THE 3-DAY COACHES
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a community of people who commit to making a difference. The minute you sign up, you're part of our family.
- The 3-Day coaches will mentor you throughout your journey.
- Our online resources, apps, workshops and training walks help you all along the way and connect you with other 3-Day® walkers in your community.
Team up with your friends and family to support each other and make an even bigger impact. Tell stories, sing and dance, and have someone by your side to encourage you through the miles.
- Band together to increase your fundraising power.
- Walking with a team makes the miles go by faster.
- You're more likely to reach your goals and cross that finish line when you have the support of a team.
There's a 60-mile walk ahead of you, but remember: It's not as hard as breast cancer. Our training walks and tips will get you ready to take on the challenge, regardless of your current fitness level.
- Volunteers lead training walks all over the country.
- Our suggested training schedule will keep you on track.
- On the event, we'll pick you up in one of our support vans if you need a ride at any point.
When you join the 3-Day, you commit to raising $2,300. It sounds like a lot, and it is, because it takes big, bold efforts to end breast cancer.
- You'll get your own personalized fundraising page and can send emails directly from your 3-Day participant center.
- Link a Facebook Fundraiser to your 3-Day account and use the power of social media.
- Fundraise from your phone with our app.
- Numerous other online tools, printables and suggested message templates, and the advice of the 3-Day coaches, will help you reach your goals.
- We'll reward you as you reach certain fundraising goals.
It begins with an emotional Opening Ceremony, where we honor the loved ones who have inspired us to walk. Surrounded by a close-knit community, you'll fill your heart with the 3-Day spirit.
- Honor those living with and lost to breast cancer.
- Share stories.
- Get ready to walk!
ON THE ROUTE
The 3-Day transforms into a 60-mile moving monument dedicated to the power of ending breast cancer forever. With every step, we pay tribute. We wear the memories of our loved ones on our shirts, in our hands, in our hearts. Every mile is fully supported with pit stops, safety crew, and cheering spectators.
- Pit stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
- Medical support along the route, at pit stops and in camp.
- Volunteer crew members looking out for you and your safety.
- Community cheering stations to keep you motivated and full of joy.
For two nights, you'll stay with the 3-Day community. You'll refuel and recharge with delicious meals, hot showers, massage chairs and fun and meaningful programs.
The Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and New England 3-Days will take place in one main hotel, with participants sleeping in that hotel as well as other nearby hotels as needed. That way you get all the comforts of a hotel room, without missing out on the camaraderie of the 3-Day community. This will be at no additional cost to you.
For the San Diego 3-Day, you will stay outdoors under the stars, just like sleepaway camp for grown-ups. We'll provide the tents—you make them home.
FINISH LINE FESTIVAL
You may have begun your journey walking for a loved one, but after two days and nights of fellowship and friendship, you're also walking for yourself. You're accomplishing something incredible—celebrate it!
We all celebrate together, because it's not a race. This victory belongs to all of us. We'll finish 60 miles on tired legs but we won't be defeated. Our final destination—a hero's welcome from friends and family at the Finish Line Festival celebrating your amazing accomplishment. We’ll also close out the weekend with reflection and community during our Closing Ceremony.