2022 Chicago 3-Day Route Preview

The Susan G. Komen Chicago 3-Day is returning for the first time since 2013 and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re giving you some key sights you can expect to see each day on this spectacular route. Don’t forget to take pictures when you’re out walking this year and tag us on our social media platforms and use the hashtag #CHI3Day for a chance to be featured! 

The land of deep dish is hosting us at the wonderful Marriott Marquis, where participants will begin each day of the route, enjoy the offerings of the 3-Day Main Street, eat dinner and come together in the Pink Bubble. 

There’s always so much excitement on Day 1, and the Chicago 3-Day will be no different. After the Opening Ceremony, participants will start their 60-mile journey and make their way towards the iconic Chicago Riverwalk. This is a wonderful photo opportunity! Keep an eye out for a sight-seeing boat on the Chicago River because that’s one of our special Chicago scavenger hunt items! 

We then travel through the Magnificent Mile, an upscale section of downtown Chicago along Michigan Avenue, and finish the day off passing Wrigley Field! The Cubs are taking on the Rockies at home, so we are certain to see lots of Cubs fans! 

Before we dive into Day 2 details, there’s one important note to make: On this day, participants will take a fun bus ride to the starting point of the route, and at the end of the day’s route, will return to the Marriott Marquis on busses. This will allow us to see some beautiful parts of Chicagoland that we wouldn’t be able to get to on foot from the hotel.   

Day 2 will start with our Bank of America Breakfast of Champions, recognizing this year’s top fundraisers! After that short bus ride to the start of the route, walkers will tour the Chicago suburbs of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park. 

We’ll see many historic homes built by Frank Lloyd Wright, along with his studio — can you get a picture of each one? The historic scenery doesn’t stop there, however, as we also pass by Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home and his birthplace museum! 

We will end Day 2 full of art and architecture as we see Oak Park’s iconic mini murals before taking a quick bus ride back to our host hotel for one more night of Main Street fun and relaxation, followed by dinner and our moving Honor Ceremony. 

On Day 3, get your kicks because we’re passing by the Route 66 begin and end signs! The final miles of our day will take us down the Lakefront Trail for some beautiful views, and travel towards Millennium Park. This is really where you’ll want to get your cameras out, for pictures at two of Chicago’s most famous public works of art: Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) and Crown Fountain! 

We’ll wind down our Chicago 3-Day journey at the home of Da Bears, Soldier Field. Though we won’t be kicking field goals on the turf, we can still soak up the spirit of this iconic stadium. Walkers can look forward to our finish line festival and Closing Ceremony here, before we all say goodbye and part ways after three amazing days in the Pink Bubble! 

Will you be joining us at the 2022 Susan G. Komen Chicago 3-Day? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned for two more route previews in this blog series coming before the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Diego 3-Days. 

2022 Susan G. Komen New England 3-Day Route Preview

It’s been three years since the Susan G. Komen 3-Day was in New England, and in just a few weeks we’ll be returning to this wonderful and historic route! While we can’t give away all the exciting details, here are some key sites you can look forward to seeing on the 2022 New England 3-Day!

After three years away, the countdown to event weekend has begun! We know you’re eager and excited to get back into the Pink Bubble and explore all the wonderful sights and scenes that Boston has to offer, all while doing everything you can to save lives from breast cancer. And don’t forget while you’re out on the route this year, take plenty of pictures and post using the hashtag #NE3Day for a chance to be featured on our social media!

So here we go! The New England 3-Day is a hotel-based event, and walkers and crew will sleep, eat and visit main street at Marriott Copley Place. The Pink Bubble spirit will be infused throughout the entire experience, so get ready!

If you participated in the 2019 New England 3-Day, the route for this year will look a little different.

On Day 1 of the event, walkers can expect to see the beautiful suburb of Brookline, pass Boston College, return to the suburbs to visit Newton, and finish up by passing Boston University!

On Day 2, we’ll start by touring South Boston, or as the locals call it, “Southie.” Continuing on, walkers will pass by the iconic “Cheers” restaurant and bar. Walkers will then make their way towards Fenway Park, where fans may be starting to gather as the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Orioles at home! (And don’t forget to check out our special New England Scavenger Hunt which we will be posting in the Facebook group during the event!) As we approach the end of Day 2 and get ready to take pictures with the “40 miles down” sign, we will walk past the Sam Adams Brewery!

