Maui Marathon

Serenading runners in Ka’anapali

Maui Marathon

Maui Marathon 2009-2016

The Hawaiian Serenaders entertained runners for eight years at the 40th Annual Maui Marathon in September 2009 through the 47th Annual Marathon in September 2016. The Maui Marathon is the oldest marathon west of the Rockies and the 7th most popular in the world. The Serenaders performed 22 shows during the Health & Wellness Expo, the Saturday night carb luau and at the Finish Line. The Serenaders also wrote their signature Maui Marathon Song for runners >>

DETAILS

  • Race Director Rudy Huber began with the 40th Annual Marathon in 2009 for the same 8 years.
  • Health & Wellness Exposition for runners to register, get information, and make purchases was held Friday and Saturdays in the ballroom at the Westin Ka’anapali Hotel.
  • A Carb Luau for runners was held Saturday nights at the Aloha Pavilion outdoors at the Westin Ka’anapali Hotel. In 2014 the venue and concept changed to outside Paradise Grill.
  • The Finish Line for the Marathon on Sunday was on the Ka’anapali Beach Parkway.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS – CLICK ON A PHOTO for the story behind it

ARCHIVES –  CLICK ON THE YEAR for reviews  of 22 shows from 2009 – 2016

2016 – 2 shows in 2 days. Friday and Saturday afternoons at the Expo. We stayed Friday night at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
2015 – 2 shows in 2 days. Friday and Saturday afternoons at the Expo. We stayed Friday night at Ka’anapali Beach hotel and drove home Saturday after our performance since we weren’t playing on Sunday (NEW).
2014 – 4 shows in 3 days. Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon at the Expo, Saturday night at the NEW Pasta Party outside Paradise Grill, and Sunday at the Finish Line. We stayed two nights at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
2013 – 3 shows in 2 days. Saturday afternoon at the Expo, Saturday night at the carb luau, and Sunday at the Finish Line. We stayed Saturday night at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel and arrived early to walk over to the Keiki Ukulele Contest at nearby Hula Grill in the morning before our show.
2012 – 3 shows in 2 days. Saturday afternoon at the Expo, Saturday night at the carb luau, and Sunday at the Finish Line. We stayed Saturday night at Royal Lahaina Resort in Ka’anapali. On Sunday we drove to Napili Bay to have lunch with Mele’s cousins visiting from California.
2011 – 4 shows in 3 days. Friday night at Hard Rock Café in Lahaina, Saturday morning at the Expo, Saturday night at the carb luau, and Sunday at the Finish Line. We stayed Friday night at a hotel on Front Street in Lahaina and then moved to the Royal Lahaina Resort for Saturday night.
2010 – 2 shows in 2 days. Saturday at the Expo and Sunday at the Finish Line. We stayed Saturday night at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
2009 – 2 shows in 2 days. Saturday at the Expo Sunday at the Finish Line. We stayed Saturday night at Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

MAUI MARATHON SONG >> for the song’s lyrics and weekend fun around the musical marathons

SERENADERS VIDEOS >> on Mele’s YouTube Channel