The World AIDS Day RED RUN returns to Victoria Park on 26 November!
Blue running shoe


November 26, 2022


Victoria Park, East London


5km or 10km
walk, run or sashay!

How much?


The World AIDS Day RED RUN is a 10k/5k charity fun run and 5K walk to unite the HIV sector, creating a platform for HIV organisations across the country to raise awareness and vital funds for their work. Take Action. Lace Up.

About the World AIDS RED RUN.

Since 2009, East London’s HIV charity Positive East  has organised the World AIDS Day RED RUN.  What began 13 years ago with just 50 people is now one of the UK’s largest annual HIV community events that has raised  over £650,000 for HIV support and prevention projects.  Past special guests have included Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Barbara Windsor and has hosted spoken word performances by HIV Voices and DJs from Horse Meat Disco and Eagle London. 


The 2022 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.  London and the UK have exceeded the UNAIDS 90:90:90 target and Undetectable=Untransmittable is scientific statement of fact. 


However, amongst the good news the challenge remains that not everyone, and not all communities are benefiting.  106,000 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!  

World AIDS day REd Run Village.

The World AIDS Day RED RUN is a celebration, an acknowledgement of work still to be done and an opportunity for all of us to stand together shoulder to shoulder as a unified and strong community.  Anchoring the event is the RED RUN Village that will include:  


  • DJs from Horse Meat Disco and Eagle London
  • Drag superstars DENIM will host the event
  • Free hot drinks
  • UK AIDS Memorial Quilt display
  • HIV Charity stalls
  • HIV community heroes exhibition
  • A small display of HIV and AIDS public health poster campaigns from Wellcome Collection

Within the village you will also find loos, on the day registration and bag check.

World aids day red run community heroes.

The notion of community resonates profoundly when telling the story of HIV.  It was as a community that we fought back and the D.I.Y. movement against HIV flourished. We mobilised rapidly and identified injustices. We took to the streets, we set up information networks and we established charities and community groups. As one collective whole we have achieved so much and these successes have only been possible because of the passion, hard work and dedication of those who have been steadily working in the background with their contributions often going unsung.

The World AIDS Day RED RUN is built on the ethos of community mobilisation. Each charity has been invited to put forward a Community Hero, who has been instrumental to their organisation.  We honour these unsung heroes and thank them for all they have allowed us to collectively achieve.  These individuals are our 2022 guests of honour and we will celebrate them with a small exhibition and produce a 2022 Community Heroes Guide.

Our future is brighter because of them.

Click HERE to download the 2021 Unsung Hero Guide

More information.

The fee is based on how much it costs per person for Positive East to deliver the event.  Included in your £25 fee: 



  • 2022 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 involve HIV charity tables, AIDS Quilt Display and community heroes exhibition. 



The registration fee is £25 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. 


We use a 3rd party site to handle the event’s registration which can be accessed HERE


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.


It is free to attend and enjoy the festivities, and we encourage you to bring friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to do so!

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 15 HIV charities have joined in the event, allowing each to raise vital funds which will strengthen our collective response to HIV.


Please check back later for exact timings of the World AIDS Day RED RUN.  However, we aim to open the event at 11:30 with the route opening at 12:30. 


Since 2009 over £650,000 has been raised for essential HIV support and prevention programmes across the UK! 


The 2021 event raised a record breaking £165,000 for 27 HIV charities. 


The event is chipped timed for those who are keen. There will not be a gun time, rather your time will start once you cross the start mats.  At 12:30 the route will be open, and people can begin to participate at their leisure.  


Results will be available by 28 November. 

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. 

Why we run.

Why we walk.

Our sponsors.

We couldn't have done it without you.

Want to get your company involved in the Red Run? Contact ian.montgomery@positiveeast.org.uk



Silver & in-kind.

Interbank firms.

Thank you participating interbank firms!