AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2021
Since its inception in 2001, more than 23,000 participants have converged to get moving against HIV/AIDS, raising $5.5 million to battle the HIV epidemic.
This year’s theme, Forward Together, aims to look beyond our current state and focus on what we can do to create a better future for people living with HIV and AIDS. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), as well as more than 20 community partner organizations that provide programs and services for those living with or vulnerable to HIV, AIDS and other chronical illness.
With the health and safety of the community at the forefront, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has been expanded to provide multiple options for participation. All offerings will be aligned with local and state public safety guidelines. Participants can choose from the following accessible ways to be involved:
- In-person at Soldier Field on October 2
- Participants have the option of participating in three unique courses (Walk or Roll Course, 5K Run Course and 10K Run Course) along Lake Michigan with a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline. Pre-registration is now open for the 5K Walk or Roll and the 5K and 10K Runs through Monday, September 27. Registration will be available on-site; the event is ADA-accessible
- “At Your Own Pace, At Your Own Place”
- Run or walk or roll at your own pace, at your own place. Registrants will be given access to download RunGo – a virtual smartphone appto help track your participation anywhere and anytime you feel comfortable as well as completing your race at any location.
- “Stay-at-Home Supporter”
- Fundraise at home (min. of $50 required) and do not forget to tune in to AFC’s Facebook page on Saturday, October 2 for the LIVE Run & Walk Celebration, an online gathering featuring stories from those impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Since the event was established in 1991, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has drawn more than 23,000 advocates and raised more than $5.5 million to battle the epidemic. For more information, visit aidsrunwalk.org or call 312-334-0953.