The second largest of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is a popular vacation destination, noted for its fine sand beaches and towering volcanoes. Geologically, the island is comprised of two major volcanic masses — one in the northwest and one in the southeast — separated by a valley-like isthmus. There’s a lot of really interesting terrain on Maui, considering its relatively small size. For our guide to running on Maui, we had to carefully research some of the best spots, because there aren’t that many roads—and most of the roads that do exist aren’t that great for running.

The area between the more populated, resort heavy Wailea and Makena area does have a good paved stretch. Maui is also a beach runner’s paradise, with long swaths of sand stretching along the coasts near Wailea Beach, Kaanapali Beach, and Kanaha Beach. In the resort areas of the island, near Wailea and Lahaina, the paved and boardwalk paths of the Kaanapali Beach Walk and the Wailea Beach Path offer short but satisfying running routes. One of the ‘must-dos’ for runners in Maui are the coastal and volcanic trails, which provide stunning scenery and shelter from the hot Hawaiian weather.

In terms of getting around, there are taxis, hotel and tour shuttles, but a car is generally needed to get around.

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Kahului — Bike Path and Kanaha Beach

Maui, HI

Kahului, tucked into the north side of the valley near the airport, is one of the most populous areas of the island, and home to one of the longest stretches of beach on Maui. There is also a nice section of bike path which parallels Stables Road.
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Keopuolani Regional Park

Maui, HI

The largest park on Maui at 110 acres, with a couple of miles of paved trails over rolling hill terrain. Popular spot for 5k races. Across from War Memorial Stadium Complex which has a track and a runnable ~1 mile section of Kahului Beach Rd.
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Kahului — Bike Path and Kanaha Beach

Maui, HI

Kahului, tucked into the north side of the valley near the airport, is one of the most populous areas of the island, and home to one of the longest stretches of beach on Maui. There is also a nice section of bike path which parallels Stables Road.
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The tourism site at gohawaii.com can help plan your trip.

Most of the shoe stores on Maui are your run of the mill chains, but the Valley Island Road Runners has group runs and tons of resources on local running.

Maui Runner. Great resource for running on Maui.

The Valley Island Road Runners also have a list of top upcoming races on Maui.