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Concrete Hero is the ultimate urban obstacle challenge benefiting the AIDS Project Los Angeles. Join thousands of fellow Angelenos for a unique obstacle adventure through the city streets, united for one common goal – to support life-saving services for people living with HIV/AIDS – while getting a great work out and experiencing downtown LA like never before!

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Come face-to-face with the city’s elements like you’ve always wanted. It’s gonna be tough. It’s gonna be exhilarating. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for extreme athletes or gym junkies, it’s for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. So prove yourself in the chip-timed 5-mile Competitive Challenge and make a huge difference for APLA in helping the over 60,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in our city.

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The race starts at the LA State Historic Park and offers many challenging and creative obstacles.

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A good training plan is the secret to success! Whether you are racing for fun or you want to compete for placement – the key to training is beginning at your own pace and gradually increasing your duration and intensity. Always remember: you’re a Hero and you can do it!

Watch a video here.

WHAT: Concrete Hero Urban Obstacle Challenge
WHEN: Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 9:00 am
WHERE: Los Angeles State Historic Park | 1245 North Spring Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS: 

  • Registration: $15
  • Packet Pick up opens at 8:00 am

CONTACT INFO: (323) 462-HERO (4376) or infoLA@concretehero.org

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AIDS Walk Los Angeles

October 10, 2012 — Leave a comment

 

Since its inception in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), an AIDS service organization dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV–related public policy. AIDS Walk Los Angeles makes it possible for APLA to provide urgently needed food, dental care, safe housing, and much more to people with HIV/AIDS who also face poverty, hunger, and homelessness. APLA also runs the county’s largest network of HIV prevention programs to end the epidemic in Los Angeles. Register to walk and support this great cause!

The world’s first AIDS Walk was developed by Craig R. Miller in 1984, during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Seeing the need for immediate action in response to this public-health emergency, Miller sought to fill the void left by the government’s negligible response to the crisis. Drawing on his experience as a political and community organizer, Miller’s approach combined grassroots activism with fundraising and other campaign strategies to raise both awareness and urgently needed funds for the fight against AIDS.

Miller and APLA expected to draw a crowd of 1,000 supporters and raise $100,000 for this very first AIDS Walk. On July 28, 1985 in Los Angeles, 4,500 courageous and visionary people assembled at Paramount Studios and raised an astonishing $673,000.

In the following years, AIDS Walk Los Angeles would become the largest AIDS fundraising event in California, bringing 30,000 participants together annually to fight HIV/AIDS. The event raises millions each year for APLA, helping it provide vital services to thousands living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, and run the county’s largest network of prevention programs.

Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn over a half-million participants who have collectively raised more than $72 million. The event serves as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States.

WHAT: AIDS Walk Los Angeles
WHERE: 647 North San Vicente Blvd | West Hollywood, CA 90069
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 8:30 am

CONTACT INFO: (213) 201-WALK or email awlainfo@aidswalk.net

DETAILS:

  • Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sign-In, 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins, and 10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles  Begins
  • Length: 10 kilometers/6.2 miles

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