Paddle Imua event will benefit camp for children

Imua Family Services has announced that the eighth annual Paddle Imua will be held on May 4.

Paddle Imua follows the renowned Maliko Downwind Run and concludes at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. Check-in will open at 10 a.m. at Maliko Gulch, and the race will begin promptly at 1 p.m.

A physical embodiment of the Hawaiian word imua (‘to move forward”), Paddle Imua is a multidiscipline paddling race with proceeds directly benefiting Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua program, a weeklong recreational camp for children with special needs, a Maui summer tradition for over 43 years.

Registration is open at www.paddleimua.com.

All racers at registration are given the opportunity to magnify their impact by crowd fundraising from friends and family in support of their participation.

Last year an additional $6,000 was added to the fundraiser event by Paddle Imua racers.