Red Run

A 10k/5k charity fun run and 5K walk in support of HIV services


Since 2009, over £300,000 has been raised via the RED RUN

to support and strengthen the UK's response to HIV!

Last year the RED RUN raised


Take Action. Lace Up!

“The Red Run is a joyful event. Whether you run, walk or just stand about, you’ll know you’re doing it for the essential case of drawing attention and raising funds for HIV organisations across the country. I’m really looking forward to it.” - Sir Ian McKellen

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The Event.


***  The event has sold out with a record breaking 1,200 people taking part.  We will have 100 extra places on the day given on a first come first served basis. ***


The World AIDS Day RED RUN is a 10k/5k charity fun run or 5k walk in support of HIV services across the UK. All ages and abilities welcome. 

This year we celebrate the RED RUN’s 10th birthday with special guest Sir Ian McKellen

World AIDS Day RED RUN Village

Anchoring the RED RUN village will be the entertainment area powered by the iconic landmark on the city’s club scene The Eagle and Horse Meat Disco.

We are incredibly pleased that our special guest who will officially open the event will be none other than the legendary actor of stage and screen, and activist within the LGBTQ+ community, Sir Ian McKellen! 

Drag girl band superstars DENIM will be the 2019 World AIDS Day RED RUN Mistresses of Ceremonies.  Panels of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display along with a pop-up AIDS Memorial and a small display of HIV and AIDS public health poster campaigns from Wellcome Collection. 

Starbucks will be keeping the hot coffee flowing.  Importantly, registration, bag check and toilet facilities will be located with the village.

We’re not done yet! Take Action. Lace Up!

The 2019 RED RUN takes place against the backdrop of a momentous time in the world of HIV. We have seen a dramatic fall in new HIV diagnosis, particularly amongst gay men in London. London has exceeded the UNAIDS 90:90:90 target.  Undetectable=Untransmittable is an evidence-based statement.  The brilliant fact that a person living with HIV diagnosed early and accessing treatment is likely to live as long as someone of a similar age and background.

However, amongst the good news the challenge remains that not everyone, and not all communities are benefiting.  103,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK (50,000 in London).  HIV stigma is still a reality and there are still too many people undiagnosed and diagnosed late. Funding cuts to the HIV sector are still all too common despite the fact that HIV support services change lives.

Now is most certainly not the time for us to stand down!  Take Action. Lace Up!

Key info.

  • Run, Walk or Sashay! 
  • 10:50 – event begins (Registration and bag check opens). You will receive your arrival time group and event information via email
  • Arrival Group A information
  • Arrival Group B information
  • Arrival Group C information
  • 12:00 bag check & registration closes 
  • 12:20 – Ceremony begins with ribbon cutting at 12:30 (run/walk to begin shortly after)
  • £18 registration fee (plus processing fee)
  • Official T-shirt
  • Medals!
  • Pre, during and post event entertainment provided by the Eagle and Horse Meat Disco
  • UK AIDS Memorial Quilt display
  • Starbucks
  • Pop-Up AIDS Memorial
  • HIV poster display from the Wellcome Collection
  • Chipped timed 5/10k route
  • All ages and abilities are welcome
  • Secure bag check and toilet facilities


If you would like more information about the 2019 World AIDS Day Red Run please email Alex Foott.

Participating charities.

It all starts right here.

The after party

The beautiful people at the People’s Park Tavern will once again be hosting the official World AIDS Day RED RUN after party with a special BBQ deal.   £10 for a burger and beer served in a large heated marquee next to the finish line.   Bring your friends and family, all are welcome to join in the after Red Run festivities!

Our sponsors.


Silver & In-Kind.

Thank you participating Interbank Firms.

Thank you.

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