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Boston 3 Day Spectator Info!

July 18th, 2010 by Kristen Cincotta

Attention friends, family and assorted supportive strangers in the Boston area!  The Boston 2010 3 Day for the Cure is just five days away which means it is time to make your plans to come out and support all of us during our 3 day, 60 mile journey!

There are three different opportunities for spectators to come out and be a part of the 3 Day experience: Opening Ceremonies on Friday morning, Cheering Stations along the route throughout the three days of the event and Closing Ceremonies on Sunday evening.  I’m going run through each of these to give you all an idea of what to expect should you choose to join us (and you should!).  Please note that I am borrowing much of this information directly from the Spectator Information section of the 3 Day website, which can be found here.

Opening Ceremonies

Friday June 23rd at 6:30am 
Farm Pond 
100 Dudley Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Map

Spectator Parking Directions:

  • From Route 135/Waverly Street, proceed on Fountain Street, turn right onto Winter Street and proceed for approximately 0.9 miles.
  • Turn right onto Dr. Harvey Cushing Way.
  • Turn right into the parking lot for Summerville at Farm Pond.
  • Please note that parking will not be permitted at Barbieri School, across the street from Farm Pond.
The Komen 3-Day for the Cure begins early Friday morning with the Opening Ceremony. When you arrive, take a moment to write the names of the people in your life who have lost their lives to breast cancer on the white ribbons we will provide. Those ribbons will be used to create a special memorial flag that will be raised during the ceremony.

This celebration is not just for participants. Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend, though please note that seating will not be available, so if you are unable to stand for 30-60 minutes, you may want to bring a folding chair. Please allow extra travel time due to expected traffic congestion at the site.

After the Opening Ceremony is over, participants will begin walking the 60-mile route and start a journey of a lifetime. It will be even more special if you are there to help send them off with smiles and encouragement. We’ll also have the 3DayGear.com™ store on site if you’d like to purchase a souvenir for yourself or your participant.


Opening Ceremonies, Atlanta 2007

Cheering Stations

Friday June 23rd

Cheering Station 1, 8:30 – 11:30am         
St. Paul’s Church
502 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
Map
Cheering Station 2, 12:30 – 6:15pm
Yolanda’s Parking Lot
355 SR-60 Waverly Oaks Rd.  
Waltham, MA 02452
Map 

Saturday June 24th

Cheering Station 1, 7:30 – 10:45am         
Robbins Farm Park
51 Eastern Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Map
Cheering Station 2, 9:45am – 2:00pm
YMCA Greater Boston Area
North Suburban Family Branch
138 Lexington St.  
Woburn, MA 01801
Map 
Cheering Station 3, 11:00 – 5:00am 
Parker Field Playground
81 Worthen Rd.
Lexington, MA 02420
Map

Sunday June 25th

Cheering Station 1, 7:30 – 10:15am          
Shaw’s Supermarket
699 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Map
Cheering Station 2, 8:15am – 10:45am
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Ave.  
Cambridge, MA 02139
Map 
Cheering Station 3, 9:15am – 1:00pm 
Boston Public Garden
(between Paul Revere and Swan Boats)
Commonwealth and Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02127
Map
Public cheering stations are a great way to show your support along the route to encourage walkers and let them know that you are with them every step of the way. Seeing familiar faces cheering them on can provide that extra burst of energy that gets them to take that next step or go the next mile. Create banners, hold up signs, bring some music and make some noise – anything to make them smile, get energized and keep walking.


Cheering Stations, Atlanta 2007


Cheering Stations, Atlanta 2008

Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m. 

University of Massachusetts
100 William T Morrissey Blvd. 
Dorchester, MA 02125
Map

Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend, though please note that seating will not be available, so if you are unable to stand for 30-60 minutes, you may want to bring a folding chair.

Public Transportation: UMass Boston is located less than a mile from the MBTA’s JFK/UMass Station, which serves both the Red Line (subway) and the Old Colony Line (commuter rail). The university runs a regular, free shuttle bus service between the JFK/UMass stop and the campus. The trip normally takes less than ten minutes. Route 2 Bus runs Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. every 20 minutes.

Parking: University of Massachusetts is located off of 1-93. Parking will be available, at no charge, on the University of Massachusetts Campus.

After three days and 60 miles, participants will take a final and incredibly emotional victory walk into the Closing Ceremony. Friends, family and supporters should arrive at the Closing Ceremony site at least one hour early to get the best view of the program. We encourage you to carpool or take public transportation. Not only is it better for the planet, but it will help lessen traffic congestion for everyone.

All walkers and crew members should remain in the Participant Holding Area where they will receive a victory shirt, cheer on fellow walkers and crew members and celebrate one last time together before their dramatic victory walk. The Participant Holding Area is CLOSED to spectators. If you wish to meet with a participant before the Ceremony begins, please have them meet you at the Closing Ceremony site. All participants must return to the Holding Area no later than 4:30 p.m. in order to join the victory walk.

Don’t forget to continue the spirit of kindness we’ll be building on the 3-Day for the Cure throughout and beyond the Closing Ceremony!


Closing Ceremonies, Atlanta 2007


Closing Ceremonies, Atlanta 2008

We hope that everyone will come out and see us in Boston.  This event is hard to truly capture in stories and photos.  It really is a moving experience to be a part of and we would love to share it with you.  This event is the culmination of months of commitment and hard work.  We can’t wait to celebrate with all of you.  See you there!

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