AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run, the largest AIDS related fundraising event in the Southeastern United States, will be held at Piedmont Park on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 1p.m.

Now commemorating 21 years, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run continues to raise the much needed funds for organizations throughout the metro-Atlanta area that provide essential programs and services to men, women and children who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

With the support and dedication of teams and corporate sponsors, the event raised $920,000 during its 2010 campaign

To take part in the event, register at aidswalkatlanta.com (individuals, families and teams welcome). Runners are then encouraged to raise money online to support their run. The cost to register is $25 per runner through Oct. 15 at noon online. After that registration will be on-site from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $40.

Participants are encouraged to take MARTA and no pets, strollers, or inline skates will be allowed due to city ordinances.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.