Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Location: Crissy Field, 610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
Registration: 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Remembrance Ceremony: 8:40 AM – 8:55 AM
Walk Start: 9:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Live band: 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Program & Activities: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Length of Event: close to a 5K Walk (approx. 3 miles)
Event Day Program Begins at 8:30
8:30 – The emcee will open up the stage program.
8:35 – National Brain Tumor Society Staff
8:40 – 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 a few minutes to read a poem and listen to a song and reflect on their memory.
8:55 – Survivor Photo in front of the stage. All survivors at the event are encouraged to be in the photo.
9:05 – Survivor Guest Speaker – Kurt Tikalsky
9:10 – UCSF Partnership Award
9:15 – UCSF Guest Research Speaker – Dr. Susan Chang
9:20 – Karyn Wilder Champion Award will be given
9:30 – The 2019 Planning Committee Members will close out our program by distributing fundraising and recruitment awards.
9:40 – LINE UP TO WALK / Team Captain Call Out
9:50 – WALK START
10:45 – Silent Auction Closes
11:00 – LIVE Band – The Mojo Workin’ Blues Band will play through lunch. We hope you’ll stay and enjoy the tunes!
Event Site Map
Food at the Walk
The Grilled Cheez Guy will be onsite with us again!
There will also 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. 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 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. 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.
In order for us to maintain using the promenade on event day we need to walk no wider than three-abreast on the path. We will have volunteers helping keep us on our portion of the path. You can find a walk route map below soon. More to come.
Directions & Parking
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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 for this event. Those requiring ADA parking please email email@example.com as early as possible but by no later than Monday, June 17, 2019 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 your local staff person, Jenifer Prentiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a registration fee?
- $30 May 28th – June 21st
- Event Day Registration is $40
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.