May 4, 2024 at Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field
Registration starts at 6:00 a.m.
Run starts at 7:00 a.m.
Walk starts at 7:05 a.m.


May 4, 2024 at Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field

The Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association - Kauaʻi chapter is thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement in 2023, made possible by your invaluable support. On behalf of Ike Cockett, who chaired the 44th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, and the HLTA Board of Directors, we express heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors, participants, and volunteers. Your contributions were instrumental in the exceptional success of the 44th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, enabling us to raise over $570,000. The funds raised provided crucial financial aid to more than 50 non-profit organizations on Kauaʻi.

We're excited to share that HLTA will host the 2024 Charity Walk kick-off breakfast, generously sponsored by Outrigger Kauaʻi Beach Resort, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The 45th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk is set for Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields, themed "May the 4th be with you!"

While we exceeded our fundraising goal in 2023, our partnership with local food banks and essential agencies revealed that there are many more families requesting assistance from our island community. Our goal this year is to raise $600,000 with your support in order to assist as many Kaua‘i families as possible.  

Ike Cockett, deeply moved by the remarkable generosity from our community, has committed to lead the 2024 Charity Walk fundraising efforts once more. Years ago, Ike and his ʻohana have been recipients of supplies from the local foodbank. This has been the main drive behind his passion in chairing this year’s Charity Walk and paying it forward.

Ike Cockett
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai


All grant funding must be used to fund programs in the County in which the funds were raised and utilized to benefit that community. An organization must apply separately to each county for funding to be used in that county.

Funds will not be granted for capital fund drives, purchase of tangible real property or personal property,  or interest or reduction of deficits or loans.

501(c)3 non-profit organizations in the state of Hawaiʻi are eligible to apply for Visitor Industry Charity Walk Grants. Grants will be considered on the basis of an organization’s community impact and may vary widely in scope and size. Grants are not a source of guaranteed continuous funding. Deadline to apply: January 29, 2024



"What’s most meaningful about the Charity Walk is that it’s the visitor industry’s way of showing its profound appreciation for the community by way of its fiscal contribution. We continue to fundraise and, thanks to the unparalleled support of our hospitality industry, and the generosity of many HLTA members, are able to provide assistance to hundreds of local nonprofits across our islands."
- Mufi Hannemann, HLTA President and CEO