Denver 3‑Day August 25-27, 2023

3 Days. 3 Ways to Walk in Denver.

We’re excited to introduce a new way to walk the 3-Day this year, only in Denver. For the first time, you can customize your journey with a 1-Day, 2-Day or full 3-Day experience. Choose whichever commitment, distance and fundraising minimum is right for you. Susan G. Komen 3-Day coaches are here to support you every step of the way as you train and fundraise toward your goal. Our amazing community of walkers, crew, and volunteers will welcome you as you join us in the Pink Bubble and begin your journey to end breast cancer forever. Every step matters. Every dollar raised helps us fulfill our mission.

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3 DAYS, 60 MILES
Raise $2300. Join us for the full 3-Day experience, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 25-27.

 
Halfway Hug

2 DAYS, 40 MILES
Raise $1800. Step it up for an extra challenge, Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27.

 
3-2-1

1 DAY, 20 MILES
Raise $750. A great way to sample the 3-Day experience, Sunday, August 27.

When you choose the 3-Day Route, your first day begins with an inspirational Opening Ceremony where the adrenaline and anticipation of taking on 60 miles is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. The feelings of pride and strength you’ll realize while walking 60 miles through Denver with the majestic Rocky Mountain range to your west are only matched by the spirit and grit of the communities you encounter and those you are helping along the way. Immerse yourself in Mile High culture and history as you walk past some of Denver’s historical landmarks and oldest neighborhoods and attractions.

When you choose the 2-Day Route, your first day begins on Saturday, August 26th with an energetic welcome and walk out from the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. You’ll walk approximately 40 miles over the course of two days, with breaks and lunch along the route. You’ll join us at the end of your first day for a moving Honor Ceremony where we honor and share stories of those we’ve lost, those still fighting and our survivors and thrivers living with metastatic breast cancer.

When you choose the 1-Day Route, your journey begins Sunday, August 27th where you join in with our 2-Day and 3-Day walkers for a welcome and walk out and the final day of the 3-Day journey.

For all participants, your adventure culminates in a Finish Line Festival and Closing Ceremony celebrating all you’ve accomplished, remembering those we have lost, and honoring those who are in the fight of their lives.

Whether you walk 20, 40 or 60 miles, you’ll do so in the embrace of the dedicated 3-Day community, sharing stories, eating meals together and making new friends. There’s no question that the 3-Day is a hard journey, but we all know, it’s not as hard as breast cancer. It’s not as hard as getting bad news at your latest scan. It’s not as hard as saying goodbye.

We walk because we must. We walk for ourselves, our sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons and friends. We walk because we can’t sit idly by watching while breast cancer still exists in the world. Since 2003, we've raised more than $891 million to save lives, support community programs, and make huge strides in breast cancer research and access to care.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is an experience you’ll never forget. It’s why our walkers come back year after year to recommit their time and energy to put an end to breast cancer once and for all. Register and Join Us.

KEY FACTS

COMMIT UP TO 3 DAYS

Over the course of 3 days, walk up to 60 miles with us and feel the power, strength and love of this community. Includes hotel stay or camping Friday and Saturday night, meals, massage chairs and an experience you won't forget!

WALK UP TO 60 MILES

The 3-Day route is fully supported by an experienced and energetic crew who will keep you safe and cheer you to the finish line! Bring your water bottle, your walking shoes and get ready to step into what we lovingly call the Pink Bubble.

RAISE $2300

Raise $2,300 (or more!) to provide critical funding for research, care and advocacy so that we lose less of the people we love to this terrible disease. Together we WILL end breast cancer. Join us for those you love or for yourself. You can do it and we're here to help!

THE 3-DAY JOURNEY

THE 3-DAY COACHES

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a community of people who commit to making a difference. The minute you sign up, you're part of our family.

  • The 3-Day coaches will mentor you throughout your journey.
  • Our online resources, apps, workshops and training walks help you all along the way and connect you with other 3-Day® walkers in your community.

We’re here for you — to answer all your questions, celebrate your successes and help you achieve your fundraising and training goals. Let’s do this!

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TEAM UP

Team up with your friends and family to support each other and make an even bigger impact. Tell stories, sing and dance, and have someone by your side to encourage you through the miles.

