Travel Information

Air Travel
All-Crew Kick-Off
Host Hotels 
Long-Term Parking
Opening Ceremony
Saturday Route Information for Young Women Walking
Closing Ceremony
Travel FAQ

Air Travel 
Local airport - MSP

American Airlines is offering discounted fares for Susan G. Komen 3-Day® participants, with Promotional Code 7284BP. Special restrictions, fees and dates apply. 

Discounted fares are available by phone at 800-433-1790 (American Airlines ticketing fees may apply when booking directly via the telephone). 

Discounted fares are available online at aa.com (under “Plan Travel” tab, then “Flights” tab, with Promotion Code 7284BP).

Thank you to American Airlines for helping Komen 3-Day participants nationwide travel to the event on specially discounted airfares.

All-Crew Kick-Off
Thursday, August 21

All crew members must join us for an exciting and inspirational All-Crew Kick-Off on Thursday, August 21 at the Southdale Center Parking Lot near the water tower (closest to France Ave. S & W 69th Street).

New for 2014! Formerly known as the All-Crew Meeting, the All-Crew Kick-Off will be less like a meeting and more of a celebratory rally to launch our 3-Day® journey. It will take less of your time than in years past and hopefully be a lot more fun!

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 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.

The All-Crew Kick-Off will last approximately 2 hours, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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. Parking will be available.

Host Hotels
The 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 August 7th through the link below.

Click here for details and reservations.

Some hotels may have parking fees in addition to the room fee. Please read the hotel description on the reservation site to see if there are any parking fees. If you have difficulty making a reservation through the link above, please contact 3dayhotels@travelcts.com. All other 3-Day questions should be directed to the 3-Day coaches.

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 afternoon.

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 and Young Women Walking only.

Long-Term Parking
Long-term parking is available at the Southdale Center for a $30 fee, payable upon entrance. Please enter the mall off of W 66th Street and follow the signs to Long-Term Parking. Long-term parking is limited, and is on a first-come/first-served basis.

Tickets for a shuttle bus from the Closing Ceremony to the long-term parking lot can be purchased for $20 per person in the Main Street area of camp on Friday, between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. only.

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, August 22

Southdale Center Parking Lot
near the water tower (closest to France Ave. S & W 69th Street)     
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435

Schedule for the Day:
5:00 a.m. - Crew members should arrive.
5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Walkers should arrive.
7:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony begins with community stretching.

Parking: Please enter the mall off of W 66th Street and follow the signs for Spectator Parking.

Public transportation to Southdale Center is provided by MetroTransit Bus. For more information and schedules, please visit www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333. When inquiring about schedules and drop off location please note the area closest to the gear drop-off and stage will be near the corner of York Avenue South and W 69th Street.

Saturday Route Information for Young Women Walking
Please meet at the Young Women Walking tent in the 3-Day camp at Harvest Park between 5:45 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. on Saturday. There you will check in, get your special YW2 gift and connect with the other YW2 participants. After checking in at the Young Women Walking tent, enjoy a hot breakfast in the dining tent. The route will open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and all walkers must be on the route by 7:00 a.m.

If you are staying at a host hotel under the 3-Day rate, you can take the 3-Day shuttle to the start of the route on Saturday morning, and back to the hotel on Saturday night. If you are not staying at the host hotel, parking will be available at The Original Mattress Factory, 1261 East Highway 36, Maplewood, MN 55109.

After the route closes at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, you are invited to stay at the 3-Day camp to enjoy dinner, a dance party, a special “pink party” reception in the Young Women Walking tent, and other fun activities. The festivities will wrap up at 9:00 p.m., when it’s lights out at camp.

Closing Ceremony
Sunday, August 24
4:30 p.m.

MN State Capitol Grounds
75 Rev. Dr. Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155    
Note: State law forbids alcoholic beverages or balloons on Capitol grounds. 

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.

Parking: Spectator parking is available on adjacent streets, in surrounding public lots and at the Sears building parking lot off of Rice Street.

Public transportation to the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds is provided by MetroTransit. There are numerous bus routes that serve this area. For more information and schedules please visit www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333.

Taxi Services
Yellow Cab 612-788-8888
Green and White Taxi 612-222-2222
City Wide Cab Company 651-489-1111