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AIDS Run & Walk Being Held To Raise Money For 28 Groups

The event will raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 27 groups helping people living with HIV, AIDS and other chronic conditions.

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DOWNTOWN — The AIDS Run & Walk is returning for the 18th year on Oct. 5.

Participants can join in on a 5K walk or on 5K and 10K runs to raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 27 community groups focused on helping people living with HIV, AIDS and other chronic conditions, according to a news release from event organizers.

More than 2,000 people typically join in on the AIDS Run & Walk, raising money by gathering donations before the event. People can participate as individuals or in teams.

The day of the event, participants will start at Soldier Field, walk or run along Lake Michigan and end back at the stadium. Those who wish to participate but can’t join in person can also sign up for a virtual walk.

The event is Oct. 5 at Soldier Field. Team captains are supposed to arrive at 9 a.m. and registration kicks off at 9:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K runs begin at 10:35 a.m. and the 5K walk begins at 10:50 a.m. The event ends 1 p.m.

Preregistration costs $30-$40 and day-of registration costs $50. Preregistration is available through Sept. 30. A T-shirt is included with registration.