- RED RUN, LONDON
A 10k/5k charity fun run in support of HIV services
Since 2008, over £200,000 has been raised via the Red Run
to support and strengthen the UK's response to HIV!
Last year the Red Run raised
The event will open at 11:00 (bag check and registration), entertainment and DJs will begin at 11:30, with the ribbon cutting scheduled for 12:30. Please arrive as early as possible to ensure you have enough time to register, check bags and to partake in the event's festivities.
Taking place on Saturday the 1st of December 2018 – the 30th World AIDS Day anniversary – the World AIDS Day Red Run is a 10K or 5K charity run through leafy Victoria Park, East London to support 36 essential HIV charities across the UK!
The 2018 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!
During registration please select which HIV charity you’ll be running in support of. We hope to see you there!
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 Eagle London with DJs from legendary Horse Meat Disco providing music before and during the Run.
Drag girl band superstars DENIM will be the 2018 World AIDS Day Red Run Mistresses of Ceremonies. Just before the run begins, inspirational coach Madam Storm will STRUT onto the stage show-casing her inimitable Power Strut to send the runners off with her motivational affirmations.
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.
Like last year, Starbucks will be on site keeping the (free!) hot coffee flowing. Importantly, registration, bag check and toilet facilities will be located with the village.
Thank you to this year’s World AIDS Day Red Run Platinum Sponsors – Gilead, State Street Global Advisers and Interbank and to our Gold & In-kind Sponsors – Eagle London, Horse Meat Disco, Emerald Life, People’s Park Tavern and Starbucks for helping to make it all happen.
- 11:00 – event begins (Registration and bag check opens)
- Please arrive as early as possible
- From 11:30 – Entertainment and DJs
- 12:00 bag check closes
- 12:30 – ribbon cutting
- £18 registration fee
- Official T-shirt
- Pre, during and post run entertainment
- UK AIDS Memorial Quilt display
- Pop-Up AIDS Memorial
- HIV poster display
- 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 2018 World AIDS Day Red Run or would like to volunteer please email Alex Foott. email@example.com
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!
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