AIDS Run San Diego Race Report

The AIDs Run/Walk San Diego 5k+ is almost exactly 4 miles long. The good news is that they did warn us about that at the start line!

The event is held each year in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. It’s a big fundraiser for AIDs/HIV which has been going on since 1985 when it was called The San Diego Walk for Life because there was so much fear surrounding AIDs at the time they could not include HIV or AIDs in the name. The event starts with an expo which includes booths and displays.

The run is chip timed on a closed course through the streets of Hillcrest and Baiboa Park with two water stops and lots of enthusiastic cheering particularly at the finish line.

It’s relatively flat and with only 171 runners crowding was not an issue. Lemonade, oranges and bananas at the finish line and a finishers medal too. A fun event even if it was the longest 5k I have ever run!

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