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
9:30 – Committee Chairperson, Pamela Hamrick will open up the program with some personal sentiments about the event.
9:45 – National Brain Tumor Society Staff will share information about what the organization is currently working on.
9:50 – Survivor Story
10:00 – Survivor Photo in front of the stage. All survivors at the event are encouraged to be in the photo.
10:10 – Research Guest Speaker
10:30 – Taiko Drummers will send off the walkers!
12:00 – Committee 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Check back soon for the map.
Challenges & Prizes
- 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
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.
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.
Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities
Is there a registration fee?
National Brain Tumor Society
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.