26th Annual Run and Walk for AIDS Set for September 23

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Launched in 1991 and now established as the city’s most significant HIV/AIDS fundraiser, the Run and Walk for AIDS celebrates the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS while raising much-needed funds for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation .

Last year, organizers raised nearly $110,000 which goes towards SAAF’s client programs including free STD testing, a meals program, prevention education and specialty care.

The 2017 Run and Walk for AIDS is slated for Saturday, September 23 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The route begins and ends at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex which runs alongside the Salado Creek Greenway. There will be sponsor booths, music and complimentary refreshments for attendees to enjoy before and after.

According to a press release for the event, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, his wife Erika and son Jonah will be there to cheer on the participants.

Early registration for the event is still open. The fees are $35 for 5K runners and $30 for 2-mile walkers. All registrants will receive a participant packet containing the official event t-shirt, coupons and promo items. There’s even a “Snooze Crew” option, perfect for supporters who’d prefer to sleep in.

26th Annual Run and Walk for AIDS Schedule

7:00 a.m. – Same-day registration

7:30 a.m. – 5 K race begins

8:30 a.m. – 2-mile walk begins

10:30 a.m. – Post-walk and run reception

$30-$35, 7-10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 23, Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Drive, runwalkaids.org

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