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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, January 14, 2018
2017: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 72°F (22°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 66° F (18°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.48
Course Score: 98.74

Race Size

2017: 444 Finishers
2016: 498 Finishers
2015: 301 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 6.1%
2016: 8.8%
2015: 9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Maui Oceanfront marathon course is entirely on asphalt and the wide shoulder of the road. The course has many scenic pull outs and public beaches for family and friends to park, picnic and support your run. The course is mostly flat with some rolling climbs with gentle grades.

The marathon starts early in the morning, but the temperature and humidity can make for a rather warm second half.

Marathon Rankings

The Maui Oceanfront Marathon was the 144th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 213th largest in 2015.

This year 6.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Maui Oceanfront Marathon the 249th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 88th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 98.74 ranks it as the 226th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Hawaii.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Maui Oceanfront Marathon a PR Score of 95.48. This PR Score ranks it as the 386th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Hawaii.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 196 feet (59m)
Min Elevation: 2 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Maui Oceanfront Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Maui Oceanfront Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Stunningly beautiful race w/ 17 miles of oceanfront views. Very well organized smaller (400 plus in full; 500 plus in half) race. The entire race is run on the shoulder of a main road. The asphalt is in great condition but running w/ the slope for all those miles gave me a bunch of blisters on my left foot. the race director clearly loves what he does and his informative and humorous e-mails are great. Tons of aid stops and all with sports drink. I tried to find some sunscreen late in the race and couldn't so I would make that suggestion.

Race Tips

Runners must deal w/ Hawaii heat. Race begins @ 5:30am to help but for anyone who runs over 4 hours (I was almost 5) the heat is an issue. The sun hits your back and there's very little shade. There are some hills the middle miles but its super flat the final 8 when you really want it. They have a lovely postrace set-up where many runners soaked tired legs in the ocean. Can\'t beat that!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

This is a point to point race. I stayed near the finish line @ Lahaina. They have a shuttle bus that takes runners to the start in Wahlea. Runners can stay in Wahlea and catch a post race shuttle but there is a charge for that.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Maui Oceanfront Marathon in 3:11:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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