Photos of the course by a runner
Chang's Finisher Certificate
This is the fourth Maui Marathon newsletter of 2005. We have
a new line of 2005 merchandise and also great discounts on this
merchandise. See below for details!
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An interview with Maui Marathon legend - Billy Conner
- by Bob Craver
Maui resident, Billy Conner, will be competing in his 29th Maui
Marathon this September. Race Director Bob Craver caught up with
Billy to reflect on why he returns to run the race year after
year and what his goals are for the future.
Bob Craver: The Maui Marathon is one of the
country's oldest marathon and you've run it 28 out of the 35
years it has been in existence. Your answer may be obvious, but
I'll ask anyway. Why do you keep coming back?
Billy Conner: It is really a fantastic
feeling for me to have been a part this wonderful celebration of
life that we call the Maui Marathon. Just being able to live on
Maui for 29 years has been a pure joy in itself. Every year, I
am overwhelmed with the outpouring of heartfelt
"aloha" at the aid stations along the incredibly
beautiful course and the cheering spectators.
Bob: Tell us a bit about your marathon
Billy: My first marathon was the Honolulu
Marathon in 1975, which I finished in 3:39. The Kona Marathon
last June 19th was my 92nd career marathon. In addition to the
Maui Marathon, I have finished the Honolulu Marathon 24 times,
the Volcano Marathon nine times , the Hilo Marathon three times,
the Kona Marathon six times, the Haleakala Run to the Sun 13
consecutive times, the 50 mile Hana Relay solo eight times , and
the Seoul National Marathon once. My fastest marathon ever was
my very first Maui Marathon (3:13) and my slowest marathon was
the Honolulu Marathon in 1991 (4:29).
Bob: You've had some incredible long-running
traditions. What are your future goals?
Billy: I would like to finish 100 marathons
before I turn 60. If I maintain my current schedule of six
marathons a year my 100th would be my 30th consecutive Maui
Marathon next year. I also have a goal of completing 50
consecutive Maui Marathons which would be a challenge since I
would be 76 years old by then. I would also like to be the
oldest finisher in Honolulu Marathon -- I think that the current
record is 94 years old.
Bob: Those are lofty goals. What is your
goal this September 18th?
Billy: I don't want to put any pressure on
myself to finish in under a certain time, I will be
"content" just to compete and finish, I will be
"happy" if I break 4:30, I will be
"thrilled" if I can finish in under 4:15, and I will
be "absolutely ecstatic" if I can manage somehow to
break 4 hours.
Bob: What advice would you give the
first-time Maui Marathon entrants?
Billy: To the first time Maui Marathon
entrants I would say, The Maui Marathon is a beautiful monster.
Don't try for a new p.r. (personal record time) here, the
tropical sun, heat, and humidity can make this course a tough
one. Enjoy the scenery, learn how to make the "shaka"
hand signal and wave back to the local supporters with it. Don't
start out too fast and drink plenty of liquids at every aid
Bob: Do you have any final words before we
Billy: Yes, I would just like to thank
everybody who is involved with the marathon. Everybody from the
aid station workers to the mayor to the VIRR members and the
police have played an important role in this magic called the
Maui Marathon There are just too many wonderful people to
mention. I am grateful to all for enriching my life.
New 2005 Merchandise
2005 shirt designs, hats and duffel bags available - sale
items, 25% to 33% discount. All bags, duffel and totes, are on
sale for $15, a 25% discount and all new hats are on sale at $8,
a 33% discount. This sale ends on 8/31. There is no minimum
dollar amount, $5 will be automatically added for s&h on all
See our merchandise
page for details.
Carbo load wait list
We are no longer accepting names for the wait list as the
current list of names received exceeds the anticipated number of
potential openings due to cancellations. Anyone that clears the
wait list will be notified on or about August 31st via email.
Remember the carbo load party is on Friday night (9/16/05) from
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at The Westin Maui.
For those who have purchased carbo load tickets but will not
be able to attend for any reason, please notify us by email at email@example.com
prior to 8/31 and we will refund the full amount. This will
allow for us to accept people from our extensive waitlist.
Refunds will not be extended past the 8/31 notification
The Maui Marathon publishes lists of all runners who have
entered the Maui Marathon, Maui Half Marathon and Maui Tacos 5K
as well as signed up for the famous Carbo Load dinner. These
lists are updated every 4-6 weeks. Applications received in the
month of July will be posted on or about August 10 at which time
the lists will be updated. See the: Marathon,
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pedicures, facials and hair services to couples massage.
Located on the picturesque Napili coast, Makai Massage &
Bodywork offers a vast array of services including facials and
We are known for therapeutic massage and are the
"official massage therapists for the Maui Marathon"
For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit
us at www.makaimassage.com.
Marathon Tours and Travel, the Maui Marathon and Half
Marathon's official travel agency has reported that there are a
limited number of hotel rooms still available. Currently, The
Westin Maui, race headquarters, is sold out but rooms may be
available at other properties.
Call Scott at Marathon Tours (800) 444-4097 (9:00 am to 5:00
pm EST) for up-to-date information, visit www.marathontours.com/maui
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell Us Your Story!
Are you running in the 2005 Maui Marathon or Half Marathon
and have a story to tell? Are you running in honor of someone or
have you overcome personal or medical challenges to get to the
starting line? The media is always looking for inspiring
Please share your story by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com.
Please include your complete contact information including your
contact information while on Maui. Mahalo!
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Training for the 2005 Maui Marathon or the Maui Half
It is very timely that you should be in final stages of
preparation for the Maui Marathon or Half Marathon which is now
only one month way. We suggest no more long runs closer than
three weeks before the Marathon and Half Marathon. Stay healthy,
watch your diet and make sure you keep well hydrated, especially
in the 2 weeks prior to your race. If you are going to
experience a climate and time zone change start planning for
that as well. Remember the race starts at 5:30 a.m. which is
equivalent to 11:30 a.m. EST and 8:30 a.m. PST.
We encourage you to visit the Cool
Running training pages, have a look at the training
schedules for both the marathon
marathon and determine which of the four levels (beginner,
intermediate, advanced and competitive) in each event best suits
Cool Running also offers you the an interactive running log
so that you can track your mileage on a daily basis, setup
multiple running routes and monitor your performance against
each route. You can keep track of your distance, time, pace,
weight and heart rate as well as the mileage you put on your
shoes, and a lot more.... Check it out today - it's free, it's
the best running log out there.
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