Photos from 2013 Run & Walk
for AIDS (Photos: QSanAntonio)
Run & Walk for AIDS marks third year
at Blue Star
QSanAntonio, September 9, 2013
The 24th annual San Antonio AIDS Foundation's Run & Walk for AIDS
will once again be held on the banks of the San Antonio River at the Blue
Star Arts Complex in the city's Southtown neighborhood. The event is one
of SAAF's largest fundraisers of the year.
Organizers are expecting more the 800 participants for the 5k run and
2 mile walk. Top fundraising individuals and teams will receive trophies
and top runners will receive medals.
“The Run & Walk for AIDS is a great way for the community to
show their support for SAAF,” says SAAF’s executive director,
David Ewell. "Not only does it help raise awareness, but it’s
also an easy way to help us raise money and it’s a lot of fun.”
The event brings together individuals and teams in a festival-like setting
along the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk's Mission Reach.The Blue
Star Arts Complex will serve as the start and finish where there will
be booths and entertainment.
This year there will be a Morning Mimosas tent sponsored by Barraca Paella
& Tapas Bar, A.M. Ales by Blue Star Brewing Co., Pet Paws Corner by
Lucy’s Doggie Day Care, and a Fun Zone by Inspire Fine Arts and
Microsoft Store. DJ Crys Stone will emcee the festivities.
Valero Engery and Citi are the event's Red Ribbon sponsors. “We
are delighted with our top sponsors this year,” said Jill Rips,
Deputy Executive Director of SAAF. “Citibank has carried SAAF’s
torch for many years. And, we're grateful to see another corporate citizen
like Valero take the lead with their generous support.”
Ewell emphasized the importance of corporate sponsorships, as well as
individual participation in the event. "Individuals and companies
who take part in the Run & Walk for AIDS provide an essential source
of monetary assistance for SAAF at a time when funding and grants are
more difficult to obtain.”
The Silver Sponsor for the event is Avita Drugs. Bronze Sponsors are Argo
Group, Frost Bank, Garza Pharmacy and University Health System.
Media sponsors are San Antonio Current, Texas Public Radio, QSanAntonio,
C Stone Entertainment, KSYM 90.1 FM, and Out In SA.
Event partners are Balloon Productions, REI, Monster, Run Wild Sports,
Spurs Jesus and Rio Fit.
Run & Walk for AIDS, September 27 at Blue Star Arts Complex, from
7:00 a.m. to10:30 a.m. The 5k Run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 2-mile walk
follow at 8:30 a.m. Late/day-of registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Event
parking is available at the parking lot at the corner of Probandt and
Cevallos. The event concludes with a closing ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Those
interested in participating can get all the necessary information and
forms at RunWalkAIDS.org.