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Sat, 25 Nov


Victoria Park

World AIDS Day Red Run 2023

The World AIDS Day RED RUN returns to Victoria Park, East London, for its 13th year. It's a 10K or 5K charity fun run/walk supporting over 25 HIV charities from across the country. All participant places are now sold but come along and enjoy the day and cheer the Mildmay runners to the finish line!

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World AIDS Day Red Run 2023
World AIDS Day Red Run 2023

Time & Location

25 Nov 2023, 11:00 – 14:30 GMT

Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB, UK

About the Event


The RED RUN is a non-competitive event that welcomes all ages and abilities, focusing on community and not competition. It is more than a run as it creates an annual large-scale platform to help propel the HIV movement forward.

The 5k/10k (chipped timed) route takes you through leafy Victoria Park, where you’ll be joined by thousands of others who are all walking, running, sashaying and jogging to raise awareness and vital funding to help strengthen the UK’s response to HIV.

More than a Run!

Last year, 4,000 people attended, raising over £235,000 for 27 HIV charities.

Since 2009, East London’s HIV charity Positive East has organised the World AIDS Day RED RUN. What began 14 years ago with just 50 people is now one of the UK’s largest annual HIV community events that have raised over £875,000 for HIV support and prevention projects.

It is the only event of its kind as it unites HIV charities, those living with HIV and the community to raise awareness of, and funding to support the ambitions of the HIV sector. All HIV charities are welcome to participate in, and benefit from the activities of the World AIDS Day RED RUN.

Past special guests have included Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Sir Ian McKellen, and Dame Barbara Windsor and have hosted spoken word performances by HIV Voices and DJs from Horse Meat Disco and Eagle London.

The 2023 RED RUN takes place against the backdrop of a momentous time in the world of HIV. We have seen a dramatic fall in new HIV diagnoses. London and the UK have exceeded the UNAIDS 90:90:90 target and Undetectable=Untransmittable is a scientific statement of fact.

However, amongst the good news, the challenge remains that not everyone and not all communities are benefiting. 106,000 people live with HIV in the UK (50,000 in London). HIV stigma is still a reality, and there are still too many people undiagnosed and diagnosed late. Funding cuts to the HIV sector are still all too common despite the fact that HIV support services change lives. Now is most certainly not the time for us to stand down!

Take Action. Lace Up.

Find out more on the official Red Run London website

Register now

Entries close: Sunday 19th November 2023, 11:59 PM

More information:

World AIDS Day Red Run Village

The World AIDS Day RED RUN is a celebration, an acknowledgement of work still to be done and an opportunity for all of us to stand together shoulder to shoulder as a unified and strong community. Anchoring the event is the RED RUN Village which will include the day’s festivities:

  • DJs from Horse Meat Disco and Eagle London
  • Tom Rasmussen, Shirley du Naugty, Miss Ruby V will host the event
  • Free hot drinks
  • UK AIDS Memorial Quilt display
  • HIV Charity stalls
  • HIV community heroes exhibition
  • A small display of HIV and AIDS public health poster campaigns from Wellcome Collection
  • Ongoing warm up provided by Workout with Pride
  • After-party at People’s Park Tavern

Within the village you will also find loos, on the day registration/check in and bag check.


The World AIDS Day RED RUN village will open at 11:00am. Your exact arrival time will be emailed to you.

You can cross the start line any time between 12:20pm and 12:50pm. When you do, your timing chip in your race bib will start automatically. You will be able to see your official time on the results page of our website following the event. Because there is no official start time, it means there will not be a group time/gun time for this event.

The RED RUN will end at 2:30pm.

What is included in my registration fee

The fee is based on how much it costs per person for Positive East to deliver the event.  Included in your £25 fee:

  • 2023 World AIDS Day RED RUN t-shirt
  • RED RUN tote bag
  • Finishing medal
  • Free coffee
  • Chipped timing (for those who are keen)
  • Run/Walk number
  • Community Heroes Guide
  • Entertainment

This is in addition to being able to enjoy the World AIDS Day RED RUN village which will involve HIV charity tables, AIDS Quilt Display and community heroes exhibition.

How to register

The registration fee is £25 to take part in the event and complete the 5k/10k route. Upon registration, you will be able to select which charity you would like to support through fundraising.

We use a 3rd party site to handle the event’s registration which can be accessed HERE.

After you register a representative from your chosen charity will contact you and will be available to guide you as you encourage friends and family to donate in the weeks leading up to the event. 

It is free to attend and enjoy the festivities, and we encourage you to bring friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to do so!

Who benefits from World AIDS Day RED RUN?

The World AIDS Day RED RUN benefits charities that support and empower people living with HIV and their communities.  100% of the proceeds raised from the event will go to your charity of choice (selected upon registration). This year, we are so pleased that 25 HIV charities have joined in the event, allowing each to raise vital funds which will strengthen our collective response to HIV.

How much is raised?

Since 2009 over £875,000 has been raised for essential HIV support and prevention programmes across the UK!

The 2022 event raised a record-breaking £235,000 for 27 HIV charities.

Chipped time

The event is chip-timed for those who are keen. There will not be a gun time; rather, your time will start once you cross the start mats.  At 12:30, the route will be open, and people can begin to participate at their leisure. Results will be available by 28 November.

Bag check

We will provide a staffed bag check marquee. You will be provided with a large clear plastic bag that will be pre labelled. Everything you want to keep in the bag check must fit within the bag and simply hand this over to one of the RED RUN volunteers at the event. Please note we will not have dressing rooms. We advise that you wear an outer layer than can be easily taken off and checked into the bag check.

Will you have changing rooms?

We will not have changing rooms at the event.  We ask that you come wearing a layer that can easily be removed and checked into the bag check.

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