  • Band together to increase your fundraising power.
  • Walking with a team makes the miles go by faster.
  • You're more likely to reach your goals and cross that finish line when you have the support of a team.
  • Teams aren’t right for everyone, many of our walkers choose to walk solo. Some meet up with teams or other solo walkers along the way.
  • Whether you walk with a team or solo, we all walk together to end breast cancer.
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TRAIN

There’s a 60, 40* or 20 mile walk ahead of you. No matter the distance you choose, training is an important part of the journey. Remember, even though it’s hard, it’s not as hard as breast cancer. Our training walks and tips will get you ready to take on the challenge, regardless of your current fitness level.

*40-mile route choice is only available in Denver in 2023.

  • Volunteers lead training walks all over the country.
  • Our suggested training schedule will keep you on track.
  • On the event, we'll pick you up in one of our support vans if you need a ride at any point.
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FUNDRAISE

When you join the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk to end breast cancer, you commit to raising $2,300, $1,800* or $750 dollars depending on the route you choose. It sounds like a lot, and it is, because it takes big, bold efforts to end breast cancer. We’ll help you get there.

*1,800 fundraising level is only available in Denver in 2023.

  • You'll get your own personalized fundraising page and can send emails directly from your 3-Day participant center.
  • Link a Facebook Fundraiser to your 3-Day account and use the power of social media.
  • Fundraise from your phone with our app.
  • Numerous other online tools, printables and suggested message templates, and the advice of the 3-Day coaches, will help you reach your goals.
  • We'll reward you as you reach certain fundraising goals.
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OPENING CEREMONY

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day begins with an emotional Opening Ceremony, where we come together as a community to honor and remember why we walk—for ourselves, our loved ones and for those still fighting or living with breast cancer. If you’re new to the 3-Day, this is your introduction to the 3-Day Pink Bubble. If you’re returning, it’s where you’ll meet up with old and new friends to begin your 3-Day journey.

  • Honor those living with and lost to breast cancer.
  • Share stories.
  • Get ready to walk!
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ON THE ROUTE

The 3-Day transforms into a 60-mile moving monument dedicated to the power of ending breast cancer forever. With every step, we pay tribute. We wear the memories of our loved ones on our shirts, in our hands, in our hearts. Every mile is fully supported with pit stops, safety crew, and cheering spectators.

  • Pit stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
  • Medical support along the route, at pit stops and in camp.
  • Volunteer crew members looking out for you and your safety.
  • Community cheering stations to keep you motivated and full of joy.
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HOTEL LODGING

The Denver 3-Day will take place in one main hotel, with 3-Day and 2-Day participants sleeping in that hotel or other nearby hotels as needed. You’ll refuel and recharge with delicious meals, hot showers, massage chairs and fun and meaningful programs.

  • If you register as a 3-Day Walker, you’ll stay with the 3-Day community for two complimentary nights—Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. Rooms are minimum double occupancy.
  • If you register as a 2-Day Walker, you’ll stay with the 3-Day community for one complimentary night—Saturday, August 26th. Rooms are minimum double occupancy.
  • If you register as a 1-Day Walker, you’ll join us Sunday morning for breakfast and walk out, but a complimentary hotel accommodation is not included in the 1-Day program at the $750 fundraising level.
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FINISH LINE FESTIVAL

You may have begun your journey walking for a loved one, but after three days and up to 60 miles of walking, fellowship, and friendship, you’re also walking for yourself. You’re accomplishing something incredible—celebrate it with us at the Finish Line Festival!

At the conclusion of your walk, we all celebrate together. It’s not a race—it’s a victory for all of us. Your legs may be tired, your feet may be sore, but you won’t be defeated. The Finish Line Festival is your final destination—a hero’s welcome from family, friends and the community to say thank you for the miles you walked and the funds you raised in the fight to end breast cancer.

We’ll close out the 3-Day experience with reflection, honor and gratitude, and of course a celebration of all we’ve accomplished.

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YOUR STEPS ARE POWERFUL

 

RESEARCH


  • Understand, prevent and treat metastatic breast cancer.
  • Discover new treatment and technologies to improve outcomes for all patients.
  • Increase access to and participation in clinical trials.
 
 

CARE


  • Address gaps in access to and utilization of affordable, high-quality health care.
  • Provide access to screening, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Help with transportation, childcare and more so patients can focus on treatment.
 
 

COMMUNITY


  • Provide people with opportunities to share their passion for the movement and compassion for each other.
  • Support survivors, caregivers and those living with metastatic breast cancer.
  • Provide information and guidance to help navigate the care journey.
 
 

ACTION


  • Advocate for more research funding and protections for patients.
  • Educate health care providers, policymakers, opinion leaders and the public on the burden of breast cancer.
  • Empower patients and the public to take charge of their breast health.