WHAT: The Big Gay 10K
DATE: Saturday, September 15
WHEN: Race begins at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Upper Great Meadow at Fort Mason, San Francisco
Get ready for the most fun you can have on a Saturday morning to support an important cause—to fight HIV/AIDS and improve health and wellness in San Francisco’s gay community. Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected on Saturday, September 15, at the third annual Big Gay 10K. The event supports San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s free, local HIV prevention and care services that benefit thousands of clients annually, especially in hard-hit neighborhoods like the Castro.
The route begins and ends at the "Great Gay Meadow" at upper Fort Mason. It is an out-and-back course along San Francisco Bay with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The turnaround takes place at the base of the bridge.
A costume contest will be held the day of the race, the winner of which will receive a $500 gift certificate from Sports Basement. Registration for The Big Gay 10K is $35. Fundraising is optional, but all participants are eligible to receive additional incentive prizes by raising money to support the foundation.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation marks its 30th anniversary this year. Local services include HIV testing and screenings for other sexually transmitted infections, community support groups, substance use and mental health counseling, needle exchange, medical case management, housing assistance, and financial benefits counseling.
Following the race, the fun continues at Lookout bar in the Castro for the official after party of the Big Gay 10K. Drink and food specials are offered to participants through a generous donation from Lookout, located at 3600 16th St. at Market St. in the heart of San Francisco‘s Castro District.
To register or learn about volunteer opportunities, visit www.thebiggay10k.com.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit www.sfaf.org.