We will start Day 3 strong at the Boston Marathon Finish Line, travel through the beautiful Boston Common public park, maybe get a degree as we go past Harvard University and make our way to The Freedom Trail. As we enter The Freedom Trail, we’ll have plenty of spots for photo ops as we will see the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and the infamous Boston Tea Party Ships.

We can’t wait to be in this exciting city as we reunite the Pink Bubble for the first event in our lineup for the 2022 3-Day season!

Are you as excited as us for this amazing route? Tell us in the comments what you’re most looking forward to on the 2022 New England 3-Day. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your 3-Day coaches.

2019 San Diego 3-Day Route Preview

Our final 3-Day of the year is coming up this weekend, and we are so excited to be kicking off the 2019 San Diego 3-Day. As Friday fast approaches, we are giving you a sneak peek at our 60-mile route, which will immerse everyone in the stunning sights of San Diego and celebrate the final walk of the year.

Event Manager, Meredith Parker walked her first 3-Day in San Diego years ago, so she (along with all your San Diego coaches) is very happy to welcome all of our participants next weekend. She has big plans for a great weekend ahead!

That starts with our Opening Ceremony, which will once again begin at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This spot has become a favorite for participants and supporters alike, and we’re excited to once again kick off our journey here.

Day One is very similar to last year, which means that participants need to lace up their shoes for the infamous Torrey Pines hill at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve!

“Anybody who has ever spent time in San Diego or Torrey Pines knows it’s the most serene piece of coastline. When people I know are visiting the city, I always recommend Torrey Pines. It’s just breathtaking,” Meredith enthuses.

We will also be making our way through Del Mar, which is always so welcoming to our walkers! After lunch at the picturesque Kellogg Park, we will enter La Jolla and spend Friday afternoon walking through the area, including passing Pacific Beach.

Meredith loves that part of the day, saying, “I love walking through La Jolla and going past La Jolla Cove and the tide pools. It’s another spectacular piece of coastline.”

We will finish the day at our outdoor camp site at Crown Point Shores, which has been a wonderful location for the last several years.

“Where else can you camp and get a water view?” Meredith smiles. “It’s the cheapest and greatest waterfront view you can get in San Diego. It’s just so beautiful and a wonderful environment for us all to be together.”

It will make for a cozy spot to spend the night after our first 20 miles. 😊

Walkers can then expect some changes on Day Two. After listening to participant feedback from last year, we have worked very closely with the amazing San Diego Police Department to make some updates to Saturday afternoon that we think people will really enjoy.

Because of these updates, our lunch location is now in Bonita Cove! We are very excited about this spot, but Meredith wants to make sure that walkers know that lunch will now be a little later in the day on Saturday. So, be sure to fuel up at breakfast and at the Pit Stops throughout the morning on Day Two.

After lunch, walkers will start seeing those changes as they go along Ocean Front Walk, which will take them through South Mission Beach. In years past, we have stayed along Ocean Front Walk for much of the afternoon, but instead, we will be finishing up Saturday with a walk on Sail Bay. This provides new views and more excitement throughout the afternoon before we come back to camp.

Meredith is most excited for our final Honor Ceremony of the year when we all return to camp on Saturday night. This impactful experience is a new part of the 3-Day this year, and everyone from coaches to participants to family and friends have really appreciated the addition.

“It brings us back to the heart of why we all participate in the 3-Day together,” Meredith explains.

Sunday morning will dawn bright and sunny, bringing walkers to the Northern section of Ocean Front Walk as they make their way through Mission Beach. The boardwalk will be a fun and exciting way to kick off Day Three!

Other highlights include the Juan Street hill, which always leaves walkers with a great feeling of accomplishment — and some serious selfie views — when you reach the top!

In addition, walkers will have the option of crossing the Quince Street Bridge before entering Balboa Park. If you’re scared of heights, we will have shuttles on hand to drive you around, but we really encourage everyone to take advantage of this new portion of our walk!

Our Finish Line and Closing Ceremony will bring our 60-mile journey to a close, once again at Waterfront Park.

We will still be on the West side of the park, which gives us beautiful views of North San Diego Bay. Meredith loves the updates we have made to this final celebration for 2019.

“We have been making changes to make sure this is as an immersive and engaging and intimate Closing Ceremony as possible. We want to close out the year as one big 3-Day family!”

We are so excited to celebrate with San Diego all weekend long and end our 2019 3-Day season making committed strides together towards a cure for breast cancer. Let’s go!