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Hundreds walk for charities in South Kohala

May 12, 2014 - 6:07am

The 36th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk attracted hundreds to South Kohala on Saturday to raise funds for local charities.

The event, sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association at the Mauna Lani Resort, featured both runners and walkers who completed a 3.5-mile course to raise funds for hundreds of local charities. Funds raised during the Big Island event stay on the island. Registration begins at 5:45 a.m. Runners start off at 6:45 a.m. and walkers at 7 a.m. for the 3.5 mile course.

Last year, more than 14,000 walkers statewide raised a record-breaking $1.67 million.

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