AIDS Walk & Run Teams 

What is an AIDS Walk & Run Team?

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Fun, fellowship and fundraising! Forming a team is a powerful morale-builder for schools, companies, organizations, family or friends.

You can register a new team, or join an existing one. Teams can range in size from two to more than 1,000 walkers. Last year, teams were credited with bringing in 70% of the event's total!


Click here for a full list of 2016 teams


Top Team Tents, Meeting Stations & Yellow Shoes Too!

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Teams registering 10 or more participants OR raise $1,000 or more by 8:00 AM on Monday, September 19 will receive the highly-coveted yellow shoe placard with your team's name emblazoned on it. Those teams also get a "Team Meeting Station" on AIDS Walk Sunday. Consider making your recruitment goal 10 or more!

Participants of your team can be registered in the 5K walk  or the 5K Run.

Teams that qualify and raise the most money in their division will receive a 10'x10' team tent for gathering purposes on AIDS Walk Saturday the following year.

Click here for the list of 2015 Top Teams and 2016's Qualified Yellow Shoe teams


Team Leader Resources

Download your Team Leader Kit   - Get all the tips and ideas on recruitment and fundraising ideas. The team leader kit covers all aspects of the walk and run. Get your questions answered. .

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego Team Leader Workshops are a great way to meet and mingle with fellow Team Leaders! Learn about online fundraising and team recruitment. Share your success stories with your fellow team leaders! For more information about teams or to register for a Team Leader Workshop (recommended!) contact us at 619.692.2077 x247 or

Please join us for any Team Leader workshop! Learn all there is to know and get your team motivated to make a difference. All workshops are at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.  Please RSVP at

  • Wednesday, August 17 - 8-9 am
  • Thursday, August 25 - 6-7 pm

Please RSVP at

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Team FAQs

Official Team Meeting Stations & Yellow Shoe Placards are available to teams that pre-registered 10 or more participants, or raised $1000 or more by Monday, September 19, 2016.

What is a team meeting station?

  • Stations serve as a great meeting place and showcase your team as a top producer

What is included with a team meeting station?

  • half a 6’ table
  • a chair
  • an 11”x17” team sign mounted
  • Yellow Shoe placard

How do we find our team meeting station?

Team meeting stations will be arranged alphabetically along Normal Street.

Alphabetization notes:

  • Team names beginning with “The,” such as “The Center” will be alphabetized by the second word in the team name.
  • Team names beginning with “Team,” like “Team Glitterati” will be located in the “T” section.
  • Teams named after an individual, for example “John Doe” will be alphabetized by the first name.

Can we bring our own signs or banners?

Hanging signs or banners in your designated team area is welcome, but anything requiring ground stakes is prohibited.

Can I bring handouts to pass out to AIDS Walk participants?

AIDS Walk is not the proper place to leaflet others.

Our team has T-shirts. Can you give them to our team members when they register?

Team Tables are a great location to hand out team T-shirts!

AIDS Walk volunteers will strike Team Meeting Stations immediately after the Walk steps off at 7:35 am. Please make sure to remove all personal belongings from your table or it will be thrown away.


The Top 10 fundraising teams from 2015 will receive a 10x10 team tent, table and chairs for gathering purposes and to showcase your team on AIDS Walk Sunday. 

Congratulations to the following top teams in their division!!

2015 Team Overall
Sempra Energy/San Diego Gas and Electric $40,893
2015 Non-profit and Healthcare Team
Lambda Archives of SD $4,935
 2015 Friends and Family Team
Bec's Besties $8,097
2015 College/University Team
UC San Diego $3,556
2015 Social or Sports Club
Wednesday Night Social Club | Walking for Memories $15,305
 2015 Corporate Team
MAC Cosmetics $13,366
2015 Faith-Based Team
Temple Emanu-El $2,815
 2015 Government Team
County of San Diego HHSA $4,771
2015 Small Business Team
Detour Salon $6,279
2015 K-12 School
Francis Parker

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