Join The Maka Maka Run With Maui Jim For The Peoria Friendship House August 16th!

Maka Maka 3 Mile
Maka Maka 3 Mile

Get ready for the 15th Annual Maui Jim Maka Maka Fun Run! Grab the details below and check out the interview ORyan did with Robert, the CEO of the Peoria Friendship House!

In Hawaiian, “maka maka” means “friend”. At Maui Jim, it symbolizes a 3 mile fun run and 1.5 mile walk to benefit the Peoria Friendship House. The 15th Annual Maui Jim Maka Maka Fun Run and Walk will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Maui Jim’s tropical atmosphere on North Allen Road in Peoria, Illinois. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Peoria Friendship House, which has been providing services in the near North side of Peoria for over 60 years. The mission of Peoria Friendship House is to do the work of Jesus Christ, providing relief, respect, and renewal to Peoria’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Through the simple gesture of a free meal, a clean shirt, or a safe place to learn, Friendship House offers the hope of a new start to the least, the last, and the lost. The Peoria Friendship House is also a home away from home for many people that are less fortunate.

1. Maka Maka Fun Run/Walk: Fill out the application attached to this form and mail it in with your $35 registration fee to Maui Jim Sunglasses Attn: Alicia Choitz, One Aloha Lane, Peoria, IL 61615 OR you may register online here!

All checks payable to Maui Jim. The Entry Fee for the race will include: vintage shirt, race packet, and entry to the post race party.

2. Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser: As we celebrate the 15th annual event, we are once again offering a unique opportunity for participants to raise additional funds for the Peoria Friendship House and to win Maui Jim Sunglasses! Raise $350 and receive 1 race entry and 1 Maui Jim Sunglass (MSRP up to $349).

3. Post Race Party: Not a runner? Come to the Post Race Party and enjoy Double A’s Pizza, beverages, a raffle, silent auction and a concert featuring Mike & Joe! A $20 donation is requested for entry for non-runners and non-walkers.