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, 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).