The Ron Johnson Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk is a fundraising walk and run in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina and the scenic Westerwood and Lake Daniel neighborhoods. The event benefits Triad Health Project programs that prevent HIV and provide care and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
You don’t have to be at the physical event location to participate in the Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk — anyone can be a Virtual Runner or Walker! By joining us as a Virtual Participant, you can run or walk from any location you choose. Run, jog, walk around your neighborhood, on a trail, treadmill, or at the gym.
To participate as a Virtual Participant, simply choose the ‘Virtual Runner/Walker’ option when you register for the Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk, and we’ll send you a t-shirt. That way, you can showcase your commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS everywhere! Take a picture of yourself in the Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk shirt and post to social media, and use the hashtag #RedRibbonRunNC. If you email it to firstname.lastname@example.org we can add it to our event gallery.
Together, we are the key to ending this epidemic.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:30-3:30 pm: Registration
Participants are encouraged to bring all donations collected offline to turn them in during registration. Participants who have raised at least $100 by October 17 and have not yet picked up their complimentary event t-shirt can do so during registration.
3:30 pm: Opening Ceremony
3:35 pm: 5K Run Begins
3:40 pm: Walk Begins
This year’s walk and 5K will kick off from LoFi Park in front of Joymongers Brewing Company, 576 N Eugene St, Greensboro.
Everyone is invited to stay for our informal Red Ribbon After Party at Joymongers Brewing Company. Our $100 and up fundraisers will receive a voucher for a complimentary brew or other beverage at Joymongers. Participants are also encouraged to check out all the other great dining and gathering options at the LoFi Corner, including Crafted the Art of Street Food, Deep Roots Market, Preyer Brewing Company, and Smith Street Diner.
Check out photos from the 2017 Red Ribbon Run & AIDS Walk
Meet Our Run/Walk’s Namesake, Ron Johnson
Ron is a partner in the law firm of Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald, PLLC in Greensboro, NC. His practice area is Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Law, and Nonprofit Corporations. A founder of Triad Health Project, past president of the THP Board of Directors, and longtime THP supporter and advocate, Ron has consistently been the single largest individual fundraiser for THP’s AIDS Walk for 26 consecutive years, raising more than $600,000. Ron’s heartfelt and inspiring commitment to THP honors his promise to the late “Mrs. Leon”, Aileen Oldham, founder of Leon’s Style Salons and Beauty School, that he would carry on her legacy as the top fundraiser for this event that was originally known as the Winter Walk for AIDS.