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, August 18
All crew members must join us for an exciting and inspirational All-Crew Kick-Off on Thursday, August 18 at Harvest Park, 2561 Barclay Street, Maplewood, MN 55109 (please note that the All-Crew Kick-Off location has changed from past years).

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 August 1 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 3dayhotels@travelcts.com. 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 Southdale Center for a $30 fee (cash or credit). Please enter the mall from W 66th Street and follow signage to long-term parking. 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, August 19
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Circle
Edina, MN 55435

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: Enter the mall off W 66th Street and follow signs to spectator parking.
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.

20-Mile Walkers
Meet at Harriet Island on Sunday morning (time TBD). We will transport you to the route’s starting point. 

Closing Ceremony
Sunday, August 21
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.

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.

Taxi Services (Taxis should pick up on W. Water Street between Plato Blvd and Wabasha St. N)
iHail 612-888-8888
Green and White Taxi 651-222-2222
City Wide Cab Company 651-489-1111