Grand Rapids AIDS Walk & Run 2014

Event Date

Sat, Sep 13, 2014


Grand Rapids, MI

About This Activity

AIDS Walk + Run is coming back to downtown Grand Rapids on September 13th, 2014!  

Join us for a fun 5K walk or run to support the life-saving work of The Grand Rapids Red Project and AIDS Inc: Advocacy, Information, and Diverse Services. Come out and enjoy a beautiful stroll along the riverside (rain or shine!), all while supporting a good cause!

The Grand Rapids Red Project is dedicated to improving health, reducing risk, and preventing HIV in the city of Grand Rapids.  We are out in the community every day providing access to the knowledge, tools, information and support that people need to stay healthy.

At AIDS Walk + Run, we celebrate life, remember the tragedy of loved ones lost, and work together to raise awareness and funding in an effort to end the epidemic. A donation of as little as $25 can make a huge impact on someone's life, it can even save a life.

$25 can help Red Project distribute 500 condoms when and where they're needed. A $25 donation can also be used to support HIV testing, thereby allowing someone to learn their status and be connected to treatment. Or, a $25 donation can be used to save a life through the Red Project's overdose prevention program, where we train someone how to respond to a life-threatening overdose situation. Red Project will put your donations to work.

Register today, join a team, and sign up to be a fundraiser! Recruit friends, family and neighbors to help prevent HIV. Who will be on your walk/run team this year? Successful teams have been formed by co-workers, families, friends, and like-minded individuals. Sign up to be a fundraiser today! It feels great to make a difference in your community, and AIDS Walk + Run 2014 is a fun way to be involved!

Registration this year is $25 to walk or to run.  For $25 you get a one of a kind limited edition Red Project/AIDS Walk t-shirt, full participation in the days activities, and the assurance that your registration fee will go to support the work of Red Project in the community.  Register yourself for the walk/run, sign up to be a fundraiser, and help us raise funds to support our community's health in Grand Rapids!

New this year! Pick up your t-shirt the night before and join us for special pasta dinner and cocktail party at Mangiamo! Friday night from 6-10 pm. $15 to purchase in advance (as part of registration) or $20 at the door. We'll have fun-filled evening of carb-loading and music before the race. For the festivities, there will be a cash bar on the lovely patio at Mangiamo! $5 cover for just the lawn party.

If the $25 registration fee is a barrier to your participation in the event, please email Brian at or call 616-456-9063 for the code to register free of cost.

We can end this epidemic together.

-The Grand Rapids Red Project Team & AIDS Inc

Event details and schedule

9:45am: Registration begins

10:30am: Welcome and opening comments

11:00am: Runners start

11:05am: Walkers start

11:45am: Celebration

1:00pm: Event closing

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