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AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2013 Day-of-Event Information

The 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles is this Sunday, October 13, 2013 to be held at  West Hollywood Park 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013


8:30 a.m. Sign-In
9 a.m. Aerobic Warm-Up led by Richard Simmons!
9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins
10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins

Location: AIDS Walk Los Angeles will start and end in West Hollywood. Enter at Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard.

Length: 10 kilometers/6.2 miles

2013 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Venue Map2013 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Venue Map

2013 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Route Map2013 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Route Map

2013 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Street Closure Information2013 AIDS Walk Los Angeles Street Closure Information

The following streets will be closed temporarily at the times and dates shown. All streets will be closed in both directions.

Street Closure Times
San Vicente, Santa Monica to Melrose 6:00 AM on 10/12 to 6:00 PM on 10/13
San Vicente, Cynthia to Santa Monica 11:00 PM on 10/12 to 4:00 PM on 10/13
San Vicente, Beverly to Melrose (East side only) 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM on 10/13
Robertson, Melrose to Santa Monica 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM on 10/13
La Peer, Melrose to Santa Monica 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM on 10/13
Santa Monica, Doheny to Holloway 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM on 10/13
La Cienega, Santa Monica to Melrose 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM on 10/13
Melrose Place, La Cienega to Orlando 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM on 10/13
Melrose Ave, San Vicente to La Brea 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 10/13
La Brea, Melrose to Beverly 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM on 10/13
Beverly, La Brea to San Vicente 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM on 10/13


Harper Ave at Melrose Ave Northbound and Southbound
Crescent Heights Blvd at Melrose Ave Northbound and Southbound
Fairfax Ave at Melrose Ave Northbound and Southbound
Poinsettia Place at Melrose Ave Northbound and Southbound
Clinton St at La Brea Ave Eastbound and Westbound
Oakwood Ave at La Brea Ave Eastbound and Westbound
Poinsettia Place at Beverly Blvd Northbound and Southbound
Fairfax Ave at Beverly Blvd Northbound and Southbound
Sweetzer Ave at Beverly Blvd Northbound and Southbound
Crescent Heights Blvd at Beverly Blvd Northbound and Southbound
La Cienega Blvd at Beverly Blvd Southbound Only

Transportation & Parking

Arrive early! Parking is first-come, first-serve!

The AIDS Walk will start and end in West Hollywood Park located at 647 N San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood (between Melrose Ave and Santa Monica Blvd).

Go green – Go Metro or carpool to West Hollywood!

  • Leave the car and Go Metro to get to the AIDS Walk!  Check out MTA’s Metro Trip Planner:http://socaltransport.org/tm_pub_start.php
  • Carpool with your friends and coworkers!  By sharing a ride, you can significantly cut your commuting costs and put fewer cars on the road, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases produced.


Recommended Parking

Please Note:  All “No Parking” and “Tow Away Zones” signs will be enforced!

8899 Beverly Blvd Parking
8899 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90660
Limited free parking is available at the Building parking structure (enter off Beverly Blvd).

Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers Parking Structures
8361 W Third St OR 8365 W Third St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Limited amounts of free parking is available at both Cedars-Sinai lots, located off of Gracie Allen Drive (between George Burns Rd and Sherbourne Dr). Enter off San Vicente Blvd, south of Beverly Blvd OR from 3rd Street.

Beverly Connection 
8489 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free parking is available to the first 200 AIDS Walk participants. Enter the Beverly Connection parking structure off of La Cienega (between 3rd Street & Beverly Blvd).

Pacific Design Center 
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
All day parking is available for $15/car. You cannot exit from the Pacific Design Center until after 1 p.m. Enter from Melrose Avenue, just east of San Vicente Blvd.

About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation.  With more than 30 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach.  For more information, visit apla.org.

About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $75 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country.  In 2012 alone, 25,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and more than 20 other AIDS service organizations.  For more information, visit aidswalk.net.

About MZA Events: AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events.  Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating nearly $380 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country.  For more information, please visit mzaevents.com.

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