- RED RUN, LONDON
A 10k/5k charity fun run and 5K walk in support of HIV services
Since 2009, over £500,000 has been raised via the RED RUN
to support and strengthen the UK's response to HIV!
Last year the RED RUN raised
“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
More than 2,500 attended raising more than £141,000 for 35 HIV charities across the UK.
We are incredibly pleased that legendary actor of stage and screen, and activist within the LGBTQ+ community, Sir Ian McKellen opened the event and cut the official start ribbon. “In the days when politics seems to divide us we stand here united to support our friends living with HIV and AIDS”
Anchoring the RED RUN village was the entertainment area powered by the iconic landmark on the city’s club scene The Eagle and Horse Meat Disco.
Drag girl band superstars DENIM were once again the World AIDS Day RED RUN Mistresses of Ceremonies. Panels of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt were 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 kept the hot coffee flowing.
We’re not done yet! Take Action. Lace Up!
The 2019 RED RUN took 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! Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2019 World AIDS Day RED RUN a record breaking success!
If you would like more information about the 2020 World AIDS Day Red Run please email Alex Foott. email@example.com
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The after party
The beautiful people at the People’s Park Tavern once again hosted the official World AIDS Day RED RUN after party with a special BBQ deal.
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