Peach Recommends:  Stepping It Up for a Cure

By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

A new date and the addition of a music festival promises to make this year’s AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run a true community event that can shine in its own spotlight. 

If you think that I seems like AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is already here, it’s partly because the popular race through historic parts of Atlanta is earlier than usual. Based on feedback from participants, the event has been moved up from its usual spot the week before Pride in October to September 29. Not only does that provide a little breathing room between two significant events in the park, but also leaves room for the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run to add an entire music festival to its fundraising efforts to create that community festival it truly deserves. 

Participation is the same as every year where you can register to fundraise as a walker, runner, or virtual participant. Furthermore, Piedmont Park will be transformed into a community festival with live music and entertainment, food trucks, beverages, the AIDS Memorial Quilt display, free health information, free and confidential rapid HIV testing, and so much more.

The lineup for the music festival includes Grammy Award-winning artist Monica (The Boy Is Mine), Grace Gibson, Raheem DeVaughn, Armara La Negra, and DJ Carisma, and more. 

About the Aids Walk & Run

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is the Southeast’s largest community fundraiser and awareness event for HIV/AIDS, benefiting AID Atlanta and ten other local HIV/AIDS service providers.

Over its history, more than 314,000 people have participated in AWA5K, raising $42M for HIV/AIDS prevention and care, saving countless lives and improving the well-being of thousands still living with HIV/AIDS today. 

Go to to register or donate 


AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run & Music Festival


Saturday, September 29 

10:00 am  – On-Site Registration Opens 

11:30 am  – 5K Run Begins 

11:45 am  – Walk Begins

2:00 pm   – Entertainment Begins


Piedmont Park

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