SeattleSeptember 18-20, 2015
The 2015 Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day began with an emotional Opening Ceremony beneath Seattle’s most iconic structure, the Space Needle. We exited the Seattle Center and weaved through vibrant downtown neighborhoods on the way to the I-90 bridge. Traversing this “floating” bridge stretching over Lake Washington was a memorable experience, and brought us what may have been a first on the Komen 3-Day: walker stalkers on boats! Day 1 continued onto beautiful Mercer Island, where we enjoyed scenic waterfront pit stops. Another short bridge crossing brought us to the east side of Lake Washington and the lunch stop. We started getting a good taste of Seattle’s hilly terrain as we weaved through Bellevue, but the lovely pit stops, tremendous crew support from the sweep and route safety teams, and their amazing never-quit spirits kept us going all the way to camp at Marymoor Park in Redmond, our home away from home for the weekend.
On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early, ready to hit the trail again for another great day of walking. We were climbing right away (there’s no escaping it: Seattle is all about those hills!) but the steady diet of inclines was no match for the tenacious can-do attitudes of Seattle 3-Dayers. The challenging route was nicely broken up with gorgeous stretches along the waterfront in Kirkland and pit stops where we could relax and take in the breathtaking views. The afternoon route brought us back through the neighborhoods of Redmond before returning us safely to camp.
On Sunday morning, we loaded onto the waiting buses at camp and were transported over to the University of Washington campus to start the day. The forecasted rain held off nicely and instead we enjoyed cool breezes and sunny skies for most of the morning, which made the views of the Seattle skyline from pit stop 1 at Gas Works Park all the more stunning. From there, we strolled through quirky Fremont. Farther down the route, the bridges and marinas of the Ballard neighborhood led to a phenomenal cheering station at the Ballard Locks where dozens of supporters came out and encouraged us to keep pushing through the final 10 miles of the day.
With Puget Sound to the west, we wound our way through the beautiful residential streets of Magnolia to a picturesque lunch stop at Magnolia Viewpoint Park. Soon, we were headed back toward downtown, first heading south along the waterfront, through the Olympic Sculpture Garden, past the famous Pike Place market, and then back north to the Seattle Center for a celebratory Closing Ceremony with our family and friends. It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
Thanks to your passion, courage and hard work, we’ve added another 2.1 million dollars to the total of $800 million raised to date! The money we raised will help Susan G. Komen® save lives. This is our promise:
We walk because we must.
We are strong because the journey demands it.
Together in body and united in spirit, we lay down our footsteps for this generation and the next.
This is our promise: a world without breast cancer!
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