AIDS Foundation Chicago Hosts 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2022

WHAT: Now in its 31st year, the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago returns to Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sunday, October 2 to help create equity and justice across Chicagoland and raise awareness and funds for individuals who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme, Forward Together, aims to look beyond our current state and focus on what we can do to create a better future for people living with HIV and AIDS.

This year, Walgreens will be on-site providing Pfizer booster shots, Omicron booster shots and flu shots for participants. The event features the return of McDonald’s McRig for breakfast, the Oscar Mayer Weinermoble for lunch and the MolsonCoors beer garden for refreshments following the Run/Walk. Providing entertainment for the day will be the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, DJ Harry Tyner and Donica Lynn. ARWC is once again hosted by legendary WGN on-air personality Dean Richards.

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC), as well as 30 CommunityDirect recipients that provide programs and services, including testing, for those living with or vulnerable to HIV, AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Since the event was established in 1991, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has drawn more than 23,000 advocates and raised more than $5.5 million to battle the epidemic. For more information, visit or call 312-334-0953.

Participants can choose from a variety of accessible ways to be involved:

In-person at Soldier Field

The traditional 5K, 10K and 5K Walk and Roll with festivities including resource booths, entertainment, free McDonald’s breakfast and the return of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.

“At Your Own Pace, At Your Own Place”

Participants can choose to start and complete their race at a location other than Soldier Field using RunGo – a virtual smartphone app

“Stay-at-Home Supporter”

Participants can register for free and fundraise (min. of $50 required) from afar for the cause

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022*

9:00 AM – Team Captain and Sponsor Arrival

9:30 AM – Packet Pick Up, Registration and Opening Ceremonies Begin

10:35 AM – 5K/10K Run begins

10:50 AM – 5K Walk & Roll begins

11:30 AM – MolsonCoors Beer Garden opens

12:00 PM – Closing Ceremonies commence

1:00 PM – Event ends

WHERE: Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Dr., Chicago, IL 60605)
Any location of your choosing via our virtual smartphone app
Your own home

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