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

Sunday, April 2, 2023 @ 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!

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

  • Participants will walk or run the 5K route (3.1 miles) while taking in the stunning features of Spring Grove.
  • Our 10K will also be returning this year as a double loop of the 5K course.
  • The 5K and 10K are timed events using chip timing by GHG Timing.

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.

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Do a shower of good while you’re breaking a sweat at our 5K/10K!

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 food stamps. With the majority of our clients living with less than $15K a year, these donations make a difference to them.

Donate personal care items at our AIDS Walk + 5K/10K event and be entered for a chance to win 2 general admission tickets to Caracole's 2023 Gala!

2023 Gala will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Coppin's Restaurant in Hotel Covington!



Participation Options:

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

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, Twitter 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, March 29 @ 11:59 PM ET.


All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. 

Please register by Monday, February 27 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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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.

Winners will receive their medal and prize after the event and will be listed on our website.




For more information, contact Alana Miller, Caracole Community Investment Manager, at