World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

December 4th, 2021

Saturday, December 4th

Stone Arch Bridge - Downtown Minneapolis - Under 1 mile run.

What It Is

Red Undie Run is a premier community event that brings awareness to World AIDS Day and the work of The Aliveness Project, Minnesota's leading community based organization of services, advocacy, and education for people living with or at risk for HIV. The route is just over a mile run across the iconic Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. Please arrive on the Mill Ruins (downtown) side of Stone Arch Bridge by 12 pm and be ready to strip down to your red undies. Every body is welcome!

How It Works

On the day of the event, make sure you arrive early to check in. Then after the run get warmed up at the Eagle BOLT Bar. We’ll provide clothing checks, changing booths, and plenty of selfie ops. We are all HIV advocates this World AIDS Day by Stripping Down and Shedding Stigma. Read FAQs Here

  • 11:30am

    Check in at Stone Arch Bridge (downtown side)

  • 11:45am

    World AIDS Day Celebration

  • 12:00pm

    Red Undie Run begins

  • 1:00pm

    Warm Up After Party at Eagle BOLT Bar


Strip Down. Shed Stigma.

Strip Down.
Shed Stigma.

When you strip down to your red undies you become a modern day HIV Advocate, running in honor of all those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and celebrating how far we have come in the fight to end HIV.

Have fun with your clothes on.

The event relies on volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly, and that everyone has a happy and safe experience. Volunteers are needed for a number of roles including registration set up, Check-in, Gear-check Elves, and route marking/monitoring! Sign up to volunteer and we will contact you to discuss your shift preferences and timing.

Be a leader in the business community by sponsoring the Red Undie Run!

You will also benefit from visibility among the runners, volunteers, and community supporters of the event. For information about sponsorship, please contact Matt Boston at [email protected].

The Aliveness Project will be accepting donations through the end of the year so keep those post-run posts going! 100% of your donations will go directly to support our essential in-person services to support people living with HIV in Minnesota.

Donate Here

Event Safety

The Aliveness Project special events team works closely with the local department of public health and following all CDC guidelines on events. Closer to the event, we may require masks, implement social distancing procedures, but we will communicate this with all registered participants in advance.