World AIDS Day RED RUN LDN 25 November 2023

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More than just a run/walk, the annual World AIDS Day RED RUN unites the HIV sector to raise awareness and vital funds for life-changing HIV support and prevention projects.

Take Action. Lace Up.

WHEN

23 November 2024 – from 11am

WHERE

Victoria Park, London 

 

DISTANCE

5km or 10km
walk, run or sashay!

REGISTER

Registrations open 15 July

10K/5K Charity Fun Run and walk

The RED RUN isn’t a race – it’s a movement. This inclusive event welcomes all ages and abilities, fostering a spirit of community over competition. It’s your chance to join thousands and make a real difference to support the lives of people living with HIV.

Wind through the scenic paths of Victoria Park alongside walkers, runners, and sashayers! As a combined 5k and 10k (chipped timed) route, the RED RUN offers a rewarding day for everyone.

Last year, over 3,000 people participated, raising a staggering £232,000 for 30 HIV charities! Join us this year and help strengthen the UK’s response to HIV.

If you have any questions about this year’s World AIDS Day RED RUN please email Ian Montgomery at Positive East via ian.montgomery@positiveeast.org.uk

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Our Story

The World AIDS Day RED RUN has become a pivotal event in the journey towards a world where everyone living with HIV can thrive. Since 2009, this incredible movement has grown from a small gathering of 50 people to one of the UK’s biggest annual HIV community events, raising over £1.1 million for crucial support and prevention projects.

What makes the RED RUN unique? It’s a space for unity. HIV charities, people living with HIV, and the community come together to raise awareness and vital funds. All HIV charities are welcome to participate and benefit from this powerful event, the only of its kind.

We’ve made significant strides. New diagnoses are down dramatically, and London and the UK have surpassed the UNAIDS 90:90:90 target. However, the journey continues. 106,000 people in the UK are living with HIV, and stigma remains a barrier to care. Funding cuts threaten essential services.

That’s why the RED RUN is more important than ever. It’s a celebration of progress, a call for continued support, and a platform for raising awareness. Join us and be part of the solution!

Take Action. Lace Up. Let’s keep moving forward, together.

The World AIDS Day RED RUN is proudly organised by Positive East. 

World Aids Day red Run Village

The World AIDS Day RED RUN is a vibrant celebration of progress, a reminder of the work ahead, and a powerful display of community spirit. Grounding the event is the RED RUN Village.

Visit the Village

  • DJs from Horse Meat Disco and Eagle London
  • Iconic hosts
  • Free hot drinks
  • UK AIDS Memorial Quilt tribute
  • HIV charity tables
  • HIV community heroes exhibition
  • Mini exhibition from Wellcome Collection on art and HIV
  • Ongoing warm up provided by Workout with Pride
  • After-party at People’s Park Tavern
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Within the village you will also find loos, on the day registration/check in and bag check.

Community Heroes

The World AIDS Day RED RUN isn’t just a celebration of progress – it’s a chance to shine a spotlight on the incredible people who have quietly worked in the background, enabling the HIV movement to flourish. 

The notion of community resonates profoundly when telling the story of HIV.  As a community we rose up together, a powerful DIY force driven by outrage and a desire for justice. We took to the streets, we set up information networks and established charities and community groups. These collective efforts have yielded tremendous results, all thanks to the passion, hard work, and dedication of countless individuals working tirelessly behind the scenes.

This year’s RED RUN honours the ethos of community mobilization. Each participating charity has nominated a Community Hero, someone instrumental in their organisation’s success.

It’s time to celebrate these unsung heroes and thank them for all they’ve done. They are the 2024 RED RUN guests of honour, and we’ll be celebrating them with a dedicated exhibition and a special “2023 Community Heroes Guide.”

Because of them, our future is brighter.

More Information

If you register before November 1st we will post out to you your RED RUN pack. This will include everything you need for the day including your RED RUN bib number, bag check bag, RED RUN village map and info sheet. 

If you register after November 1st you will pick up your RED RUN pack on the day of the event at the registration marquee. 

Everyone will pick up their RED RUN t-shirt on the day, regardless of when you registered.

The World AIDS Day RED RUN village will open at 11:00am. Your exact arrival time will be emailed to you.

You can cross the start line any time between 12:20pm and 12:50pm. When you do, your timing chip in your race bib will start automatically. You will be able to see your official time on the results page of our website following the event. Because there is no official start time, it means there will not be a group time/gun time for this event.

The RED RUN will end at 2:30pm.

The fee is based on how much it costs per person for Positive East to deliver the event.  The RED RUN costs £28 (plus processing fee) and includes: 

  • 2024 World AIDS Day RED RUN t-shirt
  • RED RUN tote bag
  • Finishing medal
  • Free coffee
  • Chipped timing (for those who are keen)
  • Run/Walk number
  • Community Heroes Guide
  • Entertainment

This is in addition to being able to enjoy the World AIDS Day RED RUN village which will include HIV charity tables, an AIDS Quilt Display and community heroes exhibition.

The registration fee is £28 (plus processing fee) to take part in the event and complete the 5k/10k route. Upon registration, you will be able to select which charity you would like to support through fundraising.

After you register a representative from your chosen charity will contact you and will be available to guide you as you encourage friends and family to donate in the weeks leading up to the event.

If you have any questions before you register, please contact Ian Montgomery.

We encourage you to bring friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to cheer you on!  It is free to attend as a spectator and enjoy the festivities.

The World AIDS Day RED RUN benefits charities that support and empower people living with HIV and their communities.  100% of the proceeds raised from the event will go to your charity of choice (selected upon registration). This year, we are so pleased that 29 HIV charities have joined in the event, allowing each to raise vital funds which will strengthen our collective response to HIV.

Since 2009 over £875,000 has been raised for essential HIV support and prevention programmes across the UK!

The 2022 event raised a record breaking £235,000 for 27 HIV charities.

The event is chip timed.  For those who would like to know their time you can check the website on 28 Nov.

There will not be a gun time, rather your time will start once you cross the start mats.  At 12:20 the route will be open, and people can begin to participate at their leisure.

We will have a water station at the 2.5k mark. However we encourage you to bring a full water bottle to help us cut down on waste.  

We will provide a staffed bag check marquee. You will be provided with a large clear plastic bag that will be pre labelled. Everything you want to keep in the bag check must fit within the bag and simply hand this over to one of the RED RUN volunteers at the event. Please note we will not have dressing rooms. We advise that you wear an outer layer than can be easily taken off and checked into the bag check.
We will not have changing rooms at the event.  We ask that you come wearing a layer that can easily be removed and checked into the bag check.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend the World AIDS Day RED RUN. 

 

Yes! If you are running or walking with your dog(s) just be mindful of others. 

Please email Ian Montgomery at Positive East on ian.montgomery@positiveeast.org.uk

The World AIDS Day RED RUN will take place in the North East corner of Victoria Park.  This is located near to the Harrier Hall (Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5EG)

You can also find the location via What Three Words: Photo.Hint.Causes

Why We Run. Why we Walk.

Thank you!