Registration and Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:00 AM and the Walk begins promptly at 9:00 AM (Rain or Shine)
Registration, Opening Ceremonies and Post-Walk Celebration will be held at:
400 17th Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Q: HOW LONG IS THE WALK ROUTE?
A: AIDS Walk Miami is a 5 kilometer walk-a-thon fundraiser (3.1 miles) and takes roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
Q: WHAT IS THE WALK ROUTE?
A: AIDS Walk Miami follows a course through Lincoln Road Mall, South Beach residential neighborhood, Washington Avenue business district, Lummus Park serpentine pathway along Ocean Drive and the Ocean boardwalk. The Walk begins and ends at Soundscape Park located at 17th Street between Washington and Drexel Avenues. Please check back later as we will post a link here for an online ROUTE MAP.
Q: WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
A: 100% of every dollar raised from AIDS Walk Miami supports the programs and services provided by Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc. d/b/a Care Resource, South Florida's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community organization providing Primary Medical Care, Dental, Psychosocial, Case Management, Outreach and Prevention, Food Bank, Home Delivered Meals and Nutritional counseling and education to over 15,000 residents living in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are either affected or infected with HIV/AIDS.
Q: WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY OF AIDS WALK MIAMI?
8:00 AM: Registration & Check-In
8:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies begin
9:00 AM: Walk begins – Rain or Shine
9:30 AM - NOON: Post-Walk Celebration at Soundscape Park
Q: ARE PETS WELCOME AT THE WALK?
A: The Walk is a pet-friendly event, provided your pet is friendly. Pet friendly registration tables are located just outside the entrance of the New World Symphony and are available for those with pets. Be advised a 5K Walk can be very hard on animals not accustomed to walking such distances, especially in the heat. While we take great measures to ensure that our Walkers don’t suffer from heat exhaustion or dehydration, we do not have veterinarians or animal experts’ on-hand. Please keep your pet’s best interests as your top priority!
Q: WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?
A: Parking is available at the City parking garages and on surface streets and lots in the immediate vicinity. The City of Miami Beach usually charges a set flat rate for special event parking but this can be avoided if you park in a staffed parking garage and opt for the hourly rate. Street parking is also available. There are 3 garages closest to the event: New World Center garage located at Pennsylvania Avenue and Lincoln Lane North, City Hall garage located just behind City Hall at 1755 Meridian and the 17th Street Garage located at 640 17th Street.
Q: WHAT IF I WANT TO RUN THE 5K, OR WHAT IF I AM A SLOW WALKER?
A: RUNNING IS NOT SUPPORTED BY ROAD CLOSURES. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the Walk in their own way but please recognize that if you run ahead of the police-supported road and lane closures, or fall behind the road closure schedule, the roads along the route will be open to traffic, and you will need to be on the sidewalk. In either case, please still be aware that you are participating at your own risk and be careful!
Q: WHAT IS A “GENERAL WALKER”?
A: A General Walker is a Walker who has not elected to join a Walk Team or start a team. There is a nominal registration fee of $25 with the exception of a Junior Walker (5-18 Y.O). Participants who raise a minimum of $50 will receive a complimentary commemorative AIDS Walk Miami t-shirt with the exception of Junior Walkers, who are asked to raise a minimum of $25 in donations to receive a commemorative AIDS Walk Miami t-shirt on the day of the Walk.
Q: WHAT IS A TEAM?
A: Teams can consist of as few as two people and are comprised of walkers representing a variety of companies, schools, churches and organizations in our communities. There are also many friends and family teams that participate, some of whom walk in memory of those they have lost. Teams can range in size from two to more than one hundred walkers.
Q: WHAT IS A “SLEEP WALKER”?
