Hello, I am going to Maui for my honeymoon the 2nd week of October, it was booked months ago. I just found out the Maui Marathon is that week!!! I was excited to go off season without many people. Now I'm afraid it's going to be super crowded, especially on the west side where we are staying at the Sheraton.
The race is the 15th and we get there on the 6th-13th, so I'm assuming people are going to be there the week before and the week after the race. We might have a day or two without many people, but I'm sure after a few days it will start getting crowded.
Any ideas where to go to get away from the crowd? We are doing the road to Hana and the volcano, but those aren't really relaxing day adventures. Are there any other beaches/areas that tourists don't typically frequent so we can have some peace and quiet if we get overwhelmed?
Has anyone been there during the marathon before and is it as crazy and I'm anticipating it to be? I know these are marathon runners so I'm not expecting a lot of loud partying the week before when I'm there. I don't think many people can drink all week and run a marathon. So maybe it will be quiet but just crowded. Any ideas, insights?