2021 Maui Marathon Going Virtual due to Pandemic; Registration Now Open

The 2021 Maui Marathon is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here is a photo from the 2015 Maui Marathon. Photo Credit: County of Maui/ Ryan Piros (9.20.15)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person 2021 Maui Marathon scheduled for April has been cancelled and the running event now is going virtual, race officials announced.

Registration now is open for the virtual marathon, half marathon, 4-member marathon relay, 5- and 10-kilometer run/walk. Mileage can be completed at any location in Hawaiʻi or on the Mainland between April 1 and April 30, 2021. 

“Runners are struggling to adjust to the abrupt change in plans but rather than letting the goals of runners go unfulfilled, we are offering a virtual run with all the swag,” race director Jon Emerson said. “As for the full race experience, let’s hope that the virus will be under control and we can have an in person event for 2022.”

Runners have 30 days in April to finish the race they register for, uploading times to the registration website. 

Those who had previously signed up for the in-person 2021 Maui Marathon can automatically compete virtually, or have the option to roll over their registration to the April 24, 2022 Maui Marathon. There are no refunds.

Runners who choose to transfer registration to 2022 must let race officials know by March 15 by emailing 

There will be a packet pickup for the virtual Maui Marathon from 8 am to 1 pm on April 24 and 25 at the Kā’anapali Beach Hotel. Participants will receive a race shirt, bag and participant medal. Runners not able to pick up packets on those dates will receive it by mail.  

To register or for details about the virtual event, visit For more information about the Maui Marathon, visit

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