A jog through the streets of Honolulu is always fun – especially in December as so much of the rest of the country is huddled in sweaters and digging out of snow. But thanks to Make-A-Wish, you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy the holiday lights and festivities on Honolulu while helping a great cause.

The Jingle Rock Run on Dec. 21 is a 5K run and walk starting at Mother Waldron Park, through Kaka’ako, Downtown Honolulu, and concluding at the Honolulu Night Market. There will also be a Keiki (kids’) Sprint for the young revelers ages 12 and under, which also finishes at the Honolulu Night Market. Festive attire is encouraged, and strollers and pets are welcome.

Registration Underway For Jingle Rock Run

There’s still time to register for this outstanding event. The 5K individual registration is $40, and children 12 and under are $30 for either the Keiki (childrens’) Sprint or the Keiki 5K. Military personnel running the 5K are $35, with military ID being checked at packet-pick up. When you register, you can also join a team, which has a competition of its own. The team with the most participants, as well as the team that raises the most for Make-A-Wish Hawaii, will win a party at Dave and Busters with food and games.

Registration at the event starts at 3 p.m., with the Keiki Sprint starting at 4 p.m. and the 5K at 5 p.m. Runners can also pick up their race packet at Pacific Honda, 188 S Beretania St., in Honolulu, from noon-6 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 20.

There are awards for Top 3 in Men and Women in the following divisions: Elite, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over, Military. All Keiki Sprint participants will receive a finishers medals. Separate starting waves for ages 4 and under, 5-8, 9-12. The Keiki sprint will be limited to 500 participants.

If you don’t feel like running, you can volunteer at the event or pledge to a participant. No matter how you do it, you can help Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii Helps Children From All Over

While Make-A-Wish Hawaii has aided more than 800 children in getting their wish since 1982, it also helps children from the mainland. More than 650 Wish Kids chose a trip to Hawaii as their wish, and Make-A-Wish Hawaii is there to assist in those visits as well.

Ever Ask ‘How Do I Donate My Car?’ Here’s How!

However, if you can’t make it, there are other ways to support the great cause that is Make-A-Wish. If you have an unwanted boat, car, truck or RV, you should consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

When you donate an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, vehicles are picked up or towed away, at no charge to you, and they are either recycled and reused or auctioned off to a new owner. Earned proceeds from recycling or auctioning vehicles are then donated to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Plus, you get a great tax deduction at the same time. Car donation is a win-win for all.

To donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our quick online vehicle donation form. Both methods only take a few moments of your time but can mean the world to a child with a wish. To learn more about the benefits of car donation, please visit our Benefits Of Used Car Donation blog post.