The 5K Run

"My favorite part of the day?  The joy of running for an important cause."

Runners can support the services and prevention programs of AIDS Action Committee by racing in our 5K Run, a competitive, timed event. The course is fully sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association. Awards will be presented after the Run. 

Runner Categories to be awarded

Overall Winners: Male and Female

1st, 2nd and 3rd place medal winners will be awarded in the following categories for Male and Female

  • 19 & under
  • 20 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 & over

All runners must complete a waiver and pay a registration fee for participation. After signing up, you'll have your own Fundraising Center and personal fundraising page to begin raising money for AIDS Action.

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 9:50 a.m.
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Location: DCR Hatch Shell
Course: 2015 Course
Fee: $35

Number Pickup: Runner number pickup will take place on June 5th, 2015 at South End Athletic Company from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. with a reception at Sister Sorel from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

You can also pick up your number on the day of the run at the 5K Registration tent on the Boston Common beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Awards: Awards will be presented to the Top Male and Female Finishers during Closing Ceremonies. Winners will be announced at 12:00 pm.
Runner Gift:
All runners will receive a custom AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run cinch bag the morning of the event!
: There will be two water stops along the course.
Baggage: A baggage check will be available for runners at the event on the Boston Common.
Results: To be posted on

Note: The 5K Run is a special event for runners only. Due to public safety concerns, all bikers, walkers, strollers, in-line skaters, scooters, and pets are not allowed on the Run course.

Questions? Contact us at or 617-424-WALK (9255).


Official 5K Run Sponsor