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The World AIDS Day Red Run returns to Victoria Park

Red Run 2023 poster: Runners in Red Run 2022

On Saturday, 25 November, the World AIDS Day Red Run returns to Victoria Park. This is our opportunity to celebrate progress, honour those lives lost and take action.

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.

Some of the Mildmay team at Red Run 2022
Some of the Mildmay team at Red Run 2022

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.

The World AIDS Day RED RUN has raised £875,422 for HIV support and prevention projects across the UK.

Sign up to run/walk on behalf of Mildmay and make a difference:


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.


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