World AIDS Day Red Run 2017

Amelia Jones
Published: 01 August 2017

Would you like to take part in a charity run and raise money for NAM aidsmap? Then register for this year’s World AIDS Day Red Run, taking place in Victoria Park, London, in November.

The Red Run

The Red Run is an annual charity fun run to mark World AIDS Day and raise awareness of, and money for, HIV support services across the country. It is one of the UK’s largest World AIDS Day community events. Since 2008 the Run has raised over £200,000 and last year, over 600 people took part.

The 2017 event

This year the Red Run is supporting 28 charities across the UK, including NAM aidsmap, and is hosted by Positive East.

The Run will take place on Sunday 26 November in Victoria Park, east London and you can choose to run either a 10K or 5K course. Registration opens at 11am and the race begins officially at 12.15pm.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the run – all levels, ages and abilities. The run route will have little incline or decline and it is wheelchair accessible.

And after the run, you will have your timed results texted to you.

On race day, there will be hot drinks, DJs and drag performances to keep you warm and entertained before the official start. Then after the race, make you sure you stay on to celebrate at the after party with your family and friends. There will be a BBQ, mulled wine and mince pies available and sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display.

How to register

It’s easy to register for the event – simply go to www.redrun.org.uk and click on ‘Register now’. You’ll be asked to choose whether you’d like to run the 10K or 5K course and which charity you’re running for.

You can donate to NAM aidsmap through our donation page or you can set up an online fundraising page. We have pages on JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving and My Donate.

Registration closes on Thursday 23 November.

So why not set yourself a challenge and register? You’ll be helping to raise vital funds for NAM aidsmap so we can continue to provide information to people living with HIV. You can have a read through some of the stories from people who have taken part in races and marathons over the years for NAM aidsmap here.

Edit: The Red Run Launch Party is being held on Friday 15 September at Eagle London. See our separate blog post for more details.

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