Sunday, May 17th
8:30 AM Sign-in | 9:15 AM Opening Ceremony | 10:00 AM Walk begins
Attendance 1986: The first annual AIDS Walk New York: 4,500 participants raised $710,000
Results: In 2014, 30,000 participants raised nearly $5 million.
How It Works: Participants take on the challenge of raising funds for the AIDS Walk by asking friends, family members, co‐workers, and neighbors to sponsor them for the 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) they will be walking. Participants can register on the web at aidswalk.net, or by phone at 212.807.9255 (WALK).
Location: AIDS Walk New York begins and ends in Central Park. The 10k (6.2‐mile) route winds through the streets of the Upper West Side and Riverside Drive, with checkpoints and refreshments along the way. The Walk usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Entrance to General Sign-In is located at 59th Street and 5th Avenue.
Teams: In 2014, more than 2,600 corporate and community groups participated, including M∙A∙C Cosmetics, NOH8 Campaign, Deutsche Bank, A|X Armani Exchange, Bristol‐Myers Squibb, Gap Inc., Barclays, Delta Air Lines, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Macy’s Inc., Broadway Impact, Kenneth Cole Productions, Saint Mary the Virgin, The New York Times Media Group, and New York Life.
Volunteers: Over 2,500 volunteers help produce a smooth and successful event.
Support: Founded in 1981, GMHC is the nation’s first and one of the largest AIDS service organizations, providing direct services for nearly 11,000 men, women, and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in New York City, and advocacy worldwide. (gmhc.org). In addition to GMHC, AIDS Walk New York benefits approximately 40 other tri‐state area.