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2016 Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K Run/Walk

December 31, 2015, 12:39 PM HST
* Updated January 5, 7:41 AM
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Hyundai Hope on Wheels. Courtesy file photo.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels. Courtesy file photo.

The Hyundai Hope on Wheels returns to Maui for the 2016 5K Run/Walk as organizers work to raise funds in the fight against pediatric cancer. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at Whalers Village in Kāʻanapali.

The Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K is being held in conjunction with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions PGA TOUR golf tournament taking place in Kapalua.

Funds raised through the Maui event will benefit Hawaiʻi children battling cancer at Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Registration for the Maui event is $35 for adults and $20 for children up to 12 years of age, which also includes registration for the kids sprint.  Runners and walkers will also receive an official timing, race bib, shirt, food and refreshments, and finisher medal.

Now in its 18th year, the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program was established in 1998 and operates as a national independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping kids fight cancer.

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The program is supported by Hyundai Motor America and its more than 820 dealers nationwide. Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the US, Hyundai customers join Hyundai and its dealers in this cause.

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Event organizers note that pediatric cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death among children in the US.  Every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer in the US, that’s about 15,000 new cases each year.

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