The 5K Run

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


A Note To Runners

Online run registration has closed. You can still register for a $40 fee between 7:30 and 9:00 am the morning of Sunday, June 5 at the Walk and Run Registration Tent at the Hatch Memorial Shell. We will be able to accept cash, checks, or credit cards. Call 617-424-Walk (9255) with any questions. 



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, Female and Open Race

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

  • 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.

: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 9:50 am
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Location: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
Course: Download a PDF map of the AIDS Walk & 5K Run route here.
Fee: $35


Friday, June 3, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Heartbreak Hill Running Company – South End 
652 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
If you pick up your bib in store you will receive 20% off purchases storewide!  

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

: Awards will be presented to the Top Male and Female Finishers during Closing Ceremonies. Winners will be announced at 12:00 pm.
: There will be two water stops along the course.
Baggage: A baggage check will be available for runners at the event.
Results: To be posted on

: 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.

A special note about gender categories and registration:
 AIDS Action strives to be inclusive in our events, so the gender category on the registration form is optional. The USA Track & Field Association requires runners to identify as male or female in order to use participation in road races as a qualifier for future races. If you choose not select male or female, please leave that question blank and you will be entered into a 3rd awards category based solely on race participants' finishing time, and not based on gender. Questions? Call us at 617-424-WALK (9255).

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