Join this year’s Run for Hope events at Kohala Coast and the Qiliwili festival at Waikoloa Village this September 11-13, 2015. Enjoy the Taste of Hawaii Island on day 1, the energizing Golf and Tennis Tournaments on day 2 and the adrenaline-pumping 5K run/walk and 10K run on the third day!

Why Run for Hope?

Do you want to stay healthy and fab while supporting cancer research in Hawaii? If “yes” now is the time to get those running shoes. Get ready for the 2015 run for Hope events to be held on September 13, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hualalai at the Kohala Coast! The money you give will be used to care for cancer patients and to fund the cancer research projects to prevent, treat and hopefully, totally eliminate cancer incidence. It will also help to educate cancer patients and their families as well as those high-risk individuals about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

I am not an athlete, how can I help?

The Run for Hope is an event where participants simply have fun, meet new people and explore the area while running for a cause. Forget about the pressure of winning because the race is non-competitive in nature.

The race starts at seven o’clock in the morning (7 AM) at the Four Seasons Resort. Choose which race you would like to join. You can choose between the 10-K run and the 5-K run/walk. For a minimum donation of $30 which you have to pay a day before the race or $35 if you pay at the door just before the race starts, you also get a free t-shirt as a souvenir.

Visit for more details or you can call them at 1-808-325-8052.

Thrilled already? There’s more! Before you get too excited in sweating it out, get a peek of the equally exciting activities, two days before the actual race.

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How Do I Maintain Hope?

If you would like more information on the importance of hope in recovery and ways to develop and maintain it, call HIR at (866) 390-5070.

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Day 1: Taste of Hawaii Island

Chef stations are fun because you get to sample foods from the Island’s top restaurants. Splurge on foods that you otherwise might never have tasted, or out of your budget and start mingling with other participants. Love seafood? There will be a lot of those palatable dishes to satisfy
your cravings! These chef stations will give you a taste of Hawaii itself with its flavorful foods that reflect the ethnicity of the Island.

There’s also topnotch entertainment filled with music and dancing and the silent auction where you can bid on desirable prices.

Day 2: Golf and Tennis Tournaments

Saturday, September 12, 2015, marks the Golf and Tennis Tournaments at the Hualalai Golf Course. Get to choose between Hualalai Golf Course or Rebound Ace surface courts.

The Hualalai Golf Course is an 18-hole; 7,100-yard Jack Nicklaus-designed seaside golf which starts at the green kipuka (also known as oasis), spreads over the lush fairways and ends at the ocean. It’s a great place to take a swing and relax while enjoying the tropical refreshments and taking in the exhilarating ocean views after the game.

The Hualalai Tennis Club has eight well-designed Rebound Ace surface courts, which are ideal for tennis matches. There are courtside amenities like complimentary racquets and balls, sports drink, water, and towels.

Hawaii Island Recovery Center wishes everyone a healthy, exciting and safe Run for Hope events ahead! For those who are suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, behavioral and mental health problems, you can visit us at 5-170 Hualalai Road, C311 Kailua Kona. We are also very excited to talk to you so call us at (866) 491-8009.

Contact us today and we will find out which treatment programs would best suit your needs and speed up your healing process!