Travel Information

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

All-Crew Kick-Off

Thursday, August 20
All crew members must join us for an exciting and inspirational All-Crew Kick-Off on Thursday, August 20 at the Southdale Center Parking Lot near the water tower (closest to France Ave. S & W 69th Street), 10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435.

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.

The All-Crew Kick-Off will last approximately 2 hours, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 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 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 August 6 through the link below.

Click here for details and 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 afternoon. You will need to pick up a shuttle pass from the Sunday Shuttle Tent at camp on Friday night, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 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 and Young Women Walking only.

Long-Term Parking

Long-term parking is available at 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 21

Southdale Center (SW Parking Lot)
10 Southdale Center          
Edina, MN 55435
Please enter the mall off of W 66th Street and follow signs.

Schedule for the Day:
5:00 a.m. - Crew members should arrive (check with your captain for the exact time).
5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Walkers should arrive.
7:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony begins with stretching.

Parking for spectators will be available at Southdale Center. Please enter the mall off W 66th Street. 

Public Transportation: Public transportation to Southdale Center is provided by MetroTransit Bus. For more information and schedules, please visit or call 612-373-3333.  

Saturday Route Information for Young Women Walking

Meet at the 3-Day Command Center at Harvest Park (2561 Barclay Street, Maplewood, MN 55109) at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. After checking in, enjoy a hot breakfast in the dining tent. Camp closes 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 camp on Saturday morning, and back to the hotel on Saturday night. If you are not staying at a host hotel, parking is available at Harvest Park.

After the route closes on Saturday, you are invited to stay at the 3-Day camp to enjoy dinner, a dance party 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 23
4:30 p.m.

Harriet Island
200 Dr. Justus O’Hage Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107

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. 

Spectator Parking: Limited parking will be available at the Ramsey County Records Office (90 W. Plato Blvd., St Paul, MN 55107).

Public Transportation: Public transportation near Harriet Island is provided by MetroTransit.  For more information and schedules please visit or call 612-373-3333.

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