Denver 3-Day Route Preview 2023 

After 12 years, the 3-Day is returning to Denver and we couldn’t be more excited! Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, this unique city is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lending itself to jaw-dropping views in every direction. As you embark on your 3-Day journey through the capital of Colorado, breathe in the fresh air and prepare to experience all that the Mile High City has to offer! 

Day 1 

The Denver 3-Day begins with a mix of urban and suburban experiences as we showcase the eastern side of the city. Your day starts at Coors Field, named after the Colorado-brewed beer company and home to the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of America’s favorite pastime before strolling through the lively streets of Lower Downtown (LoDo). Located in the heart of the city, LoDo is one of Denver’s most dynamic areas, offering a mix of preserved historic buildings and modern developments.

Head toward the Denver Zoo, which prides itself in their conservation efforts including the preservation of endangered species and their habitats. From there, explore the Museum District, which houses the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and other cultural institutions. There are countless opportunities to seek out art, history, and fascinating exhibits that will broaden your perspective, all while logging 20 miles! 

 Continue exploring the history of Denver as you head toward the Lowry District, one of the most revitalized areas of the country. Nestled within what was formerly known as the Lowry Air Force Base, this now quaint neighborhood used to be a prominent training center during World War II. As the day unfolds, pass through Governors Park before making your way toward the nearby Country Club Historic Neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this prestigious community will transport you to the past with its elegant architecture dating back to the early 1900s. Finally, wrap up the first 20 miles in the bustling streets of Downtown Denver before returning to camp at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.  

Day 2 

Today you’ll venture beyond the energetic atmosphere of downtown, highlighting Denver’s most diverse and lively districts. You’ll take a short bus ride to the start of the route, where we will begin in Greenwood Village, an upscale suburban area adorned with beautiful parks and homes. Switch gears as you move toward the Denver Tech Center, a bustling corporate hub of technological innovation that encompasses a cluster of modern infrastructure. Nestled within is Cherry Creek State Park, a stunning green space that provides a refreshing contrast to the corporate atmosphere. Advance toward the University of Denver’s South Denver campus, known for its picturesque surroundings and prestigious academic programs.  

 Next, head down South Pearl Street, a lively area known for its historic charm and bustling boutiques. As you continue on, advance toward Washington Park, a beloved urban oasis with two lakes, lush gardens, and ample space for resting your feet as you continue your 3-Day journey. Take in the natural beauty it bestows as you stroll along the park’s scenic pathways. Take a detour to VooDoo Donuts, a local favorite, and indulge in their delectable and unique doughnut creations. Afterward, dive into the vibrant Santa Fe Arts District, where art galleries, studios, and vibrant murals line the streets, showcasing Denver’s thriving arts scene.

Snap a picture with one of Denver’s most recognizable art installations, known as the Big Blue Bear but officially titled “I See What You Mean.” Created by artist Lawrence Argent and installed in 2005, this whimsical 40-foot-tall sculpture is a beloved symbol of Denver, capturing the city’s artistic spirit and sense of playfulness. As your creative juices flow, be sure to capture a picture with the marvelous statue. Finish your trek in the Central Business District, Denver’s bustling commercial heart, before resting up at Camp for the last leg of your journey.  

Day 3 

On the final day, you’ll venture to Denver’s west side, uncovering hidden gems and picturesque landscapes. Start in the River North Arts District, affectionately known as RiNo, a vibrant neighborhood adorned with colorful street art and trendy breweries. Take your time to appreciate the creativity and energy that radiates from every corner! 

Head toward the Ballpark District, a dynamic space just outside of Coors Field that blends industrial charm with modern development. Known for its nightlife, this area is sure to add a bit of pep in your step as you venture over the South Platte River toward Sloans Lake Park. Sprawling 177-acres, this park is home to a large manmade lake whose waters reflect the surrounding skyline and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Take your time to soak in the tranquility of this urban retreat just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Head west to the City of Edgewater, a charming district nestled along the banks of Sloan’s Lake where you can enjoy the small-town atmosphere. 

Continue your journey near Empower Field at Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos. This massive stadium sits at an elevation of approximately one mile above sea level, giving rise to its nickname Mile High Stadium. From here pass by the Auraria Campus, home to three prestigious educational institutions including the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. Vibrant like the city of Denver, the shared facilities, resources, and amenities of this unique cluster contribute to a diverse and enriching educational experience for the students who attend.    

 As you make history completing the first Denver 3-Day in 12 years, wrap up our 60-mile journey at the Finish Line Festival on Tivoli Quad and take in the mountain landscape one last time. Breathe in the fresh air surrounding you and give yourself a pat on the back for the achievement you’ve just accomplished. 

We can’t wait to see you in Denver, Colorado for the 3-Day! Are you walking 20, 40, or 60 miles?   

Take Your Training Walks to the Next Level with a Head Turning Theme! 

First things first, we see all of you training (thank you for posting all your fun training walk pics on our Facebook groups!), and we are so proud of you! Every step you take both at the 3-Day and leading up to the event is pivotal in the fight against breast cancer.  Not only are 3-Day training walks important to prepare your body for 60, 40 or 20 miles, but they also serve as a sneak peek into the beloved Pink Bubble! As you may know, in addition to the incredible community, one of the best parts of the Pink Bubble is the head-turning outfits that walkers put together for the event. The boundaries of Pink Bubble fashion are pushed every year and we can’t wait to see what you put together for 2023. That said, let’s kick things up a notch and add some fun themes and costumes to your training walks as you prepare for the 3-Day and spread awareness. Be sure to train in the clothing and equipment you plan to use at the event so you can get a feel for what it will be like walking in it. Keep reading for some of our favorite themes to truly transform your 2023 training walks. 

