Day of Event Info & Route

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Day of Event Schedule
Registration Opens: 7:30 am
Run Start: 9:50 am
Walk Start: 10:00 am
Wellness Festival Opens: 10:30 am
Closing Ceremonies: 12:30 pm
Walk Festivities and Wellness Festival End 1:00 pm

AIDS Walk Boston both begins and ends at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell and the scenic route travels along the esplanade of Boston and Cambridge. The route includes three checkpoints staffed by volunteers with water, fruit, and healthy snacks to keep you going. The 5K Run both begins and ends at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell.

The Walk route length is approximately 4.8 miles. Wear good shoes and remember to drink plenty of fluids!

Route Maps:

Download the 5k Run map here.
Download the Walk map here.

What to bring:

Donations! Bring the cash and checks that you have not mailed in yet. Put them with your pledge sheet in your personal pledge envelope. If you opted out of paper mail and did not receive a pledge sheet, no worries! We will have extra at registration to collect your donations! AIDS Walk & Run Boston also accepts credit and debit cards on Walk Day.

Friends and Family. Participating with a team makes the whole experience more fun! Start a team today.

Water. We will have water throughout the route—please bring your own bottle to carry with you to make sure you stay hydrated!

Snacks. While small munchies will be available at each of the checkpoints and there will be food samples at the Wellness Festival at the end, we do not serve full meals. You may want to bring snacks or a sandwich to keep you going.

Sunscreen. Even cloudy mornings can turn into sunny afternoons; make sure to apply or pack sunscreen in the morning.

Rain Coat or Extra Layer. Weather in June is constantly changing and mornings can still be a bit chilly, so don’t forget to pack an extra layer or rain jacket.

Comfortable Walking Shoes. Make sure that your shoes are broken in and comfortable to walk in; walking almost 5 miles with blisters is never fun.


Wellness Festival

From 10:30 am – 1 pm, celebrate healthy living and the fulfillment of your fundraising goals with free food, music, and festivities. It’s our way of saying thank you!