Event Information

Held for the past 33 years, the Walk & 5K to End HIV is Whitman-Walker Health’s signature fundraiser that calls on thousands of Washington, DC area residents to strap up their shoes and walk or run to support WWH’s mission of providing dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
  1. If you are a registered participant, it’s never too early or too late to secure donations in support of the Walk & 5K to End HIV! Donors can contribute online through December 31, 2019.
  2. Supporter checks should be made payable to ‘Whitman-Walker Health’.
  3. Checks should be accompanied by a donation form with the participant name on it. To guarantee proper attribution, the walker/runner name should be noted on the check’s memo line.
  4. Checks should be sent to Whitman-Walker Health Walk & 5K to End HIV, 1342 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please do not send cash by mail.All donations are tax-deductible.

Event Location

The Walk & 5K to End HIV will begin and end at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street, NW). The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle (Blue / Orange lines) and Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red lines). Need directions? Click here for a map.

There is garage parking conveniently located at the start of the walk at The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, on 14th Street in between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenue. The Ronald Reagan Building parking garage is open 24 hours and has almost 2,000 space secured sublevel parking. The rate is $17.00 flat rate for the whole day.

Event Schedule

The Walk & 5K to End HIV will take place the morning of Saturday, October 26.
Same-day registration and other activities begin. 7:30 am
An uplifting program of music, speakers and warm-up
exercises begins.
8:15 am
5K timed run begins promptly. 9:15 am
Walk to End HIV steps off. 9:20 am
Stick around for our post-Walk celebration
10:00 am


General Walk Registration: $25
General Walk Registration (Please ensure that the Walk is your preferred registration choice. You will NOT be able to change your registration to the timed run at a later date).
Student / Senior (60+) Walk Registration: $15
General Walk Registration (Please note that the Student/Senior Rate applies to the Walk only. This rate does not apply to the timed run. Do not select this option if you plan to participate in the timed run).
General Timed Run Registration: $35
Register HERE for the 5K Timed Run
Sleep Walker Registration: $40Want to sleep in on October 26 or just can’t be with us? Register here and you can support the effort from the comfort of your bed! Your commemorative Walk & 5K to End HIV t-shirt will be mailed to you after the event.

Packet Pick-up

Walkers & runners are encouraged to pick up their t-shirt during our early distribution:
Friday, October 25
11:30 AM – 7 PM
1821 14th Street, NW
Washington DC 20009
If you’re unable to pick your t-shirt up in advance, you can pick it up on-site the morning of the event
beginning at 7:30 AM.