This year’s walk, themed “Put Your Best Slippah Forward,” will take place Saturday, May 14, at War Memorial Soccer Field.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and the 5K walk starts at 7 a.m.
The Charity Walk is a statewide event that occurs on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Molokai and Kauai each year. Now in its 33rd year, the walk is one of the largest single-day fundraising events by a nonprofit organization in the State of Hawaii.
Since its inception in 1978, more than $20 million has been raised, benefiting hundreds of local charities throughout the state.
Last year, more than 10,000 walkers statewide raised over $1 million to benefit 190-plus local charitable organizations.
“The Charity Walk is the visitor industry’s way of contributing to local charities while having fun,” said Mufi Hannemann, president of the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association.
“We strongly believe in giving back to the community, especially during these challenging times.”
On Maui, more than 1,600 participants raised $354,000 to benefit 70-plus Maui County charities. All funds raised on Maui stay in Maui County.
For information, call the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association at 244-8625.
Maui’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk will begin at War Memorial Soccer Field at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.