Thousands of runners, both young and young-at-heart, turned out in Kakaako for a good cause on Sunday.
Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s second annual “Jingle Rock Run” first kicked off in the afternoon with a Keiki Sprint, and then a 5K run for adults in the evening.
The route took runners through the sparkling Downtown Christmas lights, and eventually ended at Mother Waldron Park.
After, family fun and holiday festivities followed.
The event was all to support and provide funds to Make-A-Wish Hawaii since the foundation does not usually have big public fundraiser events, according to CEO Siana Hunt.
“We have over 87 children who are actively planning their wish come true right now and tonight’s raising of funds will help make these wishes come true,” said Hunt. “And hopefully more beyond that.”
The CEO also said that about 100 newly eligible children are diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition each year in Hawaii, their ultimate goal is to make sure each keiki’s wish comes true.
KHON2’s very own Taizo Braden helped emcee the event.