Spectator Information

Getting ready for and participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a big job. Ask any walker or crew member and they’ll tell you they could never accomplish this amazing feat without the help of their supporters.

Here are some ways to support your participant:

Send a Letter
Sweet Treats
Volunteer
Opening Ceremony
Public Cheering Stations
Private Cheering Stations & Mobile Cheering Stations
Alcohol Policy
Phone Calls
Follow Us Online
Closing Ceremony
Downloads

Information for Local Businesses

Send a Letter

Getting mail on event can provide a big boost to a participant’s spirits. Take a few minutes to write a note which will brighten their Komen 3-Day experience! We’ll have a P.O. Box open for one month before the event. Send your letters, and we’ll bring them to camp for the participant to pick up.

The address and details will be posted one month before the event.

Sweet Treats

For a $10 donation, the 3-Day will put together a custom Ford Warriors in Pink notecard with your personal message, along with a custom 3-Day chocolate medallion, for the participant to pick up at the 3-Day Lounge on Friday or Saturday evening. Click here for details.

Volunteer

We need volunteers to help at the Participant Finish Area or the 3-Day campsite. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Opening Ceremony

Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend this emotional celebration, which starts your walker’s 3-Day journey. Please allow extra travel time while coming and going due to expected traffic congestion at the site.

Friday, September 28
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schedule for the Day:
6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Walkers should arrive. (Crew members: check with your captain for your arrival time.)
7:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony begins with stretching.

Parking: Self-Parking at Hilton Penn's Landing is $32/night (inclusive of all fees and taxes); Valet Parking is $43/night (inclusive of all fees and taxes).

Public Cheering Stations

Public cheering stations are a great way to show your support along the route. Create banners, hold up signs, bring some music and spread the love—anything to make them smile, stay energized and keep walking. On some portions of the route you may find 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.

Cheering station times and locations will be posted approximately 2 weeks before the 3-Day.

Private Cheering Stations

You can organize a group (up to 20) to host your very own private cheering station. Follow this link for more information. Then, if you’re interested in hosting a private cheering station, contact philadelphiacoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Private Cheering Station Inquiry” no later than September 14.

Mobile Cheering Squads

Mobile cheering squads are small groups (less than four people) who support the 3-Day walkers along the route. If you are interested in forming a cheering squad, contact philadelphiacoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Mobile Cheering Squad Inquiry” no later than September 14.

Alcohol Policy

As the 3-Day route is on public property, it is subject to local laws. Local jurisdictions will be enforcing open-liquor laws in neighborhoods along the route and in camp. While local officials understand and respect the cause for our celebration, we ask that you and your supporters help keep the 3-Day a family-friendly event and alcohol-free.

Phone Calls

In the event of an emergency, you can reach your participant through our hotline: 800-416-3364, if your participant does not have a cell phone with them.

Follow Us Online

Subscribe to the 3-Day blog. We post lots of stories and photos before, during and after the 3-Day event.

Then follow us on social media.

Closing Ceremony

Spectators should arrive at the Closing Ceremony site early to get the best view of the program. In order to allow everyone to see the ceremony, please do not set up pop-up tents near the stage or viewing area. 

Sunday, September 30
4:30 p.m.
The Navy Yard
1201 Constitution Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19112

Parking: Follow event signage to Spectator Parking at The Navy Yard
Public Transportation: On the weekend, the Rt. 17 SEPTA bus line services The Navy Yard. Visit www.septa.com for more information.

Downloads

3-Day Supporter logos
3-Day Supporter poster