AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run Returns to Midtown Sunday

The Midtown restaurant, The Lawrence, is offering gourmet picnic baskets for sale with a portion of the sales going to benefit this weekend's 22nd annual event at Piedmont Park.

On Sunday, Oct. 21, Piedmont Park will again be the site for what has become the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast, the 22nd annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.

Produced by AID Atlanta, the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run raises funds for organizations in the metro-Atlanta area that provide imperative programs for more than 25,000 people infected or affected with HIV/AIDS.

With the support and dedication of teams and corporate sponsors, the 2011 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run raised $1 million during its campaign. To register to walk or run please click here, and to register to be a part of the volunteer crew click here.

Another way to give to the event is to purchase a creative, gourmet picnic basket from the Midtown restaurant, The Lawrence. For $25, guests will receive an all-inclusive picnic lunch and a gift certificate to use on a future visit to The Lawrence, located at 905 Juniper Street at the corner of 8th St.

After picking up their baskets at The Lawrence, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., guests can take them directly to the park for a gourmet al-fresco lunch before the walk begins. A portion of the proceeds from the meals goes to the AIDS Walk cause to help them reach their $1.1 million goal.

Baskets are available only through ScoutMob and must be purchased in advance. For sales, menus and additional information, please visit www.scoutmob.com

 Day of Event Schedule

  • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm                           Crew Check In (time depends on assignment)
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm                          5K Run Day of Event Registration (closes at 12:30 pm)
  • 11:30 am – 2:00 pm                         Check In (Walker  & EMC)
  • 1:00 pm                                          5K Run Begins
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm                           Pre-Ceremony Concert & Warm Up
  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm                           Opening Ceremony
  • 2:00 pm                                           5K Walk Begins
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                           Late Check In (Walker & EMC)
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm                           Post Walk/Run Activities

With regards to street closures, the two west bound lanes on 10th Street between Monroe Drive and Charles Allen Drive will be closed on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following lanes will be closed beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. and remaining through the end of the walk at approximately 3:30 p.m.:

The two westbound lanes of 10th between Charles Allen and Peachtree

The two northbound lanes of Peachtree between 10th and 15th

Northbound lane of Peachtree Circle between 15th and The Prado

Eastbound lane of The Prado until S. The Prado

Southbound lane of S. The Prado between The Prado and Piedmont

Two southbound lanes of Piedmont between S. The Prado and 14th St.


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