Hey, Chicagoans and visitors to the Second City! Are you looking for a great way to get outside, get some exercise, experience the beauty of your city. and help others? Take part in Chicago’s AIDS Run and Walk!
In order to promote social distancing, the event will be taking place in various parts of the city throughout the week beginning September 28th. Event locations include Hyde Park, The Loop, and Lakeview, among others.
There are numerous ways to take part – You can walk, run a 5k or 10k, support a participating team, or even simply by sharing the news on social media to help get others involved. The smaller events are being held throughout the city during the week, and the main run will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, with the finish line being placed at Soldier Field.
Holding multiple events isn’t only great for social distancing, but it also means the events will be more community-focused, have smaller crowds, and be easier to get to for those commuting in from the surrounding area. For anyone who isn’t comfortable partaking in person, the main run/walk will be streamed on the AIDS Foundation Chicago Facebook page on Saturday, October 3rd.
The event is put on yearly by the AIDS Foundation Chicago, and 2020 marks the 19th annual year of the fundraiser. So far, the 2020 event has already raised over $115,000 for AIDS care and research, and with each new runner/walker, the organization can raise even more money.
For more information and to register, visit the AIDS Run and Walk website.