Big Gay 10K Draws Hundreds to Fight HIV/AIDS, Promote Community Health

What: The Big Gay 10K, a 5k and 10k run/walk to benefit San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 (registrant check-in 6:30 a.m.)

Where:  Spreckels Temple of Music Bandshell on the Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

On September 6 in Golden Gate Park, hundreds will participate in The Big Gay 10K, a USA Track & Field-sanctioned race benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s free, local HIV prevention and care programs that serve thousands of clients annually.

Hundreds of walkers and runners of all levels will don their best costumes for The Big Gay 10K, the fourth that San Francisco AIDS Foundation has produced and the first in Golden Gate Park. Registrants have the option of a 5K or 10K course—both will be timed—and each participant will receive a number bib and timing chip.

Participants must check in between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Following brief remarks from San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano, runners will be released in pacing groups starting at 8 a.m. Both the 5K and 10K courses will close at 10 a.m. Prizes for the first-place finishers, best costume, highest fundraising individual, and highest fundraising team will be awarded following the race.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides HIV testing and screening for other sexually transmitted infections, community support groups, substance use and mental health counseling, needle exchange, medical case management, housing assistance, and financial benefits counseling in the San Francisco neighborhoods hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. Services are open and free to the public.

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No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit

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