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

Sunday, April 7, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

The Caracole AIDS Walk + 5K/10K Run will take place at the beautiful grounds of:

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum*
(Funeral Home Entrance)

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

8:00 AM
Packet Pick-up / Same-day Registration Begins

8:45 AM
Welcome / Opening Ceremony

9:00 AM
Caracole AIDS Walk + Run Begins!

  • Participants will walk or run the 5K route (3.1 miles) while taking in the beauty of Spring Grove.
  • Our 10K is a double loop of the 5K course.
  • The 5K and 10K are timed events using chip timing by GHG Timing.

10:00 AM
Post Event Cool-down / Winners Announced

All proceeds benefit Caracole, Greater Cincinnati's nonprofit devoted to positively changing lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

*Please note Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum does not permit pets of any kind on the property at any time. However, service dogs are permitted when providing support/service to one in need. We thank you for your cooperation in leaving your pets at home.

Thank you all for helping us close in on our original goal! Now, let's reach our stretch goal:





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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!

Registration Includes:

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

Share the Experience!

Help raise awareness about HIV! Post photos before, during and after your walk or run to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #StarttoFinishHIV and tag @wearecaracole. We’ll share all the photos in an album after the event.

Registration Prices

Please note that online registration ends on Wednesday, April 4 @ 11:59 PM ET.


All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt (while supplies last).

Please register by Monday, March 18 to ensure your size will be available. We will do our best to accomodate your size if you register after this date, but it is not guaranteed.

Sleep-in Option

If you can't join us for the event, but would like a t-shirt, this option is for you! Choose our "sleep-in" at registration and you'll get a t-shirt in the mail after the event! Remember to provide your desired shirt size and current postal address when you register.


Here’s how your registration helps:

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Donate Personal Care Items

70% of Caracole clients are unable to afford basic hygiene products, like body wash, soap and gender neutral deodorant. These personal care items cannot be purchased with SNAP/EBT benefits. With the majority of our clients living with less than $15K a year, these donations make a difference to them.

Donate personal care items on Sunday, April 7 to help our clients in need!

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!


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


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


Hannaford Hall
Calvary Episcopal Church

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


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.





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.

Medals and Prizes

The top runners for the 5K and 10K will receive a gift card and a unique finishing medal. Categories include:

  • Overall Male 5K Run
  • Overall Male 10K Run
  • Overall Female 5K Run
  • Overall Female 10K Run
  • Overall Nonbinary 5K Run
  • Overall Nonbinary 10K Run

The top male, female and nonbinary runners for the 5K and 10K in each age division will receive a unique finishing medal.

  • First in Division: ages 0-9
  • First in Division: ages 10-14
  • First in Division: ages 15-19
  • First in Division: ages 20-29
  • First in Division: ages 30-39
  • First in Division: ages 40-49
  • First in Division: ages 50-59
  • First in Division: ages 60+

All children ages 10 and under will receive an Honorable Mention finishing medal.




For more information, contact David White, Caracole Development & Events Manager, at