MAUI, Dec. 9, 2014Hyundai Hope On Wheels today announced it will return to Hawaii for the third annual Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk in Maui on Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 a.m. Hope On Wheels will kick-off its 2015 5K Run/Walk Series at Whalers Village in Lahaina benefiting children battling cancer in Hawaii. The event will be held in conjunction with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

“We are excited to bring our 5K Run/Walk back to Maui for the third year in a row and raise money for pediatric cancer programs in Hawaii,” Mickey Pong, Chairman of Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. “As part of this event, Hope On Wheels will award a $75,000 Young Investigator Clinical Award to Kapi‘olani Medical Center. Hope On Wheels is committed to supporting childhood cancer research nationwide and is honored to continue our partnership with Kapi’olani.”

Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are invited to participate by either registering for the race or making a donation at The registration price is $35 for adults participating in the 5K and $20 for kids ages 6-12 participating in the 5K and Sprint. On-site registration will be available at $40. All participants will receive a race running shirt and bib, a commemorative medal, chip timing and two (2) tickets to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament in Kapalua. Immediately following the 5K, awards will be given to the top finishers. The event will also feature a family fun celebration that includes food, vendor booths and more.

“Our thanks go out to the Hyundai dealers, the company, and to Hyundai Hope On Wheels for their continued support of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women Children,” Martha Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women Children. “As a not-for-profit organization, community support like theirs is essential to help us provide exceptional and comprehensive care to families across the state of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.”

For the fifth year consecutive year, Hyundai is the title sponsor of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions PGA TOUR golf tournament. The Tournament begins on Friday, January 9 and ends on Monday, January 12, 2015 at The Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort in Maui.

To become a sponsor of the 5K, contact Walter Rodriguez at or 714-887-2529.

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