale collisions, and end whaling worldwide.

Run & Walk for the Whales participants

Post-Race Whalewatch

Participants are invited to take part in a post-race whalewatch cruise departing from Ma'alaea Harbor. Tickets will be 40% off for all registered runners and walkers. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve your whalewatch, 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 6:00 am to 10:00 am at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center in Ma'alaea. The cost is $25 per child. Participants will learn about whales and their ocean habitat in a dynamic hands-on program led by a caring team of teaching professionals. The adult to child ratio will be 1:8 and enrollment is limited to 30 children. Sign up for this program in advance to ensure your child has fun while you race. Please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

* Pre-registration is required. *

Race Remotely

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

Past Results

If you have any additional 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
Email: run@pacificwhale.org

 

 

Mahalo to our sponsors: