Event Details: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, May 22, 2016, Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Location: Crissy Field, 1199 E Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129
Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Program & Activities: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (approx. 3miles)
**No open flames allowed in the park during the event
**No stakes in the lawn

Event Day Program

9:30 – Committee Chairperson, Pamela Hamrick will open up the program with some personal sentiments about the event.

9:45National Brain Tumor Society Staff will share information about what the organization is currently working on.

9:50Survivor Story

10:00Survivor Photo in front of the stage. All survivors at the event are encouraged to be in the photo.

10:10Research Guest Speaker

10:30Taiko Drummers will send off the walkers!

12:00Committee Chairperson, Pamela Hamrick & the 2016 Planning Committee Members will close out our program by announcing our final fundraising numbers and will distribute fundraising prizes.

Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.

Rain or shine the event will go on!

Regardless of weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

Food at the Walk
There will be a “Refreshments” tent with donated dry goods and various types of waters however these are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not serve as a meal. It is encouraged that you bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy with your teammates and the rest of the walkers. If you or someone you know is able to make a donation to the refreshments tent please reach out to

Team Area
Many teams will bring a pop up tent and blankets and plant themselves on the lawn. Any and all teams area welcome to do so however, there is NO staking in the lawn of any kind allowed. This means not even a stake the size of a nail is allowed to puncture the lawn. If you want to bring a tent you must plan to use sandbags or other means to hold it down. The park rangers will be looking for that. Thank you for your consideration.

The site map will be available soon for more information about where the teams are invited to set up. There will be 200 chairs set up in front of the stage for your use during the event program.

Walk Route
The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Check back soon for the map.

Challenges & Prizes
Raise $100 by February 12, 2016 to earn your exclusive bracelet!

  • Early Registration Prize – Register and Raise $100 by Feb. 12 to earn our exclusive bracelet.
  • Custom T-Shirts for your Team – When your fundraising team raises $500 before Feb. 26 you earn a chance to win.
  • Enter into a drawing for you chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card when you recruit 10 teammates and raise collectively $1,000 by March 11.
  • Don’t forget about the $1K Club Challenge – raise $1,000 by May 19 to be entered to win a mini tablet
  • Individual Fundraising Prize to be earned too!

Visit our Fundraising Challenges and Prizes page for more details.

Thank you for your support & Good Luck!

Directions & Parking

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Public parking is limited at the site. Metered parking is available along Mason Dr. on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to arrive early to use those spaces. Please only park in legal parking areas.

Drop Off

There will be a designated drop off/loading area on Mason Drive near the field we will be occupying with our tents. Look for “Drop Off” signs and orange parking cones near the entrance to the event site.

Our Site Map will be available to view soon. Check back.

Volunteer Information

Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is $25 for adults 18+ years and older, Free for 17 years and younger. Every registered participant is eligible to receive an event t-shirt day of the walk. Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

There is no “minimum” fundraising required outside of the registration fee for adults. However, we encourage our participants to raise $500 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

We strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt. There is no fee associated with registering a minor, they are welcome to attend and enjoy the event but if you would like a t-shirt they do need to be registered to the event.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Participant & Volunteer.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:

National Brain Tumor Society
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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