Remnants of various shades of pink are scattered across the Bay Area after thousands of people walked over 60 miles in three days this past weekend. The Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure brought families, friends and survivors together for the epic event.
From Fisherman’s Wharf to The Cliff House at Ocean Beach, black arrows and motivating signs were posted throughout the city for participants walking the 15-22 miles per day. The race kicked off with an opening ceremony on Friday morning at Cow Palace in Daly City. After a full day of walking, with Pacific Ocean views, participants ended up at their weekend campsite on Treasure Island.
On Saturday, walkers traveled in the East Bay throughout Berkeley and Lake Merritt.
Sunday, the third and final day, included a walk over the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausilito, with a closing ceremony at Marina Green.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $2,300 in order to walk the 3-day event. All net proceeds fund global breast cancer research and local community programs helping the community move forward in treatment, screening and education. The event’s route is approximately 60 miles long and walkers have three days to finish.
They camp at night, and are provided with food, showers and sinks. The event also includes entertainment and an opportunity for participants to create community.
The crew heads North to Seattle for the next big city 3-day race. Want to get involved for next year? The race is on the same weekend, Sept. 7-9, 2012.
Photo Credit: J. Ronald Lee