HONOLULU (March 28, 2017) – Lace up your sneakers and put on your thinking caps because Hospice Hawaii’s 8th Annual Hot Pursuit is just around the corner! Hospice Hawaii is now accepting entries for this “Amazing Race” style event where teams of two to six participants race through Kakaako in search of mystery locations, all while solving riddles and completing fun and challenging tasks along the way. Presented by Par Hawaii, the 2017 Hot Pursuit event will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Waterfront Plaza.

“Hot Pursuit is all about enjoying a little friendly competition and having fun, while raising funds to support Hospice Hawaii’s mission to bring hope, reduce fears, and impact lives,” said Kenneth Zeri, president and chief professional officer of Hospice Hawaii. “This event is also designed to raise awareness of National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative to encourage people to make their future healthcare wishes known and protected with an advance health care directive.”

During Hot Pursuit, hundreds of participants race around Kakaako solving riddles in the pursuit of prizes. Participants will receive clues to mystery locations and race to be the first to cross the finish line. Prizes will be awarded in seven race categories, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Finishers, Top Fundraiser, Task Master, Best Spirited, and Top Student Team.

In addition to the race, the general public is invited to enjoy family-friendly festivities including a Kids Zone, face painting, balloon artistry, live entertainment, a mobile gaming truck, shave ice, and much more.

“Par Hawaii is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of Hot Pursuit for the eighth year in a row,” said Lance Tanaka, Par Hawaii’s director of government and public affairs. “We strongly believe in the organization’s mission, and we love seeing the Hawaii community come together in support of Hospice Hawaii and its goal to provide comfort and relief to patients and their families.”

The race begins at Waterfront Plaza at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. Team registration is open and the general public is invited to register in groups of two to six participants, with each team pledging to raise a minimum of $250. Funds raised will help support Hospice Hawaii’s programs and services.

For more information or to register for Hot Pursuit, visit or call (808) 791-8045.

About Hospice Hawaii

Established in 1979, Hospice Hawaii is about helping people in life. The goal of the non-profit organization is to help patients live as fully as possible, to provide comfort and relief from pain, and to aid in symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families in the comfort of their own homes as well as in other settings like its Kailua Home, nursing homes and other facilities. With offices on Oahu, Molokai and Lanai, Hospice Hawaii also provides bereavement support to patients, their families, and the wider community. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit

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