BOSTON, MA (PRWEB)
May 17, 2017
Registration is now open for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk & Run Boston, which will take place Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. The event regularly draws thousands of participants, making it AIDS Action Committee’s largest annual fundraiser. The Walk is 4.85 miles. The 5K Run is a competitive, timed event fully sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association.
The AIDS Walk & Run Boston will begin and end at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. Registration and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. After opening ceremonies at 9 a.m., the 5K Run begins at 9:50 a.m. and the Walk sets off at 10 a.m. WCVB-TV Eye Opener Newscaster Randy Price will emcee the event, which also includes a Wellness Festival, presented by Whole Foods Market, a post-walk celebration of healthy living.
Participants can register for the AIDS Walk & Run Boston at http://www.aidswalkboston.org. There is neither a registration fee nor a minimum fundraising requirement to participate in the Walk. There is a $35 registration fee for the 5K Run.
AIDS Action expects to raise approximately $1 million from the event.
“We’re working hard to get to zero new HIV infections in Massachusetts, and we’re making progress,” said AIDS Action Executive Director Carl Sciortino. “The money raised by the AIDS Walk and 5K Run is critical to those efforts. The public awareness raised by the event is as well. About 700 people a year in Massachusetts are newly diagnosed with HIV, and will not get to zero without additional outreach and prevention efforts, especially in educating those at risk about PrEP.”
Corporate sponsors of this year’s AIDS Walk & Run Boston include The TJX Companies, Inc.,…