Event Information

 

Event Day Information

SCHEDULE

Sunday, September 22, 2013
4:00 p.m. - Registration opens & Activities begin
5:30 p.m. - *NEW* Remembrance Ceremony (inside Hrbek's)
6:15 p.m. - Survivor/Patient Photo (meet at Gate 14 - outside Hrbek's)
6:45 p.m. - Opening Ceremony
7:15 p.m. - Walk begins with *NEW* survivor lap to immediately follow

This year, we are starting activities an hour earlier to make sure you have time to check out all the activities, meet up with your team, pick up balloons and t-shirts, decorate your team banner and enjoy everything else that will create a meaningful experience for you and your team. Between registration and the opening ceremony, make sure to get your team photos taken, check out our mission/advocacy section, and have some fun in the family area. Champions for Cures can pick up a slice of Papa John?s pizza and other snacks at Gate 34. Concession stands will also be open for any participants to purchase food. 

PRE-WALK NEWSLETTER

Click here for the September newsletter that will give you information, timeline and more! 

TRANSIT

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Download a free Metro Transit pass for bus and METRO rides. Passes will only be valid from 3 pm to 10 pm on Sunday, September 22. Please also visit www.metrotransit.org for a trip planner to help determine your route.

DIRECTIONS

Target Field Address:
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Visit Google Maps to find your way, or use the directions below:

From the East (St. Paul, Woodbury, Hudson)
Travel westbound on I-94 and exit on Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55). Turn right (East) after exiting then another right onto North 7th Street (Highway 55). You will see Target Field on your left.

From the West (Wayzata, Litchfield, Willmar)
Travel East on I-394 and exit on either 6th Street North or 4th Street North. You will find yourself a couple blocks from Target Field and ample parking in ramps and surface lots in the area.

From the North (Forest Lake, Hinckley, Duluth)
Travel southbound on I-35 and follow I-35W at the divide. Merge onto I-94 West and exit on Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55). Turn right (East) after exiting then another right onto North 7th Street (Highway 55). You will see Target Field on your left.

From the South (Lakeville, Owatonna, Albert Lea)
Travel northbound on I-35 and follow I-35W at the divide. Take the downtown exit and follow once it turns into 5th Ave S. Turn left at 7th Street S. and Target Field will be just beyond the Target Center and numerous parking ramps.

From the Northwest (Elk River, St. Cloud, Alexandria)
Travel eastbound on I-94 and exit on Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55). Turn left (East) after exiting then another right onto North 7th Street (Highway 55). You will see Target Field on your left.

From the Southwest (Shakopee, St. Peter, Mankato)
Travel North on 169 and take I-394 East. Exit on either 6th Street North or 4th Street North. You will find yourself a couple blocks from Target Field and ample parking in ramps and surface lots in the area.

FAQ

CHECK-IN & FUNDRAISING

Q: Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, there is not a fundraising minimum to participate in the walk. We do encourage all participants to set a minimum goal of $100 to become a "Champion for Cures" and receive a free T-Shirt and free food/refreshments at the event. **All survivors automatically receive Champions for Cures incentives.

Q: How do I turn in cash and checks?
The easiest way to accept/deposit a check donation is by using the new MyLLS smartphone app, which you can download here: for Android and iPhones. The app's cutting-edge features include the ability to accept and immediately process donations via credit card and check, and social media integration.

Checks can also be mailed to the LLS office, attn: Light The Night, 1711 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Be sure to include the name of the participant to whom the donation should be credited to. Please do not mail cash. Cash should be turned into a money order and mailed, or delivered in person to the LLS office or at Light The Night.

Q: Where do I go when I get there? Do I need to check in?
All participants who did not attend early check in at the LLS office on September 17 need to check in at the ticket windows outside Gate 29.

Q: What is early check in?
Early check in is your opportunity to turn in funds & pick up t-shirts/wristbands for qualifying team members and skip the step on event day. Early check in is on Tuesday, September 17 from 10am-7pm at the LLS office. 1711 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. If this day does not work, please contact your LLS staff point person to schedule a time to turn in funds.

Q: Which ticket window should I go to on walk day?
Windows are open to all participants. Please look for a check in greeter if you need help completing paperwork prior to getting into line.

Q: How will I know how much money I've raised?
Volunteers at the pre-registration table & ticket booth will have this info.

Q: Do I have to raise a $100 as an individual or as a team?
To receive the Champion for Cures benefits, you need to raise $100 as an individual.

Q: What about $1000 to be a VIP or the $2900 for Club 29?
Exactly like becoming a Champion For Cures, you will need to raise those amounts as an individual.

Q: What if I have people that want to come, but they don't want to walk?
They are still encouraged to check in and enjoy the festivities and remain in the stands while participants complete the walk.

Q: Where will I find the rest of my team?
We encourage you to arrange a meeting spot with your team members. Friends & Family teams that raise over $5,000 and corporate teams that raise over $10,000 will have the benefit of reserved seating.

TARGET FIELD

Q: Where do I park?
The closest ramps to the open gates will be Ramp A or Ramp B. Standard event pricing does apply. There are also metered parking spaces available nearby.

Q: Where do I get my free food?
Champion for Cures members can visit the gated area on Gate 34 plaza to pick up complimentary food.


Q: Can I purchase food?
Yes, you can purchase food near Section 109. Note that food for purchase is separate from Champions for Cures food.

Q: Can I bring pets?
No, there are no pets allowed at Target Field.

WALK ROUTE

Q: Can I use strollers and wheelchairs? 
Yes, there are elevators along the walk route.

Q: How long is the Walk? 
About 2 miles.

Q: Is there elevator access for the Walk route? 
Yes, there will be elevators between Sections 131 and 132 to get to the field, and an elevator near Section 103 to bring you back up to concourse level at the conclusion of the Walk.

Q: Will there be closing ceremonies?
There will be a celebratory survivor lap once all participants have completed the walk. We encourage all supporters to grab a seat back in the stands and cheer on our patients and survivors as they carry their white balloons for a lap around the warning track.

Light The Night will be held rain or shine, but if extreme or unsafe conditions arise, this site will be updated by 3pm on the day of the Walk to notify walkers in the event of a cancellation.

 

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