This weekend the powerful men and women of San Fransisco hit the streets to end breast cancer.  If you live in the bay area, please think about heading out and cheering them on!  The 3 Day for the Cure is no cake walk and these walkers need your support!  The following cheering stations will be set up for you to visit and partake in the excitement that is The 3 Day!

San Fransisco 3 Day 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, October 1

Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave
Daly City, CA 94014

Schedule for the Day:
5:00 a.m. – Crew members should arrive.
6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. – Walkers should arrive.
7:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony begins with community stretching.

San Fransisco 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, October 1

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
San Francisco Zoo Parking Lot
At SW corner of Sloat Blvd. & Skyline Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94116

11:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach, just north of Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94121

Saturday, October 2

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Fort Baker – (Limited Parking)
Fort Baker
On East Rd, 0.2 mi South of Alexander Ave.
Sausalito, CA 94965

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Baker – (Limited Parking)
Fort Baker
On East Rd, 0.2 mi South of Alexander Ave.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Sunday, October 3

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Conservatory West – Golden Gate Park
(JFK closed to vehicles on Sunday)
Where Conservatory Dr. W meets JFK Dr. in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Duboce Park (East End)
Duboce & Steiner
San Francisco, CA 94110

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

San Fransisco 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 4:30 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, October 3
5:00 p.m.

Marina Green
310 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123

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.

More information, including directions and public transportation routes can be found at www.the3day.org.

Be sure to follow along with Ana, our San Fransisco Keep Going® Blogger who will be posting and tweeting the whole weekend about her experience at the 3 Day.

Good Luck Walkers!