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
Volunteer
Opening Ceremony
Public Cheering Stations
Private Cheering Stations & Mobile Cheering Stations
Alcohol Policy
Visiting Camp
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.

Volunteer

We need volunteers to help at the Participant Finish Area or 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 twincitiescoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Camp Angel Inquiry” or call 800-996-3DAY, option 8.

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, August 17
Southdale Mall, Herberger's Lot
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435

Schedule for the Day:
5:30 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: Please enter the mall off W 66th Street and follow the signs for Spectator Parking.

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 twincitiescoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Private Cheering Station Inquiry” no later than August 3.

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 twincitiescoaches@the3day.org with the subject line: “Mobile Cheering Squad Inquiry” no later than August 3.

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 Harvest Park (2561 Barclay Street, Maplewood, MN 55109). 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. Parking for visitors will be available at The Original Mattress Factory (1261 E Highway 36, Maplewood, MN 55109). 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, 9:00 p.m. on 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.

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, August 19
4:30 p.m.

Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Parking: Spectator parking will be available at the Ramsey County Records Building, Lot 90 Plato Blvd.

Public Transportation: Public transportation near both Opening and Closing Ceremonies is provided by MetroTransit. For more information and schedules, please visit www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333.

Downloads

3-Day Supporter logos
3-Day Supporter poster