Maui 5K Signature Event - Maui Ocean Center

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Welcome to the 13th Annual Maui 5K!

Maui Ocean Center welcomes the community back in person for the 13th annual Maui 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, March 3, 2024! There will be a timed 5K run/walk and an untimed 1-mile walk for everyone from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders).


Challenge your classmates to run for your school and help spread the word during your next family get-together! Join in to support Maui nui schools, reconnect with the community, and celebrate the outdoors at this family-friendly event.


An extra donation (optional) may be made for the school of your choice during online registration.

About the maui 5k

Maui Ocean Center is proud to be the title sponsor for this year’s annual Maui 5K — a fun, healthy event for students, parents, athletes, and non-athletes alike.


Each spring, Maui’s keiki can earn money for their schools and develop healthy fitness habits during a 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk. Proceeds raised by the event provide funds to maintain or purchase new equipment for schools’ physical fitness, play, and athletic programs.


Help us help them!


Maui 5K is in need of donations and/or sponsorships from Maui businesses. Donations can include:

If you’d like to become a sponsor for this event or simply donate to the cause, please visit or email

2024 Sponsors

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Maui 5k FAQ's

Participating in this event not only provides an opportunity to get outside and get active but also to support all public and private Maui Nui schools. Funds raised from the event will go directly to our keiki’s schools to provide opportunities for physical fitness.

The 13th annual Maui 5K Run and Walk will take place on Sunday March 3rd 2024, from 7 AM until 9 AM. Runners should plan to arrive an hour early to check-in and participate in group warm-ups.

Absolutely! If you’d like to volunteer on March 5, please send an email to

Regular online registration closes on February 27th at 11:59 PM HST. 

Yup! Late or day of registration pricing increases to $50 for either the 5K or 1Mile Walk. Event T-shirts may not be available for late or day of registrants. Volunteers will be stationed at 5:30AM to welcome and register participants on the day of the event.

Packet pick up will be on Saturday, March 2nd from 9 AM to 3 PM at Adventure Sports Maui (400 Hana Hwy. Kahului, HI 96732).

All registered participants are encouraged to arrive about an hour before the race starts at 7 AM to get in on our pre-race festivities! Volunteers will be available to register day-of participants beginning at 5:30 AM.

We’re glad you asked.
6:00 AM -DJ Zeke is on and the music is jamming
6:20 AM -Pre-race warmup with Justin Yanagida & Friends of Yanagida Fitness
6:40 AM -Safety briefing
7:00 AM -Race is ON!
8:00 AM -Awards and prizes kick-off
9:00 AM -Event is pau! See you next year!

The 5K run and 1 mile walk will begin at 7 AM on Sunday, March 6, but we’ll have activities before! Stop by anytime after 6 AM so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Parking in the main lot outside of Maui Ocean Center will be complimentary, provided by PARKLINQ.

Everyone is welcome! All keiki must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

Yes! Strollers are welcome in both the 5K run and 1 mile walk.
A registered participant must accompany all strollers. Stroller registration is an additional $10.

Yes! There will be 1 aid station at the turn around at N. Kīhei Rd. to provide water for participants.

Portable toilets will be available, and their locations will be marked on the event map.

Get silly with it! Feel free to express yourself with your race day attire — bonus points for showing school spirit or establishing a team color for your race crew!

Good news! The 1 mile walk is an option for everyone, and still helps our Maui Nui schools!

You bet! The awards ceremony and door prize giveaway will kick off after the race, and you must be present to win. We’ve got some awesome prizes, so you’ll want to plan on sticking around!

While mask wearing is encouraged, it is not required as this event is held exclusively outdoors. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required.

Follow us @mauioceancenter on social media for exciting updates!

We can’t wait to see your photos! Use these hashtags when you post: #Maui5K, #MOCMaui5K

Much like any race, there are risks involved, but measures will be taken to make the Maui 5K Run and Walk as safe as possible! Designated officials will be present to direct traffic, and portions of the roads will be closed to ensure obstruction-free running and walking fun!

No problem. Please reach out to and we’ll help you out!