The New Balance Cheerleaders at the Boston 3 Day Walk!
Photo:  Susan G. Komen3-Day for the Cure Facebook Page

This weekend the good people of Seattle Washington will be embarking on the journey of a lifetime.  Thousands of participants will be walking 60 miles over the course of 3 days to make a stand against breast cancer.  This is not an easy journey, but you can help!

Head on out to the following cheering stations and cheer on the walkers.  You are welcome to bring signs, decorations and music.  Anything that will  encourage the walkers to Keep Going ®.

Seattle’s Opening Ceremony

The Komen 3-Day for the Cure begins early Friday morning with the Opening Ceremony. When you arrive, take a moment to write the names of the people in your life who have lost their lives to breast cancer on the white ribbons we will provide. Those ribbons will be used to create a special memorial flag that will be raised during the ceremony.

This celebration is not just for participants. Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend, though please note that seating will not be available, so if you are unable to stand for 30-60 minutes, you may want to bring a folding chair. Please allow extra travel time due to expected traffic congestion at the site.

After the Opening Ceremony is over, participants will begin walking the 60-mile route and start a journey of a lifetime. It will be even more special if you are there to help send them off with smiles and encouragement. We’ll also have the Shop3Day.com™ store on site if you’d like to purchase a souvenir for yourself or your participant.

Friday, September 24

60 Acres Park
15200 NE 116th
Redmond, WA 98052

Schedule for the Day:
4:00 a.m. – Crew members should arrive.
5:30 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. – Walkers should arrive.
6:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony begins with community stretching.

Directions:
Please enter Sixty Acres Park off of NE 116th St. from Willows Road.

Seattle Cheering Stations

Public cheering stations are a great way to show your support along the route to encourage
walkers and let them know that you are with them every step of the way. Seeing familiar faces cheering them on can provide that extra burst of energy that gets them to take that next step or go the next mile. Create banners, hold up signs, bring some music and make some noise – anything to make them smile, get energized and keep walking.

Friday, September 24

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Red Robin
21215 Bothell-Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98201

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Silver Lake Shopping Center
112th St. SE and 19th Ave. SE
Everett, WA 98208

Saturday, September 25

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jackson Elementary
3700 Federal Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fluke Corporation
9028 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98204

Sunday, September 26

10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

On some portions of the route you may find some areas that are deemed “quiet zones” which will be indicated by signage on the route. Please assist us in respecting our neighborhoods and communities during this time

Seattle’s Closing Ceremony

After three days and 60 miles, participants will take a final and incredibly emotional victory walk into the Closing Ceremony. Friends, family and supporters should arrive at the Closing Ceremony site at least one hour early to get the best view of the program. We encourage you to carpool or take public transportation. Not only is it better for the planet, but it will help lessen traffic congestion for everyone.

All walkers and crew members should remain in the Participant Holding Area where they will receive a victory shirt, cheer on fellow walkers and crew members and celebrate one last time together before their dramatic victory walk. The Participant Holding Area is CLOSED to spectators. If you wish to meet with a participant before the Ceremony begins, please have them meet you at the Closing Ceremony site. All participants must return to the Holding Area no later than 4:00 p.m. in order to join the victory walk.

Don’t forget to continue the spirit of kindness we’ll be building on the 3-Day for the Cure throughout and beyond the Closing Ceremony!

Sunday, September 26
4:30 p.m.

Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center
501 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Directions:
From I-5, take the Mercer Street/Seattle Center exit (exit 167). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Fairview. At the next light, turn left onto Broad Street. Turn right onto 5th Avenue. The main entrance to the stadium is located on 5th Avenue North. Visit http://www.seattlecenter.com/transportation/directions.asp for a list of alternate directions.

The Seattle Center offers thousands of parking spaces within a short distance of Memorial Stadium. Please visit this link for a list of parking locations in the area: http://www.seattlecenter.com/transportation/parking.asp. You can also find information about bus and monorail options there.

Above information obtained from The 3 Day website.  You can get more information on the cheering stations in your city by visiting The 3 Day website!

Follow along with the Seattle Keep Going® Blogger, Heidi May where she will post updates on her blog during this weekends events.  If you are participating in the Seattle walk, be sure to stop and say “HI” to Heidi in the Energizer Tent.

So if you live in the Seattle area, PLEASE head out and support these walkers.  They have trained hard and fund raised for an amazing organization.  Let’s celebrate with them!