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Dashing for a Cause: Jingle Rock Run

Ready to Jingle Rock Run

What better time to give back to your local community than during the holiday season. And a huge bonus when you can involve the whole family in an active and fun event. This past Sunday our family participated in Make A Wish Hawaii’s annual Jingle Rock Run. It’s our favorite local fun-run event that directly benefits Island keiki diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. It’s an evening 5K that takes you from the state capitol all the way through downtown’s holiday lights. I love the vibe at this event for obvious reasons. You are surrounded by positive energy that is only amplified with holiday spirit. The whole family is invited, including pets. We didn’t bring our pup this year and kind of regretted it. Next year for sure!

We arrived decked out in our Jingle Rock Run tee’s which were included with the entry fee. We added holiday socks and other accessories to complete our looks. The event was very well organized with sponsor tents set up in front of the capitol where businesses could share information and offer small promotional items. It’s great to see the support of local companies at an event like this. Check out the cool water flasks we scored from Air Canada!

Jingle Rock Run Tents

Jingle Rock Run Air Canada Water Flask

There were also food vendors and a few games for the kiddos. The weather was pretty great so we just chilled out (and goofed off) until it was time to run.

PreTeen Side Eye

By the time everyone lined up in the street there was quite the crowd! The National and State anthems were sung and a quick word from Governor Ige. It wasn’t long until they were counting down from 10 and we were off running!

Jingle Rock Runners

There was both encouragement and entertainment along the way. Both of my girls were troopers during this run. It actually didn’t even seem like 3.1 miles. Before we knew it we had finished the course. Plenty of water and bananas were waiting for us at the finish line but most importantly the wonderful feeling of knowing that tonight we were a part of something special.

The Jingle Rock Run may be over but there is always time to help bring these kiddos some joy. See how you can help make a difference through Make A Wish Hawaii.

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Dashing for a Cause: Jingle Rock Run

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32 Comments

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    Angelle
    December 25, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    How awesome!!!! What a beautiful cause!!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Prerna Garg Agarwal
    December 23, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    What a wonderful cause! I love when there is something fun to do that also results in a good deed 🙂

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    Harmony, Momma To Go
    December 23, 2017 at 5:03 AM

    awesome water bottle and great cause! We did a Halloween run and a Turkey trot, but the jingle run was too cold for us! Happy Holidays

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 23, 2017 at 7:51 AM

      Happy Holidays!!

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    Melissa
    December 22, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    What a great thing to do! Really great that you got your whole family involved!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 23, 2017 at 7:47 AM

      Thanks Melissa!

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    Annie
    December 22, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    I love running 5ks and this one looks really fun plus it’s for a good cause! Perfect if only I lived in Hawaii 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 23, 2017 at 7:46 AM

      Thanks Annie! A tropical location helps in year-round fun-runs 🙂

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    Megan
    December 22, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    This is fantastic. Lovely photographs and what a brilliant cause. My dad is doing a “Santa Run” on his motorbike – basically dressing up in a Santa suit and taking presents to the children’s hospital. I love things like this!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM

      Thanks Megan! I just saw a Santa on a motorcycle today, so fun!

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    Melanie
    December 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    Wow! If only the weather was nice enough where I am to do a run like this. What a fun holiday tradition.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 22, 2017 at 4:29 PM

      We definitely luck out with the weather out here 🙂

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    Lyndsey
    December 22, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    what a great way to give back and get your exercise!

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    Shannon | Shannie Chic
    December 22, 2017 at 5:18 AM

    Such a great event and cause-thanks for chronicling and sharing with us!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 22, 2017 at 4:29 PM

      Thanks Shannon!

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    the adventurer
    December 21, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    What a fun memory to share with your girls and for a good cause too =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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    kara
    December 21, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    I love doing runs but especially when they are for a great cause! I feel like it’s a two-fer! 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 6:49 PM

      Absolutely!

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    lgartistry.com
    December 21, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your
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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 6:49 PM

      Mahalo!!

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    Melanie
    December 21, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Love seeing everyone decked out to run in their Christmas colors!! Looks like a beautiful day for a run and definitely for a wonderful cause! I’m not much of a runner, but I would walk for the fun and fellowship while supporting Make a Wish!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 6:47 PM

      It was a gorgeous day! There were runners, joggers, walkers, strollers, you name it!

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    danielle
    December 21, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    This looks perfect! I wish that we were there too. Always looking for ways to give back and support others.

    Danielle

    momwifefoodie.com

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 6:46 PM

      Mahalo Danielle!

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    Maryal
    December 21, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    This looks and sounds like SO much fun, and what a fun, festive way to give back. Thanks for sharing!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 6:45 PM

      Thanks Maryal! We had so much fun!

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    Rachel Catherine
    December 21, 2017 at 5:17 AM

    I could get behind a 5K in Hawaii at this time of year! It looks like it was such a fun event!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 5:55 AM

      It was a great time for a great cause 🙂

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    Raina
    December 20, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    What a fun event to give back, and I love that the whole family can get involved!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 21, 2017 at 5:55 AM

      It’s a win-win!!

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    Wendy Jones
    December 20, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    What a fun and festive event for a great cause!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 20, 2017 at 1:12 PM

      It’s one of our favorites! 🙂

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