Travel Information

All-Crew Kick-Off
Host Hotels  
Long-Term Parking
Opening Ceremony
20-Mile Walkers
Closing Ceremony 
Travel FAQ
Packing List

All-Crew Kick-Off

Thursday, November 17
All crew members must join us for an exciting and inspirational All-Crew Kick-Off on Thursday, November 17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The All-Crew Kick-Off is your chance to reunite with crew friends from past events and meet the newest members of our crew community. We’ll have games, music and other activities to build camaraderie and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® spirit. You can also learn how to set up event tents and canopies, use a walkie-talkie and maybe even drive a big truck. You will receive your crew t-shirts and get the chance to have your photo taken with your team. Attendance at the All-Crew Kick-Off is required for all crew members.

2:30 p.m. - Crew members arrive
3:00 p.m. – All-Crew Huddle
3:30 p.m. – Crew Team Meetings
4:30 p.m. – Special Operations Training:
                     Opening Ceremony Traffic – Traffic Control and Route Safety
                     Driver and Navigation – All crew members assigned as drivers or navigators
                     Route Stop Operations – Grab and Go’s, Pit Stops and Lunch
                     Service with a Smile – Food Service and Camp Services
5:00 p.m. - Crew Send-Off        

Select crew teams will need to arrive earlier on Thursday to begin their crew responsibilities or help with set-up and check-in for the All-Crew Kick-Off. Please contact your Crew Captain to confirm your scheduled arrival time before finalizing your travel plans. Please note that there will be no shuttles on Thursday from the All-Crew Kick-Off to the host hotel. If you are in need of a ride, please contact your fellow crew members. 

Host Hotels

The Komen 3-Day has a group room block at local hotels for 3-Day® participants*, which will include shuttle transportation from the hotel to the 3-Day event. All hotel reservations must be booked by October 31 through the link below.

Click here for details and reservations.

If you are making a reservation for Thursday and Sunday night only (or any other stays that are not consecutive nights), you will need to make two separate reservations. If you have difficulty making a reservation through the link above, please contact All other 3-Day questions should be directed to your 3-Day coach.

Thursday night hotel reservations include shuttle service to the Opening Ceremony on Friday morning. Friday and Saturday night hotel reservations include shuttle service to camp on Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunday night hotel reservations include shuttle service from the Closing Ceremony to the hotel on Sunday evening. You will need to pick up a shuttle pass from the Sunday Shuttle Tent at camp on Friday night, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

An important note about shuttle service: If you stay at another hotel or your room is not booked through the link above, you will not receive shuttle service and are not guaranteed weekend parking at the hotel. Shuttle service from the Closing Ceremony to the host hotels will be available for a $20 charge, for those who do not have a Sunday night host hotel reservation. Personal vehicles are not allowed at any 3-Day site.

*All crew members are required to stay at the 3-Day camp on Friday and Saturday night, so Friday and Saturday night hotel reservations are available for walkers only.

Long-Term Parking
Long-term parking will be available at in the Main Lot of the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a $30 fee (cash or credit). Enter the Main Gate off of Jimmy Durante Blvd and proceed to the right. Long-term parking is limited, and is on a first-come/first-served basis.

While reasonable efforts are made to provide security for long-term parking, the participant agrees and acknowledges that any and all loss associated with such parking shall be at his/her own risk and ultimately his/her own full responsibility.

Opening Ceremony
Friday, November 18
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Schedule for the Day:
4:30 a.m. - Crew members should arrive (check with your captain for the exact time).
5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. - Walkers should arrive.
6:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony begins with stretching.

Parking: Spectators may park in the Main Lot of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Enter the Main Gate off of Jimmy Durante Blvd and follow signage and instructions from staff and crew.

20-Mile Walkers
If you have not completed online check-in or do not have your credential, you must go to our Command Center (a big pink trailer) at Waterfront Park North at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday to complete check-in. The Command Center will be located on the street side of Harbor Drive, directly south of the Solar Turbine Parking Lot (entrance is off of Pacific Highway between Hawthorne and W. Grape Street). Cross W. Grape Street and proceed along the west side of Harbor Drive. Once all 20-mile walkers are done checking-in, we will shuttle you to the beginning of the day’s route. This shuttle bus is for 20-mile walkers only. If you have any problems finding us, please call the on-event hotline (800) 416-3364. 

If you have printed your credential at home, you can either park at the closing site at the Solar Turbine Lot (entrance is off of Pacific Highway between Hawthorne and W. Grape Street) and go to our Command Center by 6:45 a.m., or be dropped off at the 3-Day camp at Crowne Point Shores by 7:15 a.m. Breakfast will be served at camp between 5:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. All walkers must be on the route by 8:00 a.m. There is no parking available at the 3-Day camp at Crowne Point Shores. Once you arrive at camp, check in at the pink information tent.

If you are staying at a host hotel under the 3-Day rate, you can take the 3-Day shuttle to camp at Crowne Point Shores in the morning and back to the hotel on Sunday after the Closing Ceremony. If you are not staying at a 3-Day host hotel, you can either park near Waterfront Park, or get dropped off at Crowne Point Shores and picked up at Waterfront Park.

Closing Ceremony
Sunday, November 20
4:30 p.m.

Waterfront Park, Civic Green #1
1600 Pacific Highway
Corner of Ash & Harbor
San Diego, CA 92101

Your friends, family and supporters should arrive at the Closing Ceremony site at least one hour early to secure a space by the stage that will give them the best view of the program. Please let your supporters know to allow extra time for travel and parking.

All walkers and crew members are encouraged to remain in the Participant Finish Area where you will receive your victory shirt, cheer on fellow walkers and crew members and reflect on your experience together before the dramatic victory walk into the Closing Ceremony.

Public Transportation: Visit to plan your trip via public transportation.

Taxi Services
Yellow Cab of San Diego: 619-239-8061
Orange Cab: 619-223-5555
Silver Cab of San Diego: 619-280-555
San Diego Taxi Cab: 619-226-8294