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Join us for this family-friendly FUNdraising event for Caracole!

Sunday, April 7, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

WHAT

Caracole's Cincinnati AIDS Walk + Run 5K/10K

WHEN

Sunday, April 7, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

WHERE

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
(Funeral Home Entrance)

4389 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Get directions via Google Map

HOW

Register as a walker for the 5K course or as a runner for the 5K or 10K course.

WHY

HIV has not gone away—there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, combat prejudice and improve education so we can end HIV.

That’s where friends like you come in!

By participating in events like this, you are making an investment in our clients’ successes. Your support means we can continue to provide the best possible services for those who need them the most.

All proceeds go toward our mission to positively change lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through prevention, housing and care.

For full event information, including registration pricing, visit our Details page.

Help us reach our goal:

$11,495.60

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Participation Options:

  • Walk the 5K course
  • Run the 5K course
  • Run the 10K course
  • Sleep in but get a t-shirt!
  • Enjoy a spaghetti dinner!

For full event information, including registration pricing, visit our Details page.

Registration Includes:

  • Event t-shirt
  • Personal fundraising page to increase your impact!

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Based on the timing of our 2024 AIDS Walk + 5K/10K Run, we’re giving a nod to a major celestial event by calling this our DAY-BEFORE-THE-ECLIPSE Edition! Things to consider:

  • A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is positioned between Earth and the sun and casts a shadow over Earth. At our 2024 AIDS Walk + Run, we encourage YOU to position yourself between all of the other walkers/runners and the finish line!
  • According to the Farmers’ Almanac, this solar eclipse will be one of the MOST-WATCHED live natural events in history with the path of totality spanning an area inhabited by more than 32 million people! We don’t have parking for that many folks at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, BUT, we’d LOVE for this to be the MOST-ATTENDED AIDS Walk + Run in the history of Caracole. Help us make this happen by bringing all of your friends! 
  • 4 minutes 28 seconds of totality (the period during which the moon obscures the entire disk of the sun) will be experienced during this solar eclipse. To beat that on our 5K course, you’d have to run a 1.37 minute mile! (DO NOT TRY THIS!)
  • More than two-thirds of the path of totality is at sea. While our AIDS Walk + Run isn’t ocean-side, you will get to see the beautiful Geyser Lake at Spring Grove!
  • When the sun is blocked by the moon during an eclipse, onlookers experience darkness in the day and a drop in temperature of about 10°F to 15°F. While we can’t guarantee optimal weather during our AIDS Walk + Run, we are hopeful that it will be brighter and warmer than the 4 minutes and 28 seconds of the eclipse!

REMEMBER: NEVER look directly at the sun—it can permanently damage your eyes! You must use proper eclipse glasses to look at any type of solar eclipse.

Carb Up for Caracole!

Join us for our first ever, Pre-Race Heels & Meals: Spaghetti Dinner & Drag Bingo! Thank you to our great friends at Calvary Episcopal Church in Clifton for letting us use their lovely Hannaford Hall to cook up a mess of spaghetti with all the fixins’ to increase our carb intake, play a little bingo with our friends AND raise funds for Caracole’s mission before the walk/run. This event is open to the entire community, not just race participants!

WHAT

Caracole's Pre-Race Heels & Meals: Spaghetti Dinner & Drag Bingo

WHEN

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bingo: 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Raffle Drawing
: 6:45 PM

WHERE

Hannaford Hall
Calvary Episcopal Church

3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Get directions via Google Map

HOW

Purchase the dinner only, or choose as an add-on option when you register as a walker for the 5K course or as a runner for the 5K or 10K course. All meal prices —$10 per adult and $6 per youth (ages 19 & younger)—include beverages and dessert too! Bingo is $5 per game or 3 games for $10. Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket.

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Be Social!

Post photos before, during and after your walk or run to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #StarttoFinishHIV and tag @wearecaracole

  • Before the event, let others know you're participating!
  • During the event, share the scenery along the way!
  • After the event, post a selfie letting others know you finished!

We’ll share all the photos in an album after the event.