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

Festival Map

Pre-registration Fees
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(available through September 16 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 September 23 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.

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9:00 a.m.     Team Captain and Sponsor Arrival/Set Up
9:30 a.m.     Packet Pick Up/Registration Opens
                      Opening Ceremonies Begin
10:25 a.m.   Runners enter corrals
10:35 a.m.   5K and 10K Runs Begin
10:50 a.m.   Walk Begins
11:30 a.m.    MillerCoors' Beer Garden Opens
12:00 p.m.   Closing Ceremonies
                       Awards for Top Runners
                       The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
1:00 p.m.     Event Ends

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

Social Media:  Please use #AIDSRUNWALKCHI 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: Lakeshore Drive will be closed from 31st Street south to 63rd Street from 6:30a, - 11:30a for the Chicago Half Marathon. CLICK HERE for a full list of times and closures on Sunday, September 23rd. 


Waldron Drive will be closed to traffic for the event.

Soldier Field Parking Map

Festival Map


Course Maps

2017 5K RUN

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Section Links

Contact Us

312-334-0946 - Run & Walk Hotline
312-922-2322 - AIDS Foundation Main Line

How would you like to participate?