Pacific Whale Foundation's annual Run & Walk for Whales is one of Maui's largest and most scenic run and walking events. The next installment of this popular annual event will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

With courses safer and more walker friendly than ever, we encourage all abilities to join in this fun and rewarding event. All proceeds benefit Pacific Whale Foundation's mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy.

Event Location

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

2019 Course Maps


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 to 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.

Click here to register for the VIRTUAL TEAM


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.


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.



Sat, Feb 1, 2020
Maui Harbor Shops


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