Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: Crissy Field, 610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
Registration: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Walk start & end: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Live Band Plays: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fundraising Prizes & Awards: 11:30 – 12:00 PM
Program & Activities: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (approx. 3 miles)
**No stakes in the lawn
Event Day Program 8:30 – Registration Opens
9:00 – The emcee will open up the stage program.
9:05 – National Brain Tumor Society Staff
9:10 – Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Honor & Celebrate Tent. This is an elective ceremony for people to join if they want to honor a loved one who has passed away. We will take just a few minutes to read a poem and listen to a song and reflect on their memory.
9:25 – Survivor Photo in front of the stage. All survivors at the event are encouraged to be in the photo.
9:35 – Survivor Guest Speaker, Maggie Hinkle Gutnik
9:40 – Karyn Wilder Champion Award will be given
9:45 – Spirit Award will be given
9:50 – LINE UP TO WALK
10:00 – Taiko Drummers will send off the walkers!
11:00 – Mojo Workin’ Blues Band will play for us as walkers return and again after all of the awards are distributed. We hope you’ll stay and enjoy the tunes!
11:30 – The 2017 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.
Visit www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/crissy-field.html to learn more about our new site and the surrounding area.
Food at the Walk
There will be a “Refreshments” tent with donated dry goods and various types of beverages however, these are on a first-come first-served basis and will not serve as a meal.We have secured Drip Mobil Espresso & Grilled Cheese Guy. Both of these vendors will be donating back a portion of their proceeds from event day to NBTS.
You are encouraged to bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy with your teammates. You may plan to BBQ with your team however, if you use charcoal you must provide a means of loading out all your used coals. You will NOT be allowed to dispose of them at the park in any of the trash facilities. If you or someone you know is able to make a donation to the refreshments tent please reach out to email@example.com.
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. If you are a team that wants to earn a 10×10 tent or table and chairs through fundraising please take a look at the bottom of the Fundraising Challenges page for more information. Thank you for your consideration.
When you arrive and check in your team you can ask a volunteer 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 route has been altered due to construction along the promenade. Our course will be less than a 5k this year and we hope that you all will understand this event was permitted one year in advance so we had no understanding that this would be a conflict. The promenade is being upgraded and with a small sacrifice this year we know Crissy Field will serve us well for years to come and we look forward to spending the morning with all of you on May 13th! Below is a walk route for your review.
Directions & Parking
There are many forms of public transportation in San Francisco. Please check schedules for the various methods to confirm they will be available during the times that you need them in operation. The following websites are great tools.
Public parking is limited at the walk site.
We recommend parking in the Free East Beach Parking Lot or the Free Marina Green Parking Lot and walking to the event site. Metered parking is available along Old Mason Street on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to arrive early to use those spaces. Please only park in legal parking areas and obey all posted rules. Parking is at your own risk.
There will be NO shuttle service this year. Those requiring handicapped parking or those who require special accommodations please email firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible but by no later than Monday, May 1, 2017 to coordinate.
There will be a designated drop off/loading area on Mason Drive at the Sports Basement Parking lot near the airfield, which is our event site. Look for “Drop Off” signs and orange parking cones and or ask the parking attendant at Sports Basement for assistance.
There will be a bike parking area located off of our Volunteer Tent for the convenience of our participants and volunteers who want to cycle to the event. In order to park your bike in this area you MUST bring your own bike lock to secure it. This parking is at your own risk.
Volunteer InformationInterested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities
If you have any questions about any of the above listed information please don’t hesitate to reach out to you Event Director, Jenifer Prentiss at email@example.com.
Is there a registration fee?
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
All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.