For your convenience, below is our Day-of-Event schedule and other important information. You can also find further details here.
8:30 a.m.: Sign-In
9:00 a.m.: Aerobic Warm-Up
9:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony, featuring celebrities, musical performances, and HIV/AIDS activists and leaders
9:45 a.m.: Run! AIDS Walk Los Angeles begins
10:00 a.m.: AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins! Enjoy the 10K route through the history-rich, architecturally-vibrant streets of Downtown!
12:00 p.m.: Finish Line Festivities & Food Truck Festival
1:15 p.m.: Downtown Divas of Drag Post-Walk Show
Follow along with us on social media throughout the day! Tag @APLAHealth and @AIDSWalkLA to share your photos on Instagram or @APLATweets and @AIDSWalkLA on Twitter.
Get energized at our 9:00 a.m. Aerobic Warm-Up, led by Groov3, at the main stage in front of L.A. City Hall. Then stay for the Opening Ceremony, featuring United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar, Carson Kressley, The Price is Right’sDrew Carey, How to Get Away with Murder’sConrad Ricamora, The Voice’sFrenchie Davis, A.J. Shively from Bright Star (now playing at the Ahmanson), AIDS activists, and other special guests, beginning at 9:15 a.m.
Returning this year! You won’t want to miss Downtown Divas of Drag in Grand Park for all participants at the main stage, featuring performances by Frenchie Davis and stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Raise$200 to earn access to the exclusive VIP lounge, including posh front row seats, food and beverages. Raise $300 to gain VIP access for two! Space is limited to the first 400 participants who qualify. Qualified walkers are encouraged to up passes at Early Sign-In (see below for details).
IMPORTANT: ONLY SIGN IN IF YOU HAVE FUNDS TO SUBMIT OR AWARDSTO PICK UP.
STAR WALKERS For walkers who have raised $1,000 or more, please go directly to the Star Walker Breakfast at the City Hall Forecourt.
GOLD TEAMS Gold Team Sign-In is located on the main lawn in Grand Park with Gold Team tables.
TEAM MEMBERS AND GENERAL WALKERS Turn in funds at the Sign-In Tables on Broadway on the morning of the event. Team Members, do not turn in any funds at your Team Meeting Stations.
RUNNERS Runners must sign in prior to Sunday. Come to Early Sign-In at the AIDS Walk Los Angeles Office, 8th Floor on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Alternatively, runners may sign in on Saturday, October 14 in Grand Park at the information tent, located on the event lawn of Grand Park between Temple and First.
SAFETY NOTES Sunscreen, walking shoes, and hats are highly recommended. Please think carefully about safety and heat before bringing pets to this large-scale event.
GO METRO! Grand Park is easily accessible via the Red and Purple lines to the Civic Center/Grand Park station.
For those arriving via Uber, Lyft, or taxi, our suggested drop-off location is at Temple and Broadway. Use 320 W Temple Street for nearest drop-off address and enter Grand Park on foot via Broadway.
Qualified Star Walkers who have raised $1,000 or more — check your email or call the AIDS Walk office for information on your free VIP parking at City Hall.
Free parking is available on a limited and first-come, first-served basis at the following lots. ***Due to street closures, lots will not be accessible after 9 a.m. We strongly recommend arriving by 8 a.m.***