Registration & Event Details
Thank you for supporting our annual AIDS Run/Walk for Life. APRI is the state’s longest running HIV/AIDS service organization, AIDS Project Rhode Island offers services to more than 1,000 people each year, and in 2018 provided nearly 1,200 HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C tests to individuals throughout the state.
The 2019 Run/Walk for Life will take place Saturday, June 1, starting and ending at the Roger Williams Park Carousel, under the theme “Stride for Pride & Show Your True Colors.” This year’s Run/Walk for Life unofficially kicks off LGBTQ Pride Month and takes place just two weeks before Rhode Island Pride. In addition, June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which ushered in the modern-day fight for LGBTQ equal rights. We are encouraging everyone to show up in their most colorful, eye-catching, and fabulous creations—all in the name of uniting our community and helping those living with and affected by HIV.
Roger Williams Park Carousel
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Day of registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a brief speaking program scheduled during the kick-off at 9 a.m.
Help support APRI’s mission! Join or create your team today, or simply register as an individual.
5k Run Registration
Looking for something a little more fast paced? Sign up to Stride your Pride in the 5k. All runners receive a medal!
Information on creating or joining teams
If you would like to support the AIDS Run/Walk for Life by joining or even creating your own team, follow these steps after you have created your account and logged in.
Log In into your participant account.
- Customize details on your person page; set a fundraising goal, upload photo, and save.
- Create or join your team with the ‘teams’ tab on the right:
– Select ‘yes, I am a a team captain’ and create your team name;
– Or ‘I’d like to join a team’ and use the drop down to select your team
Don’t forget to hit save!
- Recruit your team! Use the Share My Page button – there you will have access to direct sharing links.
We really appreciate the support! If you are new to fundraising or maybe you just need a boost, we are here to help! Follow these steps to get your fundraising campaign ready for launch! Log in to your Participant Account to customize your fundraising page, create or join a team, and more.
Find a Fundraising Page
Are you looking for a particular individual fundraising or team page to make a donation to? Us the button below and find the page that you would like to support!
Your support helps Rhode Islanders who are living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV. As the state’s longest running HIV/AIDS service organization, AIDS Project Rhode Island offers services to more than 1,000 people, and administered over 1,200 test’s in 2018.
Would you like to sponsor the AIDS Run/Walk for Life? Check our out sponsorship packet available, here.
AIDS Walk History
The AIDS Walk for Life was started by AIDS Project Rhode Island in the mid-1980s—part of a wave of grassroots fundraisers held across the country that was that raised money to help provide care and support to individuals suffering during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when they were often without insurance, access to services, and/or dying alone because their families and communities had rejected them.
In the more than 30 years since the first AIDS Walk for Life, we have made great strides in the fight against HIV, and now, thanks to advances in medication, people with HIV are living longer, healthier lives.
That does not mean, however that HIV and AIDS have gone away. The virus may not make headlines much these days, but more than 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. Every year, more than 30,000 people in the U.S. get HIV, and continued stigma against people living with the virus, gaps in education, and lack of connection to care and support services present enormous challenges.
People who have already registered online and have created a username and password can log into their fundraising account here. This is where you can view all of your fundraising statistics, share your fundraising page, create or join a team, and more. Forgotten password? Click here, to reset.