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Maui 5K Signature Event

Welcome to the 12th Annual Maui 5K!

Maui Ocean Center welcomes the community back in person for the 12th annual Maui 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, March 5, 2023! 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.

Maui 5K 2022 Video Highlights
2023 Maui 5k Map
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:

  • raffle prizes
  • event advertising
  • participation in the event

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

Maui 5k FAQʻs
Why should I sign up for the Maui 5K Run and Walk?
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.
When is the 2023 Maui 5K Run and Walk?
The 12th annual Maui 5K Run and Walk will take place on Sunday March 5th 2023, from 7 AM until 9 AM. Runners should plan to arrive an hour early to check-in and participate in group warm-ups.
I’d like to get involved. Can I volunteer?
Absolutely! If you’d like to volunteer on March 5, please send an email to
When does online registration end?
Regular online registration closes on March 1 at 11:59 PM HST. After March 2nd online registration will continue with a late fee.
Can I register for the race late or on the morning of?
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.
Where is packet pick up located?
Packet pick up will be on Saturday, March 4 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Adventure Sports Maui (400 Hana Hwy. Kahului, HI 96732).
When should I arrive on race day?
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.
What does the schedule look like for race day?
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!
When does the run/walk officially begin?
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
Where should I park?
Parking in the main lot outside of Maui Ocean Center will be complimentary, provided by PARKLINQ.
Is there an age limit?
Everyone is welcome! All keiki must be accompanied by an adult at the event.
I have a young child. Can I run or walk with them in their stroller?
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.
Are there aid stations for participants?
Yes! There will be 1 aid station at the turn around at N. Kīhei Rd. to provide water for participants.
Are restrooms available?
Portable toilets will be available, and their locations will be marked on the event map.
Can I dress up for the race?
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!
I’m not a runner. Can I still participate?
Good news! The 1 mile walk is an option for everyone, and still helps our Maui Nui schools!
Will there be awards or prizes for participants?
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!
Do I need to wear a mask or show proof of COVID-19 vaccination?
While mask wearing is encouraged, it is not required as this event is held exclusively outdoors. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required.
Where can I find updates leading up to the event?
Follow us @mauioceancenter on social media for exciting updates!
What hashtags should I use for my Maui 5K photos?
We can’t wait to see your photos! Use these hashtags when you post: #Maui5K, #MOCMaui5K
Is the Maui 5K Run and Walk safe?
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!
I have a question that wasn't answered here. Who can I contact?
No problem. Please reach out to and we'll help you out!

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