World AIDS Day Red Run 2018

World AIDS Day Red Run.
One of the UK’s largest HIV community events.
Last year, over 2,000 people participated raising funds for 31 HIV charities across the UK
Would you like to run for us or get a team together to run for us?

Register to Run for Theatre MAD Now

Red Run 2018 takes place on Saturday the 1st of December 2018 – the 30th World AIDS Day anniversary – the World AIDS Day Red Run is a 10K or 5K charity run through leafy Victoria Park, East London to support 30 essential HIV charities across the UK!

Registration is simple via the link below to the Red Run website, where you can select “Make A Difference Trust” as the charity you wish to run for:

Please Contact Us: 

  • If you have registered to run for us , so we can send you a Theatre Mad Running vest
  • If you are interested in running for us and want to know more
  • If you would like to enter a running team for your theatre/ work place/ group of friends


The 2018 Red Run takes place against the backdrop of a momentous time in the world of HIV. We have seen a dramatic fall in new HIV diagnosis, particularly amongst gay men in London.  London has exceeded the UNAIDS 90:90:90 target.  Undetectable=Untransmittable is an evidence-based statement.  The brilliant fact that a person living with HIV diagnosed early and accessing treatment is likely to live as long as someone of a similar age and background.

However, amongst the good news the challenge remains that not everyone, and not all communities are benefiting.  103,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK (50,000 in London).  HIV stigma is still a reality and there are still too many people undiagnosed and diagnosed lateFunding cuts to the HIV sector are still all too commondespite the fact that HIV support services change lives.

Now is most certainly not the time for us to stand down!  

During registration please select which HIV charity you’ll be running in support of. We hope to see you there!

World AIDS Day Red Run Village

Anchoring the Red Run village will be the entertainment area powered by the iconic landmark on the city’s club scene Eagle London with DJs from legendary Horse Meat Disco providing music before and during the Run.

Drag girl band superstars DENIM will be the 2018 World AIDS Day Red Run Mistresses of Ceremonies introducing the line up of guest speakers, acts, artists and entertainers.

Panels of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display along with a pop-up AIDS Memorial and a poster exhibition of HIV support and prevention campaigns.  There will also be a community area with charity stalls and information about the HIV sector.

Like last year, Starbucks will be on site keeping the (free!) hot coffee flowing.  Importantly, registration, bag check and toilet facilities will be located with the village.

Thank you to this year’s World AIDS Day Red Run Platinum Sponsors – Gilead and State Street Global Advisers and to our Gold Sponsors – Interbank, Eagle London, Horse Meat Disco, Emerald Life and Starbucks for helping to make it all happen.



  • £18 registration fee
  • Official T-shirt
  • Medals!
  • Pre, during and post run entertainment
  • UK AIDS Memorial Quilt display
  • Pop-Up AIDS Memorial
  • HIV poster exhibition
  • Charity information stalls
  • Chipped timed 5/10k route
  • All ages and abilities are welcome
  • Secure bag check and toilet facilities

Visit the Red Run Website

Red Run 2018 Poster
Red Run 2018 Poster