The Pailolo Challenge is a 26 mile race from DT Fleming Beach, Maui, to Kaunakakai, Moloka’i. Paddlers gather from Hawaii, USA, Canada, Australia and more to test themselves in excellent channel crossing conditions.
Since inception the race has caught on and considered to be the most consistent and funnest canoe race in Hawaii. Join us!
The Pailolo Challenge is organized and staffed by Hawaiian Canoe Club.
The mission of HCC is to perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling by providing an environment rooted in traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.
Mahalo to Sustainable Island Products for sponsoring the Maui Jim Pailolo Challenge 2019! They will be providing compostable alternatives to single use products for our after party! We will also have a reef-safe sunscreen station at the race start. We strongly encourage the use of reuseable water coolers, jugs and packs.
In addition, Moloka’i Athletics will be providing waste stations for recyclables, compost (mahalo to Sustainable Moloka’i – Sust-aina-ble Moloka’i for your kokua) and hopefully very little trash. We hope to minimize our impact on the landfills and ‘aina!