event day info

Attracting more than 2,500 participants annually, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is one of the most visible, longstanding, and recognizable events in the Chicagoland area. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds come together each year in a massive, powerful, and inspiring demonstration of compassion and action.

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Participant Tool Kit

Pre-registration Fees
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(available through September 25 11:59 p.m.)

$30 - Online 5K Walker Registration

$40 - Online 5K or 10K Runner Registration

*Registrations submitted offline will be subject to a $5 processing fee

Event Day Registration Form

Race Day Registration Fees back to top

(available on October 1 at Soldier Field)

$50 - 5K Walker Registration

$50 - 5K and 10K Runner Registration (runners will not be chip timed)

*Exact payment due. No change will be given for cash fee registrations. Credit cards accepted.

Opening Ceremonies & Race Start Times back to top


7:00 a.m.    Team Captain and Sponsor Arrival/Set Up
7:30 a.m.    Packet Pick Up/Registration Opens
                     Opening Ceremonies Begin
8:25 a.m.    Runners enter corrals
8:35 a.m.    5K and 10K Runs Begin
8:50 a.m.    Walk Begins
9:30 a.m.    MillerCoors' Beer Garden Opens
10:00 a.m.  Closing Ceremonies
                     Awards for Top Runners
                     The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
12:00 p.m.  Event Ends

Dogs and strollers are allowed on the course. Course is wheelchair accessible.

Social Media:  Please use #BandTogether while you train and fundraise!

Getting There/Parking back to top

Soldier Field is located at 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605. AIDS Run & Walk takes place on the SE lawn outside the stadium.

Public Transportation: CTA--accessible via the 146 bus and Roosevelt Station (Red, Orange and Green lines). Check Bus Tracker and Train Tracker.

Parking will be available in the Waldron Garage, accessible via Museum Campus Drive and 18th Drive. Parking is $20 per car.

Note: Waldron Drive will be closed to traffic for the event.

Soldier Field Parking Map

Course Maps

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2017 5K RUN

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How would you like to participate?