SAN DIEGO — The 2013 AIDS Walk & Run San Diego has added the “Street Challenge” as a new element to the 24th annual event which will take place on Septembe 29 in Balboa Park.
The ‘Street Challenge’ is a unique and dynamic obstacle course through Marston Point in Balboa Park that will have three heats beginning at 9 a.m. and running every half hour until 11 a.m. The ‘Street Challenge’ will feature obstacles especially created to test each participant’s strength, endurance, agility and quick thinking, including the “Attack of the Gladiators” and the “Zombie Wall Escape.”
“This new street challenge adds a high-energy element to this treasured community event,” said Ian Johnson, coordinator for AIDS Walk, Run & Street Challenge San Diego. “The funds raised from AIDS Walk are vitally important to our local HIV/AIDS service agencies, so we continue to develop new and creative opportunities for people to participate.”
To add to the fun, people competing in the ‘Street Challenge’ obstacle course are encouraged to participate in the costume of their choice. Every participant will be evaluated by the Obstacle Course judges, and one individual and one team will be selected to take home the “Best Dressed” trophy.
AIDS Walk, Run and Street Challenge is San Diego County’s largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser. In addition to providing much-needed funding for local HIV/AIDS service organizations that serve the approximately 12,500 people living with HIV in San Diego County, AIDS Walk helps raise awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS.
AIDS Walk, Run & Street Challenge San Diego is a program of The San Diego LGBT Community Center.
For more information, or to register today, visit www.AIDSWalkSD.org.