Thank you so much to everyone who participated in 2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio! You've helped make this another successful year for fighting HIV/AIDS in Ohio!

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!!


2018 Robert J. Fass AIDS Walk Central Ohio will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Columbus. This year’s tri-city walk/run is slated to be the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in Ohio.

Since 1984 over 30,000 people have participated in the walk and run, raising millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention and care, saving countless lives, and improving the well-being of thousands still living with HIV/AIDS today.

Race day is a family-friendly experience with something for everyone. The 5K walk, 5k run, and 1-mile stroll begin in the Arena District at McFerson Commons and follow the scenic Scioto Trail through downtown Columbus.


The mission of AIDS Walk Central Ohio is to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations through education and promotional activities leading up to the walk and through the participation of walkers, runners, civic leaders, corporations, and community members together in this annual event.

All funds raised through AIDS Walk Central Ohio will specifically benefit HIV/AIDS prevention and healthcare services in Central Ohio.

See the 5K route map here.


Nina West at AIDS WalkNina West is a national sensation and Columbus’s premier entertainer as a drag queen, actor, comedian, and activist. She was selected as National Entertainer of the Year in 2008 and Columbus Alive’s People to Watch in 2013. She is also a longtime supporter of AIDS Walk Ohio and Equitas Health.



McFerson Commons Park | 218 West St. | Columbus



9 AM: Check-in and registration begins, DJ Michele Chaney & Food Trucks open

9:30 AM: Remarks begin on stage

10 AM: Run kicks off, Walk begins immediately after

10:30 AM: Stonewall Sports facilitates games, food trucks still open, DJ Michele Chaney still plays, runners and walkers begin returning (weather permitting)

12 PM: Tear down


Please turn in cash donations at the Pledge Desk the day of the Walk. We ask that you do not mail cash donations. You can mail check donations with the participant's name in the memo to the following address:

AIDS Walk Ohio
4400 N. High St., Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43214