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.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Camp Mail
ATTN: [INSERT NAME OF PARTICIPANT HERE]
P.O. Box 33694
Seattle, WA 98133

Mail must be postmarked no later than September 3. Envelopes only, please. No boxes or large packages. Any mail that is not received by the 3-Day by September 10 or retrieved by the participant by September 30 will be destroyed. Please note: This address is not the actual location of camp, but a P.O. Box for mail delivery only.

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. Click here for more information.

Volunteer

We need volunteers to help at Closing and the 3-Day campsite. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Organize a group to serve as “camp angels,” assisting participants with setting up tents and unloading gear at the 3-Day campsite. If you or someone you know is interested in leading a team of camp angels, please contact seattlecrew@the3day.org with the subject line: “Camp Angel Inquiry.”

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, September 13
7:00 a.m.
Seattle Center
North Fountain Lawn
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Parking: Please follow this link to Seattle Center’s parking page: http://www.seattlecenter.com/transportation/parking/. Public parking will NOT be available in the Memorial Stadium Parking Lot.

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 seattlecoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Private Cheering Station Inquiry” no later than September 6.

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 seattlecoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Mobile Cheering Squad Inquiry” no later than September 6.

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 at Marymoor Park (6046 Lake Samammish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052). 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. All visitors must depart camp by 8:00 p.m.

Phone Calls

If you wish to call your walker or crew member on their cell phone, please do not call after “lights out” (8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday) when camp is a quiet zone. In the event of an emergency, you can reach your participant through our hotline: 800-416-3364.

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

The Finish Line Festival will open to participants and spectators at 12:00 p.m., when we will begin to welcome home the walkers and crew from their 3-Day weekend. Unlike past years, the Closing Ceremony will begin immediately after the last walker arrives at the Finish Line Festival. If you would like to see the Closing Ceremony, please ensure that you are there between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We encourage spectators, friends and family to bring your pop-ups, shade tents, chairs and coolers to cheer the walkers in off the route. We will have a designated area for pop-ups that is very close to the walk-in arch for the festival. In order to allow everyone to see the ceremony, please do not set up pop-up tents near the stage or viewing area. 

The Finish Line Festival will include:

  • Awesome DJ with fun music through the afternoon
  • A live band from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Cheering and celebration as our walkers and crew arrive
  • An inspiring Closing Ceremony to mark the end of our 60-mile journey

Sunday, September 15
Seattle Center, North Fountain Lawn
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

There are multiple parking lots in and around surrounding Memorial Stadium and the Seattle Center. Click on this link to access the Seattle Center parking page: http://www.seattlecenter.com/transportation/parking/

Downloads

3-Day Supporter logos
3-Day Supporter poster