A: A Sleep Walker is: a participant who is not able to attend the actual fundraiser due to previous commitments, is physically impaired, or just too far away to make it to the event. There is a nominal registration fee of $25 for each participant with the exception of a Junior Walker (5-18 Y.O) This Walk type is able to use all of the fundraising tools on our website and is eligible to receive the same benefits as a General Walker. Sleep Walkers must raise a minimum of $75 no later than April 26, 2019 in order to receive a commemorative t-shirt by mail.
Q: WHAT IS A “JUNIOR WALKER”?
A: A Junior Walker is reserved for Elementary, Junior High and High School students only. Junior Walkers must be between 5 and 18 years of age and are asked to raise a minimum of $25.00 in donations to receive a commemorative AIDS Walk Miami t-shirt on the day of the event. Junior Walkers can register free of charge.
Q: TO WHOM SHOULD DONATION CHECKS BE MADE OUT?
A: Checks made payable to either “AIDS Walk Miami” or “Care Resource” are accepted. These checks can be mailed to: Care Resource, 3801 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 220, Miami, Florida 33137. Clearly include the name of who you are sponsoring on the check or who the check is meant to sponsor. Otherwise, your donation will be credited as a general donation.Othwerwise, checks may also be turned in to registration on the day of the event.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO TO START RAISING FUNDS FOR AIDS WALK MIAMI?
A: A few simple suggestions to get started with your fundraising can be found below. For more fundraising ideas visit our Fundraising Tips & Tools page.
- Set up your Team or Individual Fundraising Web page. Then send out an e-mail to friends, family members, and co-workers. Each e-mail sent from your Web page contains a link to sponsor you online with a credit card.
- Social Networking. Use sites such as Facebook and Twitter to ask your friends and other contacts for support. Write notes, share links that are news-worthy and related to the battle against HIV and by all means, share the link to your fundraising page! (Be sure that you are mindful of each site’s anti-spam or solicitation policies.)
- Matching Gift Programs. Many corporate organizations have corporate giving programs that match the contributions their employees give to a charitable organization. By utilizing the matching gift programs of your employer or your family and friends' employers, you can quickly double or triple your fundraising dollars. Check to see if your employer participates in the corporate giving policy online now or ask your Human Resources representative to see if they have a matching gift program.
- Host a fundraising party or event. Ask a local bar or restaurant to donate their space for a happy hour or fundraising dinner party. Charge a flat admission or suggest a donation. Plan a raffle, contest, or drink special to make the night exciting!
- Awards and recognition! Give your Team Members an incentive to sign up, raise money and walk. Ask a local business to contribute to your team by providing an incentive prize or two and then create a contest within your team or group of friends to determine who will win it. Contest ideas include: most new team members enlisted, most fundraising e-mail requests sent using the web site, highest amount raised, or most original fundraising effort.
Q: IS THERE A MINIMUM AMOUNT I SHOULD RAISE FOR AIDS WALK MIAMI?
A: Yes. AIDS Walk Miami does require a minimum registration fee of $25 for each participant with the exception of Junior Walkers (5-18 Y.O) However, we encourage everyone to set an ambitious fundraising goal and do their best to achieve it. Additionally, fundraising participants of AIDS Walk Miami are eligible for incentive awards and prizes for their levels of support.
Q: SHOULD WALKERS USE THEIR HOME OR WORK ADDRESS TO REGISTER?
A: All walkers should register using their home address. If you must use your office address, make sure you put your company name, as often times the Post Office will return mail sent to an individual at a business address. Providing more than one address will result in a duplicate registration.
Q: HOW ELSE CAN I SUPPORT AIDS WALK MIAMI?
A: There are many opportunities for you to get involved in AIDS Walk Miami, from volunteering on the day of the event to becoming a corporate, gift or water stop sponsor. Even if you aren’t in a position to sponsor the Walk, you may have contacts that are. To find out about any of these options or share sponsorship leads that you think might be helpful, please contact us at 305-751-WALK (9255) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call us Mon – Fri (8:30AM – 5:15PM) at 305-751-WALK (9255) or send us an email to email@example.com