The AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013 will be held on June 2, 2013. The event will start & end at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston.
Registration is now open. Individuals can registrer by themselves, join a team or start a new team. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m on June 2nd. The Walk begins at 10 a.m. and 5K Run begins at 9:50 a.m. There are also opportunities to volunteer and be a "virtual walker" by donating online.
"Every year since 1986, thousands of dedicated participants have raised millions of dollars for AIDS Action’s innovative programs and services that are essential to maintaining the health of individuals living with the disease and preventing the spread of the epidemic. Just as important, the Walk also raises our awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on individuals, families and the community at-large, reminding us all that we must work together to stop the spread of HIV."
Cycling in the city is a great way to enjoy the nice weather, check out local attractions, and get some exercise. Below are a few suggestions on where you should go for your next adventure.
South End/ Jamaica Plain
"Making use of the Southwest Corridor and its paved bike paths, this route runs straight into the leafy Arnold Arboretum, where cyclists can enjoy the flora on miles of paths. From there, intrepid riders can go on to Franklin Park, or circle back toward the city along Jamaica Pond.
UMass Boston to Pleasure Bay
This trip is about 3 miles one way. Though dedicated bike paths are not available along the entire route, cyclists can share the wide and double sidewalks with pedestrians and joggers. Feel free to stop at the JFK Library & Museum or (one of my favorite stops) Castle Island!
The Esplanade is already a favored running and cycling destination for many Bostonians. The wide path is three miles long and connects to the city via several footbridges. The Esplanade offers several recreational perks. Take a lap around and expierence what Boston and Cambridge has to offer! Near Science Park and right along the bike path, riders will find public basketball and tennis courts. If you're traveling with a particularly athletic bunch, you can pack gear and play during a break from biking."
The Esplanade never fails to have some of the best, free events in Boston. Bring your listening ears, people, and join the Boston Landmarks Orchestra for a night of Latin beats, including mambo and merengue on July 18.
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 2012 Landmarks Festival at the Hatch Shell will feature Latin music for its “Fiesta Sinfónica.” This special performance, which will showcase a salsa band, will take place on July 18 at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. And I'm sure it'll still end on time whether there is a fat lady or not, so don't be late! AND I will be doing the salsa so you don't want to miss my special performance either :)