The CHARITY WALK is a statewide event that occurs on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu in May. In 2013, 14,700 walkers raised over $1,710,000 to help our local charities. In 1974 the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association, formerly the Hawai'i Hotel Association, sponsored a charitable "Superwalk" to benefit one major charitable organization. In 1978, the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association, formerly the Hawai'i Hotel Association, members voted to extend the reach of support offered by the Walk's fundraising capability. The Visitor Industry CHARITY WALK is the result of this decision. Since its inception in 1978, over $26 million has been raised and helped hundreds of local charities throughout the State.

When and where is the statewide Charity Walk?

The 37th Annual VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK will take place on:

Saturday, May 2, 2015
MOLOKAI
Paddlers Inn, Hotel Molokai at 7:00 am

LANAI
Koele, Lanai Senior Center at 7:00 a.m

Saturday, May 9, 2015
HAWAII ISLAND
Mauna Lani Resort at 6:45 am for Runners and 7:00 am for Walkers

MAUI
War Memorial Soccer Field at 7:00 am

Saturday, May 16, 2015
KAUAI
Historic County Building at 7:00 am

OAHU
McCoy Pavilion (Ala Moana Beach Park) at 7:00 am

Who can participate in the statewide Charity Walk and how do I register?

ANYBODY CAN! You do not have to be a hotel employee, or a member of the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association, or part of the visitor industry to participate. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, co workers, clients, schools, clubs, visitors/tourists ... to join us in a morning of fun, food, fabulous entertainment and a little exercise to help raise funds for Hawaii's local charities. All walkers on Oahu are required to have a minimum of $40 for adults and $25 for those under 18 years of age (regardless of age including infants); all walkers on Hawaii Island, and Maui are required to have a minimum of $35 for adults and $25 for those under 18 years of age (regardless of age including infants); and Kauai has a minimum of $35 for all walkers regardless of age to be collected in donations to participate in the CHARITY WALK.

Who do I contact for more information on the Charity Walk?

CONTACT STATEWIDE:
The Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association
(808) 923-0407

CONTACT FOR OAHU:
Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association
(808) 923-0407

CONTACT FOR HAWAII ISLAND:
Fairmont Orchid, Hawai'i
Darren Matsumoto (808) 887-7333

CONTACT FOR KAUA'I:
The Westin Princeville Resort Villas, Kauai Beach Resort
Marc Bennor (808) 827-8720

CONTACT FOR MAUI, MOLOKAI, & LANAI:
Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
(808) 244-8625

Website:
www.charitywalkhawaii.org & www.hawaiilodging.org

Fast Facts on the Statewide CHARITY WALK

2014 VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK STATISTICS

ISLAND WALKERS MONIES RAISED
Big Island 1,700 $276,218
Kauai 2,000 $215,241
Maui County 3,581 $926,141
Oahu 7,000 $469,410
TOTAL 14,281 1,887,010