  • Think Pink: If 3-Day attire could be described in one word, that word would be PINK! Gather as much pink as you can find and remember that there’s no such thing as overdoing it. We’re envisioning a head-to-toe Barbie dream moment.  
  • Tie-Dye: Whether you already have a masterpiece in your closet or want to have some fun making a brand-new pink psychedelic swirl, tie dye is a simple way to level up any outfit. Try out some new shapes or stick with the classic tie-dye design; the sky’s the limit. 
  • Pick a Decade: Maybe you have a shirt from the 80’s sitting in your closet, or you just have a special appreciation for the 1920s. Regardless of what decade speaks to you, go all out and transform yourself to what you imagine a walker of that time would wear.  
  • Crazy Hair: Regardless of trends, one thing is always in style at the 3-Day and that’s fun hair! Wigs, hair paint, glitter, hair clips, wacky hairdos, and more are a pivotal part of the Pink Bubble. Rock some out-of-the-box locks on your next training walk and you’re sure to pull focus throughout your community.  
  • Sparkle Away: Catch the light and attention as you walk in the most sparkly outfit you’ve got! Sequins, glitter, metallics, you name it! Get your friends to join in on the fun and shine bright like a diamond on your next walk. 
  • Go Team: Put on your favorite sports jersey and rep the team you’re always rooting for. Maybe it’s a professional basketball player or your old soccer jersey. Either way, it’ll give you that extra power you’ve been looking for.  
  • Holiday Cheer: Pick your favorite holiday, no matter the season, and go all out. From reindeer antlers to spooky socks, gather up your favorite holiday gear and spread joy around your community with each step. Stick to one holiday or combine a bunch to create the most festive outfit you’ve got! 
  • Mismatched Mayhem: Put together an outfit that you wouldn’t normally wear. Combine the boldest patterns and colors in your closet to really make a statement as you strut in style. Go for plaid, neon, polka dots, chevron, and anything else you that can find; the more striking the better!  
  • Beloved Bras: A group of walkers wearing bras atop their clothing is bound to capture the spotlight. Whether fastened over your shirt, as a hat or however else you can think to fashion it, have fun with a bra-themed training walk and spark conversation wherever you wander. 

  With the 3-Day just around the corner, a themed training walk is a fantastic way to spread joy throughout your community. Whether you rock a pink wig or jingle all the way around town, the opportunities for a statement outfit are endless. Whatever theme you may choose, we know you’ll look great strutting in style. You may even encourage interactions with unsuspecting supporters. Each new curious passerby could become one of your new donors. Be sure to print out a bunch of fundraising and information cards (grab yours at to hand out to people who ask about your amazing ensemble.  

Do you have a go-to training walk theme or something you have been itching to try? Share it with us in the comments below.  


Summer Fundraising: 5 Ways to Incorporate Fundraising into Your Favorite Summer Activities 

Summertime is all about fun in the sun and spending time with friends and family. With the 3-Day around the corner and the Pink Bubble ready to unite, you don’t have to choose between fundraising and enjoying the sunniest time of year. Keep reading for a few ways to incorporate fundraising into your favorite summer activities.   

  1. Fire up the BBQ  

With grilling season in high gear, you and your supporters can flip some burgers for a good cause. Add a tip jar at your next BBQ to benefit you on your way to the 3-Day and ask your donors and family to do the same at their own gatherings. Want to kick it up a notch? Host a pie or hot dog eating contest and collect donations in contestants’ names. The winner can take home a prize and the donations go toward your fundraising efforts. Talk about a win-win!  

  1. Throw a Block Party 

Turn your fundraising into the talk of the town by hosting a block party in your neighborhood. Whether you’re already best friends or you’ve never met, a block party is a great way to bring the whole community together to enjoy some summer fun. Send out a community invite asking everyone to contribute to the event with food, music, and activities and be sure to include a short blurb about your reason for walking the 3-Day. Encourage donations both in your invite and during the party so you can facilitate community bonding and fundraising at the same time!  

  1. Join a Farmer’s Market 

Do you have a knack for gardening? What about a love for baking? Are you obsessed with crafting? Whatever you’re into making, you can contact your local farmer’s market to set up a booth and sell goods for a cause. Don’t have a green thumb or a creative streak? Connect with a local vendor and ask to volunteer your time in exchange for a tip jar or a portion of the proceeds to benefit your fundraising efforts.  

  1. Host a Pool Party 

Pool days are one of the best parts of summer! Don’t have a pool in your backyard? Not a problem! Head over to your local public pool and ask if you can host a pool party with them to raise money for the 3-Day. Reach out to local vendors to donate food, drinks, and music, and invite everyone you can think of (within capacity, of course). Charge an entry fee to all attendees and accept additional donations at the door. Talk about the ultimate pool day!  

  1. Plan a Golf (or Mini Golf) Tournament 

Team up with your favorite golf course to host 9 holes for hope. Share your story with the community, spread the word at country clubs, courses, and anywhere else you can think of. Charge an entry fee and announce a prize for the player with the best score. Step closer and closer to your fundraising goals, one swing at a time!  All in all, whatever your favorite summer activity may be, your opportunities to fundraise are endless! Get creative and enjoy your summer. Happy fundraising!