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41st Annual Charity Walk Presented by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association

WHEN: Oahu - Saturday May 20, 2022 - Links to details below

ABOUT: Put on your walking shoes or your best pair of rubbah slippahs and join thousands of others for the Annual Charity Walk, one of Hawaii's largest fundraisers benefitting more than 200 local non-profit organizations across the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with family, friends, and colleagues as you enjoy ono food and live entertainment while raising money for great causes.

The Charity Walk is a statewide event in May held by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA), the Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation (HHIF), and Hawaii's hospitality industry to raise funds for Hawaii's local charities! It's the only walk in the state where you can actually gain weight by walking, as every checkpoint is loaded with ono grinds and goodies.




The 43rd Visitor Industry Charity Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20th starting at 8 a.m., will

require traffic rerouting and may cause delays for motorists in the Ala Moana and Waikiki areas.

The Charity Walk will begin at Magic Island, continue on Ala Moana Boulevard and along the Ala Wai Promenade, then down Kalākaua Avenue heading into Waikiki, turning around on Paoakalani Street. The walk will proceed along the makai side of Kalākaua Avenue, go makai on Lewers Street, along Kalia Road towards the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and back to Magic Island on Ala Moana Boulevard.

In order to accommodate the event, the City & County of Honolulu will close off the following streets from 7:00

a.m. until the completion of the walk:

  • • 7:00 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m.: Kalākaua Avenue, at Kalākaua- Kūhiō Avenue intersection: Traffic heading into
  • Waikiki will be directed onto Kūhiō Avenue at the Kalākaua- Kūhiō split. Kalākaua Avenue, beginning at
  • the Luana Waikiki, will be completely blocked, with Kalākaua opening back up after Olohana Street.
  • • 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.: Atkinson Drive (Roosevelt Gate) entrance to Ala Moana Beach Park will be closed for
  • the walkers.
  • • 6:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Kalākaua Avenue, from Ala Wai Promenade Bridge to Ena Road: All lanes on the
  • right of the median will be closed to traffic. The lane on the left of the median will remain open for traffic
  • heading into Waikiki.
  • • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Lewers Street will be closed, between Helumoa Road and Kalia Road. A
  • contraflow lane will be set up from Helumoa up Lewers for local traffic.
  • • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Kalia Road (Eastbound): Traffic heading into Waikiki will be re-directed onto
  • Saratoga, then onto Kalākaua Avenue.

In addition, HPD may extend crossing signals at key intersections to accommodate the walkers.

About the HLTA

The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association is the state's oldest and largest private organization representing

hotels, condominiums, timeshares, other lodging entities, suppliers, and related firms and individuals with a

connection to tourism. HLTA is dedicated to supporting the hospitality industry through education, political action,

and membership benefits, and raising awareness about its contributions throughout the state.


The CHARITY WALK is a statewide event that occurs on Hawai`i Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu in May.

In 1978, the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism 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.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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


The Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association

(808) 923-0407


Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association

(808) 923-0407


Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Bambi Lau, (808) 886-8128


HLTA Kauai Chapter

Morgan Lopez, (808) 651-5480


Maui Hotel & Lodging Association

(808) 244-8625

Website: &

Fast Facts on the Statewide CHARITY WALK

To Benefit: Hawaii's Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Organizations Statewide (Monies raised on the island stay on that island)

Theme: A Tradition of Giving


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