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 and Slide Show Shout Outs
Volunteer
Opening Ceremony
Public Cheering Stations
Private Cheering Stations & Mobile Cheering Stations
Alcohol Policy
Visiting Camp
Phone Calls
Follow Us Online
Finish Line Festival & 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 two months before the event. Send your letters, and we’ll bring them to camp for the participant to pick up.

The address will be posted here at a later date.

Sweet Treats and Slide Show Shout Outs

For a $10 donation, the 3-Day will put together a custom 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. For a $15 donation, we will put your message (limit 150 characters) up on our Video Wall at camp for everyone to see. This message will be displayed several times throughout the weekend for your 3-Day walker to see your support. Stay tuned for moer information.

Volunteer

We need volunteers to help at Closing. 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. 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 while coming and going due to expected traffic congestion at the site.

Friday, November 20
Time and Location TBD

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 us with the subject line: “Private Cheering Station Inquiry”.

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 sandiegocoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Mobile Cheering Squad Inquiry”.

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.

Visiting Camp

On Saturday night (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), friends and family (please, no pets) are invited to visit camp. We’ll have games and entertainment for adults and kids. Dinner in the dining area at camp is for participants only and seating for visitors will be limited, so please bring a picnic blanket and your own dinner, or cash to purchase food from local food trucks. All visitors must depart camp by 8:00 p.m.

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.

Finish Line Festival & Closing Ceremony

Sunday, November 22
More information will be posted here at a later date.

 

Downloads

3-Day Supporter logos
3-Day Supporter poster