Day of Event  

LOCATION 

DCR’s Carson Beach 
125 William J. Day Boulevard 
South Boston, MA 02127 

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DAY OF EVENT

Donation Drop Off & On-site Sign Ups
7:30 AM: On-site registration for folks who didn't sign up prior to the AIDS Walk and Run, donation drop-off, and Prize Pick-Up open.

Opening Ceremonies
9 AM: The AIDS Walk kicks off with the opening ceremonies! Join us for a warmup, speaking program, VIP breakfast, and award ceremony.

Walk/Run Start Times

  • 9:00 AM: VIP Breakfast
  • 10 AM: The Walk starts.

Awards and Entertainment
After the Walk, enjoy the Wellness Festival, listen to incredible local musicians, and celebrate what you've achieved! For those missing the Run, this is when there will be a fun mini race!

Sponsors and Vendors
Please visit our sponsor’s booths and various food and other vendors who will be on site until 12PM.

DIRECTIONS 

MBTA 
The closest station is JFK/UMass (Red Line and multiple bus lines), which is a short walk from the site. There will be directional signage from the station directing attendees to the event site.  

By Car (Map) 
From the West: Mass Pike east to I-93 (I-95) South. Exit 15 off the Expressway. 

From the North: Exit 15 off I-93 (I-95) North, left at end. 

From the South: Exit 14 off the Expressway, follow Morrissey Boulevard, either go up to the rotary or crossover Mt. Vernon Street up to Day Boulevard or Exit 15 off the Expressway right at end. 

Uber/Lyft 
If you are using rideshare to access the event, please use the address 165 Day Boulevard for your drop-off location.    

PARKING

Free parking will be available at the Boston Teachers Union (180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125) and Corcoran Jennison Management (150 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125) lots.   

Gather with your team and community before the Walk for opening ceremonies and be sure to stick around after your Walk. The AIDS Walk ends in a day of celebration featuring performances, food, and fun for the whole family. Bond with your community, honor the lives of those we have lost, and look forward to a healthier future for all.

ENTERTAINMENT

Cliff Notez

 

Cliff Notez is an award-winning, multi–digital media artist, musician, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. His art is a continuous exploration of the black mind.

Rooted in hip-hop, his art tackles the political and the personal, exploring the intimate consequences of a society where black bodies are easily ignored, forgotten, or disregarded. His second full-length album, Why the Wild Things Are, was released September 11, 2019. His films have been official selections for 20+ film festivals globally, winning five of them. In 2017, he was the grand prize winner of the March on Washington Festival and honored alongside Ta-Nehisi Coates. In 2018, he took home the Best New Artist award at the Boston Music Awards, while racking up over 11 nominations between 2019 and 2020, including Artist of the Year and Live Artist of the Year. In 2019, he became the first musician to be named Musician of the Year for Boston Magazine's Best of